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2016
31
Aug

50-Dollar Words, 1-Dollar Ideas, and Priceless People

Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeologist (August 30, 2016)—Archaeologists are really good at making up words, or at least turning nouns into verbs in really awkward ways. Many site reports in the English-speaking world are littered with the word “recordation,” as in, “this site underwent r...
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2016
29
Aug

U.S. Rep. Grijalva, Archaeology Southwest, Inter Tribal Association of Arizona Unite to Protect the Great Bend of the Gila with National Monument

Collaboration Signals Greater Tribal Involvement in Federal Land Management PHOENIX (August 29, 2016)—During a two-year study process to examine the deep human history of 84,000 acres of federal land in Maricopa and Yuma Counties, Archaeology Southwest and study participants explored ancestral...
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2016
28
Aug

Continued Momentum for Bears Ears

NY Times Recognizes Presidential Legacy through Monument Creation President Obama seems most comfortable outside on an 18-hole golf course, not hunting bear in Colorado, as Theodore Roosevelt did while president in 1905, or deep-sea fishing for tarpon in the Texas Gulf, as Franklin D. Roosevelt, an ...
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2016
23
Aug

Update on Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (August 23, 2016)—I’m overdue for an update on Archaeology Southwest’s efforts—with our partners—to protect the Greater Chaco Landscape. First, good news: we have produced a brochure highlighting the issues we face. This highly readable broch...
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2016
22
Aug

Where Most Research Happens

Katherine Dungan, Preservation Archaeologist (August 19, 2016)—Odds are good that when you think of archaeology, you’re thinking of an outdoor activity, whether that’s a bunch of dust-covered researchers poking around in square holes or just you, experiencing a place on the landscape with a...
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2016
21
Aug

Ancient Solar Storms Offer a New Method for Calibrating Dendrochronology

Ancient Solar Storms Offer a New Method for Calibrating Dendrochronology Archaeologists believe they have identified a new way of putting accurate dates to great events of prehistory. Rare and spectacular storms on the sun appear to have left their mark in forests and fields around the planet over t...
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2016
15
Aug

Nine Mile Canyon Stewardship Day 2016

Jamie Clark Stott, Program Archaeologist, Project Discovery, Utah (August 15, 2016)—On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Project Discovery will host its third annual Stewardship Day (opens as a PDF) in Nine Mile Canyon, Utah. Project Discovery is a nonprofit education program birthed by education s...
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2016
14
Aug

Oil and Gas Industry Group Sues BLM for Taking the Time to Preserve the Chaco Landscape

Oil and Gas Industry Group Sues BLM for Taking the Time to Preserve the Chaco Landscape Representatives of the oil and gas industry are upset with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for not holding quarterly lease sales for drilling on public lands. On Thursday, the Western Energy Alliance, a De...
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2016
09
Aug

Editorial: Bill Doelle Argues for Preserving Bears Ears

Editorial: Archaeology Southwest President Bill Doelle Argues for Preserving Bears Ears Public lands don't offer enough protections, and this remarkable land in Utah is under attack. http://bit.ly/2aXNoFO - Arizona Republic AZ Governor Appoints Kathryn Leonard as the New SHPO On August 8, 2016, Go...
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