Southwestern Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Progress on the Little Colorado River Valley National Heritage Area: The Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo tribes aren’t officially onboard yet, but Gallup and the Arizona cities of Flagstaff, Holbrook, and Winslow have offered their support. The project in question is the creation of the proposed Little Colorado River Valley National Heritage Area that includes much of northern Arizona and a corner of northwest New Mexico. The Center for Desert Archaeology, located in Tucson, has been working with communities in the area to develop a proposal for the area, which generally encompasses the watershed of the Little Colorado River. Official designation comes from Congress.
– Independent Reporter Questions Archaeological Preservation in New Mexico: Signs of ancient life are everywhere in New Mexico. Consider the Galisteo Basin, just outside the city of Santa Fe, where hundreds of archaeological sites blanket the ground. These range from drawings etched hundreds of years ago onto boulders and scatters of flaked stone-where someone sat and chipped a tool, leaving behind bits and pieces of rock-to entire villages and sacred ceremonial structures.
– Archaeology Cafe in Tucson, March 3 to Explore the Clovis Comet Hypothesis: The Center for Desert Archaeology and Casa Vicente invite you to the sixth meeting of Archaeology Caf