A message to our friends and supporters

Out of sincere concern for your safety and welfare, as well as that of our community, we are temporarily closing our physical offices until further notice. Your online donations, membership gifts, and PDF purchases are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to working on new ways to connect with you during these challenging times.

Archaeology Southwest Supports Casa Grande Expansion

On 10/24/19, a bipartisan group of AZ lawmakers introduced the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act.

An Important Victory

Congressional spending bill includes protections for Greater Chaco.

Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan

has been named a finalist for the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. Congratulations to editors Paul Reed and Gary Brown! Hear Paul speak about Aztec and Salmon at Archaeology Café on 4/7/20.

Calling All Volunteers

Would you like to help us prepare a collection for curation? Apply today to volunteer for the Raymond F. Robinson Project, starting this September.


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.

Current Magazine

Pecos Pueblo, a Place of Persistence

“Pecos Pueblo has never been forgotten. As the early rays of the morning sun reach the house tops at Jemez Pueblo, the people greet the sun with corn meal in hand, calling upon the spirits of our Pecos Ancestors that reside at Pecos Pueblo.” —From Chris Toya, Jemez Pueblo

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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. In addition to video talks, poster presentations, and fact sheets, we are now offering a free, monthly PDF download of Archaeology Southwest Magazine. For April, please enjoy 2018’s “Chacoan Archaeology at the 21st Century.


From Our Blog

Life of the Gila: Public Lands of the Gila Watershed

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (March 30, 2020)—This series has explored what landscape-scale archaeology, accumulated over some 130 years, illustrates about how past residents of the greater...

Call to Action: Write Letters or Email to Help Protect Chaco

https://youtu.be/HPS0J4IGGB0 Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (March 27, 2020)—You can act now to help protect Greater Chaco. The push is on to get the BLM-Farmington Field Office and...