• Mirror, Mirror, on the Water: A Tranquil Paddle at Mirror Lake State Park

    by  • July 26, 2015 • 0 Comments

    By Mary Fairchild Chelsea Boots appreciates the serenity of Mirror Lake as she quietly discovers the oak/pine forest reflection before her for the first time. …there is rarely a wind-stirred ripple on the water’s still surface— Mirror Lake is a narrow river-like waterway between tall cliff-sided gorges that is about 4 miles long. An impoundment of Sauk County’s...

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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  • May 25, 2015 • 0 Comments

    By Mary Fairchild 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 the West...

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

    by  • May 4, 2015 • 0 Comments

    By Mary Fairchild 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 reader information...

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

    by  • January 5, 2015 • 6 Comments

    By Mary Fairchild  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 Museum Archaeologist...

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