Archive for November, 2015

Native American Tribes Ask for Better Protection of Ancient Places on BLM Lands

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Native American Tribes Ask for Better Protection of Ancient Places on BLM Lands A panel discussion Saturday at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center on the impacts of oil-and-gas to the land featured perspectives of prominent members of the Santa Ana and Acoma pueblos. Acoma Gov. Fred Vallo Sr. and Santa Ana official Timothy Menchego expressed […]



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William A. Longacre Jr. Passes

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

William A. Longacre Jr. Passes Professor Emeritus William Longacre passed away peacefully in Tucson, AZ, on November 18 after a short illness. Dr. Longacre will be interred in the family plot in Houghton, MI in the spring. Funeral arrangements are pending. The School of Anthropology will host a celebration of life in Tucson, also in […]



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A Refugee Story, A.D. 1275

Castle Rock Pueblo
Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (November 19, 2015)—I’m going to tell a story—as close to a true story as I can, but a story nonetheless. Seven hundred and forty years ago, groups of people fled their homes, seeking escape from political turmoil and economic hardships. A drought had stirred unrest in the already-troubled region. Old […]



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Forest Service Finalizes Plans for Chimney Rock

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Forest Service Finalizes Plans for Chimney Rock  Forest Service officials have released the details of a long-term management plan for the Chimney Rock archaeological site, three years after President Barack Obama proclaimed the area a national monument. Part of the national monument designation required the San Juan National Forest Service, with stakeholder input, to draft a […]



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Public Forum to Promote Preservation of the Greater Chaco and Mesa Verde Landscapes

New Alto and Pueblo Alto
Friday, November 13th, 2015

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (November 13, 2015)—Today, I want to send a fairly short message via blog to our supporters and members. Archaeology Southwest and Crow Canyon are pleased to announce a public forum to promote protection of the Greater Chaco and Mesa Verde Landscapes. The event will be held on Saturday, November 21, […]



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Crow Canyon’s Village Ecodynamics Project Clarifies Understanding of Mesa Verde

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Crow Canyon’s Village Ecodynamics Project Clarifies Understanding of Mesa Verde Vultures carve lazy circles in the sky as a stream of tourists marches down a walkway into Colorado’s Spruce Canyon. Watching their steps, the visitors file along a series of switchbacks leading to one of the more improbable villages in North America — a warren […]



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Let the Mystery Vanish

Sandal
Friday, November 6th, 2015

Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator mystery — noun mys·tery \ˈmis-t(ə-)rē\ 2 a: something not understood or beyond understanding: enigma vanish — verb van·ish \ˈva-nish\ 1 a: to pass quickly from sight: disappear; b: to pass completely from existence “The greatest vanishing act in prehistoric America,” Nature, 11/3/15. Excellent article, erroneous headline. Toward the end of […]



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Salt Lake Tribune Argues for Restoration of Federal Conservation Funding

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Salt Lake Tribune Argues for Restoration of Federal Conservation Funding The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was established in 1965 to invest in our nation’s land, water and wildlife heritage. For 50 years, the LWCF has helped support our parks and historic sites; conserved our forests, rivers, lakes and wildlife habitat; and provided access […]



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