Stephen E Nash

January 30, 2018

How Archaeologists Uncover History With Trees

From the stunning precision of tree-ring dates to the rich tapestry of Native American oral history, we know in astonishing detail much of what happened—and when, where, and why it happened—at Mesa Verde.

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August 01, 2017

How the Folsom Point Became an Archaeological Icon

The Folsom spear point, which was excavated in 1927 near the small town of Folsom, New Mexico, is one of the most famous artifacts in North American archaeology, and for good reason . . . 

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July 03, 2018

Is Cyclical Time the Cure to Technology's Ills?

Humans have been tumbling headlong into this new digital frontier for a quarter century—since the World Wide Web went public. 

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December 12, 2014

Stephen E. Nash

Stephen E. Nash is curator of archaeology and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He has published seven books and two dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the history of anthropology and archaeology, archaeological dating, the history of museums, and museum collections.

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August 11, 2015

The Human Story, in 100 Objects or Less

A puzzle: If you had to represent the human story in just over 100 objects, which would you choose?

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December 06, 2016

The Long Count: Stephen E. Nash on Time

Time. Astronomers, philosophers, physicists, anthropologists, politicians, geographers, and theologians have all pondered the nature and meaning of time.

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September 19, 2017

Why the Famous Folsom Point Isn’t a Smoking Gun

It turns out that the story of the iconic Folsom Point is more complex than researchers initially believed. 

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