Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Mesa Grande Park on Hold for 21 Years: Archaeologist Jerry Howard has dreamed for years of transforming the Mesa Grande ruins near Brown Road in Mesa into a park for the public. The site is home to the ancient temple grounds of the Hohokam Indians, and it’s listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Mesa has owned the land since 1985, and archaeologists and volunteers from the Mesa Southwest Museum have been studying and preserving the land for more than two decades. But today, there is still a lack of funding for the park and the plan remains in limbo. The proposal has sat on a waiting list of capital improvement projects for more than 21 years.
– Center for Desert Archaeology Chaco Scholar Paul Reed to Speak at Anasazi Heritage Center: Archaeologist and Chaco Culture specialist Paul Reed will speak at the Bureau of Land Management Anasazi Heritage Center on Sunday, May 27, at 2:00 PM. His talk is entitled “Chaco Expansion or Chaco Emulation? The Emergence of Aztec, Salmon, and other Great House Communities.” This event is part of the 2007 Four Corners Lecture Series in cooperation with the Cortez Cultural Center, Crow canyon Archaeological Center, Fort Lewis College, and Mesa Verde National Park; and in recognition of Colorado Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month.
– Cortez Cultural Center Displays Images of Early Southwestern Archaeology: A historic photo exhibit, “Among the Ruins,” showing black-and-white pictures of early Southwest archaeology, has been reprinted and is on display at the Cortez Cultural Center. Earl Morris, an early-day archeologist from Farmington, had photos taken as he excavated in the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s at sites all over the Four Corners, including Canyon de Chelly, Hovenweep, northern New Mexico, northeast Arizona and southeast Utah.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/5zcf – The Cortez Journal
– Southwest Seminars May 28 Lecture on Chaco Canyon (Santa Fe): Lecture held as a benefit for the Archaeological Conservancy. Anna Sofaer, Founder of the Solstice Project will present “The Mystery of Chaco Canyon. The talk will be held at the Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
http://www.cdarc.org/page/4n1s – Southwest Seminars
-Archaeology Summer Camp For Adults (Tucson):
No bones about it – this summer camp is a unique experience! For the first time, ASM Zooarchaeologist Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman and ASM Bioarchaeologist John McClelland team up to offer you a week-long course on animal and human* bone identification. Experience first-hand how and what these bone experts learn through hands-on activities, lectures, tours, and more. *Human bone of a non-archaeological nature will be employed in this classroom setting. $300, $270 ASM members Only a few spaces left!
Tour Opportunity (Arizona State Museum): Tucson, Tula & Tlaxcala: 4,000 Years of Cultural Interaction! June 7-16, 2008.
Tour Opportunity (Old Pueblo Archaeology): Mimbres Ruins, Rock Art, and Museums” fundraising “flex-tour” with archaeologist Allen Dart. Scheduled for Friday June 22-Tuesday June 26, 2007