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The Perfect Field

Linda as a Zooarchaeologist
Thursday, October 15th, 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 Linda Pierce, Deputy Director. Previous posts in the series are here. Linda Pierce, Deputy Director (October 15, 2015)—Why did I become […]



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Cave Creek Midden Site: A Collaborative Site Protection Story, Part 2

The Smiths
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

By Linda Pierce, Deputy Director On this blog, Andy Laurenzi recently described the collaborative process that led to Archaeology Southwest’s acceptance of a conservation easement on a 51-acre parcel in southeastern Arizona. The purpose of this easement is to protect, in perpetuity, the significant archaeological resources located on the property, making them available for future […]



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First Week in Mule Creek

Screening through Soil
Friday, June 7th, 2013

By Linda Pierce, Deputy Director   I spent most of last week at our Preservation Archaeology Field School headquarters in Mule Creek, New Mexico, helping out with (and documenting) the start of the 2013 field season. It was a busy week, and by the time I left late Friday morning, it seemed everyone was getting […]



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Celebrating Catalina State Park (and Getting Some Sherds Washed)

Washing Sherds
Friday, May 10th, 2013

By Linda Pierce, Deputy Director   Last Saturday, a number of us at Archaeology Southwest were happy to take part in the 30th anniversary celebration for Catalina State Park. Encompassing 5,500 acres on the north side of Tucson, the park is a haven for Sonoran Desert plants and wildlife, and also protects a number of […]



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