(October 29, 2020)—This weekend is a time when several cultural and faith traditions honor and celebrate those who have passed—a time when some would say the veil between worlds thins.
Earlier this week, Kathleen Bader and I took a look through our Archaeology Southwest Magazine and Archaeology Café archives. We compiled these historical archaeology resources about how people have honored the dead, and in some cases, how archaeology has attempted to mitigate past desecrations and abandonments.
Archaeology Café with Mark Hackbarth: The First Phoenix Cemetery—and More
Archaeology Café with J. Homer Thiel: “A drear, bleak, desolate place”—Tucson’s Abandoned Historic Cemeteries
Selections from “Tucson Underground: 4,000 Years of History,” Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 32, No. 4
This PDF contains the following selections:
“The End of Life in Tucson,” by William H. Doelle
“The Alameda–Stone Cemetery,” by Michael Heilen and Marlesa A. Gray
“In Brief: Los Angelitos,” by Michael Heilen and Kristin Sewell
“The Forgotten Court Street Cemetery,” by J. Homer Thiel
Selection from “Santa Fe Underground,” Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 29, Nos. 2 and 3
This PDF shares “The Missing Dead of Historic Santa Fe: A Preservation Problem 400 Years in the Making” by Alsyia L. Abbott
We hope you find these as interesting as we do.
Banner image: The Santa Fe National Cemetery by Ellen Herr