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Anthropology Collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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.

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 . . . 

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. 

Stephen E. Nash

Stephen E. Nash is senior curator of archaeology and director of anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He has published seven books and two dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on archaeological dating, museum collections, and the history of museums, as well as more than fifty Curiosities columns at SAPIENS.ORG.

Stories in Stone

The Enchanted Gem Carvings of Vasily Konovalenko

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?

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.

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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