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2017
28
Feb

600 Boulders?

Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist (February 28, 2017)—"Don't bite off more than you can chew," the old saying goes. In this case, to paraphrase another idiom, my eyes were definitely bigger than my computer's hard drive. Photoscan of Painted Rocks, Gila Bend, AZ...
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2017
27
Feb

Identification of a Powerful Matrilineal Descent Line at Pueblo Bonito

Identification of a Powerful Matrilineal Descent Line at Pueblo Bonito They believe that power and influence in Chaco Canyon was hierarchical, belonged to this small group of people and was passed down through a female line between 800 and 1130 A.D. “At the center of Chaco is an elite matriline,...
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2017
19
Feb

"Kennewick Man" Repatriated

"Kennewick Man" Repatriated Less than 24 hours after they were inventoried in Seattle, the remains of the Ancient One — also known as Kennewick Man — were laid to rest at a private ceremony at an undisclosed location Saturday, according Colville tribal chairman Michael Marchand.  The repatriat...
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2017
17
Feb

Shade, Cultures, and Foxes

Carl Evertsbusch, Archaeology Southwest member and volunteer (February 17, 2017)—Gripping a pole lashed to one end of an 8x10 piece of dark plastic, I drift off into scenes of kneeling in dirt making earthshaking archaeological discoveries. With no warning a breeze hits our homemade contraption...
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2017
16
Feb

Volunteerism

Jaye Smith, Archaeology Southwest member and volunteer (February 16, 2016)—Volunteerism—I have thought about this word and its true meaning many times over the past 4 years, and when I originally decided to devote my remaining time on this magnificent planet to volunteer full time in the arch...
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2017
14
Feb

Documenting Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

Fran Maiuri, Archaeology Southwest member and volunteer (February 14, 2017)—We’re in the middle of over 500 boulders with petroglyphs on them and we’re wearing bright orange vests that say ARCHAEOLOGIST. Five of us—Kirk Astroth, Carl Evertsbusch, Jaye Smith, and Lance Trask—are voluntee...
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2017
12
Feb

Archaeology Southwest's Paul Reed on Protecting Chaco Canyon

Editorial: Archaeology Southwest's Paul Reed on Protecting Chaco Canyon Our public lands were at the center of many celebrations this past year. The centennial of the National Park Service allowed Americans across the country to celebrate what makes America so special: our public lands, cultural sit...
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2017
06
Feb

Take Action: Greater Chaco Landscape

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (February 20, 2017)—DEADLINE TO COMMENT IS MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, MST, 2/20/17. (Original post dated 2/7/17 follows) First, thank you to everyone who has contacted me and Archaeology Southwest about taking action on behalf of the Greater Chaco Landscape...
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2017
05
Feb

Utah Legislature Protests Bears Ears Designation

Utah Legislature Protests Bears Ears Designation Star-filled nights and natural quiet, deafening silence. Pinyon-juniper woodlands, blackbrush, rabbitbrush, bitterbrush. Mule deer, coyote, porcupine, skunk. Diversity of soils, aka dirt. These are some of the many natural features highlighted in for...
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