The Washington Post

WHAT REMAINS OF BEARS EARS

February 27, 2020 | Environment

For the last 13,000 years, humans have inhabited this part of the Southwest.

They carved arrowheads from stone and hunted giant sloths. They learned to farm corn and created communities on the mesa tops.

They scratched and painted images onto rocks and reused and remixed what was left by earlier generations.

For 11 months, the rich legacy of this region was federally protected. It’s not clear who will be its steward now.

Originals