Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Dear Valley Rock Art Center is hosting a Rock Art Expo (Phoenix): The center hosts the Rock Art Expo each March as part of Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month. Through activities and demonstrations, the event gives visitors the chance to learn about archaeology, desert ecology and the ancient people of the Southwest.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/5e7f – Arizona Republic
– Last Chance to Register for the Texas Archaeological Society’s Rock Art Academy: The last Texas Archeological Society Academy for this year will be held March 30 – April 1 near Comstock, Texas at the Shumla School with Carolyn Boyd, Harry Shafer and Elton Prewitt presenting. Deadline for registration is Monday, March 26. register online or call 800 377-7240.
– An Archaeological Career Studying the Freemont Culture: The results were stunning. “[The Fremont’s] reliance on maize was both much greater and more highly variable in some areas than had previously been thought,” says Jim O’Connell, a professor of anthropology and former chair of Brenner Coltrain’s department at the University of Utah. “I produce 10 data points that completely undermine what everybody thinks they know about the archaeological record here,” Brenner Coltrain says. “It was really interesting, but other researchers were skeptical.” O’Connell says that researchers didn’t know what to make of her results. But the technique had the potential to peer much deeper into the diets of ancient peoples than anyone had ever looked before, and she was the first to apply the technique in the region. Her department encouraged her to continue.
http://tinyurl.com/2nvjm3 – Science
– National Park Service Soliciting Public Comments in Tucson:Public opinion is sought in regards to how to strengthen and invigorate the nation’s National Park System throughout the next 10 years. The National Park Service, which oversees 390 parks nation-wide, will be hosting a community listening session in collaboration with the Saguaro National Park. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott, among other Arizona park officials, are expected to participate in this session.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/bger – Arizona Fox 11.
– Arizona State Museum Event Reminder: Saturday, March 24, 2007, 1-4 p.m. Culture Craft Saturday: Folklorico, Fabric and Fun! Watch the twirling skirts of Mexican folklorico dancers and learn some steps yourself. Join Ballet Folklorico San Juan and Ballet Folklorico Tapatio for an afternoon of traditional Mexican dancing. Dance lessons follow each performance.Talk to a curator and see Mexican costumes from ASM’s collections. Receive your own Frida Kahlo paper doll and traditional wardrobe, plus cut, color, and design more clothes. View the exhibition Masks of Mexico: Santos, Diablos y M