Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Southwest Seminars May 7 Lecture on the Threats to Hohokam Archaeology in the Phoenix Basin: (Santa Fe): Dr. William Doelle, President, Center for Desert Archaeology, Tucson, Arizona presents “Will the Evidence for the 14th Century Hohokam Population Collapse Be Destroyed by the Modern Phoenix Population Explosion? Lecture held as a benefit for the Archaeological Conservancy.The talk will be held Monday, April 30 at 6 pm, at the Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
http://www.cdarc.org/page/4n1s – Southwest Seminars
– The Second Annual Four Corners Indian Art Market will be held May 5-6 at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Blanding. The two-day event includes American Indian foods, award-winning, handmade art, contemporary American Indian music, and traditional song, dance, and traditional arts and crafts. The Art Market will open to the public at 9 a.m. and run through 5 p.m. both days. Visitors have the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists and learn about methods, tools, and materials used to create their work. Some artists will also accept orders for commission work.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/5cdn – the Times Independant
– Petroglyphs Stolen From Federal Land Near Yuma: A boulder bearing Indian petroglyphs several hundred years old has been stolen from federal land near Yuma, authorities said Thursday. ”We know the boulder was there a few months ago because the area was monitored by an Arizona site steward,” said Sandra Arnold, an archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management.
– The End of Bio Anthropology at Harvard: The obvious effect was a flight of pre-med students who would have potentially concentrated in the interdisciplinary biological anthropology to the Human Evolutionary Biology (HEB), which is little more than concentrating in pre-med. Overnight, Bio Anthro quietly started to fade into that sacred elephant-burial ground where concentrations go to die. All the biological anthropology classes from the tutorials on up have been renumbered to HEB classes. Students who attempted to get a study card signed for biological anthropology were encouraged by the department to strongly consider HEB. As a result, biological anthropology has gone from a small but lively concentration to one in which at the beginning of this semester only three sophomores still exist.
– National Park Service Opens Preservation Website to the Public for One Month: In celebration of National Preservation Month, the complete resources of the Historic Preservation Learning Portal will be offered to the general public throughout the month of May. The website provides a single access point to acquire information from more than 3,000 sources on historic preservation records, news, training, laws, regulations, policies, case studies, and projects. It was originally designed to supply historic preservation information to 75 different federal, state, local, and tribal agencies. Basic information from the website can be attained without a password, although acquiring one will permit access to all portal functions and allow users to receive up-dates and save searches. Password directions can be found in the “Login” section of the homepage. Passwords were previously limited to government or military email accounts. At the end of May, a decision will be made on whether or not to restrict passwords again.
– New Exhibit on Casas Grandes and Mata Otriz Ceramics in El Paso. ‘Renaissance in Pottery’ A reception for an exhibit of Casas Grandes and Mata Ortiz pottery will be at 6 p.m. today at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Demonstrations by noted Mata Ortiz potter Hector Gallegos Jr. will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the UTEP Centennial Museum and at 2 p.m. Saturday at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology. The three-part exhibit continues through May 31 at the Chamizal, through July 15 at the Centennial Museum, and through Sept. 15 at the Museum of Archaeology. (El Paso Times file).
– Gila Cliff Dwellings Announces Centennial Events For May: Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Superintendent Steve Riley announced today the following May centennial celebration activities. Throughout 2007, Gila Cliff Dwellings’ theme Celebrating a Century of Storytelling will guide the special events and programs at the monument, leading up to the actual 100th anniversary on November 16, 2007
http://www.cdarc.org/sat/gcd_may.doc – Ms Word Document
– National Trust for Historic Preservation Fundraising Acution is Now Open: Whether you’re looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you’re sure to find something in our auction catalog. Every bid helps support our mission to save historic places.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/f4oj – National Trust for Historic Preservation
– Archaeology Channel Film Festival to be Held in Eugene Oregon: Organizers of a film festival in Eugene expect to screen more than 20 movies this week, all films with some connection to archeology. Organizer Rick Pettigrew, with the Archeological Legacy Institute in Eugene, says the films in the festival are anything but dry.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/hwdb – Oregon Public Broadcasting
– The Southwest Heritage Foundation is asking for donations to purchase and reserve an ancient Pueblo village located within the town of Bluff, Utah. The site is located just west of the prominent landmark known as the Navajo Twin Rocks.
http://www.cdarc.org/sat/shf_bluff.doc – MS Word Document
– Fundraising Educational Adventures With Old Pueblo Archaeology Center Of Tucson: Old Pueblo Archaeology is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and research organization. Discounts are available. See http://www.oldpueblo.org, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 520-798-1201.
Zuni Pueblo, Rock Art, and Ruins, Wed Jun 13 – Sat Jun 16, $795 double, $880 single.
Mimbres Ruins, Rock Art, and Museums Flex-Tour – Silver City, Fri Jun 22 – Tue Jun 26, $750 per person with van transportation & lodging with continental breakfasts, $200 w/o transportation or lodging.
Hopi Culture & Arts Festival at Museum of Northern Arizona, Sat Jun 30 – Sun Jul 1, $275 double, $350 single.
Jerome, AZ with Verde Canyon Sunset Train Excursion and Overnight at the Jerome Grand Hotel, Sat Jul 28 – Sun July 29, $355 double, $405 single. Navajo Culture & Arts Festival at Museum of Northern Arizona, Sat Aug 4 – Sun Aug 5, $275 double, $350 single.
New Mexico Ghost Towns with Overnights at Historic Black Range Lodge B&B in Kingston, Fri Aug 31 – Mon Sep 3, $399 double, $474 single, includes breakfasts.
Utah Canyon Country – Ruins, Rock Art, & One-Day Raft Trip with Overnights in Bluff, UT at Historic Decker House B&B, Wed Sep 26 – Sun Sep 30, $825 double or single, includes one dinner.
New Mexico History Grand Loop – Trinity Site and VLA Open Houses, Glenwood Catwalk, Fri Oct 5 – Sun Oct 7, $359 double, $459 single.
Ranch and Wine Country – Kentucky Camp Open House, Empire Ranch, Callaghan Vineyard, and Dinner at Rex Ranch, Sat Oct 13, $125 per person, includes dinner.
History and the Grape Outdoors – Fort Bowie, Colibri Vineyards, Portal/Cave Creek, and Douglas Area, Fri Oct 26 – Sun Oct 28, $399 per person. Ventana Cave Interpretive Center; the Santa Rosa, Kaka, and Quijotoa Valleys; and a Tohono O’odham Reservation Trading Post, Sat Nov 3, $99 per person.
The Hohokam Culture: Romero Ruins and Baby Jesus Ridge Petroglyphs, Sat Nov 10, $75 per person. Carpool tour, requires 3-4 mile mild hike.