– University of Arizona Heritage Conservation Student Conducting Research on Sityatki Polychrome: It’s a treasure of the Hopi Nation and a centuries-old mystery. A University of Arizona doctoral student is using polarized-light microscopes and other 21st-century technology to determine which primitive method was used to create the unique yellow-ware pottery between 1350 and 1630. The pottery is recognized for its fine, pale ivory paste, said Caitlin O’Grady, 29, during an interview in her lab at the UA materials science and engineering department.
– Dr Goodfellow, Surgeon of the Wild West: Throughout a medical career that spanned more than three decades, Dr. George Emery Goodfellow – an 1877 graduate of Wooster’s medical school – achieved legendary status for his care of outlaws and lawmen in Tombstone, Arizona. He is the first physician known to operate successfully on abdominal gunshot wounds and was praised as the first to perform a successful “perineal prostatectomy” in 1891.
– Road to Hovenweep to be Paved: Visitors to Hovenweep National Monument can soon expect a smoother time getting there. The Montezuma County Road Department will chip-seal a 25-mile stretch of County Road 10, known as the Hovenweep Road, from U.S. Highway 491 to the Colorado-Utah state line this spring.
http://tinyurl.com/s8o7t – Cortez Journal
– Arizona State Museum Southwest Indian Art Fair Begins Saturday: More than 200 Native American artists will exhibit their crafts at the annual Southwest Indian Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday at the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona campus near North Park Avenue and East University Boulevard. Using skills that have evolved during many centuries, the artists will offer items for sale, and some will give demonstrations.
– Volunteer Opportunities This Weekend at the Arizona State Museum Fair: ASM staff is massively busy getting ready for SWIAF this weekend. We still have a need for volunteers. If anyone with AAHS is interested in having some fun while helping out, please email Baudelina de Ramirez (Volunteer Coordinator & Research Division Admin Secretary): firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is some detailed information on what we’re looking for. Sherri Raskin, SWIAF Coordinator, shared the following message with all ASM staff this afternoon: If you can give an hour or two of your time to volunteer, we are still looking for a few people to fill key positions. On Saturday, we need help with: AM/PM unloading and loading (easy job, just helping the artists push the carts to their space or vehicle – a great job for students too!) * Cash Counter Supervisor 1-5:30pm (an inside, sitting down job. The machine does most of the counting, you just have to load it, and occasionally make some change. It’s a good time to read a book, or catch up on paperwork – and we promise we’ll let you out for breaks!) * Cash Counter Helper 1-5:30pm * Exit Gate Watcher 3:30pm-5pm (outside, sit down & relax while helping out).