Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Bering Land Bridge Hypothesis Questioned by UT Austin Archaeologists: About 12,000 years ago, prehistoric humans walked out of Siberia, trekked across the Bering land bridge and down an ice-free corridor into inner North America, where they hunted Ice Age elephants and peopled the new world. But mounting evidence is slowly turning that story to fiction, said Michael Collins, an archaeologist with the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/1byv – San Antonio News Express
New Exhibit at Mesa Southwest Museum Examines Ice-Age Arizona: It wasn’t underneath the ice that reached a mile high on other parts of the continent. Back then during the Pliocene and Pleistocene eras, Arizona was practically paradise, said McCord, who is the curator of paleontology at the Mesa Southwest Museum. Visitors to the museum will be introduced to that paradise Jan. 27 with a new display called “Paradise Lost: Arizona South of the Ice.”
http://www.cdarc.org/page/rzy – East Valley Tribune
– Ancient Sites, Ancient Stories Lecture Series Announced: Southwest Seminars Presents Ancient Sites and Ancient Stories 2007 Monday Evenings at 6 p.m. at Hotel Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM. Offered as a Benefit For The Galisteo Basin Coordination Group A Public Program Graciously Assisted by Hotel Santa Fe, a Picuris Pueblo Enterprise.
http://www.cdarc.org/sat/sw_sites_stories.doc – MS Word Document
– Student Paper Competition: The El Paso Archaeological Society is pleased to announce the Thomas H. Naylor Student Paper Competition, for Spring 2007. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and publication of the paper in the Artifact, the Journal of the El Paso Archaeological Society. The competition is only open to bona fide undergraduate and graduate students of any recognized college or university.
http://www.cdarc.org/sat/naylor.doc – Ms Word Document
– Moving Megaliths, New Video on the Archaeology Channel: Supposedly “primitive” Neolithic farmers in western Europe moved huge boulders across the landscape to construct ritual monuments. How this probably was done is the subject of The Sledge of the Stone Age: Transport of a Megalith, the latest video feature on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel.
– University of Arizona Archaeologist Helps to Refine Chonologogy of European Settlement: A University of Arizona archaeologist is a member of a team of scientists that has uncovered new evidence that modern humans moved out of Africa and occupied parts of eastern Europe as early as 45,000 years ago.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/jk2f – Red Orbit
– Employment Opportunity, Museum Curation Specialist: The Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, is hiring a Curatorial/Museum Specialist for its archaeological repository: The Curatorial/Museum Specialist assists the Curator of the Archaeological Repository in the receipt, processing, cataloging, integration, and maintenance of archaeological collections received by the Museum under terms of repository agreements issued to archaeological companies and academic departments. Within this framework, the Curatorial/Museum Specialist serves as a liaison with the archaeological community and public agencies by responding to inquiries and assisting researchers. Curatorial/Museum Specialist (Job Number 37108) Posted Rate of Pay: $32,000/yr (Full-time, Benefits Eligible) Job Open Date: 01-11-2007 Job Close Date: Open Until Filled Review begins: 01-26-2007. Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Museum Studies, Art or related field and one year of museum curatorial and/or registration experience; OR, five years of museum curatorial and/or registration experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of six months archaeological field/lab experience or equivalent experience in collections management. Knowledge of basic museum/collections management methods. Familiarity with use of computerized databases, particularly Microsoft ACCESS. Reasonable clerical abilities, including use of word-processing and spreadsheet software. Demonstrable organizational skills. For more information and to apply: