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2013
25
Aug

Plans in Place for Hydraulic Fracturing on Chaco Culture Park Boundary

Fracking Chaco Canyon?  That's why so many are looking for salvation in two words: Mancos Shale. The formation, which extends from New Mexico into portions of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, is buried about a mile beneath the surface. Estimated to contain upwards of six billion barrels of oil, approx...
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2013
22
Aug

Journeys and Crossroads

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   Earlier this week, I drove up to Springerville, Arizona, to give a talk at the Casa Malpais Museum hosted by the Little Colorado Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society. My presentation focused on migration and cultural diversity in the Upper...
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2013
21
Aug

Movement Is Life

By Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative   “Movement is life. Movement is seen everywhere… Movement was characteristic of our ancestors, who moved across the landscape like the clouds across the sky.” —Tessy Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo, quoted on the Bandelier National Monumen...
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2013
20
Aug

Open Pueblo

Deb Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist   On Saturday, August 10, around 100 visitors—including journalists, archaeologists, and local community members—took advantage of relatively cool temperatures and toured excavations in progress at Goat Spring Pueblo. Located in the mountains nea...
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2013
11
Aug

Anthropology Community Remembers Keith Basso

National Museum of the American Indian Remembers Keith Basso Keith H. Basso (73), a major figure in American Anthropology and American Indian Studies, died from cancer in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday, August 4. He devoted his life’s work to understanding and bringing to the appreciation of others t...
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2013
11
Aug

No New Ruins — A Plea from a Stubborn Optimist

By Bill Doelle, President & CEO   Sometimes, archaeologists can prevent ruins. Yes, I said prevent, not preserve. Camp Naco is teaching me life lessons about just how hard it can be to prevent ruins. After working with a devoted team of ruin preventers for the past eight years, it is ...
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2013
07
Aug

Of Drones and Men

By Lewis Borck, Preservation Fellow   August 20, 2013 Earlier this spring, I had the pleasure of getting out into Sulphur Spring Valley’s sere landscape with Michael Brack, a cartographer from Desert Archaeology, Inc. We were there to map a number of Classic period archaeological sites t...
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2013
04
Aug

Proposed Transmission Line Threatens the Archaeology of the San Pedro Valley

Proposed Transmission Line Threatens the Archaeology of the San Pedro Valley The U. S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the SunZia Southwest Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in June 2013. The BLM proposes to select the preferred alternative presented in th...
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