NEH Award Funds Tribal Petroglyphs Team

Following on recent field research, specialists from the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe will begin an analysis and compilation project with Archaeology Southwest.

A message to our friends and supporters

Out of sincere concern for your safety and welfare, as well as that of our community, we are temporarily closing our physical offices until further notice. Your online donations, membership gifts, and PDF purchases are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to working on new ways to connect with you during these challenging times.

Archaeology Southwest Supports Casa Grande Expansion

On 10/24/19, a bipartisan group of AZ lawmakers introduced the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act.

An Important Victory

Congressional spending bill includes protections for Greater Chaco.


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

Pecos Pueblo, a Place of Persistence

“Pecos Pueblo has never been forgotten. As the early rays of the morning sun reach the house tops at Jemez Pueblo, the people greet the sun with corn meal in hand, calling upon the spirits of our Pecos Ancestors that reside at Pecos Pueblo.” —From Chris Toya, Jemez Pueblo

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Connect to the Southwest’s Deep Past—Free and Online

People have been living in this part of the world for 13,000 years.

Learn more about people’s lives on these landscapes through our online resources. In addition to video talks, poster presentations, and fact sheets, we are now offering a free, monthly PDF download of Archaeology Southwest Magazine. For July, please enjoy last year’s “Enigmatic and Endangered.”


From Our Blog

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make a Discoidal Cutting Tool

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (July 3, 2020)—This project involved flintknapping, whittling, and drilling. I started with a roughly circular piece o...

What Do Geoarchaeologists Do?

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Director, Preservation Archaeology Field School (June 23, 2020)—Today's (Un)Field School presentation is by internationally recognized geoscien...