archaeology

Author Craig Childs Returns To "House of Rain"

Feb 19, 2021
houseofrain.com

Craig Childs is a river guide, adventurer, and the author of more than a dozen books on nature and science, including The Secret Knowledge of Water, Atlas of a Lost World, and House of Rain. Crow Canyon Archaeological Center will host Childs for "Return to House of Rain with Craig Childs" a two-part virtual event on February 25th and March 4th where he will discuss the ancient landscapes of the Four Corners region and ways of seeing and understanding settlement, migration, warfare, and community long before the colonial era. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Childs about the Crow Canyon events, the importance of being in nature during a pandemic, and the projects and adventures he has planned for the future.

Just outside Durango, Colo., archeologist Rand Greubel stands on a mesa surrounded by juniper trees. He points to a circular hole in the ground, about 30 feet across and more than 8 feet deep. There's a fire pit in the center of an earthen floor, ventilation shafts tunneled into the side walls and bits of burned thatching that suggest how the structure once continued to rise above the ground. It's a large pit house from what's known as the Pueblo I period.

"We knew right away that it was highly significant just because of the sheer size of it," Greubel says.

Liz Perry and Sarah Payne of Crow Canyon Archaeological Center join KSJD's Tom Yoder during the Fall Harvest Drive to talk about Crow Canyon's origins, their educational programs, and how they contribute to archaeological research in the Four Corners area and beyond.

Prehistoric Popcorn Cataloged in Southeast Utah

Feb 5, 2019
Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Utah State Parks

A popped kernel found in southeast Utah looks like it was cooked yesterday — but, chances are, won’t taste like it.

 

After a thousand years or so, popcorn usually becomes stale.

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A Cortez firm is one of three companies recently awarded a contract for cultural resource work by the Bureau of Reclamation.

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