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Researchers link climate changes, Pueblo social disruption

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – The heavily studied yet largely unexplained disappearance of ancestral Pueblo people from southwest Colorado is “the most vexing and persistent question in Southwestern archaeology,” according to the New York Times. But it’s not all that unique, say Washington State University scientists.

WSU Press releases book on leader in southwest archaeology

PULLMAN — Washington State University Press recently released “Tracking Ancient Footsteps: William D. Lipe’s Contributions to Public and Southwest Archaeology”. Archaeologists, including William D. Lipe, have spent decades unraveling the mystery of why tens of thousands of ancestral Pueblo Indians abandoned their communities around 1300 A.D. to move to areas far to the south and […]