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  • A family preserves the West

    The Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores, Colo., displays the century-old photos and records kept by pioneer, amateur archaeologist Tom Wetherill and his family.

  • A lesson from the old ones at Mesa Verde

    The writer walks where the Mesa Verde cliff dwellers walked, and wonders why they fled

  • A park all their own

    In Arizona, two businessmen plan to turn the former Paulsell Ranch, an archaeologically rich site bordering Petrified Forest National Park, into a privately owned park they are calling the International Petrified Forest.

  • A Utah rancher’s secret was a gift to us

    The writer praises a Utah man for keeping an ancient Native American village safe from vandals for half a century

  • 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

  • Ancient archaeological secret is revealed

    Archaeologists are thrilled about the state of Utah’s acquisition of Waldo Wilcox’s Range Creek Canyon ranch, site of a thousand-year-old Frement Indian settlement

  • Author says we'll 'match the scenery' whether we like it or not

    In Soul of Nowhere, writer Craig Childs explores the rugged canyons of the southwest and the ruins left behind by past civilizations that did their best to "match the scenery" yet still perished.

  • 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

  • Driven to fight

    Retired BLM agent Lynell Schalk goes head-to-head with her former bosses over protecting southern Utah’s priceless archaeological sites from off-road vehicle traffic.

  • Dry-hiking in a desert awash with history

    A 61-year-old hiker and two middle-aged friends take an epic hike through Arizona in David Roberts’ new book, Sandstone Spine

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