News from Archaeology Southwest

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2014
27
Apr

Cultural Conservatism in the Ancient Southwest - Research on the Edge of Salado

Introduction to Archaeology Southwest's Edge of Salado Research What slows or halts the geographic spread of an ideology—especially an ideology that brings people together? In our previous work, we focused on detecting Kayenta immigrants and determining their impacts in communities across the sout...
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2014
20
Apr

A Look at the Attack on the Antiquities Act

A Look at the Attack on the Antiquities Act Some in congress want to change a bill that allows presidents to designate national monuments. Should we care? Some in congress want to change a bill that allows presidents to designate national monuments. Should we care? Recently, U.S. Representative Rob...
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2014
14
Apr

Archaeological Documentation on a Slippery Slope, Part 1

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins   Recently, I was fortunate to assist my colleague Doug Gann with a project at Walnut Canyon National Monument, near Flagstaff, Arizona. The work took place at two small cliff dwellings about halfway down a very ste...
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2014
13
Apr

Low-Impact Archaeological Research - Drone with Thermal Camera Quickly Maps Ancient Pueblo Village

Low-Impact Archaeological Research - Drone with Thermal Camera Quickly Maps Ancient Pueblo Village Thermal images captured by an small drone allowed archaeologists to peer under the surface of the New Mexican desert floor, revealing never-before-seen structures in an ancient Native American settleme...
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2014
10
Apr

A View from the Edge…of Salado

By Kathryn Turney, Project Intern I have had the pleasure of being an intern for the Edge of Salado project since February of this year. It has been fun, challenging at times, and very rewarding. It has been a good learning experience, in terms of how to meet the project’s research goals while st...
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2014
07
Apr

The Quest to the O. W. Randall Rock

By Randy Craig Randall   When I was in college, I became interested in our family history. I vividly recall one conversation with my paternal grandfather, whom we called “Daddy Jack.” One evening at their home in the piney woods around Nacogdoches, Texas, I asked him to tell me what he kn...
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2014
06
Apr

FBI Impounds Large Collection of Antiquities and Other Cultural Remains in Indiana

FBI Impounds Large Collection of Antiquities and Other Cultural Remains (Including Large Collection of Objects from the American Southwest) in Indiana FBI Seizes Thousands of Objects FBI agents on Thursday were still removing thousands of artifacts ranging from arrowheads to shrunken heads and Ming...
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2014
03
Apr

Tracking Canals in the Safford Basin: A Tale of Fate 34 & 54 Years in the Making

By James A. Neely, Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin This story begins in the summer of 1994, when I accompanied Kyle Woodson—one of my graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin—into the field to get him started on excavations for his master’s thesis project at t...
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