Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Funding squabble could delay Honey Bee project: Though most of the artifacts found at the Honey Bee Archeological Preserve have been bagged, filed and labeled, scientists must wait for Pima County and the town of Oro Valley to decide who will pay to analyze what has been uncovered.
– The town of Oro Valley will not contribute money toward an additional $680,000 needed to pay for archeological work on a Hohokam village located within the town, the Oro Valley Town Council recently said.
– Riordan Mansion State Historic Park In Flagstaff, Arizona, Celebrates Arizona Heritage and Archaeology Awareness Month: On Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m., the Evening Slide Presentation Series will celebrate Arizona Heritage and Archaeology Awareness Month with “Rock Art on the Colorado Plateau.” Neil Weintraub, Kaibab National Forest archaeologist, will discuss the variety of rock art styles found on the Coconino Plateau south of the Grand Canyon.
– Casa Grande Ruins to offer ‘backcountry’ tours: March is Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month. To celebrate, the Ruins staff will host rare tours of the park’s backcountry areas that are typically closed to the public.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/c4h8 (TriValley Central.com)
– Visitors at the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park, located south of Cortez, have a chance to see a rare location this summer – but spots on the limited tours are filling up quickly. Veronica Cuthair, director of the tribal park, said the tours occur on four Sundays in July and August and one is already full.
– In Search of Anasazi Lite: Fermentation in New Mexico Prehistory: The latest in the annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture Series at ENMU will be presented by New Mexico State Archaeologist Glenna Dean, at Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM, Thursday, March 8, 7:00pm, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building, room 112. Free and open to the public. For more information contact
– Casas Grandes Lecture Series – Museum of Indian Arts & Culture / Laboratory of Anthropology: Please join us for a lecture series on the archaeology of Casas Grandes, northern Mexico, to accompany the exhibit Secrets of Casas Grandes, open through October 7, 2007. These scholars-all engaged in innovative Casas Grandes research-reach across international boundaries to explore the archaeology of this major prehistoric center that blended elements of Pueblo culture to the north and Mesoamerican civilizations to the south.
* 2 pm, Sunday, March 4, Dr. Paul Minnis, Friends in High Places: Casas Grandes’ Neighbors
* 2 pm, Sunday, March 11, Dr. Elizabeth Bagwell, Archaeology on the Edge: Adventures on the Casas Grandes Western Border
* 2 pm, Sunday, March 18, Dr. Timothy Maxwell and Rafael Cruz Antill