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 1-3, 2015, the Taos Archaeological Society and the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project will host the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Society of New Mexico (ASNM). The conference theme is Archaeology in the Rio Grande del Norte: A Collaboration. Your base will be the historic Sagebrush Inn and Suites, site of all conference activities, which include presenters, vendors/exhibitors, and field trips. Go to www.taosarch.org to register for the conference, and contact the Sagebrush Inn at 1-800-428-3626. Be sure to reference ASNM. Early reduced rate conference signup is until April 15. Reduced rates for the Sagebrush lodging is until April 1. To contribute a poster, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clovis-Era Lithic Workshop Found in Seattle
Archaeologists surveying the waterways of suburban Seattle have made a discovery that’s likely the first of its kind in the region — an ancient tool-making site dating back more than 10,000 years. The find includes thousands of stone flakes, an array of bifaces, scrapers, and hammerstones, plus several projectile points, some of which were fashioned in a style that experts describe as “completely new” for this region and period in its history. http://bit.ly/1EBEin9 – Western Digs
Did You Know: Archaeology Southwest Now Offers Free Fact Sheets on Southwestern Archaeology?
Archaeology Southwest is pleased to share our new Fact Sheet Series, which introduces topics in Southwestern archaeology.
http://bit.ly/1EBEtPr – Archaeology Southwest
Arizona Lawmakers Propose Ignoring NPS Studies and Instead Allow a Hunt for Grand Canyon Bison
While the state manages the herd through hunts, bison that have wandered into the national park are protected. There are now 600 bison that have migrated from the forest into Grand Canyon National Park – and overstayed their welcome. The animals are damaging soils, vegetation, archaeological sites, springs and other water resources in the park, according to the National Parks Conservation Association. http://bit.ly/1MYWayD – McClatchyDC.Com
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Free Work Session on Government-to-Government Consultation to Be Held at Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
The two-day session will include a discussion about the federal and state laws and policies that guide government-to-government consultation, how they effect relationships between tribes and federal and state agencies. Tribal representatives will have the opportunity to share their perspectives on consultation and how it can better incorporate traditional knowledge and concerns.For more information about the Historic Preservation Conference, or to register for the tribal consultation work session, visit the conference website. or, register by phone at 602-568-6277. http://bit.ly/1kz4uau – Arizona Historic Preservation Conference