Archaeology making the news … a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
History may block freeway: Altars and burial grounds are located in the broad Gila River valley that runs south of Ahwatuke Foothills, which served for eons as a major passageway and home for prehistoric and modern Native Americans. For that reason, the Gila River Indian Community has been reluctant to offer it up as a site for the proposed South Mountain Freeway.
Cowboys and Indians: Gene Autry vs. Southwest Museum: Piracy or preservation?
Three more weeks of summer programs at Bandelier park:
Art Air Show: Aerial photographer Adriel Heisey went dizzyingly low and slow over the Southwest and captured aesthetic and archaeological beauty. The images are sparkling at the Penn museum.
Payson nominated for five Main Street awards: One of Payson’s oldest landmarks — and one of its newest — are among five nominees in the 2005 Main Street Awards competition. The historic Ox Bow Inn is a nominee for Best Historic Preservation Project.
How the Navajo Nation is changing the face of American archaeology.
ASM Archaeological Records Office Closed – from Rick Karl
We just received the word that we will commence moving our office the first of next week. So, as of closing time (4:30) this Friday, August 19, this records office is closed. You cannot come in and do record checks. All the records are being packed in boxes and hauled across the street. They will be inaccessible. Also, ASM Archaeological records office will not be able to scan, copy, fax or look up anything. All our equipment will be unplugged and our records boxed up and in transit. It is probable that our phones will be offline for approximately 1 week. We hope to have all operations resumed by Tuesday September 6, but we are not promising anything. We will keep you posted. For all of you who sent in electronic record search requests, I promise they will be complete by days end Tuesday, August 23. I will be working over the weekend to get everything searched, copied and mailed or FAXed to you. If you haven’t sent in a request for records search, the completed request form including the map or shape file of the project area must be in my hands before the end of business Thursday August 18, or it will not be completed until after September 7. AZSITE will be up and running through all of this for your record search convenience. Also, if you need information on references, reports and such, don’t forget the ASM library and archives online records search: LARC http://larc.asmua.arizona.edu/ Here you can search by key words for any report and get a full bibliography returned along with the area(s) within the museum who are holding copies of this report. Sorry for the inconvenience, but nothing we can do about it.
Ricky J. Karl, MA , firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Systems Analyst, Sr., AZSITE Database Manager
Archaeological Records Collections Division
Arizona State Museum
Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting: Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30, 2005, Austin Airport Hilton.
The Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting is set for October 28-30, 2005 at the Austin Airport Hilton. Join professional and avocational archeologists to learn the results of recent research through the presentation of scholarly papers, poster displays, and exhibits. Friday will see meetings of the TAS Board, Council of Texas Archeologists and the T. H. C. Archeological Stewardship Network. A Friday night at 7 PM free public forum features John Erickson as speaker followed by artifact identification and a get-together where interested individuals can meet with professionals representing archeological consulting firms, agencies, and universities. On Saturday papers and posters are presented. An exhibit/book room will be open both Friday and Saturday. Saturday evening banquet speaker Duncan Metcalfe from the University of Utah will speak about findings in the Range Creek Canyon of east central Utah. Membership and conference information can be found at the TAS web site http://www.txarch.org.