Pueblo Bonito and Pueblo Alto in Chaco Canyon with prehistoric roads.


Chaco Landscape Protection Featured in Science Magazine
New article by Michael Balter, “Big Archaeology fights Big Oil to preserve ancient landscape,” features the work of Archaeology Southwest and its partners and discusses the issues surrounding oil and gas extraction from the Mancos Shale Formation. Image © Adriel Heisey. All rights reserved. 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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Mimbres Bowl - Bighorn Sheep Hunter
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist My colleague Mike Diehl and I recently heard the good news that we’ve received a National Science Foundation grant (BCS-1524079). When [...] more »

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    September 8, 2015 7:00 pm

    The Taos Archaeological Society is pleased to present Paul Reed, Preservation Archaeologist with Archaeology Southwest, New Mexico, who will lecture on Preservation of the Chaco Landscape on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., at the Kit Carson Electric Board Room, 118 Cruz Alta Road, Taos. Contact Chris Riveles @ 575-776-1005 for questions or further […]

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    Archaeology Southwest at the Gila River Festival
    September 25, 2015 8:00 am

    UPPER GILA ARCHAEOLOGY, OBSIDIAN AND ANCIENT TOOLS  Field Trip with Karen Schollmeyer & Allen Denoyer, 8:00 a.m. to noon Participant limit: 30  Fee: $16  Registration required. Meet at Silver City Visitors’ Center at 7:45 a.m., carpool to the Woodrow Ruin, and return to Visitors’ Center by noon. Travel time: 50 minutes each way Difficulty level: […]

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