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2014
30
Mar

Southwestern Archaeology Loses a Beloved Patron

Remembering Molly Thompson Molly Coit Kendall Thompson died at home in Tucson on Monday, February 10, 2014, at the age of 90. Her husband of 65 years and her older daughter were with her. Molly was born in Tombstone in 1923, where she grew up on the Kendall family ranch with her two sisters. Her par...
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2014
23
Mar

New York Times Explores the Value of Collections-Based Research

New York Times Explores the Value of Collections-Based Research Galleries usually get all the publicity, but at many museums the biggest news is happening in the basement. In recent years, curators, visiting scholars, interns and even students have discovered — or rediscovered — cultural treasur...
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2014
19
Mar

Exploring the Edge, March 8–9, 15–16

By Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeology Fellow   We have been working in the Coyote Mountains for three weeks now as part of our Edge of Salado investigation. I can say, without any doubt, that it has been one of my favorite settings to work in. Each site is nestled within a box canyon er...
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2014
16
Mar

Of Drones, Petroglyphs, and Conferences

Drone Footage "Finds" Remarkable "Unseen" Petroglyphs in Utah Some drones have a undesirable popularity for snooping on folks and facilitating functions of war. But unmanned aircraft can be utilized to give authorities a new watch of inaccessible and remote places to uncover lost treasures. An amazi...
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2014
12
Mar

Not Exactly a Vacant Lot!

By Stephen Darling, Archaeology Southwest Member since 2013 This past Saturday morning, March 8, my wife Anne-Marie, my friend Steve Cox, and I attended Archaeology Southwest’s 2014 Annual Members’ Gathering, which featured a walking tour of the Valencia site. Owned by Pima Community College an...
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2014
09
Mar

Southwestern Archaeology Provides Insights on Disaster Recovery

Southwestern Archaeology Provides Insights on Disaster Recovery Following a natural disaster, vulnerability to food shortage appears to depend more on a group's ability to migrate and its positive relationships with other groups than on resource factors. That's according to a research team led by A...
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2014
06
Mar

Heighten Your Awareness on March 29

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   March is Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month for the State of Arizona. Setting aside a month to celebrate archaeology highlights the importance of our shared past, as well as the social and economic impacts of archaeology in the state. Of c...
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2014
04
Mar

Exploring the Edge, March 1–2

By Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeology Fellow Preparations for Edge of Salado research (click on that link to learn more) have been underway for the past month:   Excavations began two weekends ago in the Sulphur Springs Valley:   And we often had company! We ...
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2014
02
Mar

Was Beringia a Refuge for Ice Age Peoples?

Was Beringia a Refuge for Ice Age Peoples? Genetic and environmental evidence indicates that after the ancestors of Native Americans left Asia, they spent 10,000 years in shrubby lowlands on a broad land bridge that once linked Siberia and Alaska. Archaeological evidence is lacking because it drowne...
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