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2014
31
Aug

Museum of Northern Arizona Director Robert Breunig Announces Retirement

Museum of Northern Arizona Director Robert Breunig Announces Retirement Robert Breunig announced Tuesday he will be retiring next summer after more than 11 years as president and chief executive officer of the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. Breunig, 68, has been praised as both a stabili...
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2014
24
Aug

Hohokam Village Excavated to Make Way for Future Strip Mall

Hohokam Village Excavated to Make Way for Future Strip Mall A “really nice picture” of the workings of early Hohokam civilization is emerging from a recent excavation that uncovered at least part of a prehistoric-era village at a planned Marana outlet mall site. “This site is revealing, becau...
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2014
21
Aug

Food and Fertility

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins   I was on Scott Michlin’s radio show for my monthly visit in July. You can listen to our conversation here. The topic was a recent study that discussed an ancient baby boom among the Pueblo people of the South...
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2014
19
Aug

National Monument Would Bring Economic Benefit to Great Bend of the Gila

Archaeology Southwest and the National Trust for Historic Preservation continue to work with local communities and stakeholders to seek their input and support for a legislative designation for the Great Bend of the Gila. [From the Gila Bend Chamber of Commerce and the National Trust for Hist...
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2014
17
Aug

Tribal Governor Rebuilding Ancient Ceramic Traditions of Jemez Pueblo

Tribal Governor Rebuilding Ancient Ceramic Traditions of Jemez Pueblo Joshua Madalena believes that Jemez black-on-white pottery is the original art form of the Jemez Pueblo people. This unique form of ceramic pottery is tempered with volcanic tuff or rock, slipped with white clay, painted with carb...
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2014
10
Aug

Research Reveals High Incidence of Violence around Ancient Mesa Verde

Research Reveals High Incidence of Violence around Ancient Mesa Verde It’s a given that, in numbers terms, the 20th century was the most violent in world history, with civil wars, purges and two world wars killing as many as 200 million people. But on a per-capita basis, Washington State Universi...
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2014
03
Aug

Pecos Conference Begins Thursday, August 7

Pecos Conference Begins Thursday, August 7 The Pecos Conference is an annual conference of archaeologists which is held in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. Each August, archaeologists gather under open skies somewhere in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. ht...
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