Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– National Parks Celebrated: Millions of Americans enjoy the benefits of a little known bill celebrating its 100th anniversary on June 8, 2006. The Antiquities Act of 1906 led to the preservation of many of the country’s most cherished places.
– The Antiquities Act: 100 Years of Saving the Four Corner’s Heritage: Signed by Teddy Roosevelt 100 years ago this year, the Antiquities Act made possible an organized effort to preserve America’s important cultural and natural resources.
– Digging smart: Lowry Pueblo helped by the Antiquities Act.
http://tinyurl.com/hzbns (Durango Herald)
– Peabody Energy pays Navajo Nation for coal: Peabody Energy Corporation has paid the Navajo Nation 11.5 million dollars for mining 200 million tons of coal from Navajo and Hopi land. The payment represents about half the 22 million-dollar total owed to the Navajo and Hopi nations.
– 73rd Annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture July 1 and 2: The Museum of Northern Arizona’s historic buildings and grounds once again come alive with the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Hopi people-evoking the very spirit of this Colorado Plateau culture. Hopis of all ages gather at “the oldest Hopi art show in the world” to bring their art to market. 73rd Annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture in Flagstaff on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, 2006.
– Downtown dig reveals Tucson of 1880-1915: Tucson’s past is being unearthed downtown as a prelude to the city’s future.
– Travelogue – Rock Art Near Ivins, Utah: We finished our schedule of hikes a day early in Zion National Park May 9 and decided to go exploring. That plan lead Thomas and me to one of the most extensive finds of Southwest petroglyphs we’ve ever seen with the help of a friend we didn’t know we had.
– Spirit Cave Man debate continues, sparked by student’s interest: The remains of the 10,600-year-old Nevadan, called Sprit Cave Man, were found in a rock shelter near Fallon, Nev., in 1940. Northern Nevada Indian tribes want to rebury the remains in a secret location, so that the man’s soul may continue its journey into the next world. But some scientists want to study him further because they say he may hold keys to understanding how, and when, human beings came to the New World tens of thousands of years ago.
http://tinyurl.com/zlral (Casper Star-Tribune)
– The fate of the Southwest Museum and Casa de Adobe will be shaped by your input! At the request of the Mayor’s Office, the Human Relations Commission will host the following “Informational Gathering Public Meetings”: Thurs. June 8th at Eagle Rock Community Ctr., 6:30-8:30 p.m. (2225 Colorado Blvd, LA); Wed. June 14th at Marvin Braude Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (6262 Van Nuys Blvd.); Thurs. June 22nd at Plaza de la Raza, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (3540 N Mission Rd., 90031); Sat. June 24th at African-American Museum, time TBD – check our website for updated information; Thurs. June 29th at Ramona Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (4580 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042). The Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition want this museum resource to continue and flourish in its original location. More info at:
email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 323-222-8327
– The web site for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center (Tucson) has been totally revamped and now includes up-to-date listings of Old Pueblo’s upcoming activities. Please visit and bookmark http://www.oldpueblo.org to check on Old Pueblo’s programs.