Ancient agave roasters: Big Bend earth ovens complicate the “Paleoindian” story
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by Drew Stuart
6d ago
These ovens, where ancient people slow-roasted succulents like agaves, are rewriting the region's deep history ..read more
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In the Davis Mountains, a mysterious mingling of warblers
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by Drew Stuart
2w ago
The Colima warbler isn’t flashy — it’s mostly gray, with a yellow patch on its rear. And the Big Bend has long been known as the warbler’s only U.S. abode ..read more
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“Shrine caves” reveal the depth of religious life in prehistoric West Texas
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by Drew Stuart
1M ago
Archeologists have identified numerous “shrine caves,” ancient pilgrimage places, where ceremonies were conducted and offerings made ..read more
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Triassic tyrants: West Texas fossils reveal a time when crocodile kin ruled
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by Drew Stuart
2M ago
In the deep past, proto-crocodilians dominated the planet. And now, a West Texas fossil find has added a new species to the roster of these remarkable creatures ..read more
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Hell pigs and thunder beasts: Meet the archaic mammals of West Texas
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by Drew Stuart
4M ago
Between the dinosaurs' extinction and the fauna we know today, mammals have gone through a dizzying array of changes ..read more
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The Texas carpenter ant takes “probiotics” to the next level
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by Drew Stuart
4M ago
The ant has evolved an organ specifically to host its “good bacteria ..read more
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The Salina mucket: A threatened mussel embodies the plight of the Big Bend Rio Grande
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by Drew Stuart
4M ago
The Big Bend Rio Grande and its tributaries once abounded in fresh-water mussels. But today, a native Big Bend mussel — the Salina mucket — is proposed for endangered species protection. What's driven this species to the brink and how can it be saved ..read more
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New findings deepen the story of White Sands' “ghost prints”
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by Drew Stuart
4M ago
The “ghost prints” of White Sands National Park are among the century's most remarkable archeological discoveries. And new findings strengthen the case that these Chihuahuan Desert footprints are also the oldest evidence of people in the Americas ..read more
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Age of Titans: a journey into Big Bend's dinosaur days
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by Marfa Public Radio
4M ago
Big Bend National Park is a place of wonders today. But its past includes equal wonders, and at the top of that list are its vanished dinosaurs ..read more
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Desert lifelines: a new initiative aims to restore West Texas streams
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by Drew Stuart
4M ago
There's nothing more wondrous in a desert country than flowing water. But modern human activities have had stark effects on West Texas streams and creeks. Now, there's a new initiative to restore them ..read more
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