Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Preservationists Mark the 40th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act: Prepare to talk about restoration in the remaining months of 2006: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act, and restoration, renovation, and adaptive reuse projects continue to receive government support.
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– Household Archaeology Lecture at the Next PCAS Meeting: Pacific Coast Archaeological Society’s October 12, 2006 meeting will feature Luz Ramirez de Bryson speaking on “Formative Period Household Archaeology at Pisagua, Northern Chilean Coast.” Meeting information: Thursday, October 12, 2006, 7:30 pm at the Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA. Meeting is free and open to the public. For information:
– Arizona Archaeological Council to Award Peter Pilles: On Saturday, November 4th, during the Arizona Archaeological Council Prescott Conference, to be held in Prescott, Arizona on November 3-4, 2006. AAS will make a presentation: Peter J. Pilles, Jr., Forest Archaeologist Coconino National Forest, will be awarded the 1st Annual AAS Professional Archaeologist Award. This award will honor Peter for his consistent contribution of time and expertise to the AAS, and to avocational archaeology. AAS will also present a memoriam for Dr. Alfred E. Dittert, Jr., an early contributor and longtime advocate for AAS and avocational archaeology.
– Maricopa County Seeking Public Comment on Gillespie Dam-Bridge Rehab: MCDOT looking for public input about Rehabilitation Project for historic Gillespie Dam Bridge (Old US 80 at the Gila River). The Maricopa County Department of Transportation Right Roads Program is conducting an open house public meeting to gather input about conceptual design plans for the rehabilitation of the Old US 80 Bridge over the Gila River (Gillespie Dam Bridge) and proposed bridge and adjacent roadway improvements to address forecasted area development. 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2006 Gila Bend Elementary School Cafeteria, 308 W. Martin Ave. Gila Bend, AZ. For more information, contact Andrzej Wojakiewicz, MCDOT project manager, at 602-506-8625. or e-mail at AndrzejWojakiewicz@mail.maricopa.gov.
– Graduate Student Grant Opportunity at Joshua Tree National Park: Joshua Tree National Park and the Joshua Tree National Park Association are happy to announce a new graduate student research grant opportunity. This program is designed to encourage students to conduct research, provide experience in applying for grants, meeting deadlines, and developing and managing a budget. The student’s work should focus on the resources of Joshua Tree National Park. Graduate students in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply: botany, historic structures, wildlife studies, desert ecology, museum studies, oral history, physical and earth sciences, archaeology, cultural landscape studies, park and community history, information management for resources, paleontology and ethnography. Multiple disciplines are invited and multiple awards will be made. Individuals interested in this program should visit the website and follow the “Science Grant’ link for more information and application materials.
– Correction: “Tracking Ancient Footsteps, William D. Lipe’s Contributions to Southwestern Prehistory and Public Archaeology” was published by Washington State University, rather than Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, as was indicated in the Oct Fifth Southwest Archaeology Today newsletter.