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  • Anasazi: What's in a name?

    The name "Anasazi" has fallen out of favor, but none of the other names now used for this vanished civilization are satisfactory, either

  • Exodus

    The abandonment of the American Southwest by the Anasazi 700 years ago – and the destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina today – show that all civilizations are fragile, complex, and ultimately at the mercy of the climate

  • 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.

  • Technology eases access to ancient ruins, for better or worse

    Technology eases access to ancient ruins, for better or worse

    A writer uses the Internet and GPS to find secret Ancestral Puebloan dwellings and other wonders on Utah’s Cedar Mesa, home of the country’s highest concentration of archaeological sites.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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