Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Paving road to Chaco fraught with pitfalls: The road to Chaco Culture National Historic Park in northwest New Mexico can be a bumpy ride, but workers at the park say that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
– Anyone who values Chaco Canyon and all it contains can support the effort to stop paving the road into the canyon. Information about this and the names and addresses to write to are at:
– This is a reminder that FY 2007 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Consultation/Documentation grants are due March 1, 2007 (see below). Our new NAGPRA Grants to Tribes and Museums brochure is available online at:
– 3 new Historic Preservation Commission members: the Willcox City Council has appointed three commissioners to the Historic Preservation Commission. The city’s newest commissioners are Delcie Schultz and Anne Bryan. Mary Leighton was re-appointed to the commission. All three terms expire Dec. 31, 2010.
– 5 questions for Mark Rodman: Mark Rodman is on the front line in the state’s battle for historic preservation in his role as head of Colorado Preservation Inc. As CPI prepared to kick off its annual conference, Rocky art and architecture critic Mary Voelz Chandler talked to Rodman about endangered places, Colorado’s spin on preservation, and what building he would not fight for.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/gn96 (Rocky Mountain News)
– Release date set for Indiana film: The long-awaited fourth Indiana Jones film will be released on 22 May 2008, Paramount Pictures says.
– Official call for papers for the 12th Annual Coachella Valley Archaeological Society Symposium. This year’s theme is CROSSROADS. All professionals, students and anyone interested in presenting a 15 minute; 30 minute; or 1 hour presentation on any aspect of the Coachella Valley and environs’ archaeology or ethnography is encouraged to send their abstracts to the symposium coordinator at the above email address. This year’s symposium will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at College of the Desert’s Pollock Theatre. Contact: Ellen Hardy, Ph.D., Coordinator, CVAS Annual Symposium, Associate Professor of Anthropology, COD, (760) 776-7449
– Travelogue: In Arizona, a Railway Town Rediscovers a Touch of Past Glory: Winslow, Arizona, is an old railroad town surrounded by majestic mountains, buttes and mesas that is experiencing a welcome wave of restoration.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/avhv (New York Times)
– La Reuni