News from Archaeology Southwest

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2015
28
Jun

Conservationists Push to Preserve Chaco Landscape

Conservationists Push to Preserve Chaco Landscape Paul Reed, a preservation archaeologist with Tucson-based Archaeology Southwest and a Chaco scholar, led tribal members of the Acoma Historic Preservation Office and others to Chaco Culture National Historical Park and the park's outlying areas last ...
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2015
25
Jun

Contrasts

Connor Walsh, University of Notre Dame Several months ago, when I was considering my options for an archaeological field school, I hoped to choose a school which would broaden my experience; all of my previous work was in Ireland, and I knew that my base of knowledge was therefore limited to the id...
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2015
25
Jun

Welcome to the Grand Ballroom

By Will Russell, Ceramics Lab Director, Preservation Archaeology Field School From what I gather, blog posts are supposed to be insightful, so I’ll apologize up front. This isn’t going to solve any of life’s riddles. Rather, it’s more an expression of interpretive frustration. You see, we s...
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2015
23
Jun

Survey equals fun; sort of.

Diana Trevizo, Eastern New Mexico University The first time I heard that we were going to have the opportunity to participate in archaeological survey in addition to excavation, I was ecstatic! Before attending this field school, I had participated in mock excavations at Eastern New Mexico Universi...
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2015
22
Jun

New Normal

Alexandra Norwood, Arizona State University To me, field school has been all about new experiences. New isn’t always better and adjustment has been, in large part, learning to love some part of any situation. There have been struggles: frustration when the excavators in other units find artifacts...
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2015
21
Jun

Another Study Finds Kennewick Man Was Native American

Another Study Finds Kennewick Man Was Native American On Thursday, Danish scientists published an analysis of DNA obtained from the skeleton. Kennewick Man’s genome clearly does not belong to a European, the scientists said. “It’s very clear that Kennewick Man is most closely related to conte...
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2015
21
Jun

Ideologies of Inclusion

Alexander Ballesteros, Northern Arizona University The Southwest United States has a long history of cultural coalescence, and as a fourth-generation Arizonan, I have a firsthand glimpse at the history of group aggregations in the region. Some historic instances of cultural coalescence in Arizona i...
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2015
19
Jun

The Spark

Monica Veale, University of Texas at Arlington As a child, my first experience with archaeology was a long road trip to Portland, Oregon, for a family reunion. The trip involved stops in Mesa Verde National Park, Bandelier National Monument, and Gila Cliff Dwellings. I was only eight years old at t...
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2015
18
Jun

What We're Doing at the 2015 Field School

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist As you can tell if you're following Archaeology Southwest on Facebook, our 2015 field season is off and running! This year, as in the past, students are rotating through experiences in excavation, archaeological survey, field laboratory analysis, ...
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2015
17
Jun

Preservation and Purpose at the PZ Ranch

By Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative All buildings—whether agricultural, residential, industrial, or commercial—are built with a purpose and function in mind. The owners spend money to construct and maintain the structure to fulfill that purpose and function. There is an economic...
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2015
16
Jun

New Skills

Joe Hall, Cochise College Part of our field school experimental archaeology work includes a hike to the San Francisco River to work on flinknapping and atlatl carving. On our recent hike with instructor Allen Denoyer, fellow student Lindsay Shepard and I were lucky to be accompanied by visiting g...
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2015
14
Jun

Innovative Preservation Compromise or a Rather Tough Bargain?

Indian Camp Ranch - Innovative Preservation Compromise or a Rather Tough Bargain? The first archaeological subdivision in America has a simple premise: The owner of each roughly 35-acre plot is guaranteed that his or her property contains archaeological sites. The covenants of the homeowners ass...
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