Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Arizona Archaeology Expo This Weekend at Pueblo Grande: Saturday, March 14, 2009, 10am to 3pm and Sunday, March 15, 2009, 10am to 3pm. Pueblo Grande Museum will be hosting the 2009 Arizona Archaeology Expo as part of the 26th Annual Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month put on by Arizona State Park’s State and Historic Preservation Office. This event is an excellent opportunity for professionals, archaeology and history enthusiasts and the general public to discover what resources Arizona has to offer regarding archaeology, history, preservation and the many rich cultures that helped shape our state. Learn why it is important to preserve archaeological and historic sites. Discover what it is archaeologists, historians, native tribes and cultural centers do to preserve, understand and present Arizona’s past. The event will feature archaeological hands-on activities, craft and ancient technology demonstrations, tours, lectures and much more for all ages and interests. Don’t forget to purchase some frybread, an Arizona favorite.
– Critical Habitation Site in Utah Threatened by Development and Unscrupulous Politics: Archaeologists say good enough won’t work in this case. The site is too critical. They’ve found two homes, a fire pit, 30,000 artifacts and, most importantly, corn pollen, suggesting ancient natives farmed this valley long before we thought. “Development is fine and dandy, but this is one case where the importance of the site outweighs the development need,” says Jerry Spangler, director of the Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance. “It could literally re-write our understanding of the earliest settled people here.”
– Kieran McCarty, 1925-2008: Beloved Priest, Renowned Historian: The modest McCarty was celebrated among historians for his diligence in locating original documents that brought to life the early history of Tucson and the rest of the Pimer