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2014
30
Jun

A Lesson Quickly Learned

Maxwell Forton, Preservation Archaeology Field School Student A lesson quickly learned: not every excavation is going to unearth the find of the century. All too often, a unit is going to fail to meet your hopes and expectations. My group’s excavations atop the hill overlooking the Dinwiddie site...
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2014
29
Jun

Archaeology Southwest Acquires a Portion of Quail Point Rock Art Complex

Archaeology Southwest Acquires a Portion of Quail Point Rock Art Complex Protection of millennia-old rock art in the Gila Bend region of Arizona was strengthened in June 2014 when Archaeology Southwest acquired a 360-acre parcel that includes a large portion of Quail Point, an impressive rock art s...
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2014
28
Jun

Seeing is Believing: The Importance of Field Trips

Danielle Gilbert, Preservation Archaeology Field School Student Preservation, excavation, and education are just a few of the goals of the Preservation Archaeology Field School, and after only three weeks in the field, I feel that I have a new appreciation and understanding of these concepts. I h...
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2014
27
Jun

Field School Proverbs

Selena Soto, Preservation Archaeology Field School Student Hi all! This is my third week here at the Preservation Archaeology Field School in New Mexico, and it has been an exhilarating experience so far! I have never been on an archaeological dig before, so I have been soaking in all of the know...
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2014
26
Jun

Archaeology in the Southwestern and Eastern United States

Alex Covert, Preservation Archaeology Field School Student I participated in a field school in Virginia last summer, and that experience was quite different from the one I’m having in New Mexico this summer. Through these two experiences, I have realized that archaeology varies greatly depending ...
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2014
25
Jun

A Dilemma Solved

Madisen Dancer, Preservation Archaeology Field School Student When I was accepted into the Archaeology Southwest/University of Arizona field school this past March, I was delighted. I was also ready to tackle a problem I had been considering since deciding to change my major to geography: how mig...
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2014
24
Jun

Archaeology and You

Kaelyn Olson, Preservation Archaeology Field School Student One of the strangest things about my first time in the Southwest is being surrounded by experienced graduate students and archaeological professionals. Initially, I felt as if I was completely out of my league. They spoke in code, using te...
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2014
22
Jun

National Park Service Bans "Drones"

National Park Service Bans "Drones" The National Park Service announced today that they are banning the use of drones and model aircraft in all National Parks, subject to a few limited exceptions. According to a policy memorandum released by Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the Park Service, the directi...
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2014
19
Jun

Even the Smallest Piece

Will Russell, Field Supervisor     One of the highlights of teaching is the look of discovery and excitement on a student’s face. Recently, I was wiping sweat from my eyes and filling out paperwork amidst a cloud of dust shaken from the screens when I heard Andrew say, “Hey, Will, take a loo...
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2014
15
Jun

Boom Times for Archaeologists in North Dakota - Is the Four Corners Region Next?

Boom Times for Archaeologists in North Dakota - Is the Four Corners Region Next? Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig. But across the hyperactive oil fields of North Dakota, these ...
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2014
13
Jun

Rusty American Dream

By Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeology Fellow   Ahhhhhhh, the scent of green chiles, sage, piñon, dust, ponderosa…and a vehicle full of sweaty, tired folk who have lost all sense of societal norms. It must be field school season again. This year, my job is to lead the survey portion of ...
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2014
12
Jun

Slow and Steady, the Ancient Way

Riley Duke, Preservation Archaeology Field School Student Hello, Archaeology Southwest blog readers! So far, my time at the Preservation Archaeology Field School has been nothing less than fantastic. I have spent the majority of my time either in the field excavating or with staff members working ...
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