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As Women’s History Month Ends, Celebrate Women Archaeologists—and Consider the Future
Dear Friends: Paul Reed here! I’m stepping in for Bill this week to share some Greater Chaco news. Despite some recent media reports, the situation across the Greater Chaco Landscape is looking up. In addition to the confirmation of Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary, two recent developments ...
Archaeology Southwest Submits Formal Comments to the Council on Environmental Quality
Tucson, Ariz. (March 9, 2020)—On January 10, 2020, the Trump administration published proposed regulatory changes in the Federal Register. These changes relate to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which was signed into law by President Nixon fifty years ago. This bedrock legislation pr...
Archaeology Southwest Opposes Fed's Preferred Plan for Chaco-Area Leasing
Taos, N.M. (Feburary 28, 2020)—Today, the Bureau of Land Management Farmington Field Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Navajo Regional Office released a joint Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for lands surrounding Chaco Culture National...
Archaeology Southwest Submits Comments on Tonto National Forest Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Tucson, Ariz. (November 7, 2019)—Archaeology Southwest has submitted formal comments to Neil Bosworth, Superintendent of the Tonto National Forest. The comments responded to the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) released by the forest regarding a proposed copper mine and land exchange. ...
Why Should We Care about the Past?
We're very pleased to share this guest post by our friend Jonathan Bailey. Jonathan is a photographer specializing in conservation, cultural resources, and public land. He is also the author of Rock Art: A Vision of a Vanishing Cultural Landscape. You can follow him on Instagram and Facebook. Jon...
Archaeology Southwest’s Archaeology Café Program Receives Grant Award from Arizona Humanities
For information on our current Archaeology Café season, go here. Archaeology Southwest’s Archaeology Café Program Receives Grant Award from Arizona Humanities Funding will help encourage meaningful visits to some of the Southwest’s most special cultural sites and landscapes. Tucson,...
Important News about Southwest Archaeology Today
Important News about Southwest Archaeology Today Dear Friends: Southwest Archaeology Today (SAT) is undergoing an editorial transition and will resume publication on Wednesday, May 2. From then on, SAT will be delivered to your email inbox every Wednesday morning, though the occasional delay d...
National Monuments Protect Meaning as Much as Places
Editorial: National Monuments Protect Meaning as Much as Places This site — we’ll call it the Sagebrush Site — is like hundreds of others in the region, in that it is not part of a national monument, or park, or other special protected area. Instead, it’s on a Bureau of Land Management parc...
Archaeology Organizations Ask Interior Secretary to Support Bears Ears
Banner image by R. E. Burrillo Scientific resources, cultural heritage and economic development at stake Tucson, Ariz. (March 6, 2017) – On the heels of Ryan Zinke’s confirmation as Secretary of the Interior, seven groups whose missions address the archaeology of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Ne...