Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Looters still ravaging ancient Arizona: ST. JOHNS – An Arizona State Land Department investigator and an Arizona State University archaeologist looked intently out the windows of the small aircraft as it circled a desert wash above ancient gravesites. Soon, the two men saw the telltale signs: makeshift roads, heavy equipment, a series of linear cuts.
http://tinyurl.com/gycqz (Arizona Republic)
– Freeway archaeology: Steve Kalasz looked at a pile of rocks near a shrub and saw history. He said that the archaeological site being excavated was likely a regular camp for American Indians who hunted bison and gathered seeds – a highly mobile group. Colorado Department of Transportation officials stumbled on the site in 2002 when the city of Lone Tree wanted to expand an interchange at the Lincoln Avenue exit in anticipation of new home developments.
http://tinyurl.com/k9bkd (Rocky Mountain News)
– A look at New Mexico’s 16 national park sites
– Day camps teach kids about life of Hohokam: The Pueblo Grande Museum is hosting an educational summer day-camp series, the Hohokam Experience, this month. Each week, starting Monday, the museum will offer a different four-day camp on pre-historic Hohokam life. The camps are for children 7 to 11 years old.
http://tinyurl.com/gge9z (Arizona Republic)
– Hopi ruins to open briefly for tours: Get a rare look Saturday at areas usually closed to the public at Homolo’vi Ruins, ancient Hopi pueblos at the gateway to Hopi Lands. Homolo’vi Ruins was a stop for the ancestral Hopi along their migration route.
– Saving a church landmark: A corner falling off the adobe Marist College building next to St. Augustine Cathedral last summer could spur a revitalization project for the vacant 1916 structure.
– The Spring/Summer 2006 issue of Pottery Southwest is now available at:
– Pueblo of Zuni, Zuni Heritage and Historic Preservation Office
Position: Cultural Resource Specialist
Qualifications: A Masters Degree in Archaeology or Anthropology is required; a PhD is preferred. A minimum of one year demonstrated experience in cultural resource management. Knowledge computers and multiple software packages including GIS software is required. Knowledge of statistical and qualitative analysis and software is required. Experience in archaeological and/or ethnographic report writing is required. Knowledge of cultural resource management laws and regulations, including the Section 106 process. Excellent oral and written communication and record keeping skills are essential. Ability to work within set timetables, schedules, and budgetary constraints. Experience with archaeological survey and recording techniques is desirable. Knowledge of the ethnohistory of Southwest cultures is preferred. Ability to work effectively with a multicultural staff is required. Interest in Native American cultural preservation is a prerequisite for this position. Submit Applications to:
Attn: Shirley Bellson
Zuni Cultural Resource Enterprise
P.O. Box 1149
Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: (505) 782-4814
Fax: (505) 782-2393
– Assistant Director, Park Cultural Resources Programs (Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service – Washington, DC)