Our third Preservation Archaeology Position Paper offers a basic rationale, grounded in legal and moral principles, for pursuing Tribal Co-Management (TCM) in conjunction with Tribes’ political and cultural representatives.
On January 17, 2024, the San Carlos Apache Tribe & the Tohono O’odham Nation, joined by Archaeology Southwest & the Center for Biological Diversity, filed suit.
The program is offered by Archaeology Southwest, Western New Mexico University, and the University of Arizona, June 19–July 30.
The Board of Directors and Staff of Archaeology Southwest are delighted to announce that Dr. Stephen E. (Steve) Nash will be the organization’s next President & CEO.
Savor recent developments in the understanding and practice of North America’s Traditional Foods and Foodways at the 16th season of Archaeology Café. From archaeological evidence of culinary practices to modern-day farming and food sovereignty, there will be something for every palate!
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.
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.
Archaeology Southwest practices Preservation Archaeology, a holistic, collaborative, 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. We are committed to real and ongoing collaboration with Indigenous communities.
Love of the Gila: Reflections on Millennia of Life in the Southern Southwest
Dedicated to the memory of Juanita Ahill, a Tohono O’odham Elder who mentored Bill in the 1970s. Retiring founder and CEO Bill Doelle offers a special personal edition of the magazine that is his love letter to the southern Southwest.
How Did People Make and Use Atlatls?
Join us for an engaging Hands-On Archaeology class with ancient technologies expert Allen Denoyer. How Did People Make and Use Atlatls? Create a replica atlatl and dart, mirroring tools used by ...
Tres Hornos: Experimental Archaeology of Earthen Ovens
Join us on Zoom Tuesday, March 5, 2024, when Jun Sunseri (University of California Berkeley) will discuss “Tres Hornos: Experimental Archaeology of Earthen Ovens.” Everyone's ancestors cooked with...