• International Sea Kayak Guide Snubs Registered Maine Guides: American Canoe Association’s Cover-up

    by  • November 11, 2015 • 2 Comments

    By Mary Fairchild(updated 11/17/2015) This was my favorite play area from my 2011 guided Coastal Maine trip (2011 report). The sea kayaking community needs, perhaps most of all, to guard against any shift from safety to one of recognition and getting paid.  Known as “Ocean Camp Maine,” my second guided trip to Maine, September 2013, was set...

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    Exploring the Great Basin: Camping in the Anza-Borrego Desert, Hiking around the Calico Early Man Site, to Sand Boarding the Ancient Sand of Coral Pink Sand Dunes

    by  • November 10, 2015 • 0 Comments

    By Mary Fairchild (updated 11/2010) Anza-Borrego Desert The broad area stretching from southern Idaho to Southern California which includes all, or portions, of Oregon, California, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado is called “The Great Basin,” and its southwestern parts are now known as the Mojave and Colorado Deserts of Southern California.  It is a large, generally dry, mountain-studded region of...

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    Owsley’s Kennewick Man Research May be Trumped by DNA Tests Similar to Anzick Child

    by  • November 6, 2015 • 0 Comments

    By Mary Fairchild (updated 11/15) Many Native-Americans do not believe that archaeologists are capable of interpreting and preserving their past.  Last spring, Smithsonian’s curator Douglas Owsley publicly told the tribes that the Kennewick Man was not Native American, but this year, DNA analysis in Denmark appears to be proving Owsley’s research team was wrong. Both Indians and Anthropologists and ..Archaeologists… offer the...

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    Douglas Owsley Chooses to Omit Peer-Review on Kennewick Man Research

    by  • November 5, 2015 • 6 Comments

    By Mary Fairchild (updated 11/15)  Marmes Rockshelter Site, not far from the Kennewick Site. “..only Owsley’s team had been allowed to study the bones(Kennewick Man)…There has been an absence of peer-reviewed articles published when standard procedure is for scientists to submit articles to scholarly journals, have other experts review the articles…” Peter Lape, Burke...

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    Water Trails Reveal Rich Archaeological History in the Midwest

    by  • November 4, 2015 • 0 Comments

    By Mary Fairchild (updated 11/15) 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....

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