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National Parks: Mesa Verde

National Parks: Mesa Verde

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program LeadMesa Verde is one of America’s most recognizable parks with its spectacular cave palaces. Since its creation in in June of 1906, the park has had millions of visitors and has consistently remained one of the...

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National Parks: Mammoth Cave

National Parks: Mammoth Cave

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program LeadSo far in the National Park blog series, we’ve discussed parks like Gates of the Arctic, which is known for tall mountains and gorgeous valleys, as well as the Everglades, which is known for its grass seas...

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National Parks: The Everglades

National Parks: The Everglades

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology  Interim Program LeadDark-stained, shallow waters with grass as far as the eye can see is one of the signature views within the 22nd National Park. The Everglades are well known for how its unique, fragile, and incredibly...

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National Parks: Gates of the Arctic

National Parks: Gates of the Arctic

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program LeadGates of the Arctic is the northernmost National Park within the United States and is located in north-central Alaska. It is the second-largest National Park in the states, covering 8.5 million acres of land....

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National Parks: an introduction

National Parks: an introduction

By Katherine Hodge, Interim Project Archaeology Program LeadNational Parks were once called “the best idea” America has ever had. Born of the conservation movement in the late 19th century, the idea of a  National Park hwas brand new. Now, there are 63 National Parks...

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Conservation: New Developments

Conservation: New Developments

By Katherine Hodge, Interim Project Archaeology Program Lead There are many different parts of the archaeological process. Researching, mapping, and digging are important steps for gaining material to study. However, ensuring that material lasts as long as possible...

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Conservation: Underwater Sites

Conservation: Underwater Sites

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorIn this series so far, we’ve looked at how well artifacts are preserved in wet and dry environments. From textiles preserved in peat bogs to paper in Egyptian tombs. However, have you ever thought about how well...

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Conservation: Wet and Dry Environments

Conservation: Wet and Dry Environments

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator Many different factors dictate how long an artifact can survive. The material type and the environment are usually the most important features that ultimately decide if an artifact survives a few years or a few...

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Conservation

Conservation

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorConservation is an incredibly important process, but we often forget to talk about what happens after an artifact is taken out of the ground or before it is put on display at a museum. It is a very important step in the...

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Goodbye and Thank you

Goodbye and Thank you

By Erika Malo, Project Archaeology Program Lead I just came back from an incredible journey down the Smith River in Montana. When my husband received the heavily sought-after river permit, I wasn't sure I would go. I decided to embark on this adventure in a solo canoe...

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Ancient Technology: Glass

Ancient Technology: Glass

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorGlass is one of those things that you probably interact with constantly without realizing it. Take a moment to look around. How many glass things do you see? For me, windows, my phone and laptop screen, the fluorescents...

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