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  • 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.

  • Remembering our wildness

    In The Animal Dialogues, Colorado author Craig Childs writes of chance encounters with wild animals.

  • Planning for uncertainty

    A Phoenix symposium on dealing with drought and global warming echoes the larger uncertainties facing public-land and national park managers throughout the West.

  • Impressions of Pueblo prehistory

    Craig Childs’ new book House of Rain is less an in-depth look at Southwestern archaeology than one person’s attempt to appreciate a part of the world

  • Dry to the bone

    Despite a relatively snowy winter here in western Colorado, the season itself seems to have shrunk, with spring arriving weeks earlier than it once did in a trend with ominous consequences for the desert Southwest, particularly Phoenix.

  • Phoenix Falling?

    Craig Childs lifts the rug of modern-day Phoenix, Ariz., to examine the remnants of the civilization that preceded it – the Hohokam people, who also built a great city in the middle of the desert, and flourished until the day they ran out of water.

  • Underworld

    In a dark, narrow storm drain below the border town of Douglas, Ariz., eight illegal immigrants drowned in the summer of 1997

  • Prey at the waterhole

    The experience of watching a mountain lion is utterly transformed when the watcher realizes he is the one being watched

  • A very brief conversation with a Jet Fighter

    A long solitary hike through an empty, pristine desert is interrupted by a close encounter with an F-16 fighter plane

  • 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

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