Tag Archives: Climate Change

Reality of Climate Fluxuation

I saw this on a young anthropologist’s Tumblr page this morning and really appreciated it.  I could not find an author’s name to credit it properly so I hope someone can point me in the right direction.  A pen name … Continue reading

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More About the Lower Younger Dryas Boundary

IMPLICATIONS FROM CHEMICAL, STRUCTURAL AND MINERALOGICAL STUDIES OF MAGNETIC MICROSPHERULES FROM AROUND THE LOWER YOUNGER DRYAS BOUNDARY (NEW MEXICO, USA) Andronikov et. al. 2016 Printed in the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography ABSTRACT. Hollow magnetic microspherules from along the … Continue reading

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Loss of Water

Once upon a time, there was almost too much ground water in the Blackwater Draw area to deal with in deep excavations. Center-pivot irrigation came into vogue in the region from 1967. Stories from the gravel mining era indicate that … Continue reading

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First 2000 year long temperature reconstructions for individual continents

From the Archaeology News Network: Past climate change varied remarkably between regions. This is demonstrated in a new study coordinated by the international Past Global Changes (PAGES) project, which reconstructed temperature over the past 1000 to 2000 years. During the … Continue reading

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Rancho La Brea Photo Album

Recent travels allowed for a quick visit to the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.  Now in their one hundredth year of excavation, the site has yielded over 600 species to date with a NISP of over 3.5 … Continue reading

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Climate Studies at ENMU – Week 2 Update

The climate studies class at Eastern New Mexico University has resumed, instructed by Dr. David Kilby, and funded through a grant from  New Mexico NSF EPSCoR. The class spent the Fall 2011 semester collecting sediment samples from various locations in Eastern … Continue reading

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A Surprise Find

Sometimes in archaeology things don’t always go as planned, and sometimes the past hides gems under our noses (or boots). Last November, students working with ENMU faculty as a part of an NSF New Mexico EPSCoR grant gained experience in climate change … Continue reading

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Climate Change Study at the Clovis site

“Climate Change in New Mexico” is a new class offered by Dr. Kilby at ENMU for undergraduate students to directly participate in the scientific study of the effects of long-term climate change by focusing on the Pleistocene-Holocene transition (about 12,000 … Continue reading

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