Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Pioneering Archaeologist and Anthropologist Marjorie Lambert Passed Away Saturday: Sometime next spring, friends of Marjorie Ferguson Lambert will gather under the cottonwoods at the School of American Research for a celebration in her memory. If all goes as planned, margaritas will be served. A mariachi band will play the “Zacatecas March.” A Navajo friend will recite the Song of the Sky Loom. Rob Rikoon will lead guests in a Buddhist poem. And Geronima Montoya, a painter, educator and elder at Ohkay Owingeh, will read the Lord’s Prayer in Tewa.
– Arizona Residents Fight to Save Ancient Rock Art: Construction machinery drills through rock and concrete in a rural Gold Canyon neighborhood tucked away in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains. While development is not unique to the growing Gold Canyon community, residents on the unpaved road on Yaqui Lane say construction near their property is threatening Native American petroglyphs dating back thousands of years.
– A “Jewel” of an Ancient Site in Colorado Presents Interpretive Challenges: Thirteen thousand years ago, people lived in northern Colorado’s Lindenmeier Valley, hunting ancient, giant bison. Five hundred years ago, people there built stone tipi rings and dug earthen ovens. Today, the city of Fort Collins and Larimer County together own 23,000 acres of the famous archaeological site – and they’re trying to figure out how people can enjoy the area without destroying it.
– Tucson City Council Funds Recreation of the San Agustin Mission: In addition to re-creating the San Agust