News from Archaeology Southwest

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Kate Sarther Gann
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2016
30
Oct

Temporary Halt to Fracking near Chaco Canyon Overturned

Temporary Halt to Fracking near Chaco Canyon Overturned An effort to temporarily halt drilling across part of one of the nation’s largest natural gas fields has been rejected by a federal appeals court, leaving environmentalists to push their case against hydraulic fracturing in district court. A...
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2016
28
Oct

Salad Spinners, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometers, and Bones

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (October 28, 2016)—October introduced me to an unexpected new archaeological research tool: the salad spinner. I’ve just returned from a very busy two weeks in southwest Colorado, where archaeological chemistry expert Jeff Ferguson and I...
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2016
27
Oct

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make Flintknapping Tools

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (October 27, 2016)—In this post, I’ll explain how to make a set of tools for flintknapping. Specifically, I will show how to create a set of traditional tools that is very much like what people used in the distant past....
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2016
24
Oct

Notes from a Field Season at Aztec North

Michelle Turner, PhD Student, Binghamton University Department of Anthropology (October 24, 2016)—The first time I heard about Aztec North was in the summer of 2013. I was a field intern at Crow Canyon, having just finished my first year of graduate school. One day, Shanna Diederichs took us al...
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2016
23
Oct

Federal Government Announces New Review of Fracking near Chaco Canyon

Federal Government Announces New Review of Fracking near Chaco Canyon The federal government announced Thursday that it will study the potential effects of drilling on public and tribal lands near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in the San Juan Basin, an area that is one of the state’s larg...
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2016
21
Oct

Department of Interior Announces BLM-BIA Cooperative Effort on Oil-Gas Leasing across the Greater Chaco Landscape

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (October 21, 2016)—The Department of Interior has just announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Farmington Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be partnering on an expanded analysis of oil & gas leasing and management on public and tribal ...
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2016
18
Oct

Recapping Stewardship Day 2016 in Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon

R. E. Burrillo and Jamie Clark Stott, Project Discovery (October 18, 2016)—Imagine a hunting party on the prehistoric Great Plains. Imagine tense muscles, clenched jaws, fierce and determined eyes. Imagine hearts pounding. A signal is given, arms swing, voices rise in an undulating chorus of ...
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2016
16
Oct

High Country News Recaps the Conflict at Bears Ears

High Country News Recaps the Conflict at Bears Ears The proposed monument does not include any tribal lands, yet if anyone is home here, it’s Begaye, whose ancestors sought refuge near the Bears Ears during the 1860s, when U.S. troops killed, brutalized and enslaved Navajos before exiling them fro...
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2016
14
Oct

Decisions in Clay

As International Archaeology Day (October 15, 2016) approaches, we're celebrating by sharing posts about what we're working on now—the daily work of archaeology. Today, we have a guest post from Mary, our colleague at Desert Archaeology, Inc. Mary Ownby, Research Petrographer, Desert Archaeol...
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2016
13
Oct

Bridges

As International Archaeology Day (October 15, 2016) approaches, we’re celebrating by sharing posts about what we’re working on now—the daily work of archaeology.  Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeologist (October 13, 2016)—Hey, all. I wanted to chat a bit about what I’m doing outside o...
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2016
12
Oct

Delegating

As International Archaeology Day (October 15, 2016) approaches, we’re celebrating by sharing posts about what we’re working on now—the daily work of archaeology. Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (October 12, 2016)—What does the day-to-day life of an archaeologist look like? I c...
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2016
11
Oct

The Translators

As International Archaeology Day (October 15, 2016) approaches, we’re celebrating by sharing posts about what we’re working on now—the daily work of archaeology. Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator (October 11, 2016)—Well, not exactly. One of us was an archaeologist, one of u...
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