Archaeology making the news … a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
Crews recover hidden artifacts in historic school building: PHOENIX – Crews working to restore the old Phoenix Union High School buildings in downtown discovered newspapers and other hidden treasures in the walls of the school, city officials said.
New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus: The myth of an empty frontier.
Will Nine Mile get drilling project? Environmentalists fear gas wells may endanger ancient rock art.
Smith Creek Cave, a limestone cave located near the Utah border, is believed to have been home to some of the earliest humans to live in North America.
Students trace history of Buffalo Soldiers in Guadalupe Mountains: In June 1866, an act of Congress authorized the creation of six regiments of black soldiers _ two cavalry and four infantry. The two cavalries would later go down in history as the “Buffalo Soldiers.” The National Park Service Warriors Project gives students the opportunity to get a feel for archaeology and anthropology and get a glimpse of the past. The students worked closely with Park Service archaeologist Charles Haecker to document sites and artifacts found during the project.
LECTURES & EVENTS
Southwest Land, Culture, and Society Brown Bag Lecture
RECENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN NORTHERN SINALOA – John P. Carpenter, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia Centro Sinaloa
Tuesday, August 23, 12:00 to 1:00 P.M., Room 309, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson
Opening August 27, 2005 at the Arizona State Museum – THE JEWELRY OF BEN NIGHTHORSE
Former U.S. Senator, Ben Nighthorse Campbell (Northern Cheyenne), has long been a highly visible and effective advocate for Native American arts and culture. During his term in public office, he was instrumental in securing funding to establish the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and helped strengthen the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. An artist in his own right, Nighthorse’s jewelry is shown and sold across the country including in the shops of New York’s Madison Avenue. His work was featured at the opening of NMAI last fall in an exhibition that now comes to Arizona State Museum. Opening celebration scheduled for September 30. This traveling exhibition is curated by the Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Co.
– Old Pueblo Archaeology Center:
History Day Tour – Bountiful Bisbee – Saturday, September 17
(520-798-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
– Museum of Northern Arizona
Canyons and Landscapes of the Upper Escalante – October 3-8
Grand Canyon Stage Route Bike Trip – October 22-23
Hole-in-the-Rock Trail, Utah – October 28-30
(928-774-5211 x241 or email@example.com for more information)