Southwestern Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– New Exhibits on Chaco Canyon Open in Grants NM: Artists, anthropologists, National Park representatives and a film crew mingled at the opening of the “Celebrating Chaco” show at the Double Six Gallery Saturday. One of the most fascinating exhibits was a scale model of Pueblo Bonito with an interpretation of the designs, sizes and positions of the great kivas. Casa Rinconada, which was built between 900 and 1200 A.D., is depicted in detail. The models were provided by the park staff, led by Chief of Interpretation Russ Bodner.
– Arizona State Museum To Expand into Downtown Tucson: The City Council on Monday formally acknowledged that $130 million in city Rio Nuevo funds will be dedicated to building the University of Arizona Science Center and adjoining Arizona State Museum.
-Thirteenth Century Climatic Change: The authors review and discuss possible impacts of early-11th-, middle-12th-, and late-13th-century droughts on three Native American cultures that occupied parts of the western United States (Anasazi, Fremont, Lovelock) plus another culture that occupied parts of southwestern Illinois (Cahokia).
http://www.cdarc.org/page/fikl – CO2 Science
-Tucson Anniversary Celebration Lectures at the Tucson Origins Presidio Park: Thursday, Aug 9., 6:30 p.m. “The Santa Cruz River and Environs: Past and Present,” by Gayle Hartmann. This talk will discuss the ever- changing Santa Cruz River, how it has changed in the past, why it has changed, and how these changes have affected the people who live here. Thursday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m. “4,000 Years of Tucson’s History at the Mission San Agust