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Archaeology
Black Hills a Blank Spot on Map of Imperial County

Black Hills a Blank Spot on Map of Imperial County

Commentary: We know so little about the Black Hills in Imperial County. This piece may well be the only published description of the range's flora and fauna, sketchy as it is.
How a Flat Expanse of Boring Gravel is Vital to You and the Desert

How a Flat Expanse of Boring Gravel is Vital to You and the Desert

Commentary: At first glance, the ground cover in these spots may seem unremarkable, as if someone had just spread a layer of gravel over a dead surface. Look a little closer, though, and surprises emerge.
Man Sent to Prison for Defacing Petroglyphs with Paintball Gun

Man Sent to Prison for Defacing Petroglyphs with Paintball Gun

Archaeology: A man who barraged a culturally sensitive area of Lake Mead National Recreation Area with a spattering of red and green paint was sentenced to prison today.
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