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  • Odes to an urban mountain range

    Two recent guidebooks – Mike Coltrin’s Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide and The Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains by Robert Julyan and Mary Stuever – are excellent guides to the trails and histories of the mountains outside Albuquerque

  • Following the Oregon Trail, digitally and on foot

    Following the Oregon Trail, digitally and on foot

    Following a childhood fascination with the computer game Oregon Trail, a young archaeologist meets the real thing during a rugged, exhausting Wyoming summer.

  • Heard Around the West

    Biodiesel pirates; dinosaur bones for sale; archaeological developments; hot weather and cool bankrobbers; what to do with a big dead moose.

  • In pothunter country, a small effort at healing

    In pothunter country, a small effort at healing

    A Utah archaeological non-profit tries to take the edge off the locals-versus-outsiders debate.

  • 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.

  • Following the Old Spanish Trail across the Southwest

    Following the Old Spanish Trail across the Southwest

    Archaeologist Jack Pfertsh looks for marks on the landscape and artifact fragments to retrace the historic route near Delta, Colo.

  • Earth Notes

    Earth Notes, edited by Peter Friederici, is a tasty selection of tidbits about the Southwest’s canyon country

  • The Pictograph Murders

    The Pictograph Murders by P.G. Karamesines, combines archaeology, witchcraft and murder in a chilling first novel set in Utah

  • 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

  • Saving Maidu culture, one seedling at a time

    Lorena Gorbet, a Mountain Maidu Indian, has dedicated her life to saving her tribal culture through forest management in the Feather River area of Northern California

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