Excavations at Sky Harbor Reveal More Information on Hohokam Canal Systems
Under the dull roar of an airplane descending toward Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s north runway, Kenny Bowekaty cordons off a roughly 4-foot-square section of earth. Slowly, Bowekaty works through the dirt, sometimes with a shovel or trowel, sometimes with his bare hands. Behind him, field supervisor Connie Darby glances over the plot of land. They’re looking for artifacts buried beneath: There might be spindle whorls for weaving, or comal fragments the Hohokam people would have used to grill tortillas hundreds of years ago. http://bit.ly/10cgx0t – Arizona Republic
Emiliano Gallaga’s “A Landscape of Interactions During the Late Prehistoric Period in the Onavas Valley, Sonora, Mexico,” has been published as the 205th volume of the Arizona State Museum Archaeological Series. This latest publication of the ASM Arch Series is now available through Amazon.com and other online booksellers.
Help Preserve a Historic Southwestern Observatory
In 1895, Lowell Observatory founder Percival Lowell commissioned the Alvan Clark & Sons Firm of Cambridgeport, Massachusetts to build a state-of-the-art 24” refracting telescope. Since completion of the project the following year, the telescope has been in regular use to view the heavens and help unravel the wonders of the universe. While Lowell staff members have conscientiously maintained the telescope through the years, the facility is now in need of a large-scale overhaul, requiring disassembly of the telescope and replacement of parts no longer functioning properly. http://bit.ly/118rHdP – Lowell Observatory via IndieGgo
Exhibit Opening – Dolores
An exhibit featuring paintings by Four Corners native Stanton Englehart opens at the Anasazi Heritage Center on Sunday, May 12. A reception and celebration begins at 1 p.m. and features comments by guest curator Sharon Englehart and light refreshments. All art lovers are invited to attend, and admission to the Anasazi Heritage Center is free throughout the day. Stanton Englehart: A Life on Canvas, will be available for sale in the museum’s gift shop. A short film featuring the artist and his work accompanies the exhibit. The BLM Anasazi Heritage Center is located three miles west of Dolores, Colo., on Highway 184. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 970-882-5600 or go to www.co.blm.gov/ahc.
Lecture Opportunity – Santa Fe
Southwest Seminars Presents Dr. Frances Mariko Hayashida, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, and Author, ‘Water, Land, and Politics on the North Coast of Peru’ and ‘Archaeology, Ecological History, and Conservation’, who will give a lecture on Ritual of Chicha: Maize Beer Production in the Andes from the Ancient Past to the Present on May 13 at Hotel Santa Fe as part of the annual Ancient Sites Ancient Stories II Lecture Series held annually to honor and acknowledge the work of the Archaeological Conservancy. Admission is by subscription or $12 at the door. No reservations are necessary and refreshments are served. Contact Connie Eichstaedt, tel: 505 466-2775, email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://bit.ly/YhJddr
Lecture Opportunity – Tucson
On Saturday May 18 from 2-3:30 p.m. the Pima County Public Library and Old Pueblo Archaeology Center offer a free presentation titled “Arts and Culture of Ancient Southern Arizona Hohokam Indians” by archaeologist Allen Dart at the historic Old Arivaca Schoolhouse, 17180 W. Fourth St. in Arivaca, Arizona. This presentation will illustrate the material culture of the Hohokam and presents possible interpretations about their relationships to the natural world, their time reckoning, religious practices, beliefs, and deities, and possible reasons for the eventual demise of their way of life. No reservations are needed. For details contact Leesa Jacobson at the Caviglia-Arivaca Branch Library at 520-594-5235 or Leesa.Jacobson@pima.gov
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has just posted a position for a new Curator of Anthropology, specialization open, as long as the candidate has research expertise with the Rocky Mountain region and our collections, and whose work complements that of existing curators (Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh and Stephen E. Nash). Please share the link below with qualified colleagues you think might be interested and a good fit for this institution. The advertisement will be up on the AAA website very soon, and the SAA website shortly. The search committee will begin reviewing applications May 15. Questions should be directed to Steve Nash email@example.com 303-370-6056 http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH06/
Reminder – It’s time to start planning for the 2013 Pecos Conference
The conference and camping area will be at the Flagstaff Hotshots camp, 10 miles northwest of Flagstaff, on the Coconino National Forest. http://bit.ly/104FLBX – Pecos Conference Website