News from Archaeology Southwest

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2013
30
Jun

Bipartisan Effort to Expand Casa Grande National Monument

Toward a Grander Casa Grande The boundaries of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument could be expanded if Congress adopts legislation introduced Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz.The Casa Grande Ruins is one of the finest examples of 13th century Hohokam culture in the American Southwest, K...
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2013
28
Jun

Experimental Archaeology at Mule Creek

By David Loome, field school student from Northern Arizona University/Coconino Community College As students at the Preservation Archaeology Field School at Mule Creek, we are exposed almost every day to the tools and technology used by people in the past. By analyzing and studying artifacts like...
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2013
27
Jun

Summer Solstice Sites in Southwestern Arizona

Introduction by Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative Of the several rewarding elements of my job, meeting and traveling with site stewards is certainly one of the most enjoyable. As our first line of defense in our collective efforts to safeguard ancient sites, site stewards have been mo...
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2013
26
Jun

Bipartisan Proposal Aims to Expand Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Archaeology Southwest is part of a broad coalition that has advocated the expansion of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, the nation's first archaeological preserve: [From the National Parks Conservation Association] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2013 Contacts: Kevin Dahl, Arizona ...
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2013
25
Jun

Sharing Archaeology with the Community, Part I

By Dorothy Kilgore, field school student from the College of Western Idaho On June 15, 2013, Archaeology Southwest field students and staff performed a community outreach day at the Gila Community Center in New Mexico. Stations included an artifact show-and-tell, a pottery-making station, an artifa...
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2013
23
Jun

Fort Huachuca's Black Officers' Club Named to National Trust's 11 Most Endangered Places

Fort Huachuca's Black Officers' Club Named to National Trust's 11 Most Endangered Places The fate of a Fort Huachuca building that preservationists say is significant to honoring the contributions of African-American military personnel during World War II is still uncertain despite attempts to prese...
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2013
21
Jun

Gila Cliff Dwellings

By Heather Seltzer, field school student from SUNY Binghamton On Sunday, we took a break from excavating and lab work and headed to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. After being decently shook up on the long bumpy road, we piled out of the van. Before we went to tour the Mimbres-Mogollon...
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2013
16
Jun

Indian Education Leader Della Warrior to Direct Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/New Mexico Laboratory of Anthropology

Indian Education Leader Della Warrior to Direct Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/New Mexico Laboratory of Anthropology Della C. Warrior (Otoe-Missouria) has been appointed to lead the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/New Mexico Laboratory of Anthropology (MIAC). Warrior will commence her duties ...
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2013
12
Jun

Meet Our Cook

By Emily Reed, field school student from the University of Connecticut Excavating the Dinwiddie site has been exhausting. With the sun beating down on us constantly while we pick-axe and shovel into the hard ground, we are all drained by the end of the day. Our thirty-minute ride from Dinwid...
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2013
11
Jun

Field School Expectations

By Danny Beard, field school student from University of Colorado Boulder When you are itching with cabin fever in the middle of a snowy, cold Colorado winter's day, the sunshine of the New Mexican summer starts to sound pretty enticing. I always try to avoid building up too many expectations, as s...
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2013
10
Jun

An Archaeology Road Show in Arizona's Mogollon Highlands

By Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist   In a community such as Springerville, like almost every place in the Southwest with nearby water, archaeological evidence of ancient peoples is fairly common. The objects linking the past of these places to the present ar...
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2013
09
Jun

Vandalism in National Parks and the Social Media Effect

Vandalism in National Parks and the Social Media Effect The cause of this recent spike in graffiti on public lands is unclear, but some park personnel say there is reason to believe that it coincides with the rise of social media. “In the old days,” said Lorna Lange, the spokeswoman for Joshua T...
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