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Archaeology Southwest Applauds Release of Interior Department Report

The report calls for reforming federal oil and gas leasing and closer consideration of heritage resources.

Chaco Protection Zone Comes Closer to Being a Reality

Paul Reed: "After so many years of effort from the Pueblos and their allies, we are gratified by President Biden and Secretary Haaland’s announcement today to withdraw public lands around Chaco Canyon from future oil and gas leasing."

President Biden Restores Protections for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

Doelle: “[A] concrete demonstration of the Biden Administration’s stated commitment to listen to Tribes, respect ancestral lands, preserve heritage, & be guided by science.”

Now Hiring: Director, Tribal Collaboration Initiative

Archaeology Southwest seeks an individual with proven success in building meaningful and powerful collaborative relationships with Native American Tribes and Nations.

REPORT: Tribal Expertise Must Inform BLM Decision-Making

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.

NSF Award Will Power Up cyberSW 2.0

A 4-member Tribal Work Group will ensure that the expanded platform helps define and support Tribal interests and concerns.

Preservation Archaeology in the Classroom

Break down barriers, inspire better conversations, and strengthen the future of Preservation Archaeology when you explore and share our free and low-cost resources for educators.

Welcome

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

Respect the Land You Stand Upon

This double issue explores the hows and whys of ending and responding to archaeological resource crime (ARC) on Tribal lands. We are particularly honored to share the perspectives of members of seven different Tribes, some of whom are Tribal cultural resource managers. All speak to the very real toll ARC takes on Tribal communities.

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From Our Blog

On Archaeology (My Evolution as an Archaeologist): Paul F. Reed

Saturday, October 16, was International Archaeology Day. When we can, we like to commemorate IAD with a blog series. This year, several members of our staff are sharing how they got into archaeol...

On Archaeology: Karen Schollmeyer

Saturday, October 16, was International Archaeology Day. When we can, we like to commemorate IAD with a blog series. This year, several members of our staff are sharing how they got into archaeol...