The Department of Interior approved a 20-year mineral withdrawal of federal lands and minerals within a 10-mile protection zone around Chaco Culture National Historical Park, protecting roughly 336,400 acres from oil and gas leasing.
A Model for Tribal Collaboration at Archaeology Southwest
Our recent strategic plan identified an urgent need for this model, which was subsequently (and eloquently) developed by Ashleigh Thompson and Skylar Begay. We’re bringing the precepts of good relationships—including responsibility and reciprocity—to our work and our time together as a staff.
Our Living Land Acknowledgment
We respect the rights and responsibilities of Indigenous Peoples to manage and steward their lands and legacies. We support preservation efforts led by Tribes, and commit to ever-greater inclusion, consultation, and collaboration with Tribal members, communities, and Nations in the study and conservation of their Ancestors’ legacies.
My Genízaro Roots
Guest Author Istara Freedom shares her experience and history in the Preservation Archaeology Blog.
Archaeology Southwest Continues to Oppose Routing of SunZia Transmission Line
In March, we submitted a formal protest to the Bureau of Land Management. The proposed right-of-way imperils the San Pedro Valley.
Archaeology Southwest practices Preservation Archaeology, a holistic and conservation-based approach to exploring and protecting heritage places while honoring their diverse values. We compile archaeological information, make it accessible and understandable, share it with the public and decision-makers, advocate for landscape-scale protection, and steward heritage properties and conservation easements.
Revisiting Birds in the Southwest
Fifteen years have passed since we released one of our most popular issues, “Birds in the Southwest.” Since then, much has changed in avian archaeology in the United States Southwest and Mexican Northwest. In this issue, we offer readers a state-of-the-field view of bird research.