News from Archaeology Southwest

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Kate Sarther Gann
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(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2015
29
Sep

Making Atlatls

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 wo...
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2015
27
Sep

Acoma Protests Publication of Private Cultural Heritage

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 ...
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2015
20
Sep

Arizona Archaeology Centennial Looks at Training the Next Generation

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. Sin...
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2015
17
Sep

Four Words

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...
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2015
13
Sep

Ancient Southwestern Peoples Enjoyed Caffeine

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 resear...
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2015
06
Sep

Did Ancient Humans Shape Our Climate?

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 a...
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