Archaeology making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Historic Interpretation at Fairbank, AZ: It isn’t every day in the 21st century that a ghost town is reclaimed. But Cochise County – with the help of an extraordinary number of federal and state agencies, local organizations and individual volunteers – will accept on Saturday the permanent gift of much hard work in honor of history. “I hope it’s a day like today,” said Jane Childress, amidst supervising the frantic finishing touches on the restored Fairbank Schoolhouse and the surrounding structures awaiting their own revival.
– Southwest Seminars’ Lecture Series, Ancient Sites, Ancient Stories II Starts April 9th (Santa Fe): 6 pm at Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta. Dr. Steve Lekson
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Anthropology, Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado presents ” The Rest of the Rio: Archaeology of the Rio Grande from Socorro to El Paso” This series is a benefit for the Archaeological Conservancy. Cost is $10 at the door. Folks may contact Connie via email at Southwestseminar@aol.com or call 466-2775 for additional information.
– Drilling for Gas Wells in Chaco Canyon Cancelled: The state Land Office initially approved the lease of two oil wells south of the visitors center at Chaco Canyon. But now state Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons has decided not to allow a Colorado company to drill the wells. He says there’s a moral obligation to maintain the integrity of Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
– Passport in Time Program Supports the Archaeology of Southern Colorado: The Forest Service and some dedicated volunteers are identifying, measuring, and cataloging items found at archeology sites here in Southern Colorado. It’s a big task preserving the hundreds of pieces of Colorado’s past collected from National Forest land. Sandy Tradlener, a volunteer who traveled from Cortez to help says, “Unless you do the paperwork it’s of no research value.”
– Volunteer Program Supports the Archaeology of Eastern Texas: At Davy Crockett National Forest, there’s plenty of digging and sifting through dirt. That’s because a group of archeologists are searching for remnants of old Caddo Indian settlements. More than 50 volunteers from all over the country are here to help.