Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Memorial for Edward Dittert to be Held at Pueblo Grande Museum, Oct 26, at 7:00 pm.
http://www.cdarc.org/sat/dittert_memorial.doc – ms word format.
– Finding the Past near Cave Creek: The scenic landscape of Cave Creek extends beyond its lush streamside preserves and wildlife corridors. Hidden throughout the area’s 12 preserves, ancient petroglyphs, million-year-old rock formations and historic cemeteries lend a glimpse into the town’s history.
http://tinyurl.com/hznky – East Valley Tribune
– Unique Hopi-Ute Panel Discussion to be Held at Anasazi Heritage Center: On Sunday, October 8 the Anasazi Heritage Center will host a panel discussion between two Native American groups with deep roots in the Four Corners― the Hopis of northeastern Arizona and the Utes of southwestern Colorado. Entitled “The Ute/Hopi Connection: Early Numic History in Colorado,” the discussion will begin at 2:00 PM in the museum theater. It is part of the Mesa Verde Centennial lecture series. Admission to this event is free.
– Archaeological Research by Young Scientist (13) Leads to Nomination for “Young
Scientist of the Year” Award: His project, called “Can Modern Potters Make their Pottery Like Prehistoric Potters Did?”, earned him top honors at the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair and a nomination from the group to participate in a science competition sponsored by the Discovery Channel. In October, Theo will compete as one of 40 out of 400 nominated students around the country for the honor of the Discovery Channel’s “Top Young Scientist of the Year” award.
– Arizona State Museum Given Go-Ahead to Research Potential Partial Relocation: UA intends to spend $62.1 million to relocate portions of the Arizona State Museum downtown as part of the Rio Nuevo project. University officials say Rio Nuevo tax increment financing, donations and other funds would cover the project’s cost.
Reconstruction of El Presidio De Tucson Continues: The restoration project is called “El Presidio de Tucson” and it’s located at Church Avenue and Washington Street in Downtown. “Literally, where the Spanish soldiers stood and where the cannons were,” says Bill O’Malley, the construction manager for the Rio Nuevo project. The building is a (partial) replica of an eighteenth century Spanish fort.
– Book review – “he Wetherills: Friends of Mesa Verde”: It has been 100 years since Mesa Verde National Park was established and local scholar, guide and historian Fred Blackburn is celebrating with his new book, “The Wetherills: Friends of Mesa Verde.” Blackburn’s book was recently published as part of the Durango Herald Small Press series honoring Mesa Verde’s 100th anniversary.On Friday, the Telluride Historical Museum is hosting a presentation and book signing by the author. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the museum.
– Employment Opportunity: Desert Archaeology, Inc. is accepting applications for a full-time, supervisory archaeologist for its Phoenix, Arizona office. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, supervising field crews in archaeological survey, testing, and data recovery projects; monitoring construction activity; conducting archaeological record checks and historical research; and participating in preparation of reports. Minimum requirements include a Master’s degree, or an equivalent level of experience, in Anthropology/Archaeology or related historic preservation field, previous field experience, and familiarity with historic and prehistoric archaeology in the American Southwest. The preferred candidate will have local archaeological experience in the Phoenix Basin, knowledge of historic cultural resources, familiarity with GIS/GPS systems, strong written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to work well in a team environment. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is available immediately. Established in 1982, Desert Archaeology, Inc. provides complete archaeological compliance services throughout Arizona for federal, state, and local agencies and private corporations. We offer a relaxed and professional work environment, competitive salaries, and a full benefits package. Visit http://www.desert.com for more information. To apply, please send letter of interest, resume/cv, and professional references to: r. Kathy Henderson, Desert Archaeology, Inc., 509 S. 48th Street, Suite 104, Tempe, AZ, 85281, firstname.lastname@example.org.