Archive for March, 2015

National Endowment for the Humanities Provides Grant to Digitize and Preserve Data from Salmon Pueblo

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

National Endowment for the Humanities Provides Grant to Digitize and Preserve Data from Salmon Pueblo Carrie Heitman, an assistant professor of archaeology at UNL, will lead the digitization of the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection that tells the story of the indigenous Chacoan culture through its architecture, tools, and other artifacts. The Salmon Ruins Museum, project […]



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A Glorious Morning

Learning to Throw an Atlatl
Friday, March 27th, 2015

By Kate Sarther Gann, Content Editor, Archaeology Southwest Magazine   My daughter proved herself apt at hunting (fake) small mammals with a throwing stick. My neighbor’s son, who attended with his archaeologically famous grandparents, mastered atlatl throwing. My mother and I shaped, drilled, and strung a stone pendant. My husband, Preservation Archaeologist Doug Gann, enthusiastically […]



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Grant Award News: NEH Fuels SPARC

Salmon by O'Sullivan 1874
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist   On March 23, we were thrilled to learn that the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection (SPARC) project would be funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The total project funding is $300,000. The project will preserve and make accessible incomparable legacy data from the important excavations […]



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Recent Work at Southern Arizona’s Guevavi Mission Featured at the Next Archaeology Café (Tucson)

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Recent Work at Southern Arizona’s Guevavi Mission Featured at the Next Archaeology Café (Tucson) On April 7, 2015, Dr. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman (University of Arizona) and J. Homer Thiel (Desert Archaeology, Inc.) will share the latest information from their excavations at Guevavi, an eighteenth-century Spanish mission. http://bit.ly/1xqXVRP – Archaeology Southwest Archaeological Conference – Taos, NM On May […]



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Coalition Sues to Stop Fracking in the San Juan Basin

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Coalition Sues to Stop Fracking in the San Juan Basin A coalition of environmental groups filed suit in federal court on Wednesday to push back against Bureau of Land Management’s permitting of hydraulic fracturing wells near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The suit, which names the BLM and the U.S. Interior Department as defendants, argues that […]



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Cedar Mesa and Preservation Archaeology

Petoglyph Vandalism
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Bill Doelle, President & CEO   My number of waking hours in Bluff, Utah, was just slightly more than the 16-hour round-trip drive from Tucson to attend the annual Celebrate Cedar Mesa Weekend. It was well worth the effort. As the program rolled out to some 300 attendees, I was thrilled to see that it […]



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Can the Archaeology of Cedar Mesa Be Saved?

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Ritual Racing on Perry Mesa Is the Topic of Archaeology Southwest’s next Archaeology Café in Phoenix On March 17, 2015, Will Russell (Arizona State University) will discuss ritual racing and the Perry Mesa Tradition. We meet in the Aztec Room of Macayo’s Central, 4001 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, near the Indian School light rail stop. […]



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Shoot, Grind, Chop, and Burn!

Silver City Hands-On Crowd
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

By Karen Schollmeyer and Allen Denoyer One of the most exciting components of Archaeology Southwest’s growing Hands-On Archaeology program is the inclusion of public activities specifically geared toward residents of southwest New Mexico’s Upper Gila area. This area is the focus of our Preservation Archaeology Field School, and some of our research and preservation projects […]



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March is Arizona Archaeology Month

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Arizona Archaeology Expo – March 7, 2015, at Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park March is here—and so is Arizona Archaeology Month! This year, we kick off the month-long festivities with the Archaeology Expo on March 7 at the Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park in Yuma. Join us the first Saturday in March from 9:00 […]



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