About Western Digs

Western Digs is a science news site that investigates the archaeology, anthropology, and paleontology of the American West.

I’m Blake de Pastino, a science journalist who has worked for YouTube’s SciShow and National Geographic News, among other places, and I created Western Digs because I’m passionate about exploring the West and examining how science can help us understand history.

WD’s reporting has been cited by Newsweek, NPR, Smithsonian magazine, The Daily Beast, Discovery News, RealClearScience, Archaeology magazine, and many other sources.

Western Digs focuses on peer-reviewed research as well as developments in policy, politics and popular culture as they affect the West’s natural and cultural resources.

I think understanding the past is key to making sense of the present, and making decisions for the future. I hope you enjoy WD and come back soon.

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  1. Karen

    Thanks! A lot.

  2. Debra

    Love Western Digs

  3. Josie

    looking forward to it!

  4. Nicolas Fredricey

    Very nice!

  5. John Wyatt

    Fascinating story

  6. Laurie

    Subscribe, please

  7. Mary Anthony

    Looks awesome

  8. Melanie

    Sign me up, please

  9. Peter Faris

    I sure wish that material here was more frequent and regular. I love it though.

  10. Briar Lee Mitchell, EdD

    I would like to get the newsletter please.

  11. Kevin

    Why haven’t there been any new articles in months?

  12. Guy Sitton

    Very nice site

  13. Mike

    Love Western Digs. Very informational and easy reading. Can I print articles without the ads in them?

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