Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Hassayampa River Preserve awarded grant: The Nature Conservancy’s Hassayampa River Preserve has been awarded a $15,743 grant from the Arizona State Parks Historic Preservation Heritage Fund.
http://tinyurl.com/7mosw – Arizona Republic
– Breaking down stereotypes: A new photo exhibit opening Saturday at the U’s Museum of Natural History will examine the lives of a group of 20 Navajos over a 20-year period from early grade school to adulthood. Photographer Bruce Hucko lived on the Navajo reservation near Montezuma Creek, where he worked as a teacher and first photographed his students for 11 years.
http://tinyurl.com/9zowu – Daily Utah Chronicle
– Comets Hit Early Americans, Scientist Says: A supernova could be the “quick and dirty” explanation for what may have happened to an early North American culture, a nuclear scientist here said Thursday.
– Archeological Dig Northwest Of Tucson Uncovers 2,800 Year-Old Settlement: Archeologists are finding the people who lived here three thousand years ago have more in common with us than we might think. One thing that’s fairly obvious, they came here because water was plentiful.
– The Passion of Anthropology in the U.S., Circa 2004: By Marcus, George E For me, the distinctive event in the recent history of social and cultural anthropology in the United States has been, since the 1980s, a profound cutting of the discipline (or rather of this influential component of the four-field disciplinary organization of general anthropology) from its moorings that defined it through much of the twentieth century.
http://tinyurl.com/bwwu8 – Red Nova
– Theory in Anthropology Since the Enlightenment: By Reed-Danahay, Deborah Theory in Anthropology Since the Enlightenment Fredrik Barth, Andre Gingrich, Robert Parkin, and Sydel Silverman, One Discipline, Four Ways: British, German, French, and American Anthropology. University of Chicago Press, 2005.
http://tinyurl.com/c93qv – Red Nova
– Ancient footprints: LAS CRUCES – Their boots grind on gravel and boulders as the paleontologists make their way into the Robledo Mountains, stopping occasionally to whack hammers into the rock in their search for hints of an ancient Earth.
http://tinyurl.com/djt4g – Albuquerque Tribune
– Four Corners Monument improvements: Construction for upgrading Four Corners Monument partly hinges on a 90-day clause the Ute Mountain Ute and Navajo tribes want included in a memorandum of understanding for the project.
http://tinyurl.com/avbgd – Cortez Journal
– Prescott event will emphasize Native religious freedom: Navajo Nation leaders have scheduled a press conference for Wednesday in Prescott on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as it pertains to Native American spiritual sites.
– NAU resident elder shares knowledge: Living a long life is respected in many Native American communities. The Applied Indigenous Studies program is no different. At the AIS program at Northern Arizona University, long-life experience is cherished in the form of resident elders. Bob Lomadafkie, a Hopi, is one of two resident elders.
– The Spirit of Tombstone: Gunslingers, saloon gals and perhaps even a ghost or two roam the sandy streets of an Arizona town that’s too tough to die.
http://tinyurl.com/8vnxj – Los Angeles Times
– Mountains and mystique: Taos, N.M., a true art haven: Taos Mountain, or just “the mountain” as it is known to locals, looms over this desert community, a sacred sentinel since prehistoric times. The mountain is so sacred, insist residents, that even the Indians of the Taos Pueblo, on whose land it stands, refuse to broach its summit.
http://tinyurl.com/7ojyu – The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi)
– A Maze of history in Utah: The heat has arrived early. My water bottles have run low. Little piles of rock called cairns mark the way through hills of Cedar Mesa sandstone, leading me down a thin dirt trail and gray slickrock passages. I have dropped my pack to look for water, but I cannot find it.
http://tinyurl.com/865ge – The Arizona Republic
– Ancient artifacts to be returned to Mexico: EL PASO, Texas – U.S. customs officials plan to return to Mexico a pair of seized ancient stone artifacts during a repatriation ceremony Wednesday.
– Antique show raises dough: On Saturday, the Hibben Center lobby resembled an episode of PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow.” Local antique dealers sat behind tables and appraised items brought to them.
http://tinyurl.com/d8vys – University of New Mexico Daily Lobo
– Next AAIR Trip (From Craig A. Fuller, Email: On Sunday November 6 we will be hiking to: 8 OCT 61 T-33A s/n 52-9147 from Luke AFB with the 4510 CCTW crashed 15 miles west of Payson. Capt. Robert P. Wall and 1st Lt. Sidney Wright safely bailed out after the engine flamed out in bad weather. I have overflown the site and there appears to be a good amount of wreckage there. It is a five mile hike each way, but it is all trail except for the last 100 yards, and there is only a couple hundred feet of elevation change. The plan is to meet at the Burger King on the NW corner of Power and Superstition Springs Blvd (just south of HWY 60) at 8:30am. Please let me know if you are coming and e-mail if you have any questions. As usual, pack a lunch, plenty of water, and a flashlight just in case! We will probably stop in Payson for dinner. Cheers, Craig Fuller, AAIR Aviation Archaeological Investigation & Research