The Outdoor Industry Association Joins the Archaeological Community in Fighting the Assault on the Antiquities Act
Congressman Rob Bishop, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, has introduced the “National Monument Creation and Protection Act.” The legislation is an attack on the Antiquities Act and undermines the protection and enjoyment of our nation’s public lands and waters. The legislation was hastily introduced yesterday and immediately scheduled for a vote on October 11th, in Bishop’s committee. This kind of “fast-tracking” is unusual and concerning. http://bit.ly/2xYiFRF – Outdoor Industry.Org
The Phoenix Archaeology Cafe Moves to the Changing Hands Bookstore on November Seventh
Join us for Phoenix Underground. Knowledge seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café, where experts share their latest research on Phoenix’s deep and diverse history in a jargon-free zone. Former City Archaeologist Todd Bostwick kicks off the series with an exploration of archaeology under the freeways. Learn more about what was found under the freeways we all travel daily. Presented by Archaeology Southwest, a nonprofit organization working across the Southwest to explore and protect the places of our past, Archaeology Café is an informal forum where adults can learn more about the Southwest’s deep history and speak directly to experts. At Archaeology Café, we break down the static, jargon-laden dynamic of traditional lectures, and have an expert share some ideas with the group in ways that get discussion going. (Food and drink make things a little livelier, too.) Archaeology Southwest’s Archaeology Cafe program is supported by the Smith Living Trust and the Arizona Humanities Council. http://bit.ly/2xYEPmY – Archaeology Southwest
Check out the Heritage Voices Podcast
In today’s episode, Lyle Balenquah interviews Susan Sekaquaptewa and Marissa Nuvayestewa about their efforts to build a Hopi museum and learning center by Hopi, for Hopi. They and their team are in the thick of working on turning this idea into a reality and they break down that process in this episode. They talk about the original idea behind the Hopivewat museum and learning center and how they have been working with the community to continue to develop the idea. http://bit.ly/2xXYh37 -Podcast courtesy of Lyle Balenquah’s Angles and Momentum
2 New Volumes in Arizona Archaeologist
The Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS) has released two new, closely related volumes in its long-running series of Arizona Archaeologist research publications. Number 41, “Upland Salado Iconography and Religious Change,” is Charmion R. McKusick’s latest work and documents a Kayenta immigrant population at Besh-Ba-Gowah. This volume follows development of Salado iconography from the Old World, through the Early Postclassic International Symbol Set and Mimbres figurative pottery design, to A.D. 1440s Salado ceramic symbolism. Number 42 is a re-issuing of the now-inactive Salado Chapter’s “The Gila Pueblo Salado.” Authored by Charmion R. McKusick and Jon Nathan Young, this volume examines the type-site of the Salado Culture near Globe, Arizona, and provides additional details surrounding many of the insights described in Number 41. AAS members are eligible to receive copies of both volumes as a benefit of membership in the Society. Additionally, they can download digital versions of each from the AAS website. Others should visit Amazon.com at the links above to purchase copies. —Arizona Archaeological Society
A Better Link to the Archaeology Southwest Book Sale
We’re cleaning house! Purchase over 40 publications for only $1.00 each (plus shipping), now through November 15, 2017. Help us make room for future publications by purchasing hardcopies of our Anthropological Papers and Salmon Ruins reports for a fraction of the cost. https://www.archaeologysouthwest.org/product-category/sale/
Lecture Opportunity- Cortez
The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society is pleased to present Brian Yaquinto on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Sunflower Theater, 8 E. Main St., Cortez, CO to discuss “Rediscovering the Fremont of Northwest Colorado.” Yaquinto’s talk will focus on new research, some with unexpected results, on the Fremont culture in northwest Colorado through use of new data collected by theBureau of Land Management’s White River Field Office. Contact Kari Schleher at 505-269-4475 with questions.
Lecture Opportunity – Santa Fe
Southwest Seminars Presents Ben Bellorado, Archaeologist, School of Anthropology and Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona; Guest Editor, Recent Research in the Eastern Mesa Verde Region, in Kiva; Author: Landscape Use, Corn Ecology and Identity in the Upper San Juan, in Social Identity in the Northern San Juan (Paul F. Reed, ed.) who will give a talk Southern Bears Ears Cliff Dwellings, Building Murals, and Weaving Technologies on October 23 at 6pm at Hotel Santa Fe as part of the Mother Earth Father Sky lecture Series held to acknowledge The New Mexico Environmental Law Center. Admission is by subscription or $15 at the door. No reservations are necessary. Refreshments are served. Seating is limited. Contact Connie Eichstaedt tel: 505 466-2775; email: southwestseminar@aol.
Lecture Opportunity – Tucson
The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) is pleased to present Lindsay Montgomery on Monday, November 20th at 7:30 pm in the University Medical Center’s Duval Auditorium (1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson 85724), who will discuss, “Persistence: A Comanche History of 18th Century New Mexico.” Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the AAHS website: http://www.az-arch-and-hist.org/, or contact John D. Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org questions about this or any other AAHS program.