Southwest Archaeology Today

Southwest Archaeology Today (SAT) is a free e-mail news digest providing subscribers with information about current news and events in Southwest archaeology. Published weekly, SAT is maintained as a community networking tool for professional and avocational archaeologists in the American Southwest and Mexican Northwest.  Review our submission guidelines here.

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2019
10
Dec

National Monument Reductions, Two Years Later

Commentary: “Relentless assault” in the Two Years Since National Monument Reductions This week marks the two-year anniversary of the Trump administration’s decision to decimate two national monuments located in Utah. With the stroke of a pen, the president removed protections on 85% of the Be...
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2019
03
Dec

Recognition Highlights Partnerships between Tribes and National Forests

Recognition Highlights Partnerships between Tribes and National Forests A Kaibab National Forest employee was recently recognized for his excellent communication with local tribes and development of innovative tribal partnerships related to all aspects of forest management. Mike Lyndon, who current...
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2019
26
Nov

Bandelier Legislation Would Establish Tribal Commission

Bandelier Legislation Would Establish Tribal Commission U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced legislation today to establish Bandelier National Park and Preserve. Senator Heinrich’s legislation seeks to protect in statute a...
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2019
19
Nov

Acoma Pueblo Rejoices in Shield’s Return

Acoma Pueblo Rejoices in Shield’s Return Video: Acoma Governor Vallo Comments on the Shield’s Return. Editors’ note: We strongly encourage our readers to watch this video of the press conference in its entirety to understand the cultural importance of the shield to the Pueblo of Acoma and th...
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2019
12
Nov

Chaco Protection Legislation Is Balanced

Commentary: Chaco Protection Legislation Is Balanced New Mexico’s Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall are strong supporters of Luján’s act, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a reasonable compromise that offers great protection to the park and its cultural riches without turning the entire nor...
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2019
05
Nov

Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act Passes House

Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act Passes House A bill to establish a permanent 10-mile buffer around Chaco Canyon to protect it from oil and gas extraction activity passed the U.S. House on Wednesday with bipartisan support. The bill, sponsored by U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland an...
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2019
29
Oct

Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Arizona’s Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Arizona’s Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a bipartisan group of Arizona lawmakers to introduce the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act, legislation that would create a federal land exchange to e...
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2019
22
Oct

Another Look at Chaco and Chocolate

Podcast: “What’s in Your Cup, Chaco?” One thing that your insulated mug of hot cocoa says about you on a cold day is that this drink is for you as an individual, and that you're autonomous. For the people using the very first jars to drink hot chocolate found at Chaco Canyon in New Mexico aro...
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2019
16
Oct

The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) Welcomes New Director

The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) Welcomes New Director Greetings! My name is Chris Nicholson and this month (October 1st) I was hired to be the new Executive Director at the Center for Digital Antiquity and tDAR. I come to Digital Antiquity from the University of Wyoming, where I served as ...
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2019
08
Oct

Coming Home: Mesa Verde Repatriation

Coming Home: Mesa Verde Repatriation The remains of 20 Native people and 28 funerary objects will be returned to the tribes with relations to Mesa Verde, the White House announced on Wednesday. The announcement comes after a repatriation agreement was reached between the United States and Finland. ...
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2019
01
Oct

Federal Judge Rules that Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante Suits May Move Forward

Federal Judge Rules that Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante Suit May Move Forward A federal judge has turned down an attempt by the Trump administration to dismiss legal challenges to its 2017 decision to cut the size of Bear Ears National Monument in southern Utah. In a three-page ruling issued...
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2019
24
Sep

September 28 Is National Public Lands Day

September 28 Is National Public Lands Day: Connecting to Nature through Service National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers come together on the fourth Saturday in September to assist with various ...
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