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Chaco Canyon petroglyph may depict 1097 A.D. solar eclipse

A 900-year-old petroglyph found in Chaco Canyon in Colorado may depict a solar eclipse which took place on July 11, 1097. It turns out that nearly 1,000 years ago our ancestors were just as keen to share news about a solar eclipse, but in the absence of smartphones or computers they

Ancient painkiller found in Colorado rock shelter

Traces of salicyclic acid have been found on a 1,300-year-old ceramic sherd found in a rock shelter in Colorado. The ethnographic record is rich with accounts of native peoples throughout the West using the bark, leaves, and roots of willow trees as a topical painkiller and to reduce inflammation. Particularly among Puebloan

8,000-year-old stone shelter found in Colorado

A small prehistoric stone shelter which dates back 8,000 years has been found in Colorado. Miller says the small stone shelter was likely built by a culture called the Foothills-Mountain people, which lived in North America 8,000 - 10,000 years ago. "Between the geology and the artifacts, we have a good idea

Woolly mammoth excavation set to begin

Excavations are set to begin on the remains of woolly mammoths and mastodons found last month in Colorado. Crews from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science plan to start removing the bones Tuesday under an agreement reached with local officials. A bulldozer operator discovered some rib bones while working

High school teacher finds ankylosaur skull

A high school teacher in Western Colorado has found an ankylosaur skull which may be the first of it's kind to be found. “There’s no skulls of this kind anywhere in the world,” he said, while showing members of the media the more than 100-pound rock thought to contain the