Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– The GFR Center for Tapestry Studies is pleased to announce the inauguration of NAVAJO WEAVING AT ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM: 19TH CENTURY BLANKETS; 20TH CENTURY RUGS; 21ST CENTURY VIEWS, an online version of a public exhibition that was installed from October 2004 through May 2005 in the Arizona State Museum’s galleries in Tucson. The exhibition now exists only in a virtual form on this website:
– Last Week for Hohokam Site Tours – Come see the results of Desert Archaeology, Inc.’s archaeological investigations on 34 acres of the Honey Bee site in Oro Valley, Arizona. Final dates: Friday, Sept. 1, Wednesday, Sept. 6, and Friday, Sept. 8. Tours start at 7:30 a.m. No reservations are necessary. For directions and more information, visit:
– 2007 Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month Planning: On August 24, 2006, 21 people from different organizations around Arizona met at the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to kick off planning for the upcoming celebration of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month (AAHAM) slated for March 2007. The planning group came up with “Reconnect with the Past” as the theme to help guide planning for the month and for the Arizona Archaeology Expo (Expo). The Expo will be hosted by Yuma Crossing State Historic Park in Yuma and will be on March 16-17, 2007 (Friday and Saturday). Friday will feature a Kid’s Education Day for local elementary school classes, and Girl and Boy Scouts will be involved in special programming on Saturday. Both days will be open to the public and will be free. SHPO will be looking for Expo participants and hopes to see you all there! We need your help! For more information, please contact Ann Howard, Public Archaeology Programs Manager, SHPO, 602/542-7138, firstname.lastname@example.org
– The first planning meeting for the 2007 Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month will be held Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 12:30 p.m., Yuma Crossing State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona. Please come and share your ideas as the AZ SHPO initiates planning for the 2007 Arizona Archaeology Expo that will be held on March 16-17, 2007 at Yuma Crossing State Historic Park in Yuma, Arizona. Come and see the Park and exchange ideas with the various partners; discuss programming, publicity, lay-out and organization, sponsors, funding, off-site activities, etc. For more information, please contact: Ann Howard, Public Archaeology Programs Manager, SHPO, 602/542-7138, email@example.com
– Key Rio Nuevo Project Finally Taking Shape: After years of delays, Rio Nuevo’s centerpiece project is finally starting to take shape. “Tucson Origins” would include a cultural plaza, museums, and a re-creation of the original early 1800’s San Agustin Mission.
– Cornerstones to preserve Santa Fe’s oldest church, house: A preservation group that has worked on dozens of historic buildings in the Southwest will take over work on the oldest church and house in Santa Fe.
– Position Announcement – NM 128 Archaeological Project: The Office of Archaeological Studies, Museum of New Mexico, will be conducting excavations of eight sites along NM Highway 128 east of Loving, New Mexico. The excavations will probably begin no earlier than late September 2006 and will continue into the spring. We will be fielding at least four crews, and we will be hiring at all levels (crew member, assistant crew chief, and project/field director). The three separate position levels are advertised on the New Mexico State Personnel Office (NMSPO) web site as Basic, Operational, and Advanced levels within the Anthropologist-Archaeologist category. Interested parties will find the formal announcements among the list of state positions posted at http://www.state.nm.us/spo/. NMSPO rules specify that educational and experience requirements listed in on-line job postings must describe fully qualified candidates rather than entry level qualifications for the job classes. Minimum qualifications for the three positions are approximately 1/4 of listed qualifications for the Basic category and 1/2 of the listed qualifications for the Operational and Advanced categories. Applications must be submitted electronically through the NMSPO web site, but copies of resumes must also be submitted electronically or on paper to Eric Blinman, Office of Archaeological Studies, PO Box 2087, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Online applications for the Basic and Operational positions are due September 11, 2006, and applications for the Advanced positions are due September 13, 2006.