Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Exhibition Opening – From Above: Images of a Storied Land – the aerial archaeology photographs of Adriel Heisey, opens at Pueblo Grande Museum on Wednesday, October 4, 2006. The exhibit features large-format aerial photographs that convey the beauty, mystery, and fragility of past human activity on the Southwestern landscape.
– Meet the Paipai at Montezuma Castle: A cultural demonstration of traditional arts and crafts and marketplace will be held Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde. Paipai elders and artisans from northern Baja California will demonstrate the making of agave fiber sandals, bows, arrows and basketry. The Paipai of northern Mexico are related to the Yavapai, Hualapai and Havasupai people of northern Arizona. Since 1999, the Yavapai-Apache Nation, Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe and Ft. McDowell Yavapai Community have united to bring the Paipai to Arizona for a sharing of traditional knowledge and language. Pai means ‘people’ in the Yuman language groups.
– Deseret Morning News Editorial – Save Ancient Art: Many people claim they have no appreciation for modern art. Yet according to recent reports, people apparently have even less appreciation for ancient art. Earlier this year, two teenagers were sentenced for defacing petroglyphs in the St. George Area. Last year, the famous “blue buffalo” piece of native art was scrawled upon in Moab and, not long ago, Nine Mile Canyon – sometimes called the “World’s Longest Art Gallery” because of the array of Native American art there – was listed as one of the 11 most endangered historic sites in America.
– Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s Signature 2007 tour, Four Corners: Cultures Past & Present. Sign up on or before December 31, 2006 and get$100 off! Read more at:
– Crow Canyon’s Newest Publication: Tracking Ancient Footsteps William D. Lipe’s Contributions to Southwestern Prehistory and Public Archaeology Edited by R.G. Matson and Timothy A. Kohler Follow along as a top expert in Southwest Archaeology explores and excavates Anasazi sites in the Glen Canyon and Crow Canyon regions of Arizona and Colorado, formulates ideas and draws conclusions from the research data, and strives to preserve archaeological sites for future generations. In the process, he has left a legacy for others to trace. Visit the Crow Canyon Campus Gift Shop in person or go online to order your copy today at
– Old Pueblo Archaeology Center Schedules Pre-Fieldwork Orientation: Sunday October 15, 2006 “Archaeological Pre-Fieldwork orientation for the public excavations” at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 W. Ina Road Bldg. 6. This presentation complements public-assisted excavations being sponsored by Old Pueblo. It is highly recommended that anyone who wishes to participate in the public excavation program attend, but the program will be of interest to anyone wishing to learn more about Old Pueblo’s current research. For more information contact archaeologist Dr. Courtney Rose at Old Pueblo’s Tucson telephone no. 520-798-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations required (no exceptions). Call 520-798-1201 for reservations no later than Friday October 13.
– Colossal Cave (Near Tucson) Opens a Walk of the Ancients Trail: On October 7th Colossal Cave Mountain Park will hold it’s third annual Pioneer Days featuring many activities including the opening of their Walk of the Ancients trail. Contact JJ Lamb at email@example.com