Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– 2006 Pecos Conference: The Center for Desert Archaeology and Salmon Ruins, in partnership with Farmington BLM, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Animas Ceramic Consulting, and San Juan College- CRMP, are pleased to announce the Pecos Conference 2006, at Navajo Lake, New Mexico, Aug. 10-13, 2006. Come join us at the Elks Campground, with a beautiful view of Navajo Lake, abundant camping, and everything required for a traditional Pecos Conference! Visit the Pecos website, courtesy of Brian Kenny and Yunjung Lee
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Northern Chaco Symposium Offered By Crow Canyon Archaeological Center: Between the ninth and twelfth centuries, Chaco Canyon became the center of a far-reaching political, economic, and symbolic network. Questions surrounding the “Chaco Phenomenon” are a focus of intense debate. Most archaeologists agree the Chaco influence is seen in the Mesa Verde region at Lowry Pueblo, Haynie Ruin, the Bluff Great House, Edge of the Cedars, Cottonwood Falls, and Yucca House. Join archaeology’s top researchers as we explore the Mesa Verde region and other sites including Aztec Ruins and Chimney Rock Pueblo to examine the Chaco influence. On-site and in the classroom, debate alongside some of the Southwest’s Chaco experts, including Drs. Bill Lipe, Gwinn Vivian, Steve Lekson, Jim Judge, and Tom Windes.
Tucson Suburb Plans to Make Hohokam Village Preserve part of New Town Center: Located at Rancho Vistoso Boulevard and Moore Road, the Vistoso Town Center will encompass 66 acres surrounding the archaeologically significant Honey Bee Village Preserve, a Hohokam Indian settlement occupied between 500 and 1200 A.D. Surrounding the 13-acre preserved core of the estimated 75-acre Hohokam settlement, the development plan approved unanimously by the council will consist of 145 lots on 52 acres and 14 acres of condominium buildings. There will also be an 85,000-square-foot mall featuring shops, restaurants, and office spaces.
Casas Grandes Ceramics on Display at Art Institute of Chicago: For the past half-century, excavators have unearthed intricate ceramics from the northwestern desert of Mexico and parts of the American Southwest, known as the ancient Casas Grandes area. Sixty of these vessels have made their way to Chicago for the first major exhibition of art produced by this cultural area, where they will be paired with 60 ceramics of other early southwestern designs.
http://tinyurl.com/edfku – Washington Post
Employment Opportunity: Archeologist position opening for the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument (BLM and NPS management), Arizona Strip. Vacancy Announcement for an Archeologist (GS 7/9) term position (13 months, with option to extend in 1 year increments not-to-exceed 4 years) will be open from April 17 to April 28, 2006. Primary responsibilities of the position are inventory, protection, and management of the Monument’s prehistoric, historic and traditional cultural values. Find the job announcement (Announcement # AZ DEU-2006-0022) and qualifications for the position at http://www.usajobs.gov