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2015
31
Dec

Archaeology Southwest’s Most Memorable Moments of 2015

Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator   (December 31, 2015)—Inspired by a clever post from our friends at the Friends of Cedar Mesa, we decided to compile our own list. So, with a hat-tip to Amanda Nichols and Josh Ewing at FCM, we give you, in no particular order, Archaeology Sout...
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2015
29
Dec

Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape: December 2015 Update

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (December 29, 2015)—The last two months have been very busy and productive as we continue our efforts to protect the fragile and irreplaceable Greater Chaco Landscape. We convened two Southwest regional public forums. The first was held at Crow Canyon Arc...
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2015
27
Dec

You Can Protect the Places of Our Past

You Can Protect the Places of Our Past As a reader of Southwest Archaeology Today, you value the places and traces of our past. You can strengthen our site protection efforts across the Southwest. Your gift of any amount adds up to significant support, and gifts of $35 or more will also entitle you...
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2015
20
Dec

4,000 Years of Farming in Tucson

4,000 Years of Farming in Tucson When Tucson was selected as the first U.S. Creative City of gastronomy by UNESCO last week, its long history of cultivated crops was cited as part of the reason for its designation. Road builders, sewer plant operators and backhoe operators can share some of the glo...
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2015
17
Dec

My Flintknapping Problem

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (December 17, 2015)—I was reading an old book (1927) about artifact collecting recently, and I came across a funny line. The author, Virgil Y. Russell, offered this advice on how to make “Indian arrowheads”: Don’t. N...
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2015
13
Dec

Groundbreaking Research in Dendroprovenance Provides New Clues on Chaco's First Constructions

Groundbreaking Research in Dendroprovenance Provides New Clues on Chaco's First Constructions Christopher Guiterman of the University of Arizona used the collections housed at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and a technique called dendroprovenance to determine the origins of the wooden beams t...
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2015
06
Dec

Coalition Created to Protect the Chaco Landscape

Coalition Created to Protect the Chaco Landscape A coalition of conservationists has launched a campaign to raise awareness over oil and gas operations near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Paul Reed, a Chaco scholar and a preservation archaeologist with Tucson-based Archaeology Southw...
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2015
03
Dec

Study Reveals National Significance of the Great Bend of the Gila

Thursday, December 3rd NEWLY RELEASED STUDY SHOWS NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ARIZONA CULTURAL RESOURCES ANALYSIS EMPHASIZES CULTURAL IMPORTANCE OF 'THE GREAT BEND OF THE GILA'; REINFORCES NEED FOR PERMANENT PROTECTION Phoenix, AZ. – An in-depth study released today by the National Tru...
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