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 benefits with Archaeology Southwest. http://bit.ly/1OnmpwN – Archaeology Southwest
Archaeology of Santa Fe’s Agua Fría Schoolhouse Site
In early December, 17 rooms at the Agua Fría Schoolhouse site, which is at least 600 years old, were re-buried and are again invisible. During the past year, crews from a Santa Fe archaeology company had meticulously excavated through layers of sediment to reveal the walls and floors of the ancient rooms. http://bit.ly/1YGHtK3 – Santa Fe New Mexican
Website Offers Virtual Tour of the Missions of San Antonio
Just in time for the holidays, the city has launched a new, user-friendly website to guide visitors along streets and hike-bike paths that connect San Antonio’s five historic missions and dozens of other points of interest. The website, www.sanantonio.gov/MissionTrails, provides access to interactive maps of roads and trails, from the Alamo downtown to Mission Espada, the southernmost mission, that users can access with mobile devices to track their location and learn about the city’s history. http://bit.ly/1ZvO8nh – San Antonio Express News
SAR Seeks Nominations for the Linda S. Cordell Prize
This $5,000 award recognizes innovative books in archaeology or anthropological archaeology that best exemplify excellence in writing, significantly advance archaeological method, theory, or interpretation, and inform other subfields of anthropology or related disciplines. Deadline for the 2017 prize is January 15, 2016. Go to sarweb.org for more information on this program, including eligibility criteria and nomination guidelines.
Archaeology Expo Planning Meeting – January 8, 2016, Thursday, at 10 AM
The 2016 Archaeology Expo will be held at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument on Saturday March 5, 2016. The Archaeology Expo will kick off a month long celebration of archaeology and heritage. Join us in planning this wonderful event. A planning meeting is held once a month alternating between Phoenix and the Monument. Due to SHPO’s recent move, we are without a meeting room. We are fortunate in that Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community has offered their tribal complex meeting rooms for our monthly meeting in January. On Thursday, January 8, 2016 at 10 am we will meet in the Tadai (roadrunner) Room of Bldg B of the 2 Waters Complex (behind the museum). The address is 10005 E. Osborn, Scottsdale. If you plan on attending this meeting, please RSVP to Kris Dobschuetz at email@example.com or 602-542-7141.
Lecture Opportunity – Cave Creek
Desert Foothills Chapter – AAS presents on January 13th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at no charge, Dr. David Wilcox. A Synthetic Review of Hohokam Archaeology, AD 1694-Present quickly reviews the first 10,000 years of American archaeology and comparisons elsewhere in the Americas to define its larger context. By charting chronologically the growth of knowledge about Hohokam archaeology, focusing on the sites of Casa Grande Ruin, Pueblo Grande, Snaketown, and La Ciudad de los Hornos. We widen the focus again to the North American Southwest and end with the question of “whence the Hohokam?”. The meetings are held in the community building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen). http://bit.ly/1aYMEY2 – Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society
Lecture Opportunity – Phoenix
At 10 a.m. January 20 archaeologist Allen Dart will present “Ancient Southwestern Native American Pottery” for the Heard Museum Guild’s “History of Pottery” series in the Steele Auditorium, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. In addition to illustrating Native American pottery styles that characterized specific eras in the U.S. Southwest from about 2000 to 700 years ago, Mr. Dart will discuss how archaeologists use pottery for dating archaeological sites and interpreting ancient lifeways, as a prelude to the Heard Museum’s January 28 and February 4 presentations about post-1300 Acoma, Hopi, and other southwestern pottery types. Free. David Rothberg, 602-750-3248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.