Author Archive

Gorod Durakov, or What’s In a Name?

Gorod Durakov
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist (April 5, 2016)—I spent a wonderful and exhausting six days in late March as a guide for a weeklong members’ tour of Salado and Classic Hohokam archaeological sites in the valleys of southern Arizona. Bill Doelle, Lyle Balenquah, and Alan Osbourne were my co-guides. Up shortly after dawn (yes, even me, […]



Filed Under: Preservation Archaeology Blog

Fateful Bananas

Jeff in Ekron, 1985
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Today we feature Jeffery Clark, Preservation Archaeologist at Archaeology Southwest and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Arizona. Previous posts in the series are here. […]



Filed Under: Preservation Archaeology Blog

Inclusion and Exclusion

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

By Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist After spending more than twenty years scrutinizing the Salado in nearly every valley and basin in the southern part of the American Southwest, it’s time for us to step back, think deep thoughts, and hopefully come up with some profound conclusions—maybe even some with modern relevance. We believe that the […]



Filed Under: Mule Creek Underground

Tracking Kayenta, Understanding Salado

Jeff Clark
Friday, September 23rd, 2011

By Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist Our work in Mule Creek and the Upper Gila is part of Archaeology Southwest’s long-term research project to assess the scale and impact of Kayenta migrations in the southern Arizona during the late 13th and 14th centuries A.D. The Kayenta were a relatively small “group of groups” that substantially influenced […]



Filed Under: Mule Creek Underground