Archaeology making the news … a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Sacred ground designations limited by Ninth Circuit: The San Carlos Apache Tribe may face limits in lawsuits aimed at protecting cultural, historical and sacred sites, including the San Carlos Reservoir and Mount Graham.
– Olives, art, history found at Gila Indian Center: East Valley residents who want to learn more about the Indian reservation to their south can get many answers at the Gila Indian Center, as well as a taste of their olive oils and new line of stuffed olives.
– Less ethnography, more of the art: The Heard Museum’s new exhibition of its permanent collection here reflects a sweeping change in the way museums are presenting Native American art.
– History comes to life outside classroom: If your eyes glaze at the mention of the term “history” – which for many of us conjures up painful memories of recited dates and facts – then Preserving Western History, a collection of essays edited by Fort Lewis College historian Andrew Gulliford, might be the antidote.
– Restoration plans for historic buildings begin: Restoration plans are rapidly moving ahead for the historic block on the North side of Wickenburg Way between Valentine and Apache Streets.
– Find gives city work crew pause: City workers installing a water line made an eerie discovery on Hobson Road on Monday afternoon. While digging a trench in Dorothy Meadersb front yard at 905 W. Hobson Road, a city water department crew unearthed what appeared to be a concrete tombstone with wooden inserts.
– Land Sold for Homes May Contain Ancient Burial Sites: It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood horror movie: Homes built on an ancient burial grounds. Now the story may be playing itself out in one El Paso neighborhood-to-be.
– Professor explores her college: If you’re an anthropologist and you want to understand an alien culture, the place to be is in “the field,” as they say. Which is how Cathy Small, a fiftysomething professor at a large public university, found herself hauling a laptop, a TV and other must-haves to the dorm, scrambling to find classrooms on her own campus.
– Website for Kids Makes Learning About the World Fun: Children delight in the online adventures of a curious dog named Sonya as it travels to World Heritage Sites around the globe on the website http://www.WorldHeritagePointer.com and its e-zine (electronic newsletter).
– Arkansas Sheriff Explores Link Between Meth and Arrowheads: A sheriff investigating clandestine methamphetamine labs had made an unusual archaeological discovery: suspected makers and users of the drug often have extensive collections of arrowheads, some thousands of years old.
– Metal hunters aim to have fun, spruce up image: ‘Detectorists’ look for treasures while trying to stay within the law.