Archive for August, 2014

Museum of Northern Arizona Director Robert Breunig Announces Retirement

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

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 stabilizing and visionary force at the institution, which was in deep […]



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Hohokam Village Excavated to Make Way for Future Strip Mall

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

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, because of the scale of their excavations at one […]



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Food and Fertility

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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 Southwest. Tim Kohler and […]



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

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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 Historic Preservation] For Immediate Release August 14, 2014 Media […]



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A Good Place to Live for More Than 12,000 Years

ASWM Vol. 28 No. 2
Monday, August 18th, 2014

Issue editor Todd W. Bostwick and contributors provide a closer look at archaeology in Arizona’s Verde Valley.



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Tribal Governor Rebuilding Ancient Ceramic Traditions of Jemez Pueblo

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

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 carbon (vegetable) paint, and fired in an oxygen-free atmosphere. The […]



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Research Reveals High Incidence of Violence around Ancient Mesa Verde

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

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 University archaeologist Tim Kohler has documented a particularly bloody […]



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Pecos Conference Begins Thursday, August 7

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

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. http://bit.ly/1o4cC7x NPR Explores History and Commerce at Santa Fe’s Indian Market The 93rd […]



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