Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– “Clovis First” Models Challeneged by New Paper in Science: The Clovis and their hunting technologies were not the first inhabitants of the New World, researchers write in the Feb. 23 issue of the journal Science, addressing a longstanding debate on the first New World humans.
– Southwest Indian Arts Fair Opens Tomorrow at the Arizona State Museum (Tucson): Meet 200 of the most renowned Native artists. Shop for top-quality artwork including pottery, Hopi kachina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets, and much more. Artist demonstrations, Native foods, music, and dance performances. Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m, Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
– Exhibition Opening – From Above: Images of a Storied Land: The aerial archaeology photographs of Adriel Heisey opens at the Utah Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City on Saturday, February 24, 2007. There are a variety of Opening Day activities including activities for children and a presentation about intaglios. Additional information about the exhibit, museum hours, and admissions can be found at:
– El Paso Archaeology Book Sale is Today and Saturday (Feb 24): The El Paso Archaeological Society will be having a book sale on Friday and Saturday from 9-4 at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology at Wilderness Park. More information call 915-751-0360 or visit:
– Report from the Leupp Kiln Conference Available On-Line: The Leupp Kiln Conference is an annual gathering of archaeologists, potters and other interested folks dedicated to firing replica pottery and gathering clays to make more pots. A new web page dedicated to conference reports and posters is now available. leuppkilnconference.org Text and pictures of the 2006 conference and a demonstration firing held at the Edge of the Cedars Museum in Blanding, Utah are currently on the site.