Archive for May, 2014

Chaco’s Legacy

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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) May 29, 2014—Now on display at Aztec Ruins National Monument and Salmon Ruins Museum, Chaco’s Legacy explores […]



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Chaco’s Legacy

Chaco's Legacy
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Issue editor Paul F. Reed and contributors consider whether ancient Chacoans migrated to the Middle San Juan Basin, or the region’s residents emulated Chacoan culture, or both. Authors also discuss a new exhibit that shares this research interactively.



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Engaging the Complexities of the Borderlands

Camp Naco Officer's Quarter
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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 Naco. I know the […]



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President Obama Declares New National Monument in Southwest New Mexico

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

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. Over the last 16 months, Obama has […]



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Turquoise Trade among Ancestral Pueblo Groups

Pueblo Bonito Artifact
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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 colleagues recently finished a study of turquoise […]



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

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

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 the Yucatan Peninsula, is that of a 12-year-old girl who fell […]



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

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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 events where BLM employees had been threatened […]



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Lawlessness in San Juan County Threatens Archaeological Record

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

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 Bureau of Land Management closed to motorized use seven years ago. San Juan County […]



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Posts from the Edge

Still Life with Trowels
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

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 the […]



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Atari Archaeology and Other Garbage

Atari 2600
Monday, May 5th, 2014

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 Atari graveyard within the […]



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Patricia Crown Named to the National Academy of Sciences

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

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. Crown was one of 84 new members named to the group, which […]



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Exegesis of a Southwestern Archaeologist, Part 1

Peter and Steven Nash
Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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 Yoruba twin statues, or ibeji, at the Field Museum […]



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A New Way of Living

Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 27 No. 4
Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Issue editor Sarah A. Herr and contributors consider the transition to village life on the southern Colorado Plateau in the first millennium A.D.



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