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.

Archaeology Southwest Applauds Inclusion of Chaco Protection Zone in Appropriations Bill

If passed in the Senate, this bill will direct the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to refrain from issuing oil and gas leases within a 10-mile buffer zone around Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

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.

Featured Place: Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

Experience thousands of petroglyphs covering nearly 600 boulders when you visit the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, approximately 90 miles southwest of Phoenix.


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.

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Enigmatic and Endangered: Cultural and Natural Wonders of Greater Grand Staircase-Escalante

“Remote, wild, sprawling, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument defies imagination. Its spectacular landscape bears witness to the oldest time of our planet, to the oldest human habitation on the Colorado Plateau, and to what often feel like the oldest debates about America’s public lands.”
— From the foreword by Nicole Croft, Executive Director, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners

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Eight Sites in 48 Hours

Stacy Ryan, Preservation Archaeologist (September 27, 2019)—I recently joined my Archaeology Southwest coworkers on our annual staff retreat, which entails exploring archaeological sites, conne...

Cafés Are Complicated

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (August 30, 2019)—When Archaeology Southwest wholeheartedly embraced the “science café” movement more than a decade ago, we knew from the overwhelming resp...