Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center For Desert Archaeology
– Archaeology of West Central New Mexico the Topic of a Talk at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces: The Canada Alamosa Project: The Archeology of a Cultural Frontier in West Central New Mexico. March 8, 7 p.m. Karl Laumbach, archeologist and Associate Director for Human Systems Research, Inc, will discuss the last nine years of his work on this archeological site with ceramics and architecture representative of both Northern Pueblo and Southern Pueblo traditions. The lecture is part of our monthly series. Free.
– Two University of Arizona Students Win Prestigious Preservation Award:Drew Gorski and Mike Lovato, graduate students from The University of Arizona’s Preservation Studies Program, were awarded the prestigious Award of Excellence in Resource Stewardship for the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service (note attached photo). Preservation Studies is an interdisciplinary graduate program based in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA) at The University of Arizona
http://www.cdarc.org/sat/nps_imr_award.doc – MS Word Document
– University of Arizona Archaeologists Make Fascinating Discovery Concerning Christopher Columbus’s Metals at the Failed Colony of La Isabela: “What appeared to be the earliest evidence of European finds of precious metals in the New World turned out not to be that at all,” said David J. Killick. “It’s a very different story.” The explorers brought the Spanish ore to La Isabela to use for comparison when assaying the new ores they expected to find, the researchers surmise. The expedition’s purpose was discovering precious metals.
– Arizona SHPO Prepares for Archaeology Month: For the entire month of March 2007, the Arizona State Park’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is coordinating activities throughout the state for its annual celebration of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month. These events will focus on current efforts to preserve our past by protecting our fragile and non-renewable cultural resources.
– Shumla School Offers Tour To Lower Pecos Rock Art Sites: Join in as Dr. Keyser and Dr. Carolyn Boyd, SHUMLA Executive Director and Lower Pecos expert, discuss and explain these prehistoric treasures. It is your unique chance to explore the canyons of the Lower Pecos; to expand your vision of the meaning of rock art; and experience the excitement and camaraderie forged as you hike to the shelters, learn about the local archeology, enjoy the succulent products of a prehistoric earth oven, and learn to make musical instruments of the past using the natural resources of the Chihuahuan Desert.
– New Archaeology Channel Video Explores The Archaeology of a Confederate Family in West Virginia: Many will be surprised to learn that Southern plantation life in the first half of the 19th Century extended to the south bank of the Ohio River. This little-known chapter of American history is the subject of Ghosts of Green Bottom, the latest video feature on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel.