Author Archive

Bears Ears Listening Session: Voices Not Heard

Advocating for Bears Ears
Monday, July 25th, 2016

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (July 25, 2016)—Some walked a few blocks. Others drove an hour or less. I drove seven hours. Not everyone wanted to speak. Some 500 of us (or more) who did want to speak entered a lottery. My guess is that roughly 75 got to speak because their lottery ticket was […]



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Invest in Ourselves, in Our Sense of Place

Honeybee Reconstruction by Rob Ciaccio
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (October 28, 2015)—Archaeology Southwest is an enthusiastic supporter of the seven Pima County bond proposals that are on the November 3 ballot. Our mission—to explore and protect the places of our past—is at the core of many of the bond projects. In previous bond elections, Pima County voters overwhelmingly approved […]



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Cedar Mesa and Preservation Archaeology

Petoglyph Vandalism
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Bill Doelle, President & CEO   My number of waking hours in Bluff, Utah, was just slightly more than the 16-hour round-trip drive from Tucson to attend the annual Celebrate Cedar Mesa Weekend. It was well worth the effort. As the program rolled out to some 300 attendees, I was thrilled to see that it […]



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Engaging the Complexities of the Borderlands

Camp Naco Officer's Quarter
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

By Bill Doelle, President & CEO   Last Friday, some fresh eyes came to Camp Naco, and they helped me to see some things in new ways. Since 2006, I have worked with Becky Orozco, instructor of Anthropology and History at Cochise College, to preserve the historic adobe buildings at Camp Naco. I know the […]



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