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  • Lake Mead's retreat leaves Nevada ghost town high and dry

    Lake Mead's retreat leaves Nevada ghost town high and dry

    The residents of St. Thomas were forced to leave their homes behind when Lake Mead submerged their town. But after decades under water, drought has brought it back to the surface.

  • 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.

  • In search of camas, a Native American food staple

    In search of camas, a Native American food staple

    Botanist Madrona Murphy traces long-lost edible wild plant gardens cultivated by the Pacific Northwest's Coast Salish.

  • Historic plant cultivation in Northwest native tribes

    Historic plant cultivation in Northwest native tribes

    Lying to rest a dispute over whether tribal reliance on fish meant they did not garden.

  • Three days in the Four Corners

    Three days in the Four Corners

    A loop around the Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah meet, leads into a land of both historical and geological friction.

  • Nine reasons why a river is good for the soul

    A writer on a river trip through canyon country muses on things like sand, rapids, ruins and time, as well as the joy that comes from being outside in the company of family and friends

  • Destruction and discovery walk hand in hand

    A new plan to steer energy development away from cultural sites in New Mexico could streamline energy development, fund archaeological research and preserve ancient sites all at once

  • 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.

  • Lessons from the mighty Maya

    Lessons from the mighty Maya

    Modern-day Americans could learn a lesson from the collapse of the ancient Mayan civilization.

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