News from Archaeology Southwest

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2017
07
Sep

Shell Bracelet Manufacturing

Christine H. Virden-Lange, Desert Archaeology, Inc. (September 27, 2017)—In the ancient United States Southwest, the culture group archaeologists call the Hohokam inhabited the area from northern Mexico on the south to the Colorado River on the west, the Agua Fria to the north and the Gila Rive...
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2017
03
Aug

Goings-On at the Pitchfork Ranch

Our most recent issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine featured discussions of a number of archaeological sites preserved by private landowners in southwest New Mexico, as well as by other agencies and organizations. To highlight some of the preservation successes individual landowners can achieve,...
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2017
01
Aug

Where the Wild Things Are

Sam Banderas, Riverside Community College (August 1, 2017)—On the first and fourth of June I went on a hike down to the San Francisco River as part of an experimental archaeology group with Allen Denoyer. We parked at the beginning of the hiking trail, shouldered on our gear, and began our trek...
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2017
30
Jul

Visual Culture

Andrew Tegarden, Preservation Archaeology Intern (July 30, 2017)—I’ve managed to ride my bike in on the days that I come to the Archaeology Southwest offices for the internship that I’m working. It’s a somewhat long—and yes hot—ride to the office. They’re located downtown at the nor...
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2017
14
Jul

Our Valued Guests

Stacy L. Ryan, Field School Staff Member (July 14, 2017)—For most of the year, we staff members of the Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School work on a variety of projects that focus on our research interests and areas of expertise. But for six weeks in the summer, we converge in Clif...
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2017
13
Jul

Paused in the Past Tense: The Importance of Representation in Archaeology Outreach

Emily Tarantini, Mount Holyoke College (July 13, 2017)—This June, I had the opportunity to work with archaeologist Allen Denoyer on a public outreach project at a local library in Bayard, New Mexico. Attendees of the event participated in several experimental archaeology activities such as atlatl...
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2017
12
Jul

How to Strike the Balance

Ashley Huntley, University of Cincinnati (July 12, 2017)—Before coming to the Preservation Archaeology Field School, I was having a hard time reconciling my love for archaeology and my burgeoning interest in remote sensing and soils. For a long time, I thought I would have to abandon the cause an...
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2017
11
Jul

For Posterity

Johnny Schaefer, University of Missouri (July 11, 2017)—My Intro to Archaeology instructor once told me that an Archaeologist is only as good as the notes he or she takes. (Well, actually, it wasn’t just once.) I have had that statement repeated like a mantra ever since I began my coursework in...
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2017
10
Jul

Experimental Archaeology and Stone Pipe Construction

Chris La Roche, Pima Community College (July 10, 2017)—Experimental archaeology is the practice of attempting to recreate items from the archaeological record using materials, techniques, and technologies that might have been used in the period in question. This allows us to better understand the...
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2017
05
Jul

Learning about Preservation in Archaeology

Taylor Picard, Humboldt State University (July 5, 2017)—Recognizing that archaeological resources are nonrenewable, today’s archaeologists try to preserve as much of the resource as possible, as circumstances allow. Some nondestructive techniques include ground-penetrating radar, remote-sensing...
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2017
27
Jun

Exploring and Experiencing Places of the Past and Present

Sophia Draznin-Nagy, Mills College (June 27, 2017)—Our recent adventure to northern New Mexico included a visit to the Pueblo of Zuni on June 17. The community was preparing for the first day of a four-day ceremony tied to the summer solstice to bring in the new season. We toured the Village of ...
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2017
23
Jun

Lost Art

Susannah Johnson, Utah Valley University (June 23, 2017)—Patience is a virtue that few possess. In a day of here and now, “instant” is our battle cry. With high-speed internet, fast cars, and microwaveable meals we have entrenched ourselves in a state of easy access. As the trend has moved th...
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