Monthly Archives: April 2012

So Close

Last fall I visited the Chaco Culture National Historic Park in New Mexico which is now celebrating its 25th anniversary as a World Heritage Site.  I stayed awake in my tent at night and thought how wonderful it was to be surrounded … Continue reading

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A Nice Set of Pipes

No, I’m not talking about Adele. I was recently photographing artifacts at Poverty Point and they pulled out these cylindrical objects that I had never seen before.  I had no idea what they were.  The answer … pipes.  Incredible. I … Continue reading

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Studying Fish Creek

Unlike all of the other sites that I have visited, Fish Creek hasn’t really been studied.  There is a basic map that shows the locations of five mounds.  And there are bits and pieces of artifacts that have been surface collected.  But that’s about it. The … Continue reading

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The Drive to Fish Creek

A few months ago I was invited by Trevor Fry to visit the Fish Creek mounds near Pollock, Louisiana.  The stars finally aligned yesterday and I headed down to watch archaeologist Jeff Girard, Steve Smith, from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and … Continue reading

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Boothe Landing in Spring

I returned to Boothe Landing mound a couple of weeks ago.  The last time I was there it was at the end of the summer.  This time it was spring … with flowers blooming, bumblebees hovering and the vegetable garden … Continue reading

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