Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Tempe Rock Art Safe, Despite Damage from College Prank: Despite concerns that paint on “A” Mountain had damaged centuries-old American Indian rock art, an expert analysis said the ancient carvings are safe. “That’s not a 100 percent guarantee, but it’s the best likelihood we have that there is nothing underneath the paint,” said Amy Douglass, administrator of Tempe’s Historical Museum. Vandals painted a red letter “A” on the north side of Hayden Butte, commonly known as “A” Mountain.
– The Influence of Ancient Ceramics on Modern Potters on Display at the Amerind Foundation: About 30 years ago, a young boy named Juan Quezada wanted to find out more about the pieces of ancient pottery he found while collecting firewood around his home in Mata Ortiz, Mexico. He found out that the pieces were from pots made by ancient people in Paquim