Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Clovis Find in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument: he pink stone point, flecked with a rainbow of colored minerals and discovered last spring just lying on the ground, appears to be older than any artifact ever found on the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Archaeologists believe the point, thought to have been crafted between 10,000 and 11,000 years ago, represents a significant find and could be representative of the ancient people referred to by the name “Clovis,” an appellation given to a group of artifacts discovered in the early 1930s near Clovis, N.M.
– ‘In The Shadow of the Volcano’ Now Showing on the Archaeology Channel.Org: Archaeology in North America is driven largely by infrastructure development projects, which sometimes yield dramatic research results. A good example of this phenomenon is the subject of the latest video feature, In the Shadow of the Volcano: Prehistoric Life in Northern Arizona, on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel. Buried beneath a few feet of earth near the sacred San Francisco Peaks are the remains of prehistoric houses and villages up to 1500 years old. This is the land of the Sinagua and Cohonina, ancestors of the Hopi. These were pioneers, farmers and survivors. The most extensive archaeological excavation in the Flagstaff region of northern Arizona has yielded a fascinating story about these early settlers, their connections to the modern Hopi tribe, and how they were affected by the eruption of Sunset Crater in the late 11th Century.
– Archaeology Day Festivities in San Diego: While sifting through troughs of dirt in search of pre-18th century stone artifacts such as scrapers and choppers, children can get a hands-on lesson in archaeology at the San Diego Archaeological Center on Saturday. The free open house event, known as Archaeology Day, will showcase the center’s various programs and exhibits as well as its Project Archaeology education program.
– San Tan Mountain Park Visitor’s Center Opens Sept 8th (Gilbert Arizona): The new visitor center at San Tan Mountain Regional Park opens officially Thursday, bringing to the park a paved parking lot, restrooms and a community room. The park has become a popular spot for hikers, bike riders, those interested in archaeology, photographers and wildlife seekers.
– NPI Cemetery Workshop Registration Date Correction: NPI Cemetery Workshop in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The deadline for registration is 19 September, not 20 Sept as given in the previous notice.
-Historic Tours of Bisbee AZ Offered by Old Pueblo Archaeology Center: Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, a Tucson-based nonprofit, will offer a daylong tour of historic Bisbee, including a 90-minute Old Bisbee Jeep tour, on Sept. 17. Stephen H. Buck will lead the 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. tour that also will include lunch at the Copper Queen Hotel, a docent-guided visit to Bisbee History & Mining Museum, a visit to the Chamber of Commerce History & Antiques Museum and an opportunity to peruse the shops of the community.
http://tinyurl.com/ct4ur – Tucson Citizen
– Using the Web for Public Archaeology (World Archaeology, Egypt): The Theban Mapping Project demonstrates best practices in the use of online multimedia in public archaeology.
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– Lecture On Teec Nos Pos Weaving At Anasazi Heritage Center: The development of Navajo weaving in Teec Nos Pos will be the subject of a lecture by Bart Wilsey at the Anasazi Heritage Center on Sunday, September 11, at 2:00 PM. Wilsey is curator at the Farmington, New Mexico Museum whose exhibition “Trees in a Circle: Navajo Weavings of Teec Nos Pos” is currently on display at the Anasazi Heritage Center though September 25. The exhibition features 31 large, intricately-designed weavings that are characteristic of the northeast Arizona region around Teec Nos Pos.
Assembling this collection of weavings has been the work of several generations of the Foutz family. Eva Foutz helped to found the Teec Nos Pos Trading Post in 1905. Kathleen Foutz currently owns and manages that trading post. Ed and Jed Foutz own the Shiprock Trading Post. Family members live throughout the Four Corners area, and many loaned weavings for inclusion in the exhibit. Wilsey worked with Kathleen and others to organize and develop the current exhibit, which includes 31 rugs dated from 1910 to the late 1990s. Wilsey will discuss the commercial and aesthetic forces that influenced the weavers, and shaped the evolution of this unique regional style during the last century.
The Anasazi Heritage Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is 3 miles west of Dolores, Colorado, and is open daily from 9 to 5. Museum exhibits and programs receive funding through the Federal Recreation Enhancement Act. For more information, call the Anasazi Heritage Center at (970) 882-5600.