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2018
16
Feb

Group Identity and the Hohokam Ballcourt World

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (February 16, 2018)—I’ve been thinking a lot about identity lately. Group identity, in particular. We all have them…a lot of them. The great thing about group identity is that you don’t have to choose just one. Identity is an active social co...
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2018
02
Feb

Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape: February 2018 Update

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (February 2, 2018)—Two things of importance happened this week with implications for protection of the Greater Chaco Landscape. First, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Gallup Office release...
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2018
16
Jan

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Build a Pithouse

Allen Denoyer, Archaeology Southwest, and Gary Owens, Huhugam Ki Museum, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (January 16, 2018)—In fall 2017, at Museum Director Gary Owens’s invitation, Allen Denoyer joined Gary’s team at the Huhugam Ki Museum at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Co...
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2018
08
Jan

Some Monumental Issues

Bill Lipe, Professor Emeritus, Washington State University (January 8, 2018)—I’ve been involved with the archaeology of the Bears Ears area for more than 50 years, and I actively support President Obama’s use of the 1906 Antiquities Act to designate the Bears Ears National Monument. Media c...
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2017
28
Dec

Happy 110th Birthday, Tonto National Monument!

Carlyn Stewart, Public Archaeology Specialist (December 28, 2017)—Saturday, December 16 was my first big event up at Tonto National Monument. We celebrated the Monument’s 110th birthday by presenting archaeological demonstrations, passing out cupcakes, and hosting our 2nd Annual Luminary even...
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2017
27
Dec

A Visit to New Mexico

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (December 26, 2017)—One of my favorite things about working here at Archaeology Southwest is the great variety of projects we work on as we combine archaeological research, preservation, and public outreach. Two weeks ago, my colleagues Andy La...
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2017
08
Dec

Chaos and the Swamp—a perspective from an airplane

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (December 8, 2017)—The last few days have been more chaotic than most for me. On Monday, while I was flying east to Washington, DC, President Trump was making good on his promise to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, (illegally) slashing more than 1.1 million acres fro...
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2017
10
Nov

Veterans Day

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (November 10, 2017)—Veterans Day is sometimes an exciting day at the Archaeology Southwest office, as our downtown location puts us very close to the annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade. Getting to the office amid all the early street closures ca...
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2017
02
Nov

Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape: November 2017 Update

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (November 2, 2017)—Much has transpired in the last few weeks in our efforts to protect the Greater Chaco Landscape. Here is a summary of recent happenings. In early September, Archaeology Southwest compiled a short report (opens as a PDF) on recent an...
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2017
01
Nov

What We're Doing This Week

Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator, and Content Editor, Archaeology Southwest Magazine (November 1, 2017)—Every so often, I ask our staff to say a few words about what they're working on that week. Here's this week's edition: Aaron Wright: I'm managing data and records fr...
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2017
25
Sep

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make a Shell Bracelet

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (September 25, 2017)—In this post, I’ll share some insights into how much work goes into making shell bracelets. I suspect my time estimates are high, compared to experienced craftspeople in the past. Shell is not easy ...
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2017
22
Sep

New Season and Venues for Archaeology Café

Linda Pierce, Deputy Director (September 22, 2017)—We’re excited to announce the 2017–2018 Archaeology Café series, Exploring Phoenix and Tucson Underground. Archaeology Café is an informal forum where adults can learn more about the Southwest’s deep history and speak directly to expert...
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