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2016
31
Jan

Groundbreaking Research on Post-Contact Demography Highlights Population Decline at Jemez

Groundbreaking Research on Post-Contact Demography Highlights Population Decline at Jemez In the 1500s, the ponderosa pine forests of Jemez province in New Mexico were home to between 5000 and 8000 people. But after Europeans arrived in the area, the native population plummeted by more than 80%, pro...
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2016
26
Jan

Engaging Posters

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (January 26, 2016)—Two weeks ago, many of us here in Tucson enjoyed attending the 15th Biennial Southwest Symposium. It’s primarily a research conference for professionals, somewhat like the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) meetings I wr...
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2016
24
Jan

Astonishing Early Agricultural Period Surface Shows Ancient Footprints in Tucson

Astonishing Early Agricultural Period Surface Shows Ancient Footprints in Tucson Dan Arnit of Innovative Excavating was working at the site of the planned Sunset Road connection to Silverbell Road just west of Interstate 10 when he came across something startling — prehistoric human footprints, po...
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2016
21
Jan

An Adobe Pompeii

Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist (January 21, 2016)—When reading book reviews or other arguments in archaeology, one of the more common put-downs is the dreaded "Pompeii premise." An archaeologist accused of this, so it goes, has been naive in assuming that th...
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2016
17
Jan

Isleta Pueblo Regains 140 Square Miles of Traditional Lands

Isleta Pueblo Regains 140 Square Miles of Traditional Lands A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's largest city added 140 square miles of its historic homelands to its jurisdiction Friday under a deal the U.S. Interior Department says represents the single largest transfer of land back...
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2016
12
Jan

You're Invited: Making Archaeology Public

Sarah Herr, Senior Project Director, Desert Archaeology, Inc. (January 12, 2016)—This Thursday night in Tucson, the 15th biennial Southwest Symposium opens. The Southwest Symposium has always been one of my favorite archaeological conferences, as archaeologists working in the Southwest United Sta...
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2016
10
Jan

Expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Was Also an Assault on Public Lands

Expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Was Also an Assault on Public Lands When armed men shut down the 107-year-old Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the sagebrush steppes of the northern Great Basin on Saturday, their anti-government anger put federal management of public lands in...
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2016
03
Jan

Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition Rejects Public Lands Initiative

Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition Rejects Public Lands Initiative On December 31st, the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition sent a formal letter (opens in PDF) to Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz, discontinuing discussions over including tribal objectives in the Congressmen’s Public La...
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