Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center For Desert Archaeology
– New Exhibit at Mesa Southwest Museum Focuses Upon Community Roots: “Searching for Mesa: Finding Ourselves in Our History,” a comprehensive history of the Mesa region covering more than 2,000 years, will open at the Mesa Southwest Museum on Saturday, May 6. “Searching for Mesa” is the first exhibition to be curated jointly by the Mesa Southwest Museum and Mesa Historical Museum, the community’s two preeminent museums of history. The exhibit will feature more than 200 historic photographs and hundreds of artifacts from the collections of both museums, as well as recorded oral histories from past Mesa residents and a variety of hands-on activities for children.
– Travelogue- Canyon De Chelly: What the canyon does have is more than 100 miles of riding trails through glorious red-rock canyons full of Anasazi ruins and petroglyphs, or rock carvings and inscriptions. In a wet year, the canyon’s streams create swimming holes perfect for a refreshing splash, and the desert is abloom with purple tamarisk bushes, yellow and orange prickly-pear cactus flowers and white datura, the blossoms Georgia O’Keeffe often painted.
– Crow Canyon Archaeological Center offers Tour of Four Corners Region: Spend 7 days exploring the Four Corners with our scholars! Be an archaeologist for a day in the field and in the lab. Explore stunning cliff dwellings, mesa-top sites, and rock art panels. Visit archaeological treasures: Mesa Verde National Park, Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park, Canyon of the Ancients, and Aztec and Hovenweep national monuments. Get the best of the Four Corners region and dig a little! Read more!