Archaeology making the news … a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Peoria council approves historic preservation plan: A master plan to protect historic areas and buildings in Peoria was unanimously approved by the City Council Tuesday. The plan, created by Peoria city planners, was earlier approved by the Peoria Historic Preservation Commission.
– Decision is delayed on conservation boundaries: The Bureau of Land Management is postponing the setting of boundaries for a proposed conservation area in the northern Las Vegas Valley that would be off limits to development in order to protect rare plants and prehistoric fossils.
– Groups oppose oil drilling in Glen Canyon: Members of conservation groups filed more than 79,000 written comments opposing oil drilling in a remote corner of southern Utah’s Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
– 2nd find excites museum diggers: Robert McCord thought he had stumbled onto the find of a lifetime last month when he and his group of researchers unearthed a prehistoric vertebra from a dusty patch of land in Gilbert.