Archaeology making the news … a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Book digs into culture of an ancient people: Brian Fagan’s Chaco Canyon: Archaeologists Explore the Lives of an Ancient Society (Oxford University Press, 2005).
– From Marvin Goad: Upcoming Great Sand Dunes Research Symposium: “From Subsistence to Supermarket: Great Sand Dunes Research Symposium and CAS Annual Meeting” to be held at Adams State College Campus, College Center, October 7, 8, and 9, 2005. More information is posted on the San Luis Valley Archaeology Network Website: http://www.slvarchnet.org or http://www.slvarchnet.org/slvarchnet/ArchaeoUpdateArchive/Vol10No3/ArchUpdateVol10No3Aug2005.html
– Prehistoric dig at dam site running out of time, money (Colorado): Amid the weedy expanse that soon will become this growing town’s reservoir, Erik Gantt and his archaeological crew are fighting a battle against time. The group from Fort Collins-based Centennial Archaeology Inc. was invited to Douglas County nearly a year ago to investigate findings that ancient people lived at the creek site.
– One huge arch (Tucson, Rio Nuevo): New images released Thursday by the UA show an enormous arch spanning Interstate 10 that would serve not only as a landmark for Tucson but would also support a pedestrian bridge.
– Appreciating the vastness and simplicity of Canyonlands National Park, Utah.
– New addition to Ghost Ranch open to the public
– White Mountain Apaches lauded for conservation work: The White Mountain Apache Tribe has been selected as an outstanding example of conservation partnerships and will give a presentation at the upcoming White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation.
– Homes on the Ranges: Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings capture the imagination.
– The Phoenix Historic Preservation Office is holding an exterior rehabilitation workshop Sept. 10 for owners of historic homes. A review of the exterior rehabilitation process will be offered, including qualification requirements and instructions on how to fill out an application to obtain funding.
– ‘Wreck hunters’ examine B-24 bomber crash site: On April 9, 1944, an Army Air Corps B-24 bomber on a training mission from March Field crashed in the desert near Mojave, killing all 10 crew members on board.
– Visitors to two northern Arizona landmarks will soon find improved tourist facilities. The visitor center at Wupatki National Monument, the site of ancient Puebloan dwellings 26 miles north of Flagstaff, will reopen Thursday after an eight-month renovation.
– Forwarded from Terry W. Colvin [firstname.lastname@example.org] in response to the SAT 8/17/05 link: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus: The myth of an empty frontier.
Some very good questions here. Do “we” have any answers?- Terry
From: Jim R Feliciano
I only have to wonder: Where are the graves? If there was a holocaust of Native Americans, then where are the graves or burial mounds or ash pits or evidence of many, many deaths? Dig up the ground around the German Death Camps and one will find many dead bodies. Where are all the dead Native American bodies? We should still be able to date the bodies using carbon dating.
Sincerely from, Jim R Feliciano, email@example.com
– From Al Dart, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center (Tucson)
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center will be offering free guided tours of the Yuma Wash archaeological site, an ancient Hohokam Indian village that was occupied between A.D. 750 and 1450, on the following dates: October 27-30, November 10-13, November 17-20, February 23-26, and March 17-19. Old Pueblo will also be conducting excavations on these dates as part of our “Dig for a Day” sessions.
Old Pueblo has scheduled a variety of local archaeology and history tours for the rest of this year, including “Bountiful Bisbee” on Sept. 17th. For complete information, call (520) 798-1201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.oldpueblo.org