Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Agave & World Heritage: Mexico’s sprawling blue fields of agave – a cactus-like plant used to make tequila – have been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
http://tinyurl.com/jwonj – Kansas City Star
– Arizona Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation is Give to Lyle Stone: In recognition for his lifetime of pioneering contributions and for a distinguished record in promoting, preserving and studying Arizona’s irreplaceable historical and archaeological resources, Stone was honored by his peers at the 2006 Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Awards ceremony. He came home with another memento to add to his shelf, the Grand Award.
– Historic Preservation Studied in Bisbee: Roger Schluntz, dean of University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture, visited this town 23 years ago. On Thursday, he observed it hasn’t changed much. That brought applause from more than a few attendees during the first day of the Public Planning Charrette. A four-day event, the charrette is being held to address emerging challenges of regulating the city’s coming growth, while protecting its historic buildings.
– Old Pueblo Archaeology Tour Opportunities: Old Pueblo Archaeology Center Fundraising Van Tour from Tucson. Southeast Utah Ruins, Rock Art, and Rivers. Wednesday, September 27 – Sunday, October 1, 2006. Lodging at rustic Recapture Lodge in Bluff, UT. Visits to Museum of Northern Arizona, Cameron Trading Post, Monument Valley, Arches NP, Canyonlands and Natural Bridges NM’s, San Juan River goosenecks, Mokee Dugway, Sand Island and Newspaper Rock petroglyphs, Edge of Cedars Museum, Valley of the Gods, Hubbell Trading Post, and Besh-Ba-Gowah. $695 per person ($670 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center Members and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Members). Call 520-798-1201, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or see schedules at
– Old Pueblo Archaeology Center Fundraising Carpool Tour from Tucson. The Hohokam Culture: Romero Ruins and Baby Jesus Ridge Petroglyphs. Saturday, October 28, 2006, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A visit to the ruins site, then a 3 to 4-mile, round-trip hike on flat sandy jeep roads from Golder Ranch Road to possibly the richest Hohokam rock art site in Southern Arizona. Departs from and returns to 5100 W. Ina Road. $69 per person ($55.20 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center Members and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Members) plus $5 per person for drivers’ fuel cost. Call 520-798-1201, e-mail to email@example.com, or see schedules at