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  • Pillaging the Past

    Craig Childs explores the fine line that separates archeology from grave-robbing in the American Southwest.

  • Leave it alone

    Archaeology is, or at least ought to be, about more than just picking up artifacts to gather dust on the shelves of crowded museum storerooms.

  • How to find a 13,000 year-old mammoth

    How to find a 13,000 year-old mammoth

    After seeing a drawing of a wooly mammoth in a Utah cave, the author ponders on the possibility they existed along with the humans who inhabited the U.S. Southwest years ago.

  • Teetering on the Edge of the Cedars

    Teetering on the Edge of the Cedars

    The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Blanding, Utah, fights for its life as the state cuts funding.

  • Kicking and screaming, the BLM makes a deal

    Kicking and screaming, the BLM makes a deal

    The petroglyphs at Nine Mile Canyon in Utah are finally receiving some protection from oil and gas development.

  • Dear friends

    Rick Craig wins Nelson Algren Award; visitors; Bill Frank Jr. and John Echohawk win Wallace Stegner Award; HCN is looking for good writers

  • The missing puzzle piece

    The missing puzzle piece

    In southwestern Colorado’s Crow Canyon, archaeologists are working with Native Americans to solve the historical mysteries of the Four Corners area.

  • Anasazi outpost dodges the drill

    Hovenweep National Monument in remote southeastern Utah narrowly escapes an attempt to lease nearby land for oil and gas drilling

  • Revamped road to Chaco may be the park's ruin

    Archaeologists are worried that a plan to upgrade the 16-mile gravel road to Chaco Canyon in New Mexico could lead to more tourism and possibly harm the park’s fragile ruins

  • Head games in the hot, hot desert

    In The Way Out, Craig Childs tells the true story of how he and a friend explored a Utah desert and, at the same time, journeyed through their own memories

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