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2015
28
Apr

How Far Did They Carry Those Deer? And Where Did All Those Turkeys Come from?

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist April 28, 2015—I recently received the good news that a new project we’re starting here at Archaeology Southwest has been funded by the National Science Foundation (BCS-1460385). I’ll be working with Jeffrey Ferguson, an archaeological chemi...
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2015
27
Apr

Reporting Archaeology: Lost and Found (UPDATE)

Dr. Christopher Fisher, one of the researchers involved with the project Mr. Castillo discussed in his guest post of March 17, 2015, contacted us with comments. First, we share Dr. Fisher's comments, followed by Mr. Castillo's response. Mr. Castillo's original post follows these updates. Christophe...
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2015
26
Apr

The Economic Impacts of National Parks

Casa Grande National Monument Announces Significant Economic Impact A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 63,698 visitors to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in 2014 spent $3.6 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 55 jobs in the local area and had a cumulat...
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2015
22
Apr

Are You an Entomologist or a Pest Control Expert? We Have Questions...

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert One of the interesting things I have noticed out at the replica pithouse at Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley, Arizona, is the amount of termite damage to the ramada we built next to the pithouse. We built the ramada of mesqui...
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2015
19
Apr

High Country News Takes Critical Look at Fracking on the Chacoan Landscape

High Country News Takes A Critical Look at Fracking on the Chacoan Landscape By now you’ve probably heard that fracking is encroaching on and threatens Chaco Canyon. That’s only partially true: Chaco Canyon, Pueblo Bonito and its sibling structures are all part of the Chaco Culture National His...
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2015
15
Apr

What Most of Us Are Doing This Week: Ridiculously Long Titles Edition

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist Many of us here at Archaeology Southwest will be spending part of this week in San Francisco, California, at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting. Every year, thousands of archaeologists flock to a different North American city to o...
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2015
14
Apr

My Week in Paradise (of a sort)

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert From February 15–21, I attended an outdoor primitive technology encampment called Winter Count located near Phoenix. Experts in a wide variety of ancient technology skills gather twice a year to share their knowledge with s...
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2015
12
Apr

New York Times Editorial Calls on the President to Preserve Cedar Mesa

New York Times Editorial Calls on the President to Preserve Cedar Mesa Cedar Mesa is one of the most sublime and culturally evocative landscapes on Earth. Since 1987, I’ve made more than 60 trips to that outback in southeastern Utah, hiking, camping and backpacking on forays lasting as long as 10...
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2015
05
Apr

Judge Rules Vandalism by ATV Is Not Protected Speech

Judge Rules Vandalism by ATV Is Not Protected Speech  A federal judge on Wednesday rejected San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman's claim that the First Amendment shields him from conspiracy charges stemming from his role in organizing a motorized group ride into southeastern Utah's Recapture Can...
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