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Archaeology Southwest Celebrates Bears Ears National Monument
“With this proclamation, President Obama profoundly conveys our shared respect for the lives of those who came before, their descendants, and ourselves as Americans.” Image: R. E. Burrillo more >>
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. more »

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Preservation Archaeology:
Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make a Shell Tinkler
Shell Tinkler
Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (January 19, 2017)—Shell tinklers are a relatively common shell artifact we find in Hohokam and Salado archaeological sites [...] more »

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The Archaeology of Sonora
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Issue editors and long-time co-investigators Randy McGuire and Elisa Villalpando and their colleagues give an introduction to the archaeology of Sonora, a state in northwest Mexico that shares millennia of human experience with the southern U.S. Southwest. more >>

Southwest Archaeology Today

January 23, 2017: A Tohono O’odham View of the Legacy in the Landscape  more »

January 15, 2017: The Monument Wars  more »

January 8, 2017: Is Revocation of National Monuments Even Possible?  more »

January 1, 2017: Bears Ears, Gold Butte Designated National Monuments  more »

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    Pilot Pithouse
    Second Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch
    February 11, 2017 9:00 am

    Visit with Archaeology Southwest’s ancient technology expert, Allen Denoyer, at Oro Valley’s 2nd Saturday Events at Steam Pump Ranch. Allen will demonstrate how ancient people made stone tools and discuss work on our experimental Hohokam pithouse.

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    Archaeology Café (Phoenix): Flagstaff's Ancient Connections
    February 21, 2017 5:30 pm

    Peter J. Pilles (USDA-National Forest Service) joins us for a look at Flagstaff-area archaeology and what it reveals about connections to other regions of the Southwest. Archaeology Café is an informal forum where adults can learn more about the Southwest’s deep history and speak directly to experts. We have based Archaeology Café on the science […]

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