Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Notes on the Apache Wars: The conflict between white men and Apache Indians in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona in the 1880s was one of frustration on both sides. The U. S. Army, however, was more than frustrated; it was often downright embarrassed by its inability to deal with the hostiles (as they were then called) once they bolted the reservation. The 1885 outbreak was one example.
– El Paso Museum of Archaeology to Feature Exhibit on Agave: Officials at a Northeast museum are planning to debut their newest exhibit with a tantalizing treat. The El Paso Museum of Archaeology on Transmountain Road will have a free tequila tasting at 2 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with the new exhibit, “Agaves: Food, Fiber and Drink.” According to the museum’s news release, the agave is named after the Greek term for “noble” and is a distinctive form of New World succulent. Forty varieties of agave grow in the Southwest.
– 10 Million Dollar Gift to Enhance Archaeology Studies and Preservation at UCLA: The gift will support major initiatives at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, including the recruitment of top faculty and graduate students, who will be able to embark upon projects and digs around the globe.
– Government of Mexico Plans Toxic Waste Dump on O’odham Lands: U.S. tourists traveling in Sonora could see more protests like the one that held up traffic over the weekend at the Lukeville Port of Entry, say activists on both sides of the border.
The protests are intended to pressure the Mexican government into abandoning plans for a toxic waste dump on Tohono O’odham land near Sonoyta, which is about 50 miles north of Puerto Pe