Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– New Online Exhibit on Sherwood Ranch Pueblo, A.K.A. the Raven Site on the Center for Desert Archaeology Website: “The Story of Sherwood Ranch Pueblo or Whatever Happened to Raven Ruin” explores both the Pueblo III-Pueblo IV occupation of this ancient village site, as well as what happens when private archaeological ventures close before publishing excavation results.
– New Video on the Archaeology Channel: Historical archaeology, often an academic exercise, comes alive as the story of real people when combined with oral history. Such stories can be compelling, as we see in A Forgotten Place: The History of an Abandoned Farming Community, the latest video feature on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel. In this production, an abandoned wooden house deep in the woods leads an archaeologist/film-maker on a journey into the history of a family. Created as part of an archaeological project, this literally haunting story dramatizes a personal exploration of the history and folklore of an abandoned farming community in the Piedmont of North Carolina.
– ATV Damage Prompts Security Measures Near Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument: One of the most historic places in the Estancia Valley soon might be surrounded by a security gate and lock boxes.That’s because the Quarai ruins at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument have been damaged by all-terrain vehicles.
– Historic Preservation (San Antonio):San Antonio may be on the cusp of a national trend — a downtown housing boom reusing historic buildings. For several years now creation of housing units in our center city has lagged behind other major cities now enjoying the benefits of having a strong residential downtown.
– Museum Book Sale, October 1-2 (Santa Fe): A book sale to benefit the Library of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture & the Laboratory of Anthropology will be held from 10am to 4 pm, at 708 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe. A four dollar admission fee will be changed on Satuday only (but will be reimbursed with a $40 purchase).