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2016
28
Apr

The Students Are Coming!

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 28, 2016)—Our 2016 Preservation Archaeology Field School is only a month away! For me, late April brings a list of quirky archaeological tasks, such as ordering thousands of very specific plastic bags for artifact curation and re...
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2016
25
Apr

New Mexico Park Visitation Rises

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (April 25, 2016)—The latest statistics show a dramatic increase in visitation to National Park Service (NPS) parks and monuments in New Mexico, for March 2016. Several factors may be responsible for the uptick, including a promotional push by the Park Ser...
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2016
24
Apr

Join the Fight to Protect Bears Ears

Join the Fight to Protect Bears Ears The archaeological community has urged the preservation of the Cedar Mesa/Bears Ears region for at least 113 years, dating back to a report in 1903 by T. Mitchel Prudden. Thanks to the leadership of Native American Tribes, 2016 is finally the year to protect thi...
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2016
17
Apr

Samuel J. Redman Examines "Bone Rooms" and the Practice of Scientific Racism

Samuel J. Redman Examines "Bone Rooms" and the Practice of Scientific Racism Skeletons and mummified remains of nearly 30,000 people dwell in the vaults of the Smithsonian Institution. Though their voices have long been silenced, what we say about them speaks volumes. In “Bone Rooms,” biological...
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2016
10
Apr

A View of American Politics from the Perspective of Southwestern Archaeology

A View of American Politics from the Perspective of Southwestern Archaeology Inequality. Economic recession. Wage stagnation. These are the buzzwords of the populist uprisings on both the left and the right during this 2016 election season. Although they’re running strikingly different campaigns, ...
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2016
06
Apr

Gorod Durakov, or What’s In a Name?

Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist (April 5, 2016)—I spent a wonderful and exhausting six days in late March as a guide for a weeklong members’ tour of Salado and Classic Hohokam archaeological sites in the valleys of southern Arizona. Bill Doelle, Lyle Balenquah, and Alan Osbourne were my ...
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2016
03
Apr

The Southwestern Anthropological Community Remembers Bernard "Bunny" Fontana

The Southwestern Anthropological Community Remembers Bernard "Bunny" Fontana Bernard “Bunny” Fontana, a renowned scholar and prolific author in the field of Southwestern history and archaeology, died early Saturday. He was 85 years old. Fontana’s career stretched six decades. He was a cultural...
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