Archive for October, 2015

Invest in Ourselves, in Our Sense of Place

Honeybee Reconstruction by Rob Ciaccio
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (October 28, 2015)—Archaeology Southwest is an enthusiastic supporter of the seven Pima County bond proposals that are on the November 3 ballot. Our mission—to explore and protect the places of our past—is at the core of many of the bond projects. In previous bond elections, Pima County voters overwhelmingly approved […]



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Archaeology Southwest in D.C. to Support Great Bend of the Gila

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Archaeology Southwest in D.C. to Support Great Bend of the Gila On September 29, 2015, Archaeology Southwest’s President and CEO, Bill Doelle, joined tribal officials and other heritage organizations to make the case for the Great Bend of the Gila National Monument. Three legislators offered support for the bill Rep. Grijalva plans to reintroduce in […]



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Carrying Gila Bend to Washington and Making “National Significance” Personal

Great Bend of the Gila Advocates
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (October 22, 2015)—As the month of September drew to a close, a group of 13 set out early on a gray Washington, D.C. morning to fulfill an educational mission. We assembled at 7:00 a.m. at the offices of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Our team members included two from […]



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Support Building for Bears Ears Monument Declaration

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Inter-Tribal Coalition Calls for New National Monument in Southeast Utah A coalition of Tribal Nations presented a proposal to the Obama Administration for a 1.9 million area National Monument in southern Utah. The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition (comprising the Hopi, Navajo, Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute, and Zuni Tribes) came into being July 2015 […]



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Happy International Archaeology Day!

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

(October 17, 2015)—So, by now you have read our stories. (If you haven’t, check out the links below). What ties all this to International Archaeology Day? There are a few common themes to consider: A sense of something bigger than this time and place An innate interest in and respect for humanity An interest in […]



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Fortuities

The Red Deer of Perry Mesa
Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative (October 17, 2015)—I’m not  an archaeologist, so the question I’ll answer is, how is it that I’m working for Archaeology Southwest? Logically, one would expect an archaeologist to work for an outfit that does archaeology. So here is a bit about my path to archaeology, and though it may not […]



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How a Sense of Place Made Sense of the Past

Saguaros
Friday, October 16th, 2015

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Today we feature Kathleen Bader, who designs the beautiful magazines and other printed material that you receive from Archaeology Southwest. And she runs our […]



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I Found Nothing

Doug Gann
Friday, October 16th, 2015

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Today we feature Preservation Archaeologist and 3D wizard Doug Gann, who has been creating digital representations of the past for almost 30 years. Previous […]



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The Perfect Field

Linda as a Zooarchaeologist
Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Today we feature Linda Pierce, Deputy Director. Previous posts in the series are here. Linda Pierce, Deputy Director (October 15, 2015)—Why did I become […]



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Deep Roots and Archaeological Obsession

Paul Reed at Rowe, 1984
Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Today we feature Paul Reed, Preservation Archaeologist and leader of Archaeology Southwest’s efforts to address oil and gas exploration in the Greater Chacoan Landscape. […]



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From Arrowhead Hunter to Archaeologist

Allen at Crow Canyon
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Today we feature Allen Denoyer, who leads our Hands-On Archaeology program. Previous posts in the series are here. Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient […]



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Fateful Bananas

Jeff in Ekron, 1985
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Today we feature Jeffery Clark, Preservation Archaeologist at Archaeology Southwest and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Arizona. Previous posts in the series are here. […]



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The People

Kate's Friends
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Tonight we feature Communications Coordinator and Archaeology Southwest Magazine Content Editor Kate Gann. Previous posts in the series are here. Kate Sarther Gann, Communications […]



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A Long and Winding Road

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Today we feature Leslie Aragon, frequent collaborator, Ph.D. student at the University of Arizona School of Anthropology, and Field Director of the Preservation Archaeology […]



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Santa Fe Underground: Archaeology in the City Different

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Santa Fe Underground: Archaeology in the City Different Latest edition of Archaeology Southwest Magazine reviews recent findings (Tucson, Ariz.) October 12, 2015—Tucson-based nonprofit organization Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce the publication of “Santa Fe Underground.” Leading Santa Fe archaeologists Cherie Scheick and Stephen Post guest-edited this special issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine, an ad-free, […]



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How Bad Poetry Can Lead to a Career in Archaeology

Treasured Sign
Monday, October 12th, 2015

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. We hope you enjoy this very personal look at our staff members and the experiences that changed their lives. Today we feature Preservation Fellow […]



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Archaeology Southwest President Bill Doelle Presented with the Raymond H. Thompson Award

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

An Informed Community Is a Strong Community—and Your Support Will Make It Stronger Did you realize that, by reading Southwest Archaeology Today each week, you are a member of a growing community of readers? Nearly 3,000 strong, our community values the places of the past, and we stay informed because of our commitment to the […]



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Other Archaeologists

Karen in Ethiopia
Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. We hope you enjoy this very personal look at our staff members and the experiences that changed their lives. Today we feature Preservation Archaeologist […]



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The Making of a Preservation Archaeologist

Aaron Wright
Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. We hope you enjoy this very personal look at our staff members and the experiences that changed their lives forever. Today we feature Aaron […]



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The Reluctant Archaeologist and Archaeology as a Gateway

Bill in Guatemala
Friday, October 9th, 2015

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. We hope you enjoy this very personal look at our staff members and the experiences that changed their lives forever. We begin with our […]



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Indiana O’Brien and the Raiders of the Maze

Poster of Vanishing American
Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (October 8, 2015)—Over the last couple of days I’ve been attempting to fulfill a long-standing personal goal. This means that I’ve been frantically, frenetically, and furiously working on the last two parts of my dissertation with not much else on my mind other than my children. Dissertations, much like children, […]



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Doelle to Receive Thompson Award

Tour Guide
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Archaeology Southwest Founder Honored for Unique Contributions to Anthropology at the University of Arizona (October 6, 2015)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to congratulate our founder, president, and CEO William H. (Bill) Doelle on his receipt of the Raymond H. Thompson Award. Dr. Thompson will personally bestow the award on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Bill is the […]



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Ancient Engineering: “Hanging” Canals

Marijilda Mesa Canal
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Archaeology Southwest is honored to feature “The Prehistoric Bajada ‘Hanging’ Canals of the Safford Basin: Small Corporate Group Engineering in Southeastern Arizona,” written by James A. Neely, Professor Emeritus, University of Texas, and co-researcher Don Lancaster of Thatcher, Arizona, especially for our Preservation Archaeology blog. This update follows on Dr. Neely’s post from April 2014. […]



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Santa Fe Underground

ASWM Vol. 29 Nos. 3&4
Monday, October 5th, 2015

Issue editors Cherie Scheick and Stephen Post and contributors present the City Different’s remarkable story across the millennia.



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The Original American Revolution

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

The Original American Revolution The Pueblo Revolt is a complicated narrative. However this narrative, though it is complex, came up in a protest by a group of Native people on the Santa Fe Plaza on Friday, September 11. The peaceful demonstration was held by over a dozen people holding signs during the Entrada, the annual re-enactment of conquistador Don […]



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