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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.

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.


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

Phoenix Underground

Contributors to this new issue in our “Underground” series share archaeology in and around Phoenix, Arizona. Previous cities in the series include Tucson and Santa Fe.

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From Our Blog

Veterans Day

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (November 10, 2017)—Veterans Day is sometimes an exciting day at the Archaeology Southwest office, as our downtown location puts us very close t...

Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape: November 2017 Update

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (November 2, 2017)—Much has transpired in the last few weeks in our efforts to protect the Greater Chaco Landscape. Here is a summary of recent happenings...