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Archaeology Southwest Celebrates Bears Ears National Monument
“With this proclamation, President Obama profoundly conveys our shared respect for the lives of those who came before, their descendants, and ourselves as Americans.” Image: R. E. Burrillo 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:
Shade, Cultures, and Foxes
Improvised Shade at Painted Rocks
Carl Evertsbusch, Archaeology Southwest member and volunteer (February 17, 2017)—Gripping a pole lashed to one end of an 8×10 piece of dark plastic, I drift off [...] more »

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The Archaeology of Sonora
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Issue editors and long-time co-investigators Randy McGuire and Elisa Villalpando and their colleagues give an introduction to the archaeology of Sonora, a state in northwest Mexico that shares millennia of human experience with the southern U.S. Southwest. more >>

Southwest Archaeology Today

February 19, 2017: “Kennewick Man” Repatriated  more »

February 12, 2017: Archaeology Southwest’s Paul Reed on Protecting Chaco Canyon  more »

February 5, 2017: Utah Legislature Protests Bears Ears Designation  more »

January 29, 2017: Oil Drilling Closes in on Chaco Canyon  more »

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    Archaeology Café (Tucson): Ute, Comanche, and Pueblo Interaction in the Northern Rio Grande
    March 7, 2017 5:30 pm

    Dr. Lindsay Montgomery (University of Arizona) joins us for our March 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 […]

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    Second Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch
    March 11, 2017 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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