– New Exhibit at Museum of Northern Arizona: A new exhibit about the rock art of the Colorado Plateau, “Stories on Stone”, opens on June 4th. From Robert Mark Ph.D. – Rupestrian CyberServices.
– Tales of Southwestern Material Culture: American troops (Company G, Fourth Regiment of Illinois Volunteers) stole a wooden leg from a carriage that Santa Anna had abandoned in the heat of battle at Cerro Gordo, April 18, 1847. The wooden leg now resides at Camp Lincoln (Illinois National Guard), near Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois.
– BLM offering tours of El Malpais National Monument
– Teosinte and the development of Maize: Of 59,000 genes in the corn genome, approximately 1,200 were preferentially targeted for selection during its domestication. The study, by University of California, Irvine’s Brandon Gaut and his
colleagues, appears in the May 27 issue of the journal, Science.
– A construction crew has found human remains some 1,000 years old (Jornada Mogollon).
– Haden Flour Mill (Tempe): Tempe City Council will decide Thursday whether the Hayden Flour Mill should be listed in the city’s historic-preservation registry. The mill site has been eligible for listing on the historical registry since 1983, but has never been approved.
– History Lecture (Central Arizona): Reba Wells Grandrud (Arizona historical consultant) speaks in Miami on Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m. Her topic is an illustrated presentation on “Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame” and is made possible through the Arizona Humanities Council.
– Historic Preservation (Utah): The West Jordan sugar factory holds a unique place in history.
-Historic Preservation (Nevada): New legislation protects the past.
Guinn approved a bill that gives added protection to historic and prehistoric sites in Nevada. Senate Bill 81, which becomes effective Oct. 1, says the state Office of Historic Preservation is authorized to enter into an agreement with a state agency or local government that is going to acquire federal lands. The agreement must ensure the protection of historic or prehistoric sites. It makes it a crime to traffic in cultural property taken from state land. The punishment is a fine of $500 for a first offense and a fine of $3,000 and up to a year in jail for a second and subsequent offenses.
-Historic Preservation (Wyoming): more user friendly, streamlined guidelines, take mystery out of the process, let people meet the staff, mend broken bridges, a policy of customer service, a SHPO working for the benefit of the state.
-Role of the Forest Service Changing: http://tinyurl.com/b28zh or
– Employment Opportunities (Archaeologists):
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