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Dixon Ventures to the Top of the World in Search of Artifacts

Departmental News

Posted:  Apr 03, 2014 - 12:10pm

UNM Anthropologist and Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology James Dixon recovers thousands of year old artifacts from the mud and water of melting glaciers. “Ancient ice is melting for the first time and dating the artifacts allows us to determine the age of the melting,” Dixon said. “This research brings home the reality of global warming. All of the ancient ice has disappeared from several of the ice patches I surveyed a decade ago.”