Destruction and discovery walk hand in hand

Paskus, Laura
November 2006
High Country News;11/27/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 22, p4
The article discusses the approach needed to expose energy resources and excavate pristine archaeological remnants without the destruction of the digging sites in the U.S. It has been noted that the federal agencies in New Mexico have been working on an innovative way to come up with an excavating technique that goes together with the relationship between energy and archaeology. The plan aims to harness the effects of technological advancements to steer energy development away from cultural sites. The basis of this plan was reflected in 1950's transactions involving El Paso Natural Gas Co., Navajo Tribal Council and the National Park Service. With the hope of its success, it is believed to streamline energy development, fuel archaeological research and preserve ancient sites.


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