Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– National Trust Extends Nomination Deadline to Friday, Jan. 26 for the 2007 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places List: – The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations received by Friday, January 26 for its 2007 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list. Issued annually to raise awareness of historic sites at risk from neglect, deterioration, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy, the list marks its 20th anniversary in 2007. Since its founding, the endangered list has been one of the nation’s most successful tools in the fight to save America’s irreplaceable architectural, cultural, and natural heritage.
– Historical/Industrial Archaeology on the Archaeology Channel: Archaeology is shedding new light on the special role played by the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia in the early development of American industry. This film interprets the historical archaeology at the Marmet Lock Replacement Project in Kanawha County, West Virginia. The excavations uncovered four salt furnaces, John Reynolds’ mansion, the cabin occupied by his slaves, and the cemetery where he and several family members were buried. The film uses historical and industrial archaeology, bioanthropology and historic documents to detail the rise and fall of the Reynolds family and the local salt industry, which helped spark the Industrial Revolution in America. You can explore this topic through Red Salt & Reynolds, the latest video feature on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel.
– Rock Art Field Trip (Tucson): Rock art on the western slope of the Santa Catalina Mountains AAHS field trip on March 3, 2007; 9:00 A.M. This field trip will take us to two very interesting rock art sites located on the western slope of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Sites to be viewed include the Baby Jesus Ridge site and the Lost and Found site, both of which are located on Coronado National Forest land. Our leader will be Sharon Urban, noted rock art expert and AAHS Board Member. The trip fee is $5.00 for AAHS members and $10.00 for non-members. For more information or to register, contact Peter Boyle at email@example.com or 520-232-1394.
– Lecture on the People of Mata Ortiz(Tucson): Join Karen Jones for stories of the people of this extraordinary village in Chihuahua, Mexico, including her personal reminiscences of Juan Quezada and his family, and many other fine potters. In particular, Karen will share stories of how the village has changed over the years and how the role of the village’s women has evolved in response to the incredible success of Mata Ortiz pottery worldwide. The miracle of Mata Ortiz continues: one of life’s truly heartwarming real-life stories. Reservations required: please call 520-622-6014 during business hours. Western National Parks Association, 12880 N Vistoso Village Drive, Tucson.