Southwestern Archaeology Making the News – a Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Were the Clovis Hunting Megafauna or Rabbits? Clovis points are the hallmark of one of America’s earliest cultures: the Paleoindians. Since archaeologists found Clovis points lodged in the skeleton of a mammoth, they have viewed Paleoindians as big-game hunters par excellence. Nearly every book on the subject includes an image of a brawny hunter thrusting his spear into the side of a trumpeting mammoth. This macho view of Paleoindian prehistory has prevailed even though surprisingly little evidence exists to support it.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/boem – The Columbus Dispatch
– Preserve America Program Conducting Preservation Survey: The Expert Panel Examining the Structure of the Federal Historic Preservation Programs would like input from the historic preservation community. Please go follow this link to complete a survey. The survey asks for your preferences on the structure of the federal historic preservation programs.
– Associated Press Corrects Detail in Last Week’s Story on the Navajo Nation and Canyon de Chelly: In a Sept. 11 story about the Navajo Nation seeking full control of Canyon de Chelly National Monument, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Canyon de Chelly is the only national monument entirely on tribal land. According to the National Park Service, nine national monuments are within Indian reservation boundaries.
– New Mexico Archaeology Fair to be Held Sept 26th and 27th: “Habia una vez … Once upon a time …” That’s the theme as tales of conquistador Juan de O