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Kate Sarther Gann
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2015
25
Jan

Concessionaire Demands Trademark Rights to Historic Grand Canyon Structures

Concessionaire Demands Trademark Rights to Historic Grand Canyon Facilities To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself. Phantom Ranch, Bright Angel Lodge, El Tovar — all bring to mind a place coveted worldwide for its...
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2015
18
Jan

Archaeology IS Research in the Public Interest

Archaeology IS Research in the Public Interest In a recent editorial published on Politico's website, Senator Rand Paul (R-TN) and Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) argue that public funds should only be used on "the highest priority research that is in the national interest." Paul and Smith cite e...
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2015
11
Jan

Tracking Maize in the Southwest over 4,100 Years

Tracking Maize in the Southwest over 4,100 Years After it was first domesticated from the wild teosinte grass in southern Mexico, maize, or corn, took both a high road and later on a coastal low road as it moved into what is now the U.S. Southwest. The study, reported in the journal Nature Plants (o...
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2015
08
Jan

From the Editor’s Desk

By Kate Sarther Gann, Content Editor, Archaeology Southwest Magazine   Thoughts on Archaeology Southwest Magazine 28(3 & 4), “Tortuous and Fantastic: Cultural and Natural Wonders of Greater Cedar Mesa”: No doubt about it, this issue is a whopper. The biggest we’ve ever done, in ...
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2015
04
Jan

Hester Davis Passes

Hester Davis Passes  We mourn the recent passing of Hester Davis, considered a national treasure by the archaeological community. She served as the Arkanas State Archaeologist from the creation of the position, in 1967, until her retirement in 1999. For many years, she also taught Public Archaeolog...
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2015
02
Jan

Preserving the Greater Chaco Landscape

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist   Together with the Partnership for Responsible Business and EcoFlight, I was fortunate to be involved in two flights over the San Juan Basin and the Chacoan landscape. In October and again in November, I flew with Bruce Gordon (EcoFlight) and a num...
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