Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month: Activities are offered throughout the month to inform the public about archaeology in our state. This statewide celebration has grown into a major public education effort involving over 60 different federal, state, municipal, tribal and private organizations. A free Listing of Events is available by contacting Arizona State Parks at (602) 542-4174, or as a pdf at the address below.
– Historic preservationists to gather in Roswell: Historic preservationists from around New Mexico are scheduled to attend the 11th annual New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance conference later this month in Roswell. Gary Wolff, executive director of the alliance, said most events March 28-30 will be on the campus of the New Mexico Military Institute, parts of which were built in the late 1800s.
– Despite fires, Four Corners park holding its own as its next 100 years begins: Clad in the National Park Service’s signature olive drab uniform and nylon jacket, a mustachioed Mike Pritzlaff sat in Mesa Verde National Park’s museum lobby, recounting his years working for Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier national parks.
– National Park Service to renovate Bandelier visitor center: Bandelier National Monument’s visitors center is slated for extensive renovation. Bandelier Superintendent Darlene Koontz says the work won’t occur for a couple of years.
– Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s next major fundraiser to benefit our children’s education programs is the annual “Old Pueblo – Young People” raffle, which will be held on March 18, 2007 (so you can still get tickets if you act soon!). Suggested donations are $10 per 6 tickets or $2 per single ticket. If you have already sent in your Old Pueblo raffle tickets, THANK YOU! If you would like to participate in the raffle or would like additional tickets please contact Old Pueblo Archaeology Center.