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2019
02
Aug

Learning with Adobe

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (August 2, 2019)—I wanted to follow up on Leslie’s post about how our 2014–2015 adobe structure helped us interpret walls at the Gila River Farm site in 2019. There is something almost metaphysical about mixing mud...
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2019
01
Aug

Clues from Experimental Archaeology

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (August 1, 2019)—Now that we’ve wrapped up another field season of the Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School, I thought I’d take a minute to talk about what we learned at the Gila River Farm site this season. I especially want to sha...
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2019
12
Jul

Our Last Correspondence

July 12, 2019 Dear Glorious Readers, This will be the last correspondence from all of us young-uns here in Cliff. By the time this is published, we’ll all most likely be clean, well-rested, and missing our wonderful ranch land and internet-free oasis. It has been a terrific and memorable tim...
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2019
11
Jul

“Disconnecting” at Field School

Alex Cullison, Beloit College (July 11, 2019)—When I first got into this field school, I remember reading that this would be an excellent opportunity to “disconnect.” That sounded great in March: I was studying abroad at the time, and I was spending more and more of my time checking Twitter...
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2019
10
Jul

Hide and Squeak

Zaynab Chamalian, University of Southern Florida (July 10, 2019)—Something I appreciate about my field school group and instructors is their willingness to try new things and let things happen. One experience like this was tanning mouse hides with Allen and my fellow student Sarah. Allen has ...
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2019
01
Jul

Home Is Where the Hearth Is

Sarah Hinton, Texas State University (July 1, 2019)—Spaces hold power through time. Your childhood home is still your childhood home, regardless of the amount of time that has passed since your last step across the threshold. Places where you experienced great joy are probably still fondly kept...
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2019
28
Jun

Fighting the Bears Ears Downsizing (with an Agèd Friend)

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (June 28, 2019)—On June 8, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law. And yet, 113 years later, in the year 2019, at about the same time, there were no headlines announcing that President Roosevelt had risen from his grave to ma...
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2019
27
Jun

Field School through the Lens of a Fine Arts Major

This post is one in our annual series of essays by our Preservation Archaeology Field School students. We invite you to continue following along with their experiences over the next few weeks. Emilee Simpson, Cochise College (June 27, 2019)—I have always wanted to create art and share it with ...
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2019
25
Jun

Obsidian Hunt

This post is one in our annual series of essays by our Preservation Archaeology Field School students. We invite you to continue following along with their experiences over the next few weeks. Alex Burden, University of Colorado Boulder (June 25, 2019)—We rode the RAV4 up along a single-lane c...
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2019
24
Jun

Time and Change

This post is one in our annual series of essays by our Preservation Archaeology Field School students. We invite you to continue following along with their experiences over the next few weeks. Andrea Dalton, Mesa Community College (June 24, 2019)—At New Mexico's Gila River Farm site, where we ...
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2019
20
Jun

Preservation in Practice

This post is one in our annual series of essays by our Preservation Archaeology Field School students. We invite you to follow along with their experiences over the next six weeks through their own words. James Margotta, Wheaton College (June 20, 2019)—As most students of archaeology do, I spe...
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2019
13
Jun

Learning Livelihoods

This post is one in our annual series of essays by our Preservation Archaeology Field School students. We invite you to follow along with their experiences over the next six weeks through their own words. Kristin Bridges, College of New Jersey (June 13, 2019)—My background in the field of arch...
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