Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Tours of Honeybee Village (Tucson) Begin Next Week: Next to an area where new neighborhoods are being built up, some very old neighborhoods are being dug up. Archeologists say the neighborhoods date back to 500 AD. “The work in the excavations here will recover information that hasn’t been recovered before,” said Loy Neff, Program Coordinator for Pima County’s Cultural Resource and Historic Preservation Office.
– New Mexico State Archaeology Fair Seeks Exhibitors:Archaeology and historic preservation professionals are being sought as exhibitors for the 13th New Mexico Archaeology Fair to be held Sept. 15 and 16 in Clayton, the state Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs announced today.
– Arizona Photographer Ray Manley Passes Away: Ray Manley, whose iconic photographs of Arizona’s land and people helped shape the worldwide image of the Grand Canyon State and lured untold numbers of travelers to it, died Saturday at his Tucson home. He was 84.
– Human Remains Found in Phoenix Light Rail Construction: Construction snakes up and down pretty much every street in downtown Tempe, making it practically impossible to drive – let alone find a parking spot – anywhere near Mill Avenue or the Arizona State University campus. This has gone on all summer, and will continue into the fall. Blame it on the recent decision to build a light-rail system that will connect one end of the Valley to the other. And blame a group of people who lived in Tempe, Mesa and Phoenix long before such a thing as public transportation.
http://tinyurl.com/gose3 – Phoenix New Times
– BLM Offers “Badlands Hike” (New Mexico): Dittert Archaeology Site and Armijo Canyon: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet at BLM Ranger Station N.M. 117, nine miles south of I-40 Exit 89. Not suitable for children or pets. Bring two quarts of water, lunch and rain gear; wear hat, sunblock and insect repellent. Free. Karen Davis, 287-7911, ext. 3, or 321-3843. – From the Albuquerque Tribune.
– World Archaeology – Ancient Cultural Adaptations to Climatic Change: Prehistoric humans roamed the world’s largest desert for some 5,000 years, archaeologists have revealed. The Eastern Sahara of Egypt, Sudan, Libya and Chad was home to nomadic people who followed rains that turned the desert into grassland.
Also See http://tinyurl.com/fkn8j – Live Science via Yahoo News
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– Employment Opportunity – Field Technician: EcoPlan Associates Cultural Resource Group also has immediate openings for fled technicians. We are seeking several temporary archaeological field technicians to participate in field survey, excavation, and monitoring projects throughout Arizona beginning in mid-August 2006. The successful applicant will have previous archaeological survey and excavation experience and a familiarity with current archaeological methods. Preference will be given to applicants with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in anthropology or archaeology who are currently based in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Wages for field technicians begin at $12 per hour. Projects outside the metropolitan area include per diem and lodging. If interested in this position, please send resume, cover letter, and list of references by mail, fax, or e-mail to: Daniel Garcia, EcoPlan Associates, Inc., 701 West Southern Avenue, Suite 203, Mesa, Arizona, 85210, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: 480 733 6661. No telephone calls, please.