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2020
23
Mar

2020 Preservation Archaeology Field School Canceled

Tucson, Ariz. (March 23, 2020)—The 2020 Archaeology Southwest-University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology Field School has been canceled. Director Karen Schollmeyer has issued the following statement: “It is with great regret that we share the news of the field school’s cancelation. The ...
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2020
13
Mar

A Message to Our Supporters and Friends

March 13, 2020 (updated April 1, 2020) Dear Friends: Following guidelines issued by federal, state, and municipal authorities, and out of sincere concern for your safety and welfare, as well as that of our community, we are temporarily closing our physical offices until further notice. Please ...
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2019
20
Dec

Congressional Spending Bill Includes Protection for Greater Chaco

Provisional ten-mile buffer zone passes; president is expected to sign Taos, N.M. (December 20, 2019)—The U.S. Senate has approved a $1.4 trillion spending package for the 2020 fiscal year. The White House has said that the president will sign the legislation. Importantly, the legislation include...
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2019
25
Nov

Archaeology Southwest Formally Opposes BLM Reorganization

Tucson, Ariz. (November 25, 2019)—Today, Archaeology Southwest joined a coalition of heritage preservation and advocacy groups in formally opposing the planned relocation of key offices at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, Colorado, and other locations in ...
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2019
19
Nov

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. ...
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2019
24
Oct

Archaeology Southwest Supports Boundary Expansion at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Tucson, Ariz. (October 24, 2019)—Today, a bipartisan group of Arizona lawmakers led by Representative Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act. This legislation would create a federal land exchange to expand Casa Grande Ruins National Mo...
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2019
13
Sep

Archaeology Southwest’s Archaeology Café Program Receives Grant Award from Arizona Humanities

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, Ariz. (September 13, 2019)—Tucson-based nonprofit Archaeology Southwest ...
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2019
15
Apr

Reed Testifies on Chaco at House Committee Field Hearing

Santa Fe, NM (April 15, 2019)—Archaeology Southwest Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar Paul F. Reed testified before a delegation of congressional representatives at a field hearing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this morning. The delegation included Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Cha...
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2018
27
Dec

Publication News: Giving Back

Experts in multiple disciplines consider best practices for studies undertaken with Indigenous communities Tucson, Ariz. (December 27, 2018)—John Welch gets in the last word in the just-released, multidisciplinary book dedicated to establishing balanced relationships among researchers and the Ind...
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2018
06
Dec

What Archaeology Can Tell Us about Migration

What Archaeology Can Tell Us about Migration Past societies hold lessons relevant to contemporary concerns Tucson, Ariz. (December 6, 2018)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce the publication of an important paper examining human migration in deep time. “Resolving the migrant paradox:...
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2018
02
Oct

Defending the San Pedro Riparian NCA

Tucson, Ariz. (October 1. 2018)—Following a brisk planning process that included a number of public meetings, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now in the process of considering the hundreds of public comments on the draft Resource Management Plan for the San Pedro Riparian National Cons...
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2018
24
Sep

Archaeology Café Program Receives Grant Award from Arizona Humanities

Archaeology Café Program Receives Grant Award from Arizona Humanities Funding will help support live streaming of long-running public program Tucson, Ariz. (September 24, 2018)—Tucson-based nonprofit Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that it has received a $9,000 grant award from Ari...
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