Archaeology making the news … a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– XXXIV Gran Quivira Conference: The XXXIV Gran Quivira Conference will be held in Tucson, AZ October 6-9, 2005. This conference is dedicated to the Spanish Colonial time period in the New World. This year will afford us an opportunity to be brought up to date on the city of Tucson’s Origins Heritage Park and Presidio projects, as well as the latest restoration efforts at San Xavier del Bac. Bunny Fontana will deliver the keynote address. There will be a pre-registration reception, presentations, and field trips. Contact Shurban at Shurban@heg-inc.com or call at 520/730-0563 (cell) or home at 520/795-3197.
– Hands-On Archaeology: Crow Canyon practices what they call “conservation archaeology.” They do not go in to … My story on Goodman Point will air on Colorado Getaways September 3, 2005.
– Pueblos protest on anniversary of 1680 revolt: On the anniversary of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, Pueblo tribal members protested at the New Mexico state capitol in opposition to the city of Albuquerque’s Tricentennial Celebration and the creation of statues of Juan de Onate, which they say honor conquistadors.
– State panel decision may stall civic center; review committee delays approval of excavation permit: The city of Santa Fe ran into a major stumbling block Friday with its plans to build a new civic center after a state review committee tabled a decision granting a permit to excavate human remains at the site.
– New video on TAC (From Rick Pettigrew, RPettigrew@aol.com)
The development of farming communities was a critical turning point in human cultural evolution. Among the earliest and most dramatic examples of such communities is