Archaeology Makintg the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– The Center for Desert Archaeology Seeks Preservation Archaeologist: The Center for Desert Archaeology is looking for a creative, high-energy individual with strong research accomplishments in the A.D. 1000 – 1700 time period in the American Southwest/Mexican Northwest. The successful applicant must demonstrate a balanced commitment to research, public outreach, and archaeological preservation. Previous accomplishments in each of these areas should be highlighted in the application. Experience working collaboratively with Native American tribes should also be described. Successful grant writing and other fund raising experience are highly desirable. This position requires a Ph.D. in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related discipline.
– Navajo Rug Sale in Park City Utah to Benefit Weavers and Social Programs: Some of the weavers will make an appearance at the event and will demonstrate their technique. They will travel on their own dime and family members will take off work for this event. The sale of the rugs is becoming a major role in their financial stability. “It enables them to sell their rugs and helps them make it through the winter,” Wilsey said. “This is where they want the biggest amount of sales. It’s a very critical time of year for them.”
– The Threat of Climatic Change and its Impact on Ancient Sites: From ancient ruins in Thailand to a 12th-century settlement off Africa’s eastern coast, some of the world’s most valuable historical sites have withstood centuries of wars, looting and natural disasters. But experts say these fragile landmarks might not survive a more recent menace: a swiftly warming planet.
http://tinyurl.com/y2jo2x – USA Today
– Tour Opportunity (Southern Arizona): Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society Field Trip, Saturday, November 11 – Field trip to Rosemont Camp and Kentucky Camp. The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society’s November field trip will be to Rosemont Camp, part of a late 19th century mining effort and to nearby Kentucky Camp. Both are located in the Santa Rita Mountains near Sonoita. Jim Ayres, President of AAHS will lead the trip and will share his extensive knowledge of the area. He will lead us through the Old Rosemont Camp, U.S. Forest Service facilities and other sites as time permits. Mary Farrell, Archaeologist with the Coronado National Forest, will join us and lead the tour at Kentucky Camp. There are many interesting structures such as a smelter, assay office, hotel, store, and Forest Service Facilities. Rosemont Camp supported Cooper Mining efforts nearby, whereas Kentucky Camp is related to gold mining We will meet at I-10 exit #281 which is the exit for Route 83 towards Sonoita. We will assemble at 9:00 a.m. at the pull off on Route 83 just after you exit I-10. We will proceed as a group to the entrance of the road leading to Rosemont where we will car pool to the site itself. High clearance vehicles are desirable. Bring your lunch and water and be sure to wear sturdy shoes and sun protection. Cost is $5.00 for AAHS members and $10.00 for non-members. We anticipate that the trip will extend until mid-afternoon. For additional information or to register, please contact Bridwell Williams at 887-5048 or Peter Boyle at email@example.com or 520-232-1394.
– Tour Opportunity (Chaco Canyon): Crow Canyon presents Chaco Canyon: Two Perspectives. Gain both archaeological and traditional Pueblo perspectives as you explore magnificent “great houses” that were once part of the vast Chaco network in northern New Mexico. Scholars: Dr. R. Gwinn Vivian grew up in Chaco Canyon, developing an understanding that shaped his later professional theories. Retired from the Arizona State Museum, Gwinn continues to investigate the Chaco era and publish results from his decades of research. Formerly a Zuni tribal councilman and an archaeologist for 15 years, Dan Simplicio has been active in national issues of artifact repatriation and has assisted in the tribe’s efforts to protect sacred Zuni sites. Dan is also a traditional fetish carver and jeweler.