Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Applications for the Joe Ben Wheat Research Scholarship are Now Being Accepted: The scholarship was established to honor the memory of Joe Ben Wheat, a leading scholar of the American Southwest. Dr. Wheat was a curator at the University of Colorado Museum for over 40 years. He was a consummate scholar of the anthropology of the American Southwest and Colorado Plains. His work in Southwestern Indian jewelry, textiles, and pottery significantly expanded the scope and quality of the Museum’s collections. His archaeological research in Paleoindian and Puebloan archaeology was original and challenging. The scholarship supports graduate studies in Dr. Wheat’s areas of research.
http://www.cdarc.org/sat/jbwfund.doc – MS Word Document
– Lecture (Sierra Vista) Anasazi Collapse? Why Jared Diamond is Wrong: A lecture by John Ware, Director of the Amerind Foundation. Wednesday, Jan 24 at 7:00 pm, Sierra Vista Campus of Cochise College, Rm 314.
– Concert by Scott August to Benefit Western National Parks Association (Tucson): Saturday, Jan 20, At 7pm. Native American Music Award-winner Scott August returns to WNPA for a special evening concert of Native American flute music! Scott August is a unique musician and composer who not only is one of the best Native American flute players in the country, but also accompanies himself on guitar, piano, and various ethnic instruments. Tickets for this limited seating, special concert will go on sale on Tuesday, January 2nd. Western National Parks Association Members special price: $7.50; all others $10 each. Tickets must be prepaid; they are nonrefundable. Western National Parks Association, 12880 N Vistoso Village Drive Tucson, Arizona 85755.
– Class in Western Desert Rock Art (Las Vegas):People have lived in the Great Basin, Mojave and Sonoran Deserts for thousands of years, adapting to many changes over time. These changes are reflected in the numerous painted and pecked images they left on cliff faces and shelter walls. By studying the environmental and cultural context of these images we can begin to understand why they were created. We will discuss how rock art affected the lives of the people who made it, and why it remains important to their descendants and to the rest of modern society.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/4dn8 – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
– Living History Demonstrations by the Tucson Presidio Trust: January 20 (Sat) La Gente del Presidio 1:00p.m.-3:30p.m. Living history on display at Casa Cordova courtyard. Free admission and open to the public. The program will also be open at the same time on Saturday, Jan. 27.