Archive for September, 2015

Making Atlatls

The Atlatls
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (September 30, 2015)—We carved atlatls again at this past summer’s Preservation Archaeology Field School, but this year the students had to use stone tools for the carving work. Previously, we used modern hand tools like wood rasps and files. I had experimented a lot with carving wood […]



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Acoma Protests Publication of Private Cultural Heritage

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Acoma Protests Publication of Private Cultural Heritage While a manuscript of The Origin Myth of Acoma Pueblo was submitted to Acoma Pueblo at the pueblo’s insistence upon discovering Nabokov’s planned publication, and was being reviewed by traditional leaders, Nabokov did not follow through on any of his other promises prior to publication. Nabokov holds himself […]



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Arizona Archaeology Centennial Looks at Training the Next Generation

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Arizona Archaeology Centennial Looks at Training the Next Generation When the School of Anthropology opened its doors in 1915 under the direction of archaeologist Byron Cummings, it was called the Department of Archaeology and it was committed to training archaeologists in the desert Southwest. Since then, the scope of the school has grown tremendously, but it […]



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Four Words

Archaeology Southwest Staff
Thursday, September 17th, 2015

By Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator (September 17, 2015)—Earlier this afternoon, Kathleen took a call from a mom in California who was helping her sixth grader with a homework assignment. They couldn’t find the answers on our website, so they reached out to us by phone. Kathleen put the questions to us via email, and […]



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Ancient Southwestern Peoples Enjoyed Caffeine

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Dr. Patrica Crown’s Research on Ancient Caffeinated Drinks Reveals New Insights on Ancient Life in the Southwest People were hankering for a jolt of caffeine more than a thousand years ago, but the drinks were a lot different than the Starbucks espresso or can of soda we gulp down today. New research has found that inhabitants […]



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Did Ancient Humans Shape Our Climate?

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Did Ancient Humans Shape Our Climate? We all know that humans are having a massive impact on the planet. Our effects include altering the Earth’s rotation by damming large amounts of surface water; changing the composition of the atmosphere by punching a hole in the ozone layer and adding vast amounts of CO2, methane and other pollutants; […]



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