Archaeology Southwest Statement on New York Times Guest Essay by Robinson Meyer

In our capacity as a plaintiff in this ongoing litigation—the substance of which is mischaracterized by Meyer in the opinion piece—we assert the following...

Come to Our Archaeology Fair on July 27

Learn what our field school students have been up to and enjoy the sights and sounds of Mimbres, New Mexico.

Tribal Co-Management: What Works Where and How?

Our third Preservation Archaeology Position Paper offers a basic rationale, grounded in legal and moral principles, for pursuing Tribal Co-Management (TCM) in conjunction with Tribes’ political and cultural representatives.

Tribes and Archaeology Southwest Sue USBLM over SunZia Transmission Line Route

On January 17, 2024, the San Carlos Apache Tribe & the Tohono O’odham Nation, joined by Archaeology Southwest & the Center for Biological Diversity, filed suit.


Archaeology Southwest practices Preservation Archaeology, a holistic, collaborative, and conservation-based approach to exploring and protecting heritage places while honoring their diverse values. We compile archaeological information, make it accessible and understandable, share it with the public and decision-makers, advocate for landscape-scale protection, and steward heritage properties and conservation easements. We are committed to real and ongoing collaboration with Indigenous communities. Our headquarters are located on the Homelands of the Tohono O’odham Nation and the lands of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

Current Magazine

Better For It: Archaeology Conceived in Collaboration with Community

This issue is a companion to our 2022–2023 season of Archaeology Café (videos on our YouTube channel). Contributors explore the challenges, scope, and rewards of collaborative archaeology. They share a vision of how collaboration will transform archaeology and carry communities’ stories into the future.


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A New Kind of Archaeology

Learn more about our work to ensure that people’s histories in the land endure well into the future.

From Our Blog

Archaeological Survey at NAN Ranch

Cassie Merrill, UNC Chapel Hill (July 3, 2024)—For the past week, I have had the opportunity to explore the Chihuahuan Desert at NAN Ranch in Faywood, New Mexico, as part of the field survey rotati...

Hands On, Phone Off

Mikayla Vasquez-Salgado, University of New Mexico (June 28, 2024)—My time with Archaeology Southwest has already been an eye-opening and informative experience. During our first week of field schoo...