Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Concerns are growing over El Paso’s plans to move the Museum of Archaeology to a downtown location, merging with the History Museum. Learn more, including how you can get involved, at the El Paso Archaeological Society website at:
– Tracking CCC’s history: Last week, the Pima County Parklands Foundation received a $6,025 grant from the Arizona Humanities Council for a project called “The New Deal in Arizona: Connections to Our Historic Landscape.” Lamb, who is overseeing the project, said researchers are planning to record Arizona’s top CCC projects. This includes an interpretive map on 100 Arizona New Deal projects, 1933-42.
– Ancient Massacre Discovered in New Mexico — Was It Genocide? Seven skeletons found in a remote canyon were victims of a massacre that may have been part of an ancient campaign of genocide, archaeologists say.
– Tracking a Vanished Civilization in the Southwest: For 1,000 years, the Anasazi Indians were lords of what’s now the American Southwest. Then, apparently without warning, they all but vanished. Commentator Craig Childs says climate changes helped explain their disappearance.
– Ancient Chilies Suggest Spicy Cuisine in Early Mexico: Remains of chili peppers prepared and eaten by Zapotec Indians as far back as A.D. 600 reveal a surprisingly diverse diet similar to modern Mexico’s.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/1rdq (Yahoo News)
LECTURES & EVENTS
– Monday, July 16, Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society meeting. Henry Wallace of Desert Archaeology Inc. will discuss large-scale excavations at Honey Bee, a Hohokam town in Oro Valley. University Medical Center, DuVal Auditorium. Call 577-6079 for more information.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/j4bq (Arizona Daily Wildcat)
– July 12 – 19 – Aztec Ruins- Summer presentation Series: 7 p.m. – Thursday, July 12: “A History o Navajo Jewelry.” presented by Venaya Yazzie. (FREE) 7 p.m. – Thursday, July 19: “The Chacoan and post-Chacoan Occupation of the Middle San Juan Region.” Presented by Paul Reed, Archeologist, Salmon Ruins.
– Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s monthly “Third Thursdays” lecture program: Thursday, July 19, 2007 – “Archaeological Evidence of Women on the Spanish Frontier” with Dr. Rebecca J. Waugh, 7:30 p.m., Old Pueblo auditorium, 5100 W. Ina Road Bldg. 8, Tucson metro area.
– San Diego County Archaeological Society’s Summer Saturday Lecture Series: July 28th, (Saturday), 8:00 pm, Los Pe