Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Request for Assistance, Can You Identify this Archaeological Crime Scene? Help needed identifying looted (SW USA) borderlands site, distributed via Oklahoma BLM office. BLM Special Agent Dan Barnes is the lead on this case. “I am hoping someone can help me identify a location. The photos were found during a search warrant in Colorado. They appear to show individuals looting an archeological site. I am working with agents in other states trying to figure out where this is. It could be on BLM, USFS, or other lands.
http://www.cdarc.org/sat/looting.doc – MS Word Format
– Archaeological Perspectives: Could the future of Phoenix lie in its past? In the current edition of High Country News, writer Craig Childs explores the ancient civilization of the Hohokam, who disappeared from the desert landscape before the first Anglo settlers arrived. Even their name, a Pima word meaning “all used up,” gives a hint to the fate of a culture that disappeared. It left behind empty adobe ruins, Childs writes, and a new city to rise from its ashes.
– Struggle over Federal Jurisdiction in Southern Utah: It’s a small gesture of defiance – a narrow metal bridge that allows off-road vehicles illegal access to this archaeologically rich canyon. But the modest structure, built by San Juan County officials on U.S. government land, is a symbol of the widespread local resistance to federal authority across much of southern Utah’s magnificent countryside.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/jrds – Baltimore Sun
– Arizona Preservation Foundation Seeking Nominations for the Arizona’s List of Most Endangered Historic Places: What are Arizona’s Most Endangered Historic Places? The Arizona Preservation Foundation invites you to nominate historic or archaeological sites you believe are threatened. The Arizona Preservation Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2007 list of Arizona’s Most Endangered Historic Places. Compiled by preservation professionals and historians, the list identifies critically endangered properties of major historical or archaeological significance to the state. Properties selected for the Most Endangered Historic Places list will receive the Foundation’s assistance in developing support to remove the threat. The list will be announced at a press conference during the 5th Annual Arizona Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, June 15-18, 2007 in Prescott, AZ.
http://www.cdarc.org/sat/azmehp.doc – Ms Word Format
– Upcoming Events at Homol’ovi Ruins State Park (Winslow): Hopi Tribal leaders and Arizona State Parks staff have been collaborating for three years to create a new model for park management and tourism to traditional Hopi lands. This effort will preserve and protect the sacred culture, while offering special cultural tour opportunities for the public.
– Nevada Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month Begins in May: he Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) announces that Nevada will celebrate Archaeology Awareness and Historic Preservation Month in May of 2007. The entire month has been dedicated as an opportunity for communities and organizations to share Nevada’s history by providing activities for the entire family. This year’s theme is “Travel Nevada’s Past” and will feature walking tours of historic neighborhoods and sites throughout the state.