"It is long past time to set aside and protect the irreplaceable Greater Chaco Landscape of New Mexico." Image courtesy of EcoFlight.
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.
This issue explores communities in the Tucson Basin across some 4,000 years. The region is part of the traditional territory of the O’odham people, who have been here since time immemorial. The Spanish place name Tucson is in fact derived from the O’odham S-cuk Son, “at the base of the black hill,” also known today as Sentinel Peak—Tucson’s birthplace. Ancestors of today’s O’odham people ranged, settled, and farmed this land, from the deep past into the historic era.View Highlights
Where Have All the Peaceful Farmers Gone?
On Tuesday, June 18, at 7:00 p.m., John Welch (Archaeology Southwest and Simon Fraser University) will present a public lecture, "Where Have All the Peaceful Farmers Gone? Later Prehistoric Tactical S...
The Cliff Valley in the Fourteenth Century
Each summer, students and professional archaeologists at the Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School work together near Cliff, New Mexico, to understand what life was like in the region in th...