New Report on Bears Ears Archaeology

Archaeology Southwest and the Friends of Cedar Mesa are pleased to announce the release of Bears Ears Archaeological Experts Gathering: Assessing and Looking Ahead. Image: R. E. Burrillo.


Archaeology Southwest has been very pleased to partner with our friends at the Cascabel Conservation Association to protect Baicatcan, formerly the Taylor parcel.

Announcing cyberSW

Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that a new joint initiative, cyberSW, has received a $1.7 million award through the National Science Foundation’s RIDIR program.

Bookstore Blowout

We’re cleaning house! Purchase over 40 publications for only $1.00 each (plus shipping), now through November 15, 2017.

Prestigious NEH Award

The $175,000 grant will help fund The Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project, an interdisciplinary humanities program directed by Preservation Archaeologist Aaron Wright. Image: Elias Butler.

Featured Place: Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Explore Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument in Central New Mexico.

The Meaning of Monument

Aaron Wright considers what rock art in and around Bears Ears National Monument tells us about people's lives across that landscape over millennia. Image: Jonathan Bailey.

Featured Place: Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

Explore a rock art wonderland southwest of Phoenix, Arizona.

How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools?

Experience the ancient art of flintknapping. Join Allen Denoyer for his Hands-On Archaeology class, "How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools?" In eac...


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.

Current Magazine

Mimbres Preservation, Pithouses, Pueblos, and Pottery

Issue editors Patricia A. Gilman and Roger Anyon and contributors show how preservation intersects with the cutting edges of Mimbres archaeology today.

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From Our Blog

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make a Shell Bracelet

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (September 25, 2017)—In this post, I’ll share some insights into how much work goes into making shell bracelets. I susp...

New Season and Venues for Archaeology Café

Linda Pierce, Deputy Director (September 22, 2017)—We’re excited to announce the 2017–2018 Archaeology Café series, Exploring Phoenix and Tucson Underground. Archaeology Café is an informal...