Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s newsletter is now available online. Stories include: Reconstruct Sand Canyon Vessels at Fall Lab; Goodman Point Pueblo Update; Unusual Dart Point from Albert Porter Pueblo; Varien to Speak at Denver Museum of Nature & Science; Fran Mainella Visits Goodman Point Pueblo.
– Students digging for artifacts at the Alamo: The project by University of Texas at San Antonio students is the first excavation at the former mission in more than 10 years. The students are digging in an area near the Long Barrack that is believed to be unexplored.
– Scientists study Arizona Hohokam era site: An archaeological site containing the remains of a Hohokam settlement dates back to a rarely explored Hohokam era, according to recent dating.
– Late-period Hohokam site explored: For three years, experts have quietly excavated the remains of dozens of Hohokams in Queen Creek in what could be one of the latest settlements of the mysterious desert dwellers ever identified.
– Bisbee tries to save its architectural character: Now that they have the blueprints on how to ensure Bisbee grows in what they believe is a responsible way, city staff and locals interested in historic preservation must get to work.
– University of New Mexico campus on Coronado State Monument? Rising land prices are threatening to sink plans for a University of New Mexico campus in Rio Rancho, and university officials are considering alternatives. Regents President Jamie Koch said UNM plans to look at sites in Bernalillo and Albuquerque for a new campus. He said one possibility is a UNM-owned 120-acre parcel that is the home of Coronado State Monument in Bernalillo.
– Lecture Series (Phoenix) Images of a Storied Land: The next lecture of the series “Saving the Past,” is this Thursday, July 27th at 7 PM, in the Mesa Southwest Museum theater (53 N. Macdonald St. – Mesa, Arizona). Dr. William H. Doelle, President & CEO of the Center for Desert Archaeology, will highlight the process of creating the Adriel Heisey exhibit and consider some of the major themes that run through the images in the exhibition. Dr. Doelle will also discuss the ways that community-based preservation archaeology can result in new insights into the past and a stronger more vibrant sense of place for modern-day residents of the Southwest, with a special focus on the Valley of the Sun. This and other upcoming lectures are listed on the Center’s Events page at:
– PECOS CONFERENCE UPDATE: Last Call for Dinner and Party Reservations
Final arrangements for this year’s Pecos Conference (August 10-13) at Navajo Lake, New Mexico are rapidly coming together. There are no more t-shirts available, but orders for coffee mugs and water bottles are still being accepted. Please order your dinner and party tickets by Friday, July 28 – your friendly conference planners must give Three Rivers Brewery an accurate head count shortly after that date. You may still register online at:
The official Pecos Conference website can be found at: