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In the Footsteps of Tucson’s Early Farmers
Looking at the various tracks of footprints, it is easy to imagine the ancient farmers running into their fields to open and close the irrigation canals that watered their fields of maize, some 3,000 years ago. 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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    Archaeology Café (Tucson): Consent and Dissent in Deep Time
    May 3, 2016 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 May 3, 2016, Lewis Borck (University of Arizona, Archaeology Southwest), will present “Consent and Dissent in Deep Time.” From Lewis: I […]

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