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2017
31
Jan

Teaching Archaeology

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (January 31, 2017)—A couple of weeks ago, Lewis Borck and I (along with our friend and fellow archaeologist, Ashleigh Thompson) went to the Khalsa Montessori School here in Tucson to talk about archaeology to a group of first through third graders...
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2017
29
Jan

Oil Drilling Closes in on Chaco Canyon

Oil Drilling Closes in on Chaco Canyon On January 25, the Bureau of Land Management leased nearly 850 acres of land for drilling in northwest New Mexico, netting close to $3 million. The agency offers leases on millions of acres of public land per year, but this latest sale was unusual. Not only was...
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2017
27
Jan

Facts, Biases, and How We Sift through Them

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (January 27, 2016)—As you know if you read this blog often, archaeologists instinctively draw on our training in anthropology and our studies of the past when we’re trying to understand the complexity of today’s world. To my surprise, an ...
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2017
23
Jan

A Tohono O'odham View of the Legacy in the Landscape

Editorial: A Tohono O'odham View of the Legacy in the Landscape ‘Legacy” is a word we’re hearing a lot lately. Words and ideas are but one kind of legacy, though. For me and other American Indians, our legacy is through the land. Our history is in the land. So much of the nation’s rich histo...
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2017
19
Jan

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make a Shell Tinkler

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (January 19, 2017)—Shell tinklers are a relatively common shell artifact we find in Hohokam and Salado archaeological sites in southern Arizona. Most are made of Conus shell or Olivella shell, both of which come from the ...
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2017
15
Jan

The Monument Wars

The Monument Wars In the West, where I currently live, we have our own unfinished wars: the Indian wars. I was reminded of how unfinished they are this fall, when I attended a demonstration led by Native Americans against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The protest took place in front of the statehouse ...
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2017
08
Jan

Is Revocation of National Monuments Even Possible?

Is Revocation of National Monuments Even Possible? Utah's congressional delegation, Gov. Gary Herbert, and Utah lawmakers have all-but-declared war on the new monument designation. Many have also voiced a desire to have Trump reverse the order once he takes office. That’s something no president ha...
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2017
01
Jan

Bears Ears, Gold Butte Designated National Monuments

Bears Ears, Gold Butte Designated National Monuments Rising from the center of the southeastern Utah landscape and visible from every direction are twin buttes so distinctive that in each of the native languages of the region their name is the same: Hoon'Naqvut, Shash Jáa, Kwiyagatu Nukavachi, Ansh...
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