Alarming Surge in Archaeological Looting in Southeastern Utah
In the past five years, the BLM has reported a surge of disturbing archaeological crimes. Between October 2011 and April 2016, the BLM’s field office in Monticello said it investigated 25 cases of looting, vandalism and disturbance of human remains in San Juan County. http://bit.ly/1VeYxDQ – Durango Herald
Beautiful LiDAR Scan of Chimney Rock Pueblo
“We’re going to try to recreate the experience of how they perceived the archaeological site,” said associate anthropology Professor Gerardo Gutierrez. Gutierrez and his team of students from the University of Colorado, Boulder this week collected data at the national monument, on Colorado Highway 151 west of Pagosa Springs, to help make that possible. http://bit.ly/1OHlSax – Durango Herald
Before the Alamo: Tracing San Antonio’s Colonial Past
Archaeologists are revealing the location of the site where they believe San Antonio’s first mission once stood, saying the Alamo had two predecessors. “There were three locations of Mission San Antonio de Valero,” said Kay Hindes, city archaeologist. http://bit.ly/1VeYojM – News4SA.com
Lecture Opportunity – Cortez
As part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance presents Dr. Scott Ortman on Wednesday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center for a free lecture. Dr. Ortman will discuss Re-Balancing the Narrative of Spanish Colonization in New Mexico. Most studies of 17th century New Mexico have focused almost exclusively on the negative consequences of Spanish contact for Native people. Yet, many elements of present-day Pueblo tradition also derive from this period. This simple fact suggests we need to think more broadly about Spanish contact and Native responses to it. For questions, please contact Diane McBride, 970-560-1643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture Opportunity – Winslow
On 8 June, the Homolovi Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society welcomes June speaker Gloria Kurzhals, with “White Mountain Redwares and Beyond,” a look at the long history of redware pottery in the ancient Southwest, with show and tell. All HAS meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at the Winslow Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center (Historic Lorenzo Hubbell Trading Post), 523 W. Second St in Winslow. You can also join us and the speaker for dinner at the Historic La Posada Turquoise Room (on your own tab).
Employment Opportunity – Tucson
Statistical Research Inc.’s Cartography and Geospatial Technologies Department is currently looking for a GIS Technician out of our Tucson, Arizona, office. Ideal candidates will possess archaeological training, as well. A detailed job description and instructions for applying can be found below; please feel free to circulate to any interested parties. http://bit.ly/1WauuhH – SRI
Lecture Opportunity – Santa Fe
Southwest Seminars Presents Christopher Roos, Archaeologist and Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University who will give a lecture Fire, Climate, and Society in the Southwest: Ancient Lessons for Modern Problems on May 30 at 6pm at Hotel Santa Fe as part of the Ancient Sites Ancient Stories II Lecture Series held annually to honor and acknowledge The Archaeological Conservancy. Admission is by subscription or $12 at the door. No reservations are necessary. Refreshments are served. Seating is limited. Contact Connie Eichstaedt, tel: 505 466-2775; email: email@example.com; http://bit.ly/YhJddr – SW Seminars
Thanks to Brian Kreimendahl for contributions to this week’s newsletter.