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2013
30
Oct

Faces of Salado?

By Katherine Dungan, Preservation Archaeologist In 1972, a cache of truly remarkable items—a large, wooden human figure and a slightly smaller stone human figure accompanied by animal effigies, textiles, and wooden objects—was recovered from a cave in the Cliff Valley, along the Upper Gila Rive...
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2013
27
Oct

Colorado Protects Remains of Clovis Era Structures

Colorado Protects Remains of Clovis Era Structures The Mountaineer Site, on the summit of western Colorado's Tenderfoot Mountain, is home to some of the oldest structures in North America. Dating back 10,000 years to what archaeologists refer as the Folsom Period, the eight Paleoindian dwellings un...
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2013
23
Oct

The Archaeologist’s Gaze

By Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeology Fellow   Dating techniques are one of first things students learn about in archaeology courses in the United States. Archaeologists—and people more generally—have two primary ways of marking time: absolute (chronometric), or a computed numerical ag...
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2013
22
Oct

An Archaeologist’s View of “Digger” Shows

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins   Host Scott Michlin recently welcomed me to his morning radio show on KSJE, the San Juan College radio station in Farmington, New Mexico. I’ll be on the air with an archaeology update each month. For the month of...
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2013
20
Oct

Donate Today to Keep SAT Free!

Donate Today to Keep SAT Free! We are proud that Southwest Archaeology Today’s readership grows every week. It is encouraging to find that so many people want to keep up with the latest news on archaeology and preservation in the Southwest. Although the costs of assembling and hosting this ad-fr...
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2013
13
Oct

National Parks Conservation Association Tracking the Economic Impact of National Park Closures

National Parks Conservation Association Tracking the Economic Impact of National Park Closures  Closed signs and barricades at national parks have become powerful symbols of the fiscal standoff’s impact on people around the country. Visitors are understandably angry and upset to lose access to th...
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2013
08
Oct

Student Research at the Dinwiddie Site: Raw Material Sources

Deb Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist   Students attending the 2013 Archaeology Southwest/University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology Field School completed several interesting and valuable research projects covering a wide range of topics, from experimental ceramics and flaked stone st...
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2013
06
Oct

Park Closures Divert Tourists to Native Lands

Park Closures Divert Tourists to Native Lands Keith Riddle and Merilyn Lassman had planned to celebrate their retirement with a visit to the Grand Canyon — “a lifelong dream of ours,” she said. But because of the government shutdown, and the closing of the entire national park system, they fou...
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2013
01
Oct

Pretty Rock: Creating Virtual Interactive Models of Places of the Past

By Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist   Things have been quiet on the Virtual Southwest project as we fine-tune our models and programming, so I thought I'd take a moment to share a bit about some new tools for documenting and sharing archaeological landscapes ...
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