Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Arizona Officials Utilize Ikonos Satellite Imagery to Assess La Osa Damage: Data from Space Imaging’s Ikonos satellite is being used as evidence in a land dispute between the state of Arizona and a private developer, according to a Space Imaging news release.The state of Arizona is using the satellite imagery as evidence in a multi-count civil action against Marana, Ariz., developer George Johnson and several of his companies, which are accused by the state of illegally clearing land, according to Space Imaging.
NPI Offers Cemetary Preservation Seminar (Las Vegas, NM):NPI’s Cemetery Preservation seminar is scheduled for October 21-22, 2005, in Las Vegas, NM. If you are interested in attending, please send in your registrations as soon as possible! The registration deadline is September 20th. Also, for this seminar, NPI has a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts that funds some scholarships (covering tuition only). For information on NEA scholarships and an application form, go to http://www.npi.org. A news release on the grant can be reviewed at
– Richard Diebold Jr. Donates 8 Million to University of Arizona Department of Anthropology: A former University of Arizona professor has pledged $8 million to the anthropology department, the largest gift ever received by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The money will help to renovate space for the anthropology department in the Arizona State Museum, create visiting professorships and establish an endowed fund for faculty and student travel.
http://tinyurl.com/agr7u – Yahoo News or
– Road to Chaco Update: More than a millennium ago, visitors to Chaco Canyon came on foot to this ceremonial site at the center of their world. Solstice rituals, trading, and feasting drew the ancestors of Southwest Indians to the monumental structures in the remote canyon. The last few miles of their high-desert journey may have been along broad, engineered boulevards that radiated from the site – symbols, perhaps, or connectors to outlying communities. The dirt roads that today’s pilgrims arrive on can test their patience – along with their vehicles’ suspensions.
New Exhibit at Heard Museum Described as Incisive, Compelling: Seven monumental photo panels and an environmental construction make a small gallery in the Heard Museum encompass distances, vistas and engaging psychological spaces. The show is Will Wilson’s, a Navajo (Dine’/Belagaana) photographer now working in Tucson.
Wilson’s show runs through Oct. 9 and in May will travel to the National Museum of the American Indian in Manhattan.
http://tinyurl.com/cj6wl– The Arizona Republic
New Exhibit at Pueblo Grande Encourages People to Explore Archaeology: Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park on Oct. 8 will celebrate the grand opening of “DIG IT! Explore Archaeology,” its new hands-on exhibit that will delight visitors of all ages. More than two years in planning, the exhibit features a life-size replica of an excavated archaeological trench and other hands-on elements that demon
strate the science of archaeology. Through the exhibit’s features, visitors will learn how archaeologists use various clues to identify artifacts such as ancient pottery.
http://tinyurl.com/783sc – EW Living.com
– Federal Officials Advise Tombstone on Historic Status:Tombstone, the so-called “town too tough to die,” is in a battle to defend its National Historic Landmark status. And federal authorities weighting whether to yank the designation are made their message clear: It’s O-K to cash in on Wild West myths, but don’t lie about history.
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– El Paso Archaeology Society Awards Dinner (reposted with corrections): The Annual Award of Distinction Banquet will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at the Holiday Inn Sunland Park, 900 Sunland Park Dr., El Paso, TX at 6:30 PM. Author Louis R. Sadler will be the featured speaker. Dr. Sadler and colleague Charles Harris co-authored an historical monograph entitled “The Archaeologist was a Spy: Sylvanus Morley and the Office of Naval Intelligence”, published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2003. Dr. Sadler will describe Morley’s archaeological associates and why he was a superb U.S. intelligence operative for the Office of Naval Intelligence. The Award of Distinction will be presented to Jay and Martha Sharp for their significant contribution to the field of Southwestern Archaeology. Price is $23.00 per person. Please make checks payable to EPAS and mail to Berttye Barnhart, 2200 Febrero, El Paso, TX 79935 by September 10, 2005. Questions and information: Berttye at 915-592-3651.