Press Releases/Announcements


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Kate Sarther Gann
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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
29
Jul

Archaeology Southwest Opposes Final Management Plan for Reduced Bears Ears

Tucson, Ariz. (July 29, 2019)—On July 25, the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service released a Final Monument Management Plan for the 15 percent of Bears Ears National Monument that remains after an illegal reduction. Archaeology Southwest's President and CEO, Bill Doelle, has issued t...
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2019
01
May

Archaeology Southwest Comments on Proposed Change to Listing of Properties on the National Register

Tucson, Ariz. (May 1, 2019)—On April 29, 2019, Archaeology Southwest submitted the following formal comments on a Proposed Rule regarding the listing of properties in the National Register of Historic Places. Archaeology Southwest's position is that the Proposed Rule should be withdrawn. To lea...
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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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2019
08
Feb

Archaeology Southwest Applauds Deferral, Will Continue to Advocate Protections for Greater Chaco

Although BLM has deferred nine oil-gas lease areas in the ten-mile cultural protection zone around Chaco and one of its outliers, Archaeology Southwest and its partners insist on tribal consultation and permanent protection. Taos, N.M. (February 8, 2019)—In response to the Bureau of Land Manageme...
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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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2018
11
Sep

Grant Award for NAGPRA Compliance at Salmon Pueblo

Farmington, NM (September 11, 2018)—Larry Baker, Executive Director of Salmon Ruins Museum (the San Juan County Museum Association), together with partner Archaeology Southwest, is pleased to announce the award of a $69,932 grant from the National Park Service’s National NAGPRA Program. This gra...
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2018
30
Aug

Welch Joins AZDEQ’s Working Group

Tucson, Ariz. (August 28, 2018)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that John R. Welch, Site and Landscape Program Director, has been named by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (AZDEQ) to its technical working group for cultural and historic resources. AZDEQ is beginning its...
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2018
21
Aug

Archaeology Southwest Makes Recommendations to the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality

Preservation nonprofit urges robust, creative tribal consultation, public input, and scientific rigor in NEPA implementation Tucson, Ariz. (August 21, 2018)—On August 20, Archaeology Southwest joined more than 10,000 citizens and organizations in responding to the call from the U.S. Council on ...
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