Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Southwestern Preservation Conference: On Thursday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Arizona Preservation Foundation will host a public workshop, “Historic Preservation in the Southwest,” as part of the 2007 Arizona & New Mexico Joint History Convention, at the Hon-Dah Resort in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. Representatives from the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office and New Mexico Historic Preservation Division will discuss historic preservation grants and tax benefits; statewide historic preservation plans; current issues of concern in the Southwest; and preservation questions involving private property rights, advocacy, economic benefits, and interaction with federal and state agencies.
– Public tour of Mesa Grande: Rare tours of the Mesa Grande ruins were the highlight of a family day held Saturday at the ruins, on West 10th Street near Banner Mesa Medical Center. More than 250 people attended the tours, which featured a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Mesa Grande Community Alliance. The west Mesa ruins are owned by the city but have never been developed into a tourist attraction because of a lack of funding.
– New Issue of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s e-Newsletter: Our feature story, Three-Dimensional Modeling of Goodman Point Pueblo explains that at Crow Canyon, work is under way to create three-dimensional (3-D) models and images of Goodman Point Pueblo, the site of our current excavations. These types of models will not only help the public visualize the site as it looked during the A.D. 1200s, but will also assist researchers studying different types of architecture at the site.
– Artifact Scale Laser Scanning on a Shoestring: Sub-millimeter laser scanning and 3d modeling used to require equipment that cost tens of thousands of dollars. A new desktop scanning system brings the price of this technology to around 3,000 dollars.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/it72 – New York Times