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2015
24
Feb

Learning from Broken Bunny Bones

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist A few years ago, when I was a graduate student, a bright young undergraduate came into the lab to ask about volunteering to help with animal bone analysis, or zooarchaeology. I will never forget the look of horror on his face when I poured a bag o...
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2015
23
Feb

George McJunkin and the Discovery That Changed American Archaeology

Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist On August 27, 1908, the small town of Folsom (population ~250) in northern New Mexico was hit by a cloudburst and drenched with a rapid and heavy rain. This storm caused some of the worst flooding ever recorded in the area. First-hand accounts in newspapers ...
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2015
22
Feb

When is a Village? Defining the Beginnings of Village Life is the Topic of Archaeology Southwest's Next Archaeology Cafe - Tucson

When is a Village? Defining the Beginnings of Village Life is the Topic of Archaeology Southwest's Next Archaeology Cafe - Tucson On March 3, 2015, Dr. Lisa C. Young (University of Michigan) and Dr. Sarah A. Herr (Desert Archaeology, Inc.) will describe what makes a settlement a village. We meet on ...
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2015
15
Feb

Ancient Southwestern Ceramics Point to the Survival of the Most Connected

Ancient Southwestern Ceramics Point to the Survival of the Most Connected In the late 13th century, the American southwest was hit by a major drought. When resources were exhausted and agriculture failed, some groups of people were forced to migrate out of the region. Entire areas of northern Ariz...
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2015
09
Feb

What Does Protection Really Mean?

Josh Ewing, Executive Director, Friends of Cedar Mesa Cedar Mesa and the landscape surrounding it are full of sacred places. Around almost every bend is another site where even the most detached type-A personality, like me, can connect with people and events far in the past. It’s places like this...
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2015
08
Feb

San Carlos Apache Lead Fight Against Mining at Oak Flat

San Carlos Apache Lead Fight Against Mining at Oak Flat Dozens of people sang, danced and prayed outside of the San Carlos Apache tribe's office on Thursday morning before heading out on a 44-mile journey in an attempt to protect their ancestral lands at Oak Flat campground. The protesters organize...
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2015
06
Feb

What I'm Doing This Week: Doug Gann

Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist This week's tasks involve all my favorite things: ancient architecture, 3D modeling, Autocad, LIDAR scans and photogrammetry. Through the Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystem Study Unit (CESU), I've been tasked with digitally docu...
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2015
06
Feb

What I'm Doing This Week: Allen Denoyer

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert Yesterday and today, I've been repairing our pilot pithouse at Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley, Arizona. In these pictures, volunteer Katie Bubnekovich is soaking the roof and I am floating it with a hand stone. ...
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2015
05
Feb

AZ Residents: Call to Action!

Demion Clinco, Former Representative LD2, Arizona House of Representatives, and Archaeology Southwest Board Member   ARIZONA HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDIT BEING CONSIDERED BY STATE LEGISLATURE Arizona State Representative Karen Fann of Prescott has introduced “HB2337: Historic Preservat...
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2015
05
Feb

What I'm Doing This Week: Andy Laurenzi

By Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative This week I am wrapping up our work on the historic townsite of Feldman, Arizona, on the lower San Pedro River. Using funding by ASARCO, LLC, we are working in partnership with the University of Arizona Drachman Institute to provide an architectural ...
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2015
03
Feb

What I'm Doing This Week: Lewis Borck

By Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeology Fellow This week, I'm doing data entry and synthesis for the Edge of Salado project, guest-editing the forthcoming Archaeology Southwest Magazine issue on the Gallina Branch, writing a research grant, writing a book review, and participating on the Universit...
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2015
03
Feb

What I'm Doing This Week: Karen Schollmeyer

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist   This week, I am finishing up faunal analysis (animal remains) from Jakob Sedig's excavations at Woodrow Ruin in the Upper Gila area. He had a field project there in 2012–2013 for his dissertation work. It's interesting because it's just a fe...
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