Friday October 15, 1999

CYBERIA The agency is now planning to begin the studies before Kennewick Man's age is determined for certain and complete them by next spring. The Interior Web site will include analysis of sediments found on and near the body, a study of the stone point lodged in his pelvis and anthropological work that includes research on the controversial shape of his head. The pages were to be posted at 3 p.m. Pacific Time at

[ Note correct URL links below ] The Initial Scientific Examination, Description, and Analysis of the Kennewick Man Human Remains Report on the Osteological Assessment of the "Kennewick Man" Skeleton (CENWW.97.Kennewick) Analysis of Sediments Associated with Human Remains Found at Columbia Park, Kennewick, WA Analysis of Lithic Artifact Embedded in the Columbia Park Remains

NEW MEXICO "Clovis and Beyond" will also bring together our nation's top experts on Clovis archaeology, the peopling of the Americas, and people that have their finger on the pulse of public policy. The last conference of this kind (Symposium on Early Man) held in Santa Fe in 1941, brought together all interested professionals, amateurs, and collectors. The results of that meeting helped shape Paleoamerican archaeology for more than 50 years. "Clovis and Beyond" will not only capture the excitement and productive exchange of the 1941 conference, but also will help set the agenda for Paleoamerican archaeology in the next millennium. Caņoncito, the Navajo community west of Albuquerque, is no more. It hasn't gone anywhere, though. Only its name has. Big green highway exit signs went up along Interstate 40 on Thursday, announcing the exit to To'hajiilee, the Navajo name -- and now the official name -- of the community. Students at the community's high school began campaigning for the name change in 1998 because they wanted a name that reflected a Navajo rather than a Spanish history. Caņoncito means "little canyon" in Spanish. To'hajiilee translates from the Navajo language as "lifting water up by a rope in a container." It refers to natural wells that dotted the area when the Navajo people first inhabited the land. Now that the Navajo Caņoncito is history, five Caņoncitos remain in New Mexico.

ARIZONA The oldest known chile

UTAH Not all American Indian lands within Utah's borders are tourist destination points. But they could be. If the resident tribes want a say in how the economic and cultural development goes, they should be planning now. Representatives of six tribes living in Utah gathered Thursday to discuss ways of building museums and libraries as cultural resources and tourist attractions within their borders. None of Utah's tribal communities have museums or libraries that specifically relate to tribal history or culture.