Archive for September, 2014

Southern Arizona’s Camp Naco Begins Second Century

Camp Naco -- Icon
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Preparing to Serve Again: Southern Arizona’s Camp Naco Begins Second Century Recent infusion of funding helps repair formerly derelict historical military installation and plan for 21st-century use (Tucson, Ariz.) September 30, 2014—Eight years of fervent grassroots efforts to save Camp Naco—a 95-year-old adobe military installation that once housed Buffalo Soldiers and CCC workers a mere […]



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Support Your Source for Preservation Archaeology News – Support Southwest Archaeology Today

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Support Your Source for Preservation Archaeology News – Support Southwest Archaeology Today For the past nine years, Archaeology Southwest has had the privilege of sharing our weekly index of news in southwestern archaeology, anthropology, and historic preservation with a dedicated and growing audience. In this new age of social media channels, we take pride in […]



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Rooms of Our Own

Lab Space
Friday, September 26th, 2014

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist   As one of the newest Archaeology Southwest staff members, I still marvel at how peaceful, inviting, and singular our workplace is. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the Archaeology Southwest library lately, researching older excavations in the Upper Gila area. Before starting this project, I hadn’t realized the […]



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Agnese Haury Bequeaths Her Legacy to the University of Arizona

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Agnese Haury Bequeaths Her Legacy to the University of Arizona The University of Arizona has received $50 million from the estate of philanthropist Agnese Nelms Haury. It will be used to fund scholarships and research on issues of the environment, social justice, and the Southwest. It will also establish an annual prize for what Dean of Science Joaquin Ruiz hopes […]



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Tribal Development Rights Trump Historic Preservation in Palm Springs

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Tribal Development Rights Trump Historic Preservation in Palm Springs Tribal rights bumped up against historic preservation in Palm Springs this week, when the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians started tearing down a 1959 spa and casino in a city that is passionate about midcentury modern architecture. The downtown Spa Resort Casino complex’s concrete-domed entrance colonnade, […]



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Meltdown!

Pithouse Interior Flooding
Friday, September 12th, 2014

By Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert   On September 8, 2014, southern Arizona received heavy rains from a hurricane (Norbert) moving up along the Baja California of Mexico. Previous rains had caused some damage to our pilot pithouse experiment, but Monday’s storm dropped around 4 inches of rain in Oro Valley, melting […]



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Flooding Down in Arizona

Flooding in Phoenix
Thursday, September 11th, 2014

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   For those of us living in central and southern Arizona, Monday was a record-breaking day of rain. Many parts of the Phoenix metro area received more than 3 to 5 inches within a 24-hour period. To put that in perspective, the Phoenix area typically gets about 9 to 10 […]



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NY Times Advocates for Land and Archaeological Conservation

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

NY Times Advocates for Land and Archaeological Conservation Fortunately, Mr. Obama has one other weapon with which to build a conservation legacy before he leaves office, and lately he has begun to use it. This is a wonderful statute known as the Antiquities Act, signed into law by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 to give presidents […]



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