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2014
29
May

Chaco’s Legacy

Chaco’s Legacy Offers 3D Vision of an Ancient Pueblo World Powered by interactive gaming technology, a new touch-screen experience developed by Archaeology Southwest helps heritage tourists explore connections among thousand-year-old pueblos in northwestern New Mexico. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB)...
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2014
27
May

Engaging the Complexities of the Borderlands

By Bill Doelle, President & CEO   Last Friday, some fresh eyes came to Camp Naco, and they helped me to see some things in new ways. Since 2006, I have worked with Becky Orozco, instructor of Anthropology and History at Cochise College, to preserve the historic adobe buildings at Camp N...
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2014
25
May

President Obama Declares New National Monument in Southwest New Mexico

President Obama Declares New National Monument in Southwest New Mexico President Obama’s record on public lands protection has been spotty – as of January 2013, he’d opened more than twice as many acres to drilling as he’d conserved. Lately, though, the POTUS has been on a bit of a roll. O...
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2014
21
May

Turquoise Trade among Ancestral Pueblo Groups

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins Scott Michlin welcomed me back to his radio show last month, and I came bearing tales of turquoise (click here to listen to our discussion). Sharon Hull (University of Manitoba, Department of Geological Sciences) and her ...
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2014
18
May

DNA from Clovis-Era Skeleton Found in Mexico Confirms Modern Native American Ancestry

DNA from Clovis-Era Skeleton Found in Mexico Confirms Modern Native American Ancestry An international team of scientists have uncovered the most genetically complete human skeleton from the New World yet, dating back more than 12,000 years. The skeleton, discovered in an underwater cave system in t...
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2014
13
May

Urgent News: First Hand Account of the Protest at Recapture Canyon

Recapping the Recapture Canyon ATV Protest A first hand report by Executive Director, Josh Ewing. Frustrated with years of delay from the BLM in deciding the fate of a proposed ATV trail in Recapture Canyon, protestors rode their machines into the Canyon on Saturday, May 10th. Because of recent eve...
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2014
11
May

Lawlessness in San Juan County Threatens Archaeological Record

Lawlessness in San Juan County Threatens Archaeological Record Fed up with federal control over lands their families have used for generations, Blanding residents, along with out-of-town supporters, on Saturday drove all-terrain vehicles into Recapture Canyon, an area rich in prehistoric sites the B...
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2014
06
May

Posts from the Edge

By Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeology Fellow   I thought I’d bring those of you who are not on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter up to date on posts I made from the field. I’ll share a wrap-up blog post soon with details about the final two weeks and a summary of what we learned over th...
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2014
05
May

Atari Archaeology and Other Garbage

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   If you've been following the news over the last couple of weeks, you may have seen a story or two about a documentary film crew and a team of archaeologists heading to the New Mexico desert near Alamogordo to excavate the remains of the legendary ...
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2014
04
May

Patricia Crown Named to the National Academy of Sciences

Patricia Crown Named to the National Academy of Sciences University of New Mexico archaeologist Patricia Crown was named Tuesday to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. In an interview, Crown said she was humbled by the surprise announcement. “It’s just an incredible honor,” she said...
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2014
02
May

Exegesis of a Southwestern Archaeologist, Part 1

By Steve Nash, Anthropology Department Chair, Denver Museum of Nature & Science Kiathuthlanna Black-on-White, Yoruba Ibeji, and Me On July 7, 1967, the Chicago Sun-Times ran a photograph under the caption “Chicago Twins Meet Yoruba Twins” to honor the opening of a new temporary exhibit on...
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