Archive for December, 2015

Archaeology Southwest’s Most Memorable Moments of 2015

Doug Gann at Pecos
Thursday, December 31st, 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 Southwest’s Most Memorable Moments of 2015 […]



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Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape: December 2015 Update

Reed and Vallo
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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 Archaeological Center, outside Cortez, Colorado, on November 21. Our panel […]



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You Can Protect the Places of Our Past

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

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 to membership […]



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4,000 Years of Farming in Tucson

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

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 glory, along with the archaeologists […]



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My Flintknapping Problem

Bifaces
Thursday, December 17th, 2015

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. Never even try. It is just as foolish as it would be […]



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

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

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 that were used to build the monumental great houses in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Over […]



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Coalition Created to Protect the Chaco Landscape

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

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 Southwest, has been working on protecting the Chaco landscape for more than two years with other conservationists. He has just launched a […]



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Study Reveals National Significance of the Great Bend of the Gila

Great Bend Report Cover
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

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 Trust for Historic Preservation and Archaeology Southwest provides a historical and tribal perspective on the […]



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