We are pleased to announce the public premiere of “Protecting Chaco’s 10-Mile Zone,” a mini-documentary produced by Paul Reed and Archaeology Southwest, and filmed and edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist David Wallace.
Archaeology Southwest has released a new paper on the impact of the federal government’s broken oil and gas system on the West’s irreplaceable cultural resources and sacred sites.
Archaeology Southwest practices Preservation Archaeology, a holistic 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.
Footprints in the Middle San Juan
The Middle San Juan region lies midway between Chaco Canyon and the Greater Mesa Verde region. As the Middle San Juan developed through the Pueblo era, it became a cultural middle ground, as well. At present, much of our understanding of the region in its heyday is anchored in the great house communities known as Salmon Ruins (Salmon Pueblo) and Aztec Ruins (Aztec Community).