Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Religious freedom defended in court: Attorneys for Navajo, Hopi and Hualapai argued for protection of the San Francisco Peaks and a halt to plans to produce snow from recycled sewage water at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort near Flagstaff, Ariz., on Sept. 14 in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
– Preservationists disagree over historic rules: Your tract home, with its red-tiled roof and stucco exterior, could some day be part of a historic district. Don’t laugh: 1950s ranch-style houses, now at the half-century mark (the eligibility age for historic status) were the stucco houses of their day. Back in the day, who would have thought anyone would someday consider these mass-produced structures historic?
– Historic Latino sites targeted: Lisa Urias remembers going to her grandfather’s house as a child and finding congressmen, governors and local activists. She would often see Sen. Barry Goldwater, former Gov. Bruce Babbitt and real estate entrepreneur George Luhrs. Other regulars included former state lawmaker Alfredo Gutierrez. The house that once belonged to Lisa’s grandfather, 97-year-old Adam Diaz, could soon join the National Register of Historic Places as a result of a recent Phoenix study.
– Arizona: Land of many colors: Southern Arizona’s ancestral inhabitants were as diverse as the vivid colors of the Sonoran Desert in bloom after summer rains.
– Be an archaeologist: An excerpt from “Downtown Under Ground: Archaeological Clues to Tucson’s Past,” a teachers guide to the Rio Nuevo Project by Kyle Lyn McKoy of the Arizona Historical Society.
– New Yuma Proving Ground archaeologist looks to preserve area’s history: Most of the digging Yuma Proving Ground’s newly hired archaeologist Karla James has done so far is in her office – she’s been going through the post’s old project site files to make sure all the information is current.
– Saving the Southwest: National Public Lands Day – volunteer opportunities.
– Making room for the past: Ground is broken for Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building.
– Arizona State Museum to expand? The Arizona Board of Regents will vote this week on a proposal to expand the Arizona State Museum downtown within the Rio Nuevo project.
http://tinyurl.com/p9nge (Arizona Daily Wildcat)
– BLM relies on volunteers to record ancient rock art: At the bottom of the ridge, Inga Nagel stared at centuries-old circles and lines etched into a basalt boulder as she carefully sketched them onto a pad of graph paper. About 40 feet above her, Ken Mears used a laptop computer to operate a laser scanning device to build a three-dimensional image of the rock art site in the Devil’s Kitchen, a few miles west of Fillmore.
– Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s newest eNews:
– PaleoWest Solutions in Archaeology is searching for a full-time Field Director. A successful candidate will be versatile and creative, with excellent writing skills, financial aptitude, a solid resume of project oversight, fit and capable in the field, and a commitment to adhering to budgets and schedules. A Masters degree or better is preferred, but a candidate with a Bachelors coupled with particularly outstanding nonacademic credentials would be considered. The Field Director will be based in Prescott, Arizona, but will direct archaeological survey, testing, and data recovery projects throughout Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and possibly other parts of the West. She or he will also be responsible for independently preparing outstanding technical reports. Send letter of interest and resume to: Tom Motsinger, PaleoWest Solutions in Archaeology, 126 N. Marina, Suite 206, Prescott, Arizona 86301, firstname.lastname@example.org, 928-776-7253