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Kate Sarther Gann
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2016
26
Jan

Engaging Posters

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (January 26, 2016)—Two weeks ago, many of us here in Tucson enjoyed attending the 15th Biennial Southwest Symposium. It’s primarily a research conference for professionals, somewhat like the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) meetings I wr...
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2015
31
Dec

Archaeology Southwest’s Most Memorable Moments of 2015

Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator   (December 31, 2015)—Inspired by a clever post from our friends at the Friends of Cedar Mesa, we decided to compile our own list. So, with a hat-tip to Amanda Nichols and Josh Ewing at FCM, we give you, in no particular order, Archaeology Sout...
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2015
03
Dec

Study Reveals National Significance of the Great Bend of the Gila

Thursday, December 3rd NEWLY RELEASED STUDY SHOWS NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ARIZONA CULTURAL RESOURCES ANALYSIS EMPHASIZES CULTURAL IMPORTANCE OF 'THE GREAT BEND OF THE GILA'; REINFORCES NEED FOR PERMANENT PROTECTION Phoenix, AZ. – An in-depth study released today by the National Tru...
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2015
06
Nov

Let the Mystery Vanish

Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator mystery — noun mys·tery ˈmis-t(ə-)rē 2 a: something not understood or beyond understanding: enigma vanish — verb van·ish ˈva-nish 1 a: to pass quickly from sight: disappear; b: to pass completely from existence “The greatest vanishing act ...
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2015
17
Oct

Happy International Archaeology Day!

(October 17, 2015)—So, by now you have read our stories. (If you haven't, check out the links below). What ties all this to International Archaeology Day? There are a few common themes to consider: A sense of something bigger than this time and place An innate interest in and respect for huma...
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2015
13
Oct

The People

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. Tonight we feature Communications Coordinator and Archaeo...
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2015
13
Oct

Santa Fe Underground: Archaeology in the City Different

Santa Fe Underground: Archaeology in the City Different Latest edition of Archaeology Southwest Magazine reviews recent findings (Tucson, Ariz.) October 12, 2015—Tucson-based nonprofit organization Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce the publication of “Santa Fe Underground....
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2015
06
Oct

Doelle to Receive Thompson Award

Archaeology Southwest Founder Honored for Unique Contributions to Anthropology at the University of Arizona (October 6, 2015)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to congratulate our founder, president, and CEO William H. (Bill) Doelle on his receipt of the Raymond H. Thompson Award. Dr. Thompson w...
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2015
29
Sep

Making Atlatls

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (September 30, 2015)—We carved atlatls again at this past summer's Preservation Archaeology Field School, but this year the students had to use stone tools for the carving work. Previously, we used modern hand tools like wo...
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2015
17
Sep

Four Words

By Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator (September 17, 2015)—Earlier this afternoon, Kathleen took a call from a mom in California who was helping her sixth grader with a homework assignment. They couldn't find the answers on our website, so they reached out to us by phone. Kathleen put...
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2015
02
Aug

The Archaeology of Southern Arizona's Early Farmers

Archaeology Southwest and Desert Archaeology, Inc., Publish New Works on the Archaeology of Southern Arizona’s Early Farmers Tucson, Ariz. (August 1, 2015)—Tucson-based cultural resources management firm Desert Archaeology, Inc., has recently completed final reports on the Las Capas site, w...
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2015
02
Aug

Projectile Points Made and Used by the Southwest's Earliest Farmers

First Comprehensive Study of Dart Points Made and Used by the Southwest’s Earliest Farmers Just Published by Archaeology Southwest and Desert Archaeology, Inc. Tucson, Ariz. (August 1, 2015)—A new monograph by flaked stone expert Jane Sliva of cultural resources management firm Desert Archaeo...
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