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http://www.sltrib.com:80/1999/apr/04231999/utah/100071.htm A workshop on teaching archaeology and conservation will be held at Capitol Reef National Park on May 13 and 14. The workshop, called "Intrigue of the Past," will focus on hands-on classroom activities for students in grades four through seven. The program, developed by the Utah Interagency Task Force on Cultural Resources, will be conducted by Dianne Valentin, professor of anthropology, and archaeologist Larry Davis, superintendent of Anasazi Indian Village State Park. Registration applications are due by April 30, and the workshop is limited to 20 participants. Call (435) 425-3791, extension 112, for more information.
http://deseretnews.com:80/dn/view/0,1249,80000148,00.html Littleton can make the argument that it is among the oldest communities in North America. There archaeologists are struggling to save from bulldozers one of the continent's earliest sites of human occupation, Lamb Spring. Generations of prehistoric Indians used the site for hunting and game processing beginning in 9,500 B.C. Littleton's recorded history began with the "Pikes Peak or Bust" gold rush of 1859. A young engineer from New Hampshire named Richard Sullivan Little established a series of ditches to divert water from the South Platte River to Denver.
http://www.latimes.com:80/excite/990422/t000035979.html Paleontologists, mineralogists, geologists and biologists from the Page and Natural History museums will be available Saturday on Discovery Day to examine, identify and talk with members of the public about their own private collection of natural treasures. Think of the event as the scientific version of the popular PBS television program "The Antiques Road Show"--only with a much older slant: about 40,000 years older. Instead of bringing in family heirlooms, visitors to the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park are asked to bring in any bone, rock, shell, fossil or crystal they wish to know more about. But unlike the TV show, no appraisals will be given--just identification along with a little natural history lesson and some fossil- or gem-hunting tips. "We let people who are interested in pursuing fossils know the limitations of where you can look and retrieve materials," Harris said. "It is against the law to take something from national or state parks, as it is from private property."
http://www.usnewswire.com:80/topnews/Current_Releases/0420-119.htm The Department of the Interior's (DOI) National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Affairs today announced notice of plans to hold Scoping meetings on a draft report to Congress which recommends that Congress establish a permanent land base in and around Death Valley National Park for the Timbisha Shoshone Indian Tribe.
http://flash.oregonlive.com/cgi-bin/or_nview.pl?/home1/wire/AP/Stream-Parsed/OREGON_NEWS/o1537_PM_WA--KennewickMan Results of studies on the ancient bones known as Kennewick Man have been delayed. The original timeline "seemed very optimistic to me considering how much work was required," said John Fagan, who studied the spear point stuck in Kennewick Man's hip bone.