Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Chaffee County man charged over archaeological artifacts:A Chaffee County man has been charged with excavating for archaeological artifacts on federal land without a permit. Clayton Joel Miller, of Johnson Village, allegedly excavated for artifacts on U.S. Bureau of Land Management land at Turtle Rock near Buena Vista.
– Indians say Arizona ski resort desecrates mountains: A dozen Southwestern Indian tribes plan to ask a federal appeals court in San Francisco this week to block upgrades to a Flagstaff, Arizona ski resort.
http://tinyurl.com/f4ptu San Francisco Chronicle
– West Side welcomes Open Space center: Albuquerque’s new Open Space Visitor Center opened today on the West Side. The facility at 6500 Coors NW will serve as a tool for the community and educate people on Albuquerque’s open space as well as raise awareness about protecting the environment. There is also an exhibit of ancient Anasazi artifacts, and eventually there will be walking tours through the bosque.
– Tour displays Ancestral Pueblo ruins: The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park, located on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, offers visitors a unique opportunity to view the tribe’s ancestral homelands and the ancient cliff dwellings constructed by the Ancestral Pueblo people, the Anasazi, about 900 years ago.
– There is still time to register for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s next Traditional Potterymaking Workshop that will be offered by experienced southwestern potter and artisan John Guerin on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m. starting this Sunday, September 17, and ending Sunday October 29. In this workshop Mr. Guerin shows participants how to make traditional Indian pottery the way it has been made in the Southwest for over two thousand years. Dig your own clay, then hand-make your own pots, seed bowls, canteens, corrugated ware, ladles, and rattles using the coil- and-scrape method. The paddle-and-anvil method is also demonstrated. All equipment is provided. Children under 16 may take the pottery class if a parent enrolls with them. Maximum enrollment is 15 persons/class. Classes meet at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 W. Ina Road Bldg. 8 (in Tucson metro area just 0.3 mile west of Interstate 10). Fee is $69 for nonmembers and $55.20 for Old Pueblo members. Preregistration is required no later than this Wednesday, September 13. Call Old Pueblo at Tucson telephone no. 520-798-1201 to register.
– Desert Archaeology Inc. is seeking archaeological personnel for upcoming projects in the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas, and Payson, Arizona. The work will include cultural resources surveys, archaeological testing projects, and intensive data recovery efforts. Experienced field technicians are sought, but entry level archaeologists will be considered. Some supervisory positions will be available. Wages will be competitive and commensurate with experience. No lodging or per diem is anticipated to be associated with local Phoenix or Tucson work, but would apply to areas outside the major cities. If you are interested, please email a cover letter, resume, and references to Kathy Henderson at email@example.com or fax to 480-967-9211.
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