Archeaology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Historic district question arises: A Safford woman caught a glimpse of a future in which the older, statelier homes of yesterday are replaced or crowded cheek by jowl with mobile or manufactured homes, and she didn’t like what she saw.
– Theory for Mass Deaths Roils Mexico: Mexicans have long been taught to blame diseases brought by the Spaniards for wiping out most of their Indian ancestors.
– Festival explores Native Trails: Native Trails, which kicks off its fifth season today, brings Native American culture to the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall as many as three days a week through April 7.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/h6k3 (Arizona Republic)
– Travel and Adventure – Sky-high in Acoma Country: America celebrates her 400th anniversary in 2007, yet it can be arresting to realize that while a small band of Englishmen put down the nation’s first root at Jamestown Fort in 1607, indigenous civilizations had already flourished for centuries on the other side of the continent. One scenic and living remnant of those ancient American Indian groups now includes a new culture stop an hour’s drive west of Albuquerque. Nearby touring bonuses include natural wonders and what’s left of New Mexico’s portion of the Mother Road – legendary Route 66.