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2013
30
Jul

Zing! Bow-and-Arrow Technology in the Ancient Pueblo Southwest

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins   The development and spread of bow technology across North America has sparked considerable archaeological debate for more than 100 years. Experts have proposed various ideas about how and why bow technology spread...
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2013
28
Jul

Places Too Wild to Drill

Places Too Wild to Drill Two of Utah's scenic landmarks — Arches National Park and Desolation Canyon — made a list released Tuesday by the Wilderness Society as areas "too wild to drill." The group said areas adjacent to Arches National Park and Desolation Canyon are under threat to oil and gas...
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2013
25
Jul

The Casa Grande Community—In More Ways than One!

By Bill Doelle, President & CEO   Community. Just when cynicism seems at its most pervasive, I am glad to see that community spirit can still shine through. It certainly infuses the new legislation for the expansion of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. A bipartisan group of Arizona Re...
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2013
22
Jul

An Arizona Icelandic Saga

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   A little more than a week ago, I was lucky enough to travel with ten other Southwestern archaeologists to the city of Akureyri in northern Iceland. We went there to take part in a collaborative research meeting with a group of climate scientists a...
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2013
21
Jul

Sacred Object Sold at Paris Auction Returned to Hopi Tribe

Sacred Object Sold at Paris Auction Returned to Hopi Tribe One of the several dozen sacred items sold at auction in Paris last spring has been returned to the Hopi people. The tribe was vehemently opposed to the sale. In April when lawyer Pierre Servan-Schreibercouldn’t convince a French judge ...
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2013
21
Jul

Tribal Consultation in the Kaibab National Forest and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Today's guest author is Connie Reid, an Archaeologist with the Kaibab National Forest: “Sometimes you get homesick, but here you don’t. It feels normal and like you were back to where you were before. You have a sense of being. Everything is there and you can feel it. You don’t have any feel...
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2013
18
Jul

Of Ancient Networks and Bacon Numbers

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   Yesterday afternoon, many of us at Archaeology Southwest gathered around the first box off the truck, grinning over the new issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine. It's on its way to our members' mailboxes now (if you're not yet a member, join no...
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2013
16
Jul

Life with New Mexico's Weather

By Trevor McLam, field school student from Washington State University As one might expect of a place that has been called the Great American Desert, the first thing one notices upon arrival is that it is hot. But it truly is a dry heat, which helps immensely. When we arrived in Mule Creek, it was ...
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2013
14
Jul

Paleoamerican Odyssey Conference Scheduled for October 17-19 in Santa Fe

Paleoamerican Odyssey Conference Scheduled for October 17–19 in Santa Fe We invite you to attend the Paleoamerican Odyssey Conference—the largest gathering of Paleoindian researchers and artifacts since the Clovis and Beyond Conference in 1999. Santa Fe, New Mexico, is again in the spotlight for...
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2013
09
Jul

Visiting Chaco Canyon

By Thatcher Rogers, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse The weekend field trip to Chaco Canyon began splendidly with an informative visit to Zuni. Due to purchasing a large number of zoomorphic figures associated with water, we were unfortunately deterred by rains from accomplishing our original g...
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2013
08
Jul

Archaeology Students on the Loose!

By Jay Stephens, University of Arizona After a long and hard five weeks of excavation and lab work, we were turned loose on a three day trip to Chaco Canyon and the pueblos of Acoma and Zuni. It is difficult to summarize all of the amazing landscapes and sites that we saw over the long weekend, a...
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2013
07
Jul

The Museum of Northern Arizona Celebrates Annual Hopi Heritage Festival

The Museum of Northern Arizona Celebrates Annual Hopi Heritage Festival Hopi people dance to bring rainfall. On Saturday, the Hopi people shared this dance at the Hopi heritage festival at the Museum of Northern Arizona. They also shared glimpses into the history and culture of the Hopi people. Al...
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