Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Exhibition Opening – From Above: Images of a Storied Land – the aerial archaeology photographs of Adriel Heisey. Opens at Mesa Southwest Museum on Saturday, May 13, 2006. Meet Adriel Heisey and see his special airplane from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. outside the Museum. At 2 p.m., Adriel will give a special talk and multi-media presentation in the Museum theater. And, on Sunday, May 14, be a part of history! At 1:15 p.m., Adriel will fly over and photograph the Mesa Southwest Museum from above. Come join the crowd outside the Museum and be in the photo!
– New Study Finds Ancient Climate Change Responsible for Megafauna Extinctions: Failure to adapt to a drastically changing climate, and not overkill by humans or disease, most likely lead to the extinction of mammoths, wild horses, and other large mammals after the last Ice Age, a new study suggests.
http://tinyurl.com/gey8j – Washington Post
– Opening of Marana Heritage Center Postponed: The town of Marana is still behind on its plans to create a Heritage Center that will commemorate the cotton farming, mining and Indian history of the area. The town was set to have a dedication ceremony on April 20 for its Heritage House and the horse stalls that stand on the property along the Santa Cruz River, southeast of the Gladden Farms development. Now that date has been postponed indefinitely as the town continues to work on its Heritage Center. Mayor Ed Honea said a ceremony could take place within the next few months, though he couldn’t pin down a date.
– City Beneath a City in Santa Fe: Archaeologists working in Santa Fe believe they have made a world-class discovery although the public may never get the chance to see it. There’s no doubt the civic center construction project next to Santa Fe City Hall has tourists and locals talking. But it’s not the noisy construction that interests them it’s the delicate work of the archaeological dig and the mystery of what’s being found. “This is actually a world class site because this is a city underneath a city,” project director and chief archaeologist Steven Lentz said. “So in the oldest capitol in North America, which is Santa Fe, we have another older capital underneath.”
http://tinyurl.com/ft8gm – KRQE News
– Employment Opportunity: Pecos National Historical Park is recruiting for an Archeology Technician, GS-5 for the summer. The person will be conducting condition assessments, documenting work of our preservation crew as they repair our Spanish Mission buildings, Pecos Pueblo, and the Santa Fe Trail complex of Pigeon’s Ranch, and processing information/samples into our collection. Please help broadcast this announcement. If anyone has questions about the position, please call me at 505/757-6414 ext 3, or Tim Burchett (same #, ext 262). The announcement number is: IMSF-06-20. The Vacancy Announcement opened 8 and closes May 17, 2006.
– Old Pueblo Archaeology Tour Cancellations: This past April Old Pueblo Archaeology Center distributed a news release indicating that Old Pueblo would be offering the following fundraising tours: Saturday, October 14-Sunday, October 15, 2006, “Tubac, Patagonia, and Sonoita History Overnighter” tour, and Saturday April 14, 2007, “Florence & Coolidge, Arizona: Archaeology, History, and a Magnificent Monastery” tour. Both of these tours have been cancelled until further notice. In addition, the July 1 Mount Graham tour has also been cancelled. I offer my apology for any inconveniences, Allen Dart.
– Unique Call for Papers from Brian Kenny: CRM firms (businesses) and researchers may benefit by considering this opportunity (call for papers) to write about business as an agent of social, environmental, and economic benefit. The Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (B