ENMU students participate in Spain archaeological dig

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Courtesy photo: Ethan Ortega Eastern New Mexico University archeology student Ethan Ortega uncovered the first intact piece of pottery of the summer at the excavation site for the pre-Roman civilization, the Vaccea. Ortega discovered the one-month summer program when he started researching student field work on the Internet. Alisa Boswell Two Eastern New Mexico University […]

Students dig into project

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sixth grader Hannah Ayre gets instruction from sixth grade teacher John Wangler during the dig. Liliana Castillo After the Clovis Christian School middle school academy read about, etched, fossilized, researched and wrote about archaeology, they got on their hands and knees and did it themselves Wednesday at the east campus. […]

Class takes over dig site

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Students from Eastern New Mexico University work at a dig site that had been abandoned for the past 40 years. The students were part of a summer field class held at Blackwater Draw which ended on Friday. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico One dig site at Blackwater Draw, for […]

Diggin’ science

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Barry Elementary fifth-graders Ryan Curry, 10, left, and Michael Maese, 10, looks for articles in their plot during an archeological dig Friday at Highland Elementary. By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis scientists are starting young these days. Barry and Highland elementary combined for a science project that left students piecing together artifacts and deciphering […]

Diggin’ for dinosaur bones

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Michael Wood, left, of Clovis and son Parker, 14, right, work under the supervision of museum curator Axel Hungerbuehler as the group encases a fossil specimen with plaster prior to moving it to the museum laboratory. (Courtesy photo) Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer It didn’t look like much. Michael Wood dug and scraped at the […]

‘Digging’ into the minds of young boys

What is it about young boys that makes them dig holes in the ground? Now that I’m older, I believe all boys have a gene in their DNA that is a “survival gene,” a throwback from our cavemen ancestors who took haven in caves and had to fight to defend them. I grew up a […]

Family follows the cowboy code

By Dave Gragg Family members say Clarence Fought was a cowboy at heart. And he took the cowboy code to heart. Out of respect for that code, his family decided they would pay him one final tribute. “He was an old cowboy, and old cowboys buried each other,” said Clarence’s son, Dale Fought of Buckeye, […]