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2015
31
May

Archaeology Southwest's Paul Reed Explains How Oil and Gas Development Threatens the Chaco Landscape

Archaeology Southwest's Paul Reed Explains How Oil and Gas Development Threatens the Chaco Landscape Chaco Culture National Historical Park, and affiliated sites on nearby Navajo Nation and Bureau of Land Management lands, are designated as a World Heritage Site – one of only 22 such sites in the...
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2015
28
May

A Family Affair

By Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative May 28, 2015—In fall 2011, I arranged to visit Spier 142, a large pueblo site in the El Morro valley. We hold a conservation easement on 160 acres, most of which protects the site. Because driving to El Morro is a long trip, I made a few calls—as...
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2015
24
May

Continuing Efforts to Fight for the Preservation of the Chaco Landscape

Continuing Efforts to Fight for the Preservation of the Chaco Landscape Over the past few months, I have continued to advocate for protection of the Greater Chaco Landscape. This has included attending a number of meetings with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and other officials, conducting a tour...
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2015
21
May

Tucson: Ancient, Historic, and Modern

Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist May 20, 2015—Last Friday morning, as I left for the office, my daughter asked what I wanted for dinner that evening. (She’s learning to write, and wanted to make out a shopping list.) I told her it would depend—on whether or n...
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2015
20
May

Touring the Majestic Chaco Landscape

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist May 21, 2015—Over the past few months, I have continued to advocate for protection of the Greater Chaco Landscape. This has included attending a number of meetings with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and other officials, conducting a tour of the Chaco ...
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2015
19
May

Protection for Los Gigantes

Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist May 19, 2015—Archaeology Southwest is very pleased to announce that we've recently purchased the Los Gigantes archaeological site from the ranching family in the El Morro Valley of west-central New Mexico who has protected it for generations. This ancest...
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2015
17
May

Cronkite News Examines Repatriation in Arizona

Is Arizona Lagging in the Implementation of NAGPRA? Manley Begay Jr. stood surrounded by boxes "stacked to the ceiling" that were filled with the remains of more than 1,000 Native Americans, when one label caught his eye. Canyon Del Muerte. It was where Begay's family took their livestock to winte...
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2015
15
May

Cave Creek Midden Site: A Collaborative Site Protection Story

Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative May 15, 2015—Long-term preservation of archaeological sites is a core element of Preservation Archaeology. Ensuring that important places are available to inform scientific inquiry well into the future is essential to understanding and sharing the p...
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2015
12
May

What Is Public Archaeology?

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist May 12, 2015—Scott Michlin welcomed me back to his morning radio program in March (listen here). We discussed the realm of public archaeology. “Public,” in this case, refers to the funding stream and to the nature of the work completed. The init...
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2015
10
May

Vandalism in National Parks Is on the Decline, Except in Urban Areas

Vandalism in National Parks Is on the Decline, Except in Urban Areas City dwellers can argue over whether graffiti is vandalism or art or some strange hybrid of the two. But when it appears in national parks, there should be no question: It's desecration. Over the last several years, across the 400 ...
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2015
03
May

Western State Governments Pass "Dubious" Legislation Concerning the Transfer of Federal Lands

Western State Governments Pass "Dubious" Legislation Concerning the Transfer of Federal Lands For the last several decades, efforts to transfer the oversight of federal land to states has arisen only in isolated legislative initiatives that eventually died out. But in a mad rush since 2012, 10 of ...
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