Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Hidden cemetery downtown to be excavated; bodies moved: Pima County expects to find the remains of as many as 1,800 people during an excavation needed to complete a courthouse downtown.
– What Lies Beneath? Digging up the History of Downtown Tucson: Did you know that downtown Tucson has a forgotten cemetery?
– Nevada Mountain, Rock Art Expert Alvin McLane Dies At 71: Alvin McLane, one of the leading experts on Nevada’s mountains and American Indian rock art, has died at a Reno hospital at the age of 71. His family says McLane, who retired in 1996 as an archaeologist at the Reno-based Desert Research Institute, died of pneumonia Wednesday.
– Rail yards in Ely, Nev., named landmark: The Nevada Northern Railway’s East Ely Yards have been declared a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. National Park Service, only the seventh such site in the state.
http://tinyurl.com/y7yp3r (Yahoo News)
– Profs say mystery solved: University of Colorado professors who have been pursuing the identity of a man buried 127 years ago in Kansas believe they have established it is who it was always supposed to be – John Wesley Hillmon.
http://tinyurl.com/yjppce (Rocky Mountain News)
– Gila Cliff Dwellings celebrate Antiquities Act centennial: Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Superintendent Steve Riley invites the public to celebrate the centennial of the Antiquities Act and the upcoming centennial of the Gila Cliff Dwellings at the Gila Visitor Center this November.
– Richard Leventhal: Stepping Down as Museum Director: Dr. Richard M. Leventhal, the Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, has announced his intention to step down from the directorship effective November 1, 2006. Dr. Leventhal will continue as a tenured faculty member in the School of Arts and Sciences, will be a curator in the Museum, and will launch a new initiative within the Museum focusing on national and international issues of cultural heritage and cultural property preservation. Dr. Leventhal joined Penn Museum on July 1, 2004 after serving three years as president and chief executive officer of the School of American Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
– Time Capsule Beamed From An Ancient Site After All: Denied permission to beam a user-compiled, multi-media collage of life in 2006 from the ancient ruins of Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico, Yahoo said it is moving the show to Jemez, New Mexico, one of the oldest known pueblo communities.
http://tinyurl.com/y49j3s (Information Week)
The Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) Human Resources Office has advertised a seasonal Archaeologist II-III position in the CCT’s History/Archaeology Program.