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.
Paul Reed's statement: “Places that are sacred to these communities, including Chaco Canyon, Bears Ears, and Chimney Rock National Monument, were all threatened by reckless oil and gas leasing proposals. ...This decision to pause leasing is a much-needed first step.”
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.
Respect the Land You Stand Upon
This double issue explores the hows and whys of ending and responding to archaeological resource crime (ARC) on Tribal lands. We are particularly honored to share the perspectives of members of seven different Tribes, some of whom are Tribal cultural resource managers. All speak to the very real toll ARC takes on Tribal communities.View Highlights
Ancestral Pueblo Turkey Penning in Perspective
Join us on October 5, 2021, when Cyler Conrad (Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of New Mexico) will discuss "Ancestral Pueblo Turkey Penning in Perspective." Cyler will explore how archae...
How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools?
Experience the ancient art of flintknapping. Join Allen Denoyer for his Hands-On Archaeology class, "How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools?" In each of these beginner classes, you will use ancient t...