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Woodrow Ruin Revealed
Jakob and an Olla
Jakob Sedig, University of Colorado, Boulder (August 24, 2015)—For the past four years, I have been conducting research at Woodrow Ruin, a large, multicomponent site on [...] more »

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    Archaeology Southwest at the Gila River Festival
    September 25, 2015 8:00 am

    UPPER GILA ARCHAEOLOGY, OBSIDIAN AND ANCIENT TOOLS  Field Trip with Karen Schollmeyer & Allen Denoyer, 8:00 a.m. to noon Participant limit: 30  Fee: $16  Registration required. Meet at Silver City Visitors’ Center at 7:45 a.m., carpool to the Woodrow Ruin, and return to Visitors’ Center by noon. Travel time: 50 minutes each way Difficulty level: […]

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    Archaeology Café (Tucson)—Big Data and Big Questions: The Archaeometry Laboratory at the University of Missouri Research Reactor
    October 6, 2015 5:30 pm

    In 2015–2016, we feature presenters who will explain the “so what?” of their findings. Accordingly, we encourage audiences to consider not only the past, but also their own place in our human story. On October 6, 2015, Jeffrey Ferguson (University of Missouri) will present “Big Data and Big Questions: The Archaeometry Laboratory at the University […]

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