You understand the ongoing threats to the archaeological record in the Southwest, and you show your confidence in our ability to protect these important places through your generous year-end contributions. Thank you!
The bill has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is headed to the Senate. Archaeology Southwest joins a host of conservation organizations in strongly supporting this legislation.
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.
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.
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
Hands-On Archaeology at Steam Pump Ranch
Ancient technologies expert Allen Denoyer leads family-friendly Hands-On Archaeology activities at Second Saturday events at Oro Valley AZ's historic Steam Pump Ranch. The program takes places outside...
How Did People Carve Bone Tools?
In this class we will explore some techniques people used to make tools out of bone. Participants will make a bone awl using only stone tools. After using a flake to cut out a bone awl blank, we will ...