Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Request for Information on Faunal Remains: Could you post this message from a colleague who is seeking information about faunal remains found in archaeological contexts for an upcoming book? “Does anyone have any information about any fossils that have been found of Sciurus aberti aberti, or any of the five other related subspecies? If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org”
– Christie’s Auctions Mammoth Skeleton: If you were looking for the skeleton of a prehistoric mammoth, Monday was your day to buy. Christie’s auction house sold one for US$421,200 – a world record. The unidentified buyer was a European who collects contemporary art and 19th-century furniture, Christie’s spokeswoman Capucine Milliot said.
– Travel links – Durango: Head for the mountains this year for a dose of clean air, Wild West atmosphere, early American history and a full range of activities from a spectacular train ride to high energy hiking, biking, rock climbing and more. If you’re seriously interested in the region’s history, consider heading to Cortez and the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center — http://www.crowcanyon.org/ — where you can see archaeology on a personal level. Click on “About Crow Canyon” and look for “Plan Your Visit” for details, and “Archaeology Adventures” for day visitors’ information.
– Travelogue, Utah’s Grand Gultch: Keep your eyes on the ground. You might spot pottery pieces or corn cobs left by the Anasazi,” a teacher told a group of six students from Colorado Springs’ Fountain Valley School. They had just reached a shady alcove on the first morning of a five-day backpack into Grand Gulch. A minute later a student lifted a sandal from the sand where it probably had rested for 1,000 years. Before the teacher could say what a rare find it was, the student unearthed the other one.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/dmmo – Red Orbit
– CyArk’s Efforts to Digitize Pompeii, the Latest Video from the Archaeology Channel: The ruins of Pompeii are crumbling, but the digital imaging project known as CyArk is generating a three-dimensional record of the site that will be available for future generations. This part of the ambitious CyArk Project is described in Pompeii: A CyArk Case Study, the latest video feature on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel .
– Flute Concert Scheduled for Old Pueblo Archaeology’s Third Thursday Lecture Series (Tucson): In a departure from Old Pueblo’s usual Third Thursdays lecture program format, this presentation will feature an actual concert of Native American styles of music played on several different, hand-made, Native American flutes. There will also be a presentation to show various types of Native American flutes, both prehistoric and modern. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s monthly “Third Thursdays” lecture programs are held on the third Thursday of each month, free, with no advance reservations required, at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 W. Ina Road Bldg. 8, in the Marana Town Limits (northwest Tucson metro area), Arizona. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free.