Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Legislators rally to protect relics: Troubled by vandalism and looting of archaeological sites on Western public land, some members of Congress are banding together to seek more resources to protect them.
– What’s in a Name? Perhaps they once looked proud in their uniforms and glistening armor, but by the time they reached the Santa Cruz Valley the soldiers of the mighty Spanish army looked like hell.
– Public Lecture (Tucson): Archaeologist Douglas B. Craig: “Casa Grande Ruins: The Early Years” – Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 W. Ina Road, Building 8. Grewe archaeological site was the original site of the Hohokam community that between A.D. 550 and 1450 grew and shifted west into what is now known as the Casa Grande Ruins. 7:30-9 p.m. July 20. Free. 798-1201. No advance reservations required. Contact Old Pueblo at 520-798-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2006 PECOS CONFERENCE UPDATE
100 Years of Archaeology and Preservation in the Southwest – August 10-13, 2006 – Navajo Lake, New Mexico
There’s still time to register and to order your Pecos Conference souvenirs – t-shirts, coffee mugs, and water bottles! A limited number will be available at the Conference itself, but don’t wait – if you know you want something, please place your orders by next Friday, July 21.
One further reason to register by next Friday – your 2006 Pecos Conference Committee has a special surprise item planned for all registrants! If you register by next Friday, you are guaranteed to receive one. If not, you take your chances – we may run out!
Paul Reed says there’s still some room for field reports as well, so come to the conference and let everyone know what you’ve been up to (archaeologically-speaking, that is).
Complete conference information is available at
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