• John Ruskamp Speaks at ESCONI: Midwestern Epigraphic Society, Pseudoarchaeology, and Xenoarchaeology Today

    by  • December 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

    By Mary Fairchild Chelsea Boots exploring petroglyphs near Mesa, Arizona; 5/2014. I am fortunate to be able to visit Arizona annually where I find time to hike and trail run.  Petroglyphs and pictograms are abundant in the Southwest (pictured above) and I have found them to be an added treasure to my time there.  Naturally, when our local...

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    Sea Kayaking Narragansett Bay: Native American Footpaths and Soul Freedom

    by  • December 1, 2014 • 0 Comments

    By Mary Fairchild Audubon Society George B. Parker Woodland, Coventry, Rhode Island. “Williams(Roger), lacking the resources… got about by canoe, sometimes likely with a sail rigged…Canoeing, even in protected bays meant confronting sometimes breaking surf and routinely strong currents, heavy swells, whitecaps, and wind; occasional exposure to open ocean increased  the danger exponentially.” (4; Barry,...

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    Water Trails Reveal Rich Archaeological History in the Midwest

    by  • June 22, 2014 • 0 Comments

    By Mary Fairchild Maquoketa River Trail; 6/15/14. Aside from the fact that I enjoy paddling, this year I’ve enjoyed delving deeper into the rich archaeological history that our Midwest waterways provide.  The waterways were important for the first peoples and more recent archaeological discoveries have been providing us with an increased knowledge of how they lived. My two...

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    Ocean Camp Maine: Rocks, Risks, and Incident Reports

    by  • October 5, 2013 • 2 Comments

    By Mary Fairchild Mark Anderson, Jonesport, Geneva Kayak Center–Ocean Camp Maine; 9/14/13. Where waves enter a squeezed area and the water is relatively deep, they surge instead of break.  A surge can be very powerful when forced through tight passageways in rock gardens.  Some surging waves alternate with dumping waves; the smaller waves surge and...

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