Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Call for Papers, 77th Meeting of the Texas Archaeological Society: Call for Papers for the 77th annual Meeting of the Texas Archeological Society (TAS). October 20-22, 2007 in San Angelo. Presentations by avocationals, students and professionals on any topic of archeological or historical interest is encouraged. Deadlines – Aug. 15 for sympoisa; Sept. 1 for individual papers and posters.
– Mesa Verde Centenial “Cliff Hanger:” It’s a mystery that has kept visitors coming for a century now. And Dan Puskar has no doubt it’ll be luring visitors for centuries more to come. “Why did they leave? That’s the question,” says the 27-year-old park ranger, gazing across the towering ruins of Oak Tree House, one of the hundreds of ancient dwellings built into the canyon cliffs. Puskar is talking about the Ancestral Puebloans, until recently called the Anasazi, who built the spectacular, multi-story complexes in the 1100s, only to abandon them a few decades later.
http://tinyurl.com/ehdtk – USA Today
– Oldest Living National Park Ranger’s Career Helped Preserve Aztec Ruins NM: Townsend worked as the first superintendent at Aztec Ruins National Monument in 1944. He moved to the San Juan County area after working as a park ranger at Yosemite National Park in California beginning in 1929. While on patrol, he was known for doing his rounds on a motorcycle, horseback or skis, depending on his mood and the weather.
– Pecos Conference Update: The complete schedule of field reports and presentations is now available.
The pre-registration period is over. If you want to attend the conference, you can still register Thursday evening at the reception at Salmon Ruins Museum (August 10, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.) or starting Friday morning at the conference site itself. Complete conference details, including maps, are available at
– Employment Opportunity, Project Director (Prescott): The Project Director will manage archaeological survey, testing, and data recovery projects throughout Arizona and other parts of the West, develop business as part of a PaleoWest team, prepare proposals, manage clients, please agencies and tribal representatives, direct research, and prepare reports. The salary negotiated will be based on the potential to develop projects, complete them on time and on budget, and pass payroll onto contracted projects. A performance-based bonus plan will also be part of the compensation package, and other benefits will be added following an introductory period of employment. Send letter of interest and resume to:
PaleoWest Solutions in Archaeology
126 N. Marina, Suite 206
Prescott, Arizona 86301