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Archaeology Southwest is a proud member of the Friends Grassroots Network, which undertakes advocacy on behalf of National Conservation Lands, including National Monuments and National Conservation Areas. more >>
For three decades, Archaeology Southwest has practiced a holistic, conservation-based approach to exploring the places of the past. We call this Preservation Archaeology. By exploring what makes a place special, sharing this knowledge in innovative ways, and enacting flexible site protection strategies, we foster meaningful connections to the past and respectfully safeguard its irreplaceable resources. more »

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Preservation Archaeology:
The Students Are Coming!
Map of Field School Students
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist Click to download this report (opens as a PDF). (April 28, 2016)—Our 2016 Preservation Archaeology Field School is only a month away! [...] more »

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Upcoming Events

    Learning to Throw and Atlatl
    2016 Archaeology Fair
    June 25, 2016 10:00 am

    Meet with the staff and students of the 2016 Preservation Archaeology Field School to share information about people’s lives in the Upper Gila River region in the distant past. The event will be held at the Gila River Farm, a property owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy. Directions: Take Hwy. 180 approximately 30 miles […]

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    Bayard Atlatl Throwing
    Hands-On Archaeology at the Bayard Library
    June 30, 2016

    Join ancient technologies expert Allen Denoyer for some Hands-on Archaeology at the Bayard, New Mexico, public library on June 30, 2016. Save the date—details to follow.

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