News from Archaeology Southwest

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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2014
27
Oct

Exegesis of a Southwestern Archaeologist, Part 2

By Steve Nash, Anthropology Department Chair, Denver Museum of Nature & Science Read Part 1 here. Neanderthals and Tree-Rings Sometime in mid-August 1988, I flew to Tucson on a direct flight from Chicago. I picked up my personal belongings—everything packed into a backpack and an old travel...
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2014
26
Oct

Woman Vandalizes 10 Western National Parks and Posts the Evidence on Instagram

Woman Vandalizes 10 Western National Parks and Posts the Evidence on Instagram She calls it art, proudly signing her urban-influenced sketches and posting photos of them online, like a sort of Banksy in the wild. The National Park Service calls it criminal. The agency on Thursday announced it was...
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2014
19
Oct

Reflections on the Life and Career of Archaeologist George Frison

Reflections on the Life and Career of George Frison The story, Frison said, is exactly what the title suggests. He recounts a mid-life transition from rancher to university student to professor of anthropology. Drawing on experience working with and hunting large animals, Frison focused his resear...
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2014
15
Oct

Enough with that word!

By Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator   I’m on a mission. My colleagues at Archaeology Southwest have heard this one before. They seem to appreciate my stance, so I’ve decided to continue evangelizing through this post. There is a word—so common in professional and academi...
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2014
12
Oct

The Landscape of the Chacoan World Is Being Lost to Hydraulic Fracturing

The Landscape of the Chacoan World Is Being Lost to Hydraulic Fracturing  Environmental groups argue if the wells are built close to Chaco Canyon and along a corridor that runs to other ancient sites, they might destroy cultural heritage and endanger Chaco’s designation as one of the best places ...
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2014
08
Oct

Of Poop, Toilet Paper, and Worms...

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist   I visited Scott Michlin at KSJE for my regular monthly show last month. You can listen to our conversation here. The agenda this time—ancient poop! Quite literally, we discussed the importance of ancient feces—coprolites, as they are known—...
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2014
05
Oct

Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chaco Canyon National Historic Park Ban Drones and Scattering of Cremains

Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chaco Canyon National Historic Park Ban Drones and Scattering of Cremains Piloting drones or depositing cremated human remains are now prohibited at Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The rule change was published on Friday as...
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