Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Residents, groups honored with preservation awards: Residents and groups throughout the state are being honored with this year’s Nevada Historic Preservation Awards.
http://tinyurl.com/l5b32 (Reno Gazette-Journal)
– Ghosts of the past linger at a New Mexico pueblo:(Travelogue) – Pecos Pueblo
http://tinyurl.com/fbs6e (Boston Globe)
– 58-acre park is nearing completion: Construction on a 58-acre park in Marana, on the drawing board for several years, is finally expected to begin in January after town officials cleared what they hope was the last major hurdle holding up the project.
– Trailing the Anasazi: Exploring the extensive ruins of Mesa Verde National Park as a child gave David Roberts an early appreciation for the ancient people who lived in the southwest desert and canyon lands of North America. The inspiration eventually led to two books focusing on the Anasazi, including the recently released Sandstone Spine: Seeking the Anasazi on the First Traverse of the Comb Ridge.
– Mesa Verde weathered wildfires of past decade: Though wildfires burned more than half of Mesa Verde National Park in the past decade, most of its famed cliff dwellings escaped serious damage, according to the latest results from the first comprehensive survey of those sites.
http://tinyurl.com/h7sac (Rocky Mountain News)
– Work to close WNMU Museum: Western New Mexico University soon will provide the WNMU Museum with a long-awaited overhaul of the building’s electrical and lighting system.
http://tinyurl.com/h6y4e (Silver City Sun-News)
– Lecture and Workshop at Pueblo Grande Museum, sponsored by the Arizona Archaeological Society, Phoenix Chapter. The Science of Searching for Buried Archaeological Deposits: Archaeogeophysical and Archaeogeochemical Workshop In Honor of Charles A. Hoffmann.
May 11, 7:30pm, Pueblo Grande Museum Community Room
Arizona Archaeological Society Lecture (open to the public)
The Use of Archaeogeophysical, Archaeogeochemical and Airbourne Remote Sensing Technologies to Non-Destructively Image and Map Prehistoric and Historic Resources in the Phoenix Basin, by Richard Lundin, Carothers Environmental
May 13-14 (Saturday and Sunday)
Workshop At Pueblo Grande (Open to Professionals, AAS Members, and the Public). Participation in the hands-on demonstration limited to Professionals and Certified AAS Members who RSVP.
Please RSVP to: Sylvia Lesko, AAS, at: email@example.com or mail the RSVP to AAS, Phoenix Chapter, P.O. Box 61164, Phoenix, AZ 85082-1164; Contact Todd Bostwick (602-495-0901) if you have questions.
– REVISED (from Southwest Archaeology Today for May 3, 2006)
The Arizona State Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking a graduate student in archaeology, anthropology or a closely related field to participate in a cultural resources graduate scholarship program for students enrolled in master or Ph.D. and/or a combined graduate degree program. Generally, a maximum of two (2) years of funding will be provided for a master degree and four (4) years of funding will be provided for a Ph.D. degree. Participants who meet all of the requirements of the program may be non-competitively converted to term, career, or career-conditional appointments. Recipients of the scholarships will enter into an agreement with NRCS and receive full- tuition scholarships. Prior to graduation, recipients intern at NRCS for a minimum of 640 hours. The 640 hours of internship is a program requirement under the SCEP and cannot be waived. The internships are paid in addition to the scholarship funds. The internship will be served at the NRCS Arizona State Office in Phoenix, Arizona. Applications must be received in Phoenix by 31 May 2006. For more information, contact: Sam R. Hankins, Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 230 N. First Avenue, Suite 509, Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1733, 602) 280-8801, FAX (602) 280-8805, Sam.firstname.lastname@example.org
Students of Asian American and Pacific Islander ancestry are encouraged to apply.
– AAHS Glyphs