Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Arizona State University Offers Students Unique Tours: Students from Arizona State University’s Cultural Immersion Tour visited the Navajo government Wednesday, and all agreed the trip was fascinating and eye-opening. This is the third straight year that the ASU students have visited Navajo, said librarian Ed McKennon. Students must be recommended by a staff or faculty member, and submit a 300-word essay introducing themselves and outlining educational objectives and learning outcomes from participating in the program. The group size is limited to 10 students for more manageable interaction, said Beverly Honanie. “Each year we learn something new,” said Honanie, who is senior coordinator for ASU’s Multicultural Student Services Department. Honanie is Hopi, and the students will visit with her people next. They have already visited the Zunis, she said.
– The Law in Western History, The Arizona Territorial Justice Forum: History is more than a timeline of events. It is nourishment for the present and future. And if you sat in the old courtroom in Tombstone, upstairs in the historic courthouse on Friday night, you would have tasted the strong flavor of how ranching in Arizona shaped our cultural and natural landscape, economic development, notion of who owns what, and where that leaves us today.
– Sheraton Resort Marketing Heritage Tourism Opportunities: Tim Terry Jr. dragged a white-painted finger from the corner of his eye to his cheek, hair feathers twirling in the breeze, as he told the ancient Pima story of creation. This is Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa’s latest attempt at giving guests a cultural experience. All winter, members of the Pima and Maricopa tribes, known collectively as the Gila River Indian Community, have been sharing stories with tourists who pass through the $359-a-night hotel.
http://tinyurl.com/j2c4j – Arizona Republic
– Lecture on 17th Century metallurgy at Paa-Ko, Bernalillo County, New Mexico will be offered at tonight’s meeting of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society. At 7:30 PM in the Duvall Auditorium at the University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell.