Congressman Grijalva Reintroduces Legislation to Protect Heritage Resources in Arizona
On June 22, 2016, Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that seeks national monument designation for a remarkable cultural landscape known as the Great Bend of the Gila, which spans southern Arizona’s Maricopa and Yuma counties. http://bit.ly/28X9eXB – Archaeology Southwest
Non-Destructive Carbon Dating now a Reality
The contraption he built looks a little like something you might see from “The Nutty Professor.” But Marvin Rowe is no nut. That machine he built, and what it’s used for, helped Rowe win the prestigious Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research from the Society of American Archeology two years ago. “We call the process Low Energy Plasma Radiocarbon Sampling,” said New Mexico’s state archeologist Eric Bliman, who credits Rowe with inventing the process. “But a lot of people just refer to this as ‘Marvin’s Machine.’” http://bit.ly/28X7P5m – Albuquerque Journal
Offroad ATV Community Upset by Trail Closures in Tonto National Forest
Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t. Let that stand as a summary of the Tonto National Forest’s long-delayed release of a plan to contain and control off-road vehicles in the 3-million-acre forest. Environmental groups have condemned the plan for leaving vulnerable too many streams, archaeological sites and endangered species. http://bit.ly/28VSy3w – Payson Roundup
Lecture Opportunity – Cortez
As a part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society is pleased to present Dr. James Potter on Tuesday, July 5th at 7:00 PM at the Methodist Church, 515 Park Street, Cortez, CO to discuss “Cowboy Wash Pueblo and Community Organization on the Southern Piedmont of Sleeping Ute Mountain.” James explores data from recent excavations at Cowboy Wash Pueblo and also the long-term objectives of research at the site by the Ute Mountain Tribal Historic Preservation Office. Contact Kari Schleher at 505-269-4475 with questions.
Lecture Opportunity – Cortez
The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society are pleased to present Dr. James Brooks on Friday, July 8th at 7:00 PM at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 23390 Road K, Cortez, CO to discuss “Mesa of Sorrows: Archaeology, History, and the Ghosts of Awat’ovi Pueblo.” Jamesunravels the story of the massacre at Awat’ovi Pueblo and its significance. Lecture to be followed by a book sale and signing. Contact Kari Schleher at 505-269-4475 with questions.
Lecture Opportunity- Santa Fe
Southwest Seminars Presents Dr. Elizabeth Oster, Principal Investigator, Jemez Mountain Research Center and Cultural Resources Specialist, New Mexico Spaceport Authority who will give a lecture 1540 Mixton War, Caxcan Diaspora and the Colonization of New Mexico on June 27 at 6pm at Hotel Santa Fe as part of the Voices From the Past Lecture Series held to honor and acknowledge The New Mexico History Museum. Admission is by subscription or $12 at the door. No reservations are necessary. Seating is limited. Refreshments are served. Contact Connie Eichstaedt tel: 505 466-2775; email: southwest firstname.lastname@example.org; http://bit.ly/YhJddr
The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) is pleased to present Doug Gann on Monday, July 18th at 7:30 pm in the University Medical Center’s Duval Auditorium (1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson 85724), who will discuss, Current Research in Digital Archaeology. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information please visit the AAHS website: http://www.az-arch-and-hist.