Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Hohokam Remains and Subdivision Development Leads to Disagreement About Archaeological Practice: Plans to build condominiums near Continental Ranch are stalled while Marana officials and the project’s developers wrangle over what to do with ancient Hohokam burial sites discovered on the property. Town officials and developers agree that the location contains artifacts that need to be protected before the condos can be built. The developers say they’ve already done enough work to remove artifacts and human remains from the property, but town officials disagree.
– 33rd Annual ARARA Rock Art Conference: Beautiful Billings, Montana will be the setting for the 33rd annual conference of the American Rock Art Research Association (ARARA), to convene June 29th – July 2nd, 2007. Billings, located northeast of Yellowstone Park on the Yellowstone River, is portal to the abundance of southeastern Montana area archaeological features. A diverse program is planned, exploring the many facets of rock art – the study of prehistoric Native American markings found on stone in natural landscape settings. Presentations on the rock art of Montana and beyond will form the heart of the conference, and will be accompanied by field trips, forums on education and conservation, an auction and the ever popular vendor room.
– Website on S. Texas Prehistory Worth Exploring: Archaeologists work hard unlocking the secrets of the past. They dig up artifacts, catalog them and figure out what they mean. Then they stow them in drawers where few people ever see them and write about them in dry academic journals few people ever read. TexasBeyondHistory.net aims to change all that.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/pago – San Antonio News Express
– Visiting Bandelier National Monument: These are not ruins that surround us – these toppled stone structures, those smoke-darkened cave dwellings that line the cliffs. I made that mistake when I first came here, as many visitors do – but thankfully, Cecilia was here to set me straight. I say thankfully, because otherwise I might have missed the entire point of this place.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/pagq – San Antonio News Express
– Enduring Native American Cultures at the Southwest Museum of the American Indian: Visitors to the Southwest Museum of the American Indian know that Native American cultures are alive and thriving throughout Southern California and the country. Find out more about these fascinating cultures by attending the Native American Genealogy Program in January or bring your kids for Kit and Kaboodle on the third Saturday of every month. The Southwest Museum also honors the past and cultural preservation by offering monthly preservation tours to Autry National Center members.
– Preserving Language and Navajo Identity: Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. expressed to the world the importance of Navajo language during a June speech delivered to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The speech was in Paris. “For one to truly be Din