Southwestern Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Tempe Historic Preservation Commission Supports Development Plan that Preserves Hayden Homestead: Tempe’s Historic Preservation Commission whole-heartedly backed a redevelopment plan for the historic Hayden home-turned-Monti’s La Casa Vieja steakhouse Thursday night, after vehemently trashing previous designs and sending the developer “back to the drawing board” only weeks before. “The new plan not only recognizes, but further honors this historic building,” said Ann Patterson, who was one of the commission’s most outspoken opponents of the previous version.
– History of the Leupp Internment Camp: There isn’t much left today on the site of a World War II isolation camp in Old Leupp on the Navajo Reservation — rubble, brush, bits of sandstone blocks, rusty cans and twisted metal. And silence, almost complete silence, where Japanese-American men were held against their will in a fenced camp guarded by armed soldiers.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/ie20 – Arizona Daily Sun
– The ‘Kino Missions’ of Arizona and Sonora” topic of Old Pueblo Archaeology’s Third Thursday lecture by Anthropologist/folklorist James S. “Big Jim” Griffith. November 15, at 7:30 pm. Our guest speaker Jim Griffith received the Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and Art History in 1974. He is currently retired after heading up the Southwest Folklore Center of the UA Library for nineteen years. He has written several books and many articles on the folklore, folk life, and traditional arts of Arizona and Sonora. Griffith has led Kino Mission Tours for the Southwestern Missions Research Center for over twenty years.Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s monthly “Third Thursdays” lecture programs are held on the third Thursday of each month starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Pueblo auditorium, 5100 W. Ina Road Bldg. 8. Free. For more info: 520.798.1201
– New Video on the Archaeology Channel – Lewis, Clark, and the Clatsop in Oregon: We gain a fresh perspective when we hear about important historical events as related by indigenous people and their oral traditions. The winter spent by explorers Lewis and Clark on the Oregon coast as told by the native Clatsop people is the subject of A Clatsop Winter Story, the latest video feature on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel http://www.archaeologychannel.org
– Reminder, Lecture Tonight in Tucson (Tuesday, November 13, 2007): The Enigmatic Mystery of Chacoan Cylinder Jars. There are only 210 known ceramic cylinder jars in the prehispanic American Southwest. 192 of those come from Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon. Patricia Crown, professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico, explores the production of the unusual vessels and reveals new insights into their use at Chaco. Lecture at 7:00 p.m. at the Center for English as a Second Language, room 102 (one building east of ASM north). Reception follows the lecture at Arizona State Museum. Free and open to the public. This is the 2007 Southwest Land, Culture and Society Annual Distinguished Lecture.