Although BLM has just deferred nine oil-gas lease areas in the ten-mile cultural protection zone around Chaco and one of its outliers, Archaeology Southwest and its partners insist on tribal consultation and permanent protection. Image courtesy of EcoFlight.
Together with our partners, we are pleased to announce the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection (SPARC) online archive.
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
Hands-On Archaeology at Mission Garden
Join ancient technologies expert Allen Denoyer for our Hands-On Archaeology program at Mission Garden, Tucson's birthplace. At this event, Allen will demonstrate flintknapping--the ancient technology ...
Archaeology Southwest at Tucson Festival of Books
Once again, Archaeology Southwest will have a booth at the Tucson Festival of Books. Stop by booth 460 and say hello to our team members, be amazed by Allen Denoyer's flintknapping skills, and acquire...