Now Showing: Protecting Chaco's 10-Mile Zone

We are pleased to announce the public premiere of “Protecting Chaco’s 10-Mile Zone,” a mini-documentary produced by Paul Reed and Archaeology Southwest, and filmed and edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist David Wallace.

Camp Naco Is on 11 Most Endangered List

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is raising awareness of Camp Naco's significance and place in a complex history.

Archaeology Southwest Applauds Release of Interior Department Report

The report calls for reforming federal oil and gas leasing and closer consideration of heritage resources.

REPORT: Tribal Expertise Must Inform BLM Decision-Making

Archaeology Southwest has released a new paper on the impact of the federal government’s broken oil and gas system on the West’s irreplaceable cultural resources and sacred sites.

NSF Award Will Power Up cyberSW 2.0

A 4-member Tribal Work Group will ensure that the expanded platform helps define and support Tribal interests and concerns.

Preservation Archaeology in the Classroom

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Archaeology Southwest practices Preservation Archaeology, a holistic 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.

Current Magazine

Revisiting Birds in the Southwest

Fifteen years have passed since we released one of our most popular issues, “Birds in the Southwest.” Since then, much has changed in avian archaeology in the United States Southwest and Mexican Northwest. In this issue, we offer readers a state-of-the-field view of bird research.


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Connect to the Southwest’s Deep Past—Free and Online

People have been living in this part of the world for 13,000 years.

Learn more about people’s lives on these landscapes through our online resources. Don’t know where to start? Use our curated guide to help you explore.


From Our Blog

Getting Down and Dirty: The Robinson Collection Project Team Visits the Gila River Farm Site

Jaye Smith, Robinson Collection Project Team Lead (July 1, 2022)—When working on a legacy collection, it is hard to envision the context of the excavations conducted from just the notes and artif...

Finders But Not Always Keepers

Rena Schrager, Temple University (June 29, 2022)—“Can we keep this one? It’s not bigger than a quarter, but it’s decorated and pretty.” asks Ashley Tillery, a fellow excavator in Unit 462...