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2021
14
Sep

Mimbres Architecture (and Tucson Neighborhoods)

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Director, Preservation Archaeology Field School (September 14, 2021)—Household architecture has always carried meaning, now and in the ancient past. Almost a year ago, I moved to a Tucson neighborhood built in the late 1950s through 1970s. The...
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2021
08
Sep

What’s the Point: Folsom Technology, 12,800 to 10,200 BP

This is the third post in a new series called "What's the Point?" Allen Denoyer and other stone tool experts will be exploring various aspects of technologies and traditions. Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (September 9, 2021)—Folsom points are one o...
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2021
28
Aug

Robinson Collection Project—We’re BAAAACK!

Jaye Smith, Robinson Collection Project Team Lead  Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:46:25 a.m.: “Last night [Arizona State Museum] was informed that at the directive of the Provost Office and the office of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII) the Museum will be closed to the public effective th...
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2021
10
Aug

cyberSW 2.0: From Settlements to Households

Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist (August 11, 2021)—Archaeological data allow us to address issues of contemporary relevance, such as identity, migration, and inequality. Unlike other social sciences, archaeological data are well-suited to examining changes in social networks, demographic ...
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2021
19
Jul

Toolmaking and the Power of Being Taught

Lewis Dolmas, University of Oklahoma (July 19, 2021)—I have spent the last eight months, on and off, trying to teach myself how to flintknap without really getting anywhere. After less than half a day of working with Archaeology Southwest’s resident experimental archaeologist, Allen Denoyer, ...
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2021
16
Jul

An Old Cultural Anthropologist Goes to Archaeological Field School

Jason Roberts, University of Texas at San Antonio (July 16, 2021)—Like so many during the COVID-19 pandemic, I had to make many social and economic adjustments I was unprepared for. In the spring of 2020, I was finishing up my first year teaching cultural anthropology at a small liberal arts...
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2021
15
Jul

How Time and Place Is Woven at Zuni

Courtney Campbell, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (July 15, 2021)—We started our time at Zuni by visiting the local trading posts where I and several of my fellow field school students were captivated by the fetishes. The fetishes are stone animals that protect the owner’s mind and body fr...
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2021
06
Jul

People Questions

Sam Rosenbaum, Montana State University (July 6, 2021)—Archaeological sites can often be wondrous and mind-boggling attractions. Angkor Wat, Göbekli Tepe, and Chaco Canyon are impressive to behold, inspiring many to imagine a rich and colorful past. Although the Gila River Farm site is not as ...
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2021
05
Jul

Cottontails, Skunks, and Scorpions—Oh My!

Guinevive Halstead-Johnson, George Mason University (July 5, 2021)—The first animal I saw in the wilds of New Mexico was a scorpion. We were on our first day of excavation in our unit, and we were digging a trench along a known South wall of Room 454, all the way down to the bottom cimientos (b...
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2021
03
Jul

My Journey

London Booker, Howard University (July 3, 2021)—During the fall of 2019, I felt very indecisive about my future career path. I was a rising junior majoring in History at Howard University, unsure of what I was going to do with my undergrad degree. Originally, I majored in History to pursue law,...
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2021
02
Jul

Gaining Confidence

Mason Bolaño, Franklin and Marshall College (July 2, 2021)—If I had to describe myself, I’d say that I am a chronic overthinker. My brain tends to fire off thousands of thoughts a minute, anxious about the small and large alike. Before I even arrived at the Preservation Archaeology Field Sch...
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2021
30
Jun

Sense of Displacement

Kathrine Taylor, Cochise College (June 30, 2021)—Preservation archaeology speaks not only to what we preserve and protect, but also what and whom we find worthy of preserving and protecting, of understanding, of learning from and respecting. It poses a unique opportunity to reevaluate the place...
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