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2016
31
Mar

Archaeology and Digital Technology, Plus an Update on the SPARC Project

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (March 31, 2016)—Scott Michlin welcomed me back to his San Juan College KSJE Morning Show in February. We discussed the role of digital technology in archaeology. You can listen to our conversation here. The primary topic for my radio chat with Scott was ...
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2016
30
Mar

Bunny Innominates

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (March 30, 2016)—I recently finished analyzing animal bone from the Black Mountain site outside Deming, New Mexico, where Dr. Katy Putsavage (Eastern New Mexico University) led excavations from 2010–2012. One of the last bags I analyzed con...
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2016
27
Mar

BLM Defers on Fracking Leases near Chaco Canyon

BLM Defers on Fracking Leases near Chaco Canyon Yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management deferred for the third time the sale of three oil and gas lease parcels and approximately 2,122 acres of federal mineral estate on Navajo allotment lands in the Greater Chaco region. A broad coalition of local ...
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2016
20
Mar

Oak Flat Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Oak Flat Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Opponents of a proposed copper mine at the Oak Flat campground scored a point when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places this month – but while they won the battle, they haven’t won the war. While Rep. Paul Gosar, R...
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2016
13
Mar

Chaco Fracking Injunction Moves to Higher Court

Chaco Fracking Injunction Moves to Higher Court Environmental groups have once again asked a judge to order the US Bureau of Land Management to stop issuing permits for hydraulic fracturing near Chaco Canyon. The Western Environmental Law Center made oral arguments in the case to the 10th Circuit Co...
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2016
08
Mar

A Fine Day at Himdag Ki

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (March 8, 2016)—On February 26, a group of us gathered under an expansive mesquite ramada at Himdag Ki, the Tohono O’odham Cultural Center and Museum in Topawa, Arizona. I had been invited to show the group how to make at...
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2016
06
Mar

Navajo Nation Archaeology Conference Focused on Partnerships

Navajo Nation Archaeology Conference Focused on Partnerships The ways Navajo people and non-Navajo people relate to the archaeology of the Four Corners region served as the center of discussion during Friday's Navajo Nation Archaeology Meeting in Shiprock. The theme for the meeting was "Cultural...
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2016
02
Mar

Where Are They Now? Part 2

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (March 1, 2016)—This is the second of two posts checking in with a few of our recent field school alumni to see what they’re up to now. Although we’ve been focusing on anthropological career paths in this series, I’ve also enjoyed watching...
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