The Calendar Made of Earth

This post originally published May 12, 2015 With a calendar and Google Earth on my computer, you’d think I wouldn’t need the horizon any more, but I find I need it more than ever. After 15 years living in the same house tucked into the West Elk Mountains of western Colorado, I moved this winter […] …

The Calendar Made of Earth

Repatriation

I attended a repatriation of artifacts and bones under Native American claim recently. There is little I can write about it. Returning the dead of a millennia-old village is a detailed procedure and I did not take notes. It was shovels and damp soil, trenches deep enough they should not be dug up again. What […] …

Repatriation

They Paved the Maya World and Put Up a Parking Lot

A few weeks ago I published a story in Hakai about the hidden story of the ancient maritime Maya. It’s not the first time I’ve written about the Maya – in fact, for a while there it was a bit of an obsession. I’ve always found ancient Mesoamerican history fascinating. Partly, I just love history. […] …

They Paved the Maya World and Put Up a Parking Lot