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2016
21
Dec

New Site Protection Acquisition: The Taylor Site

Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative (December 21, 2016)—Beginning with a visit in 1692, Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino and various representatives of the Spanish crown traveled on several occasions along much of the San Pedro River within what is now Arizona. They encountered a number o...
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2016
13
Jun

Forest Service Fails to Protect Tonto National Forest from Excessive Off-Road Vehicle Use

Agency Documents Show Plan Likely to Result in Death of Endangered Species, Damage to Habitat, Rivers, Streams  (PHOENIX, Ariz.) June 13, 2016— The Tonto National Forest released a final draft of its long-awaited Travel Management Plan on Friday that ignored members of the public and conservatio...
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2016
08
Feb

Like a Live Wire

Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative (February 8, 2016)—Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Catalina State Park’s Romero Ruin, Pueblo Grande Museum, Flagstaff’s Picture Canyon, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park—here in the American Southwest, there are ample opportunities to connect with th...
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2015
17
Oct

Fortuities

Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative (October 17, 2015)—I'm not  an archaeologist, so the question I’ll answer is, how is it that I'm working for Archaeology Southwest? Logically, one would expect an archaeologist to work for an outfit that does archaeology. So here is a bit about my ...
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2015
17
Jun

Preservation and Purpose at the PZ Ranch

By Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative All buildings—whether agricultural, residential, industrial, or commercial—are built with a purpose and function in mind. The owners spend money to construct and maintain the structure to fulfill that purpose and function. There is an economic...
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2015
28
May

A Family Affair

By Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative May 28, 2015—In fall 2011, I arranged to visit Spier 142, a large pueblo site in the El Morro valley. We hold a conservation easement on 160 acres, most of which protects the site. Because driving to El Morro is a long trip, I made a few calls—as...
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2015
15
May

Cave Creek Midden Site: A Collaborative Site Protection Story

Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative May 15, 2015—Long-term preservation of archaeological sites is a core element of Preservation Archaeology. Ensuring that important places are available to inform scientific inquiry well into the future is essential to understanding and sharing the p...
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2015
05
Feb

What I'm Doing This Week: Andy Laurenzi

By Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative This week I am wrapping up our work on the historic townsite of Feldman, Arizona, on the lower San Pedro River. Using funding by ASARCO, LLC, we are working in partnership with the University of Arizona Drachman Institute to provide an architectural ...
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2014
06
Feb

Something There is That Doesn’t Love a (Painted) Wall

By Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative (With a nod to poet Robert Frost!) It’s always fun introducing new site stewards to a site, especially on field trips with experienced site stewards. Nanette Weaver and Bob Sherman, the new regional site steward coordinators for the lower and midd...
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2013
02
Dec

Stout's Hotel: A Place of the Past with a Future?

By Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative   Over the past several years, I’ve traveled to the Town of Gila Bend on numerous occasions to meet with town officials, promote the Great Bend of Gila National Monument, tour Gatlin National Historic Landmark, rendezvous with others on the...
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2013
21
Aug

Movement Is Life

By Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative   “Movement is life. Movement is seen everywhere… Movement was characteristic of our ancestors, who moved across the landscape like the clouds across the sky.” —Tessy Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo, quoted on the Bandelier National Monumen...
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2013
17
May

The Story of San Lucy Village

By Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative   This week we attended a meeting of the Four Southern Tribes Cultural Resources Working Group, hosted by the San Lucy District of the Tohono O’odham Nation and held at the San Lucy Feast House. At the committee’s invitation, we provided a ...
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