"It is long past time to set aside and protect the irreplaceable Greater Chaco Landscape of New Mexico." Image courtesy of EcoFlight.
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.
This issue explores communities in the Tucson Basin across some 4,000 years. The region is part of the traditional territory of the O’odham people, who have been here since time immemorial. The Spanish place name Tucson is in fact derived from the O’odham S-cuk Son, “at the base of the black hill,” also known today as Sentinel Peak—Tucson’s birthplace. Ancestors of today’s O’odham people ranged, settled, and farmed this land, from the deep past into the historic era.View Highlights
2018 Annual Report: All of Us
Today, with your help, we are working not only to ensure a future for the past, but also to further the very understanding that people’s stories in the land are integral to the present and the future—and to all of us.
Read our 2018 Annual Report, now available online, and discover how you make all of these efforts possible.