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 Institution, which exposed various rooms and the cemetery area. To this excavation area came Nampeyo (1860- 1942), and her husband Lesso. Nampeyo, whose name means “The snake that does not bite,” was raised in the Tewa village of Hano on First Mesa and was a renowned Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist. http://bit.ly/17otvlX – Arizona Daily Sun
Closed Bureau of Reclamation Meeting Opened to Hear Hopi Concerns on the Impacts of Mining on Heritage
At a closed bureau of reclamation meeting, protesters accused federal officials of confiscating indigenous history. They claim mining interests have resulted in the desecration of more than a million remains and artifacts. When their interest in being present at the meeting was known, the protesters were welcomed into the meeting to hear their viewpoints. http://bit.ly/1aJy2QG – NAZ Today
Activists in Utah Seek Takeover of National Parks and Other Federal Lands
The government shutdown destroyed millions of dollars of revenue in southern Utah, and it’s up to Utah politicians to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Or at least, that was the message delivered Wednesday by southern Utah officials to a state commission meeting in Salt Lake City. The officials included representatives from Garfield, Washington, Piute and San Juan counties, all of whom were clear that the shutdown cost Utah tax revenue and may have damaged the state’s tourist economy. http://bit.ly/1cINP3U – Salt Lake Tribune
Student Paper Competition Announced
The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society and Arizona Archaeological Council sponsor an annual Julian D. Hayden Student Paper Competition, named in honor of long-time southwestern scholar Julian Dodge Hayden. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $750 and publication of the paper in Kiva, The Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History. Subject matter may include the anthropology, archaeology, history, linguistics, and ethnology of the American Southwest and northern Mexico, or any other topic appropriate for publication in Kiva. http://bit.ly/195IpaS – Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society
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Arizona Arch Expo Meeting Scheduled for November 22, 2013
The 2014 Arizona Archaeology Expo will be held on March 29, 2014 at Catalina State Park. Our next planning meeting for the Expo is on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:00 am and we encourage folks to attend. We will hold the meeting at the SHPO Office (1300 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ). For those who can’t attend in person, we will have a conference call number set up. Please contact me directly for that number. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kris Dobschuetz, SHPO Archaeological Compliance Specialist at (602) 542-7141 or kdobschuetz@azstateparks.
AAHAM Listing of Events Brochures – Due Date Extended to November 15, 2013
The theme for this year’s AAHAM is “From Desert to Mountain: Valuing Our Heritage“. For those of you who participate in the Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month Activities, please note that the Listing of Events Brochure Forms are now available online at http://bit.ly/19EsJiW.
Lecture Opportunity – Tucson
The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society is pleased to present J. Jefferson Reid on Monday, November 18 at 7:30 PM at the DuVal Auditorium (1501 N. Campbell Ave. inside University Medical Center) to discuss Prehistory, Personality, and Place: Emil W. Haury and the Mogollon Controversy. Reid will discuss the story of archaeological discovery, the remarkable individuals who debated Mogollon authenticity and antiquity, and the eventual resolution of the controversy. Contact Jon Boyd @ 520 444-6385 with questions about this, or any other AAHS program.
Tour Opportunity – Ventana Cave
On Saturday November 30 archaeologist Allen Dart leads Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s carpooling educational tour to Ventana Cave, a National Historic Landmark on the Tohono O’odham Nation, departing from Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson. Tour leaves Tucson at 6:30 a.m. to ensure the pictographs can be seen in the best morning light, and returns around 3:30 p.m. Fee of $35 ($28 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members) benefits the Tohono O’odham Hickiwan District’s efforts to develop a caretaker-interpretive center at Ventana Cave, and the nonprofit Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s education programs. Reservations required by Wednesday November 27: 520-798-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.