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2015
31
Aug

Wish Granted

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist My colleague Mike Diehl and I recently heard the good news that we’ve received a National Science Foundation grant (BCS-1524079). When I told my family about it at dinner that night, my youngest daughter asked what a “grant” was. I told her ...
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2015
30
Aug

Help Support the Creation of the Great Bend of Gila National Monument

Help Support the Creation of the Great Bend of Gila National Monument The Great Bend of the Gila, in southwestern Arizona, is a rich cultural landscape that speaks to a deep history of multiculturalism on this frontier. In addition to numerous Hohokam and Patayan villages, countless ancient trails, ...
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2015
24
Aug

Woodrow Ruin Revealed

Jakob Sedig, University of Colorado, Boulder (August 24, 2015)—For the past four years, I have been conducting research at Woodrow Ruin, a large, multicomponent site on the upper Gila River. (“Multicomponent” means that the site bears evidence of people being there in more than one distinct c...
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2015
23
Aug

Federal Court Denies Injunction Against Fracking of the Chaco Landscape

Federal Court Denies Injunction Against Fracking of the Chaco Landscape A federal judge has rejected an effort by environmental groups to stall oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico while they fight the approval of dozens of drilling permits issued over the past two years by a federal a...
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2015
19
Aug

August 2015 Update on Preserving the Greater Chaco Landscape

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (August 19, 2015)—Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge James Browning rejected an effort by environmental groups to stop oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico. This ruling was a disappointment, because a break in the action would have all...
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2015
16
Aug

Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society Announces the Recipients of This Year's Byron Cummings and Victor Stoner Awards

Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society Announces the Recipients of This Year's Byron Cummings and Victor Stoner Awards Archaeology Southwest joins in celebrating the memory of James Ayers, who was posthumously awarded the Byron Cummings Award, and we celebrate the Byron Cummings Award present...
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2015
09
Aug

Cache of Ancient Tobacco Quids Identified in Cave Deposit

Cache of Ancient Tobacco Quids Identified in Cave Deposit Dozens of small, fiber-wrapped bundles discovered in a cave in Arizona have been found to contain wild tobacco, the first scientific evidence suggesting that Ancestral Puebloans of the prehistoric Southwest chewed tobacco for personal use, ar...
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2015
07
Aug

Raising the Roof

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (August 7, 2015)—The process began before the students arrived. After obtaining a Forest Service permit, I cut a couple of loads of juniper poles for the roof. I cut the poles when they were green, so they were heavy! I had...
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2015
02
Aug

The Archaeology of Southern Arizona's Early Farmers

Archaeology Southwest and Desert Archaeology, Inc., Publish New Works on the Archaeology of Southern Arizona’s Early Farmers Tucson, Ariz. (August 1, 2015)—Tucson-based cultural resources management firm Desert Archaeology, Inc., has recently completed final reports on the Las Capas site, w...
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2015
02
Aug

Projectile Points Made and Used by the Southwest's Earliest Farmers

First Comprehensive Study of Dart Points Made and Used by the Southwest’s Earliest Farmers Just Published by Archaeology Southwest and Desert Archaeology, Inc. Tucson, Ariz. (August 1, 2015)—A new monograph by flaked stone expert Jane Sliva of cultural resources management firm Desert Archaeo...
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2015
02
Aug

Salt Lake Tribune Op-Ed Questions Lack of Respect for Native Heritage in Southern Utah

Salt Lake Tribune Op-Ed Questions Lack of Respect for Native Heritage in Southern Utah Utah is known for its exquisite rock art, cliff dwellings and dry desert caves. The state has some of the most spectacular, well-preserved and information-rich archaeological sites in North America, and perhaps ...
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