By Philip Duke and Gary Matlock
“Points, Pithouses, and Pioneers insists on making local archaeology relevant and vital—without sacrificing either scholarly expertise or readability. Here is an intelligent, jargon-free account of Durango’s archaeological past, with concise, up-to-the-minute information and a scrupulously unbiased perspective.”
—Peter Whitely, Sarah Lawrence College
“It is refreshing to see a publication discussing the very real accomplishments and missteps of both avocational and professional archaeologists working in the Durango area….The book successfully looks at people on their own terms, in their own time.”
—Allen Bohnert, National Park Service
Philip Duke is professor of anthropology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Together with Gary Matlock, he was instrumental in developing the city of Durango’s archaeological protection policy.
Gary Matlock spent the bulk of his professional life working in the Four Corners region. He served as state archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska and Colorado, taught at Fort Lewis College, and recently retired as forest archaeologist for the San Juan National Forest in Durango.
University Press of Colorado, 1999