Archive for February, 2016

Bringing Chaco Home

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Bringing Chaco Home Her favorite piece in the collection is easy to choose. Even though Wendy Bustard manages more than 1 million artifacts from 120 sites in Chaco Canyon that are in the custody of the National Park Service, it takes her just a few seconds to come up with it. “Probably, at the moment, the badger,” […]



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Rewarding Award

2015 Field School
Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (February 25, 2016)—Jeff Clark and I recently received the happy news that our Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School has received three years of student funding from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (Award 1560465). REU programs are a little different from many NSF grants […]



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25 Tribal Nations Unite to Support a Bears Ears National Monument

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

25 Tribal Nations Unite to Support a Bears Ears National Monument Native peoples in the Southwest take the long view. They have lived in the redrock canyons of the Colorado Plateau for 12,000 years and have shown astonishing resilience in the face of devastating change in the last 500 years. Now, they bring this ancestral […]



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Where Are They Now? Part 1

Maxwell Forton
Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (February 18, 2016)—This summer’s field school in the Upper Gila area of southwest New Mexico will mark the fifth year of our successful partnership with the University of Arizona (UA) to offer archaeological field training as a college-level course through the UA School of Anthropology. As applications from this year’s […]



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President Obama Declares Three New National Monuments in California

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

President Obama Declares Three New National Monuments in California President Obama has set aside more of America’s lands and waters for conservation protection than any of his predecessors, and he is preparing to do even more before he leaves office next year. The result may be one of the most expansive environmental and historic-preservation legacies […]



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Like a Live Wire

Leslie Aragon and Robert Johnson
Monday, February 8th, 2016

Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative (February 8, 2016)—Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Catalina State Park’s Romero Ruin, Pueblo Grande Museum, Flagstaff’s Picture Canyon, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park—here in the American Southwest, there are ample opportunities to connect with the past. Like most people, when I’m at one of these special places, I can’t help but […]



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Rogue Government Agencies Ignore Environmental & Preservation Law

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Rogue Government Agencies Ignore Environmental & Preservation Law A lawsuit filed October 2015 by the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians and the Round Valley Indian Tribes claims California Department of Transportation officials flouted historic preservation laws while building the $210 million, 5.9-mile Willits Bypass straight through Northern Pomo ancestral territory in Northern California. The alleged […]



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