Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Rim Country Archaeological Museum to Host Fundraising Open House in Payson: The Museum of Rim Country Archaeology is a custodian of that ancient civilization, and Breen, as a member of the Rim Country chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society, is a part of that historical preservation effort.”Our museum is known by people interested in archaeology as one of the best small museums in the state,” Breen said.
– William Doelle Honored by Arizona Governor’s Advisory Commission: The Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission awarded William Doelle, owner of Tucson-based Desert Archaeology, its Professional Archaeologist award for 2007. Doelle was cited for his integrity and vision and dedication to public participation in historic preservation, according to Ellen Bilbrey, spokeswoman for Arizona State Parks, which announced the awards.
Arizona Representative Ed Pastor Proposes Support for Carver Museum in Phoenix: A museum and cultural center that would be housed in the historic former Carver High School in Phoenix, which was built exclusively for African-Americans during the period of enforced segregation, would receive a $200,000 boost in funding under legislation approved Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives, announced Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz. The former high school at 415 E. Grant Street is undergoing restoration as the new George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. It is dedicated to preserving the African-American culture in Phoenix. The funding would be used to assist with completing the restoration project, which includes a museum, art gallery, and multipurpose spaces, Pastor said.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/9yaj – Representative Ed Pastor
– Lecture on Chaco Era in the Middle San Juan region to be held at Aztec Ruins: 7 p.m. – Thursday, July 19: “The Chacoan and post-Chacoan Occupation of the Middle San Juan Region.” Presented by the Center for Desert Archaeology’s preservation archaeologist Paul Reed. (free)
– Petroglyph Hikes Near Phoenix: This hike on a flat trail leads to one of the largest and most concentrated collection of Hohokam and Yavapai petroglyphs in the Valley. Rangers will discuss the peoples’ history and lifestyles and try to interpret the symbols. Bring water. 6-10 a.m. Tuesday. $5 per vehicle. White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 13025 N. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. (623) 935-2505
http://www.cdarc.org/page/k6qh – Arizona Republic
– South Gap Moving to Lyman Lake State Park: Due to fire restrictions on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest, the July 13-15 gathering is relocating to the alternate campsite at Lyman Lake State Park, north of Springerville Arizona. This year’s gathering will include a tour of Rattlesnake Point Pueblo, Sherwood Ranch Pueblo (the site formerly known as Raven) and Casa Malpais.
– Brian Kenny Sends Pecos Registration Reminder: Deliberately informal, the Pecos Conference affords Southwestern archaeologists a superlative opportunity to talk with one another, both by presenting field reports and by casual discussions. It is a chance to see old friends, meet new ones, pick up fresh information, organize future conferences, and have a great time.
– Travelouge, Visiting Ancient Icons: If I had been a member of the ancient Anasazi tribe, I wouldn’t have gone out much. Not when it involved climbing up or down the cliff face from my dwelling using foot and hand holds in the rock. But being a modern American, I think nothing of getting into my car and driving hundreds of miles to climb down or up into the places where the Anasazi dwelled to admire their fortitude and ingenuity.
– Employment Opportunity, Membership Coordinator: Center for Desert Archaeology (Tucson): The Membership Coordinator works with the Programs Manager to maintain and grow the Center’s membership program (currently at 1,000 members) and Annual Fund, to ensure the member and donor database and related information are current at all times, to organize member-oriented special events, to generate appropriate correspondence and supplementary materials, to coordinate volunteer opportunities, and to build a solid base of community support for the organization. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Familiarity and fluency with a personal computer system is a must, especially with programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Power Point. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Some travel, weekend, and evening work required. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health and 401(k) plans and sick and vacation time. Position is open until filled. Application review will start July 23, 2007. For more information, visit