The bone keeper

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Joanne Dickenson walks the trails at the Blackwater Draw archeological site on March 23. Dickenson lives on the 157-acre sit and works as its curator. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An early morning rain has made the earth soft. On days like this, Joanne Dickenson strolls through her back […]

Students seek to unearth club

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The entrance to the Blackwater Draw Site is located on N.M. 467 between Portales and Clovis. (Courtesy photo) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Hollywood archaeologist Indiana Jones never visited eastern New Mexico in his movies, but if he had arrived on the scene at Blackwater Draw in the 1960s, he would have sought out the […]

Day trips: Blackwater Draw

Freedom Newspapers For a day trip that is much closer to home and doesn’t require much more than 15 minutes of driving time, visit the Blackwater Draw Museum outside Portales. This museum was opened to the public in 1969 as a means of displaying artifacts found at the Blackwater Locality No. 1 site. These artifacts […]

Education Briefs 4/29

Teachers of the month honored The Clovis school board honored employees of the month for April at Tuesday evening’s board meeting. Those honored were: • Marshall Junior High — Larry Cloud, history teacher, and Diana McGhee, educational assistant. • Ranchvale Elementary — Carrie Rogers, third grade teacher, and Doris Sierra, custodian. • Sandia Elementary — […]

Clovis Man turns 75 (plus 13,000)

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Sharon Hull, a graduate student in anthropology at Eastern New Mexico University, maps a mammoth skull as she works on piecing it back together, in the foreground, Wednesday at the Blackwater Draw Site. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Michelle Seeber He lived among saber-toothed cats, hunted giant mammoths and bison and was smart enough […]

Scientists made no bones about Clovis Man evidence

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Blackwater Draw curator Joanne Dickenson points to an Agate Basin point that was found in the remains of a bison mandible in the Bison Bone Bed that dates back to the Archaic Age at the site. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Michelle Seeber Evidence of Blackwater Draw’s Clovis people was hidden for centuries before […]