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Oct. 16, 2019: Graffiti May Fill Gaps In A Monument’s History; Dogs And Cancer

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28min 09sec
Courtesy of the National Park Service
Historians are studying graffiti early archaeologists and pioneers left in Ancestral Puebloan ruins near Farmington, New Mexico.

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In the ruins of ancient buildings near Farmington, New Mexico, the ceilings are covered with historic graffiti. Turns out the inscriptions were left by people who visited the site in the late 1800s. A Cortez historian is studying what they wrote. Then, a veterinarian’s research explores why dogs are at high risk for cancer.