Archive for December, 2014

Tortuous and Fantastic

ASWM Vol 28 Nos. 3 & 4
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Issue editor William D. Lipe and contributors explore the cultural and natural wonders of Utah’s Greater Cedar Mesa region, which merits increased federal protection.



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Bill Moyers and Robert A. Williams Jr. Look at Native Americans and the History of Dispossession

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Bill Moyers and Robert A. Williams Jr. Look at Native Americans and the History of Dispossession Earlier this month, as part of the $585 billion defense bill for 2015, Congress passed a measure that would give lands sacred to American Indians in Arizona to a foreign company. The deal gives the Australian-English mining firm Rio Tinto […]



Filed Under: Southwest Archaeology Today

The Case for Preserving Places of the Past

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

The Case for Preserving Places of the Past Archeologists and cultural experts define significant cultural places in various ways. Peter Nabokov, a professor of American Indian Studies and World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, puts it this way: “Their spirits of place dwelled among, could be identified with, or were embodied by stars, planets, clouds, mountains, caves, […]



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Help Create a New Preservation Partnership for Tumamoc Hill

Tumamoc Hill. Aerial photograph by Henry Wallace
Sunday, December 21st, 2014

A 2,000-Year-Old Hilltop Village next to Downtown Tucson Most people living in Tucson have no idea of the cultural history embedded at Tumamoc, the large mesa behind Sentinel Peak (aka “A” Mountain). Some 2,000 years ago, the ancient desert farmers of the Early Agricultural period built a huge trincheras settlement on the top of this hill. Traces of their homes […]



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Apaches Express Dismay Over Legislation Inserted into Defense Authorization Bill

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Apaches Express Dismay Over Legislation Inserted into Defense Authorization Bill Former San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman Wendsler Nosie said he felt sick when he heard what legislators did last week. Members of Congress — including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. — inserted into the National Defense Authorization Act a controversial land-swap measure that would privatize national forest land […]



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House Republicans Attempt End-Run Around Environmental and Archaeological Law for Mining at Apache Leap

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

House Republicans Attempt End-Run Around Environmental and Archaeological Law for Mining at Apache Leap When Terry Rambler, the chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, woke up Wednesday in Washington, D.C., it was to learn that Congress was deciding to give away a large part of his ancestral homeland to a foreign mining company. Rambler came […]



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Putting the People Back in Camp Naco

John Powers Greets Visitors
Thursday, December 4th, 2014

By Bill Doelle, President & CEO Camp Naco saw more than 500 visitors in the two days after Thanksgiving as part of the annual Bisbee Home Tour. That’s more people than were ever stationed there at one time! The association of Archaeology Southwest with Camp Naco started a decade ago when Becky Orozco, now of […]



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Return to the Ojo Caliente Valley

Ponsip Akeri
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist   This past week I was fortunate to go along on a SiteWatch visit with folks from the Ojo Caliente vicinity in New Mexico. We visited several sites up and down the Ojo Caliente Valley. To orient readers, the area lies north of Española, New Mexico, along the route […]



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