Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
-City leaders hope public digs Waco’s mammoth grounds: Stuck in the mud no longer, a move to transform the secluded Waco Mammoth Site into a tourist attraction got a boost Wednesday when the city of Waco and Baylor University each pledged $100,000.
http://tinyurl.com/psxfx (Waco Tribune-Herald)
-Southern Arizona area museums calculate impact, consider costs: A lot more visitors and a positive economic impact on Tucson, but less than the proposed Flandrau Science Center, is the forecast of a report on the benefits of a new and larger Arizona State Museum and Arizona Historical Museum, published by the City of Tucson.
-Panel’s bill a $1B Rio Nuevo boost: A bid to extend Tucson’s Rio Nuevo district cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, with a Senate committee approving a bill that would bring in $1 billion to redevelop Downtown.
-Los Angeles subway project unearths 108 skeletons: Bones found at a subway construction site turned out to be the remains of Chinese railroad workers from the 1800s. Workers made the discovery outside a Los Angeles cemetery. They found skeletal remains of 108 people, some of the 10,000 Chinese who came to America to help build the railroads.
-Oregon man cleared of petroglyph theft says ‘my life was trashed’: One of two men whose federal conviction for stealing American Indian artwork was overturned says the pair simply wanted to protect the ancient petroglyphs from encroaching development.
-Preservation architect to talk at University of Arizona: Preservation architect Steve Farneth will present “A Different Idea of Time: A Preservationist’s View” at 4:30 p.m. March 31 in Room 202 of the University of Arizona’s Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering Building.
-Mesa Verde: 100th anniversary of first park to protect man-made wonders: Colorado’s Mesa Verde was the very first national park created to preserve man-made wonders ancient cliff dwellings, made from sandstone, perched on ledges at elevations of 7,000 feet. The park’s centennial is being observed this year with festivals, lectures and access to sites that have been closed to the public for decades.
http://tinyurl.com/q9jth (USA Today)
-New Mexico governor vetoes funds for Indian art authenticity: A bid to stop counterfeit merchandise from infiltrating the American Indian arts and crafts market in New Mexico has hit a roadblock, but one lawmaker is continuing to push for a certification stamp she hopes will protect Indian artists.
-New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance Conference in Gallup, New Mexico, May 2006
http://www.nmheritage.org/files/Nmhpa_06_webb.pdf (PDF file)
-AAHS GLYPHS newsletter on line
http://www.swanet.org/zarchives/aahs/aahs2006/glffeb06.pdf (PDF file)
http://www.swanet.org/zarchives/aahs/aahs2006/glfjan06.pdf (PDF file)