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2013
28
Nov

Back to Basics, Part 3: Broad Research Themes

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   The archaeological culture areas I described on Wednesday are really just a means of conceptualizing similarities and differences among people living in different parts of the Southwest. These constructs do not represent cultures in the way we def...
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2013
27
Nov

Back to Basics, Part 2: Archaeological Cultures in the Southwest

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   On Monday, I wrote about how archaeologists define culture areas, which represent geographic zones in which people were living in generally similar ways and across which people were connected through shared history and practices. Before we look at...
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2013
25
Nov

Back to Basics, Part 1

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   As I reviewed recent posts, I thought we should take a moment to break it down for those who are interested in learning what Southwest archaeology is about, at the most basic level. This week, in three successive posts, I’ll try to summarize a...
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2013
24
Nov

European DNA Found in Remains of a 24,000-Year-Old Siberian Answers Many Questions about Ancient New World Populations

European DNA Found in Remains of a 24,000-Year-Old Siberian Answers Many Questions about Ancient New World Populations The 24,000-year-old remains of a young boy from the Siberian village of Mal’ta have added a new root to the family tree of indigenous Americans. While some of the New World's nati...
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2013
21
Nov

News from the North: A Burial from Salmon Pueblo and Some Thoughts on the Great Drought

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins   Host Scott Michlin recently welcomed me back to his morning radio show on KSJE, the San Juan College radio station in Farmington, New Mexico. I’m on with Scott every month to discuss interesting topics in local ...
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2013
17
Nov

The Story of Florence Lister: Heroine of Southwestern Archaeology

The Story of Florence Lister: Heroine of Southwestern Archaeology A woman who has inspired several generations of archaeologists apparently is not content to rest on her laurels. At the seemingly advanced age of 93, she’s hard at work on a paper to help settle a controversy surrounding a kiva at A...
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2013
10
Nov

Museum of Northern Arizona Presents Exhibit Honoring the Legacy of Nampeyo

Museum of Northern Arizona Presents Exhibit Honoring the Legacy of Nampeyo The ancient village of Sikyatki was located on the east flank of First Mesa and was large and thriving until it was abandoned in about 1500. In 1895, the site was excavated by Jesse Walter Fewkes of the Smithsonian Instituti...
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2013
04
Nov

This Post Is Not about the Borg or Peanut-Butter Cups—Or Is It?

By Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator, with Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist   One of the most rewarding aspects of serving as the content editor of Archaeology Southwest Magazine is the continual opportunity to learn new things directly from the finest scholars. I have been...
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2013
03
Nov

We're Approaching Our Goal - Donate Today to Keep SAT Free!

We're Approaching Our Goal - Donate Today to Keep SAT Free!  Thank you to the many generous donors who stepped forward with a gift of support for Southwest Archaeology Today (SAT). Because of you, we are well on our way to reaching our goal of $5,000. If you haven’t donated yet and you'd like ...
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