Archive for January, 2015

Concessionaire Demands Trademark Rights to Historic Grand Canyon Structures

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

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 sweeping views, river rapids and history told […]



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Archaeology IS Research in the Public Interest

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

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 examples of what they consider to be frivolous research, […]



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Tracking Maize in the Southwest over 4,100 Years

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

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 (open […]



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From the Editor’s Desk

Grand Gulch, by Adriel Heisey
Thursday, January 8th, 2015

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 terms of length, scope, and visual impact. Issue editor Bill Lipe, […]



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Hester Davis Passes

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

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 Archaeology at the University of Arkanas, retiring as full […]



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Preserving the Greater Chaco Landscape

Oil and Gas Facilities near Chaco
Friday, January 2nd, 2015

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 number of other folks. The flights were […]



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