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2019
10
May

Robinson Collection Project Update—A Successful Season of Citizen Science Collaboration, Participation, and Research

Jaye S. Smith and Sheri Thompson, Robinson Collection Project Volunteer Co-Team Leads (May 10, 2019)—For more than 30 citizen-scientist volunteers, the “end of the season” for the Robinson Collection Project is both exhilarating and frustrating—the 2018–2019 session can’t be over yet!...
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2019
08
May

Latest News on Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (May 8, 2019)—A mixed ruling with good news for protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape came out of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver yesterday. The court was ruling on an appeal from district court on a lawsuit filed by environmentalists in New...
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2019
29
Apr

Archaeology Southwest at the 2019 SAA Meeting (Recap)

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 29, 2019)—Many of us here at Archaeology Southwest recently returned from a busy week at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) annual meeting. This year’s meeting took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, so there was an unusually high ...
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2019
28
Apr

Hands-On Archaeology: Winter Count 2019

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (April 28, 2019)—From February 10–16, I attended Winter Count, a traditional skills gathering. This year was the 25th time it was held in southern Arizona and the second time it was held at that location, about 30 minut...
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2019
22
Apr

A Perspective on the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project

Skylar Begay (April 22, 2019)—Before I begin, I feel it’s important to provide context for the reader as to who I am. My name is Skylar Begay and I’m 25 years old. I was born on the Navajo Reservation in Fort Defiance, Arizona. I have lived in various places on the reservation, but I call...
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2019
08
Apr

Archaeology Southwest at the 2019 Society for American Archaeology Meeting

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 8, 2019)—It’s early April, and for many of us here at Archaeology Southwest, that means the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting is right around the corner (April 10–14). Our staff members have been busy polishing up their pr...
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2019
05
Apr

Road Trips, Research, and Site Protection in Southwest New Mexico

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 5, 2019)—One of the most interesting parts of our work here at Archaeology Southwest is the interplay between research and site protection. Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend a weekend visiting archaeological sites in the upper G...
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2019
01
Apr

Women's Work

Stacy Ryan, Preservation Archaeologist "Women's bipolar lithic technology may look simple, but it is complex and sophisticated, requiring continual decision making and intensive learning and practice." Kathryn Weedman Arthur discussing present-day toolmakers, in Feminine Knowledge and Skill Rec...
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2019
28
Mar

The Women's Park, continued

R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Today we continue with the conclusion of Burrillo's essay on the women who worked to protect Mesa Verde. Read part one here. Happy Women's History Month! (March 30, 2019) Differing Visions and New Legislation The feud between Virginia and Lucy came to a boil rather q...
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2019
28
Mar

The Women’s Park

R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Today and tomorrow we feature guest author R. E. Burrillo's essay on "the mothers of Mesa Verde National Park" in honor of Women's History Month. (March 29, 2019)—Last March, in recognition of Women’s History Month, archaeology professor Ruth Van Dyke took to Facebook ...
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2019
28
Mar

Lower Gila Field Notes

Aaron M. Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (March 28, 2019)—About six months ago, at the beginning of October of last year, I began fieldwork for the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project. Known as LGREAP to my crew and volunteers, this three-year endeavor aims to better u...
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2019
14
Feb

(Yet) Another Southwest: Incipient Preservation Archaeology in Southwest Ethiopia

John R. Welch, Landscape and Site Preservation Program Director (February 15, 2019)—What is it that keeps push-pulling me toward the equator and setting sun? My earliest engagements with archaeology included a fifth-grade fieldtrip from my Denver hometown through the Four Corners, where all-n...
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