Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– 2006 Emerging Preservation Leaders Scholarship Program Announced: Students and community activists from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are invited to apply for the National Trust’s 2006 Emerging Preservation Leaders Scholarship Program, in conjunction with the National Preservation Conference in Pittsburgh. Applications are due June 1. In addition to receiving substantial financial assistance, Emerging Preservation Leaders attending the conference for the first time will be paired with a mentor and have the opportunity to attend facilitated events. Contact Brent Leggs at 617-523-0885 x34 for more information, or visit
– National Trust For Historic Preservation Releases 2006 “11 Most Endangered Places” Today: America’s priceless heritage is under attack from all sides-from the Gulf Coast to the nation’s capital to a site associated with America’s most tragic day.
– Phoenix Neighborhood Considers Historic District Designation: Since the neighborhood was built out in fits and starts, the homes are an eclectic mix of styles that represent eras from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Those styles include a number of adobe houses, which are rare, as well as Art Moderne and the ranch house, the emblem of Phoenix postwar construction.
http://tinyurl.com/oqyof – Arizona Republic
– Constructing a Warning to Last Through the Ages: Carlsbad, N.M. — Roger Nelson has a simple and unequivocal message for the people of the year 12006: Don’t dig here. As chief scientist of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Nelson oversees a cavernous salt mine that is the first geological lockbox for the “fiendishly toxic” detritus of nuclear weapons production: chemical sludge, lab gear and filters laced with tons of radioactive plutonium. “No culture has ever tried, self-consciously and scientifically, to design a symbol that would last 10,000 years and still be intelligible,” said David Givens, an anthropologist who helped plan the nuclear site warnings. “And even if we succeed, would the message be believed?”
http://tinyurl.com/oxw8q – Chicago Tribune
– Tour Opportunity: Old Pueblo Archaeology Center fundraising tour from Tucson. Docent-guided tour of the historic Swift Trail and the three telescopes of Mt. Graham International Observatory. Carpool to Safford and van from there. Saturday, July 1, 2006. $89 for non-members. $71.20 for members. 520-798-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Employment Opportunity: Regional heritage program manager GS-193-12/13
Southwestern Region (R3) — Regional Office, Albuquerque, NM. Position: The Regional Office will soon be advertising a GS-193 position in the Recreation, Heritage and Wilderness Resources Staff. Response to this outreach will help determine the grade level(s) for advertisement of the position. The incumbent of the position will serve as the Regional Heritage Program Manager for the Region. The position serves as the lead for all heritage program activities, including prehistoric and historic resources, for the Southwestern Region. The incumbent is responsible for providing a high level of Regional leadership, expert staff advice, analyses and recommendations relating to policies, standards and procedures for a comprehensive heritage program including National Historic Preservation Act activities and agreements, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act implementation, ruins stabilization, heritage database program management, structural assessments in support of facility master planning, interpretation, and volunteer and education programs such as Passport in Time. The Region’s heritage program includes over 65,000 archeological and historic sites in four states and involves consultation with 50 Indian tribes. If you would like more information about the position and/or if you are thinking of applying for the position, please contact Judy Levin by may 17, 2006: Judy Levin Director of Recreation, Heritage and Wilderness Resources, Southwestern Region (505) 842-3442 email@example.com