While they aren't playgrounds, archaeological sites can be great places for families to enjoy together, learning about our past and gaining inspiration for the future.
Check our our latest #VisitWithRespect video with tips for teaching kids respect for cultural sites.
Please share widely!
Historic and prehistoric structures can be easily damaged. Please refrain from touching, leaning, standing or climbing on any structures, no matter how solid they look. #visitwithrespect
Props to Friends of Cedar Mesa for taking the lead on producing these videos!
Lot's of "fancy" science goes into archaeology these days. Our friends at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center give a great little overview of the techniques available to modern archaeologists.
CPC member Friends of Cedar Mesa gains more support from the archaeology community for a permanent protective designation.
President Obama took action today to protect the Organ Mountains in New Mexico. Great to see he rose beyond politics to preserve a great landscape for future generations. Maybe protection for Cedar Mesa will be in the near future!
One of our coalition members, Friends of Cedar Mesa, has had its hands full with the ATV protest ride this weekend. Clearly, there's plenty of room in the vast public lands in the west for motorized recreation. But the process for determining where it happens should be a deliberate, legal discussion with all stakeholders.
If you've followed at all the tense and frustrating situation with Clive Bundy and his illegal cattle in the Gold Butte area, you'll probably realize how important it is for reasonable people to support the Friends of Gold Butte. If you can, like them here on FB and even send them a donation!