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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 Power of Symbols
Flags in Civil Rights March
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (November 14, 2016)—As an anthropologist, I think about the power of symbols, and their power to unite or divide. When I taught [...] more »

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Upcoming Events

    Archaeology Café (Tucson): Eastern and Western Perspectives on Archaeology and the Past
    December 6, 2016 5:30 pm

    Dr. Fumi Arakawa (NMSU) joins us for our December café. This season’s theme is “Connections.” Archaeology Café is an informal forum where adults can learn more about the Southwest’s deep history and speak directly to experts. We have based Archaeology Café on the science pub or science cafe model that developed in Europe and quickly spread […]

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    Pilot Pithouse
    Second Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch
    December 10, 2016 9:00 am

    Visit with Archaeology Southwest’s ancient technology expert, Allen Denoyer, at Oro Valley’s 2nd Saturday Events at Steam Pump Ranch. Allen will demonstrate how ancient people made stone tools and discuss work on our experimental Hohokam pithouse.

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