– The Story of the Acoma Sky Center: They wanted to give Acomas a place to reconnect with ancient traditions, hear stories about the old days, learn the Keres language spoken by their grandparents, research Acoma’s history, and learn how to weave baskets and tapestries the way it used to be done.
http://tinyurl.com/sxbvo – Albuquerque Tribune
– Arizona Historic Preservation Conference Begins this Thursday:”Changing Places” has been chosen as the theme for the Fourth Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference scheduled forJune 15 to 17 at the Glendale Civic Center. Board President of the Arizona Preservation Foundation, Jim McPherson, said Glendale was chosen as the site for this year’s conference because of the excellent work Glendale has done in historic preservation, especially the downtown Catlin Court neighborhood.
– Preserving Sites in Southern Utah: Government-funded archaeologists are making a push to survey ancient sites across a remote stretch of southern Utah before looters can scoop up the last artifacts. One team is recovering treasures before they disappear from the ground along Comb Ridge, an 80-mile monocline that Native Americans worship as the very spine of the earth. Another is shoring up the crumbling walls of ancient dwellings at 10 sites in the same region, about 300 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
– Rock Art Site Near Grand Junction Found Vandalized: Spray-painting vandals damaged ancient Indian rock art at McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, and saving the images could be difficult, officials said.
– Update on Archaeologist Dr Ed Dittert: Judy Brunson-Hadley reports that she is sad to have to inform everyone that Dr. Dittert is very seriously ill. Ed is in the ICU at Desert Samaritan Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. He is unable to talk on the phone or receive visitors, but if you would like to send a get well card, Audrey said you could email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send the card to their home. She is at the hospital most of the time, so she won’t be able to return many phone calls.
– Lecture on the Hohokam at the San Tan Historical Museum:Prehistoric Hohokam occupation in the Queen Creek area is the topic of a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday at San Tan Historical Museum, at the southeastern corner of Queen Creek and Ellsworth roads. Banks L. Leonard, project director of Soil Systems Inc., will present the talk. Soil Systems is excavating prehistoric remains in the Power Ranch area including adobe compounds, pit houses, trash and burial mounds. There is no admission charge, but donations to the museum are appreciated. Information: Dave Salge at (480) 797-2075. (from the Arizona Republic)
– Scottsdale Apartment Complex up for Historic District Nomination: Scottsdale’s Historic Preservation Commission wants city staff to look into designating ’50s-era garden apartments as an entire historic district, rather than singling out individual properties. That was good news to some residents who say an entire district would showcase the apartments that are disappearing nationwide.
http://tinyurl.com/fejpl – Arizona Republic
– Archaeology Walking Tours Sponsored by the City of Tucson:he city of Tucson will host Downtown walking tours of the North Sixth Avenue and East Toole Avenue archaeological project with Tierra Right of Way Ltd. the next two Saturdays.
The events on June 17 and 24 will include a walking tour of the Archaeology Data Recovery Project at that intersection as well as artifact displays and discussion of the history of the area.