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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2018
13
Nov

New Allegations in AZ State Parks Archaeology Scandal

New Allegations in AZ State Parks Archaeology Scandal An Arizona State Parks & Trails deputy director obtained nearly $80,000 for the department after signing a federal grant application as the agency's archaeologist even though he had no training in that field, documents obtained by The Arizon...
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2018
06
Nov

Continuing Coverage of the Arizona State Parks Archaeology Debacle

Continuing Coverage of the Arizona State Parks Archaeology Debacle Four Native American state lawmakers have called for criminal investigations of state Parks after The Arizona Republic reported this week that the agency may have bulldozed archaeological sites in a rush to develop state parkland. h...
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2018
30
Oct

Archaeologist Blows Whistle on AZ State Parks

Continuing Coverage: Archaeologist Blows Whistle on AZ State Parks Arizona State Parks & Trails has dug up and bulldozed Native American and other archaeological sites without preserving artifacts in a rush to build visitor attractions and make money, a state archaeologist claims. In one case, ...
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2018
23
Oct

Ancestral Homelands

Interviews: Bears Ears Is My Ancestral Homeland Jim Enote is a member of the Zuni tribe. The Zuni and other southwestern Pueblo tribes, such as the Hopi, are descendants of the Ancestral Puebloans, who inhabited the canyons and mesas of the Bears Ears region of southern Utah before migrating away i...
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2018
16
Oct

Pueblo Leaders on Saving the Greater Chaco Landscape

Podcast: Save the Greater Chaco Landscape On today’s podcast we are hugely honored to have three special guests who spoke with Jessica [Yaquinto] about the Greater Chaco Landscape during their advocacy trip to Washington D.C. The first segment features All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG) Chair...
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2018
09
Oct

All Pueblo Council of Governors Takes Case for Chaco Protection to DC

Commentary: All Pueblo Council of Governors Takes Case for Chaco Protection to DC Whether it is through the BLM and BIA management plan, the proposed federal legislation, or both, we want decision makers in D.C. to know that just as the United States takes great care to preserve churches, we would ...
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2018
02
Oct

Defending Cultural Landscapes, Latest Edition

NPR’s Science Friday Features Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments The reduction opened up nearly 2 million acres of previously protected federal land to fossil fuel and mineral exploitation, angering Native Americans, for whom the land is historically and spiritually signi...
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2018
26
Sep

Monument Defense Lawsuits to Be Heard in Washington DC

Monument Defense Lawsuits to Be Heard in Washington DC A federal judge has denied the government’s effort to move the lawsuits against President Donald Trump’s shrinking of the Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments to Salt Lake City and will keep them here. Judge Tanya...
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2018
18
Sep

BLM to Host Public Meetings on Bears Ears

BLM to Host Public Meetings on Bears Ears The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service will host three public meetings in Utah as part of the planning process for the Bears Ears National Monument. The draft management plans for the Shash Jáa and Indian Creek units and associated environme...
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2018
11
Sep

Bears Ears Education Center Opens September 22

Bears Ears Education Center Opens September 22 Instead, the goal of the new Bears Ears Education Center is to serve up what its organizers say the federal government has neglected to provide — a way to teach the public about protecting the precious but sensitive cultural history in this archaeolo...
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2018
04
Sep

A Zuni Ahayuda Goes Home

A Zuni Ahayuda Goes Home For four decades, the Zuni tribe has scoured the world looking to reclaim its war god idols [sic]. While most are found in southwest museums, one was found at Albion College. The war god—also known as an Ahayuda—is being returned to the Zuni, a southwestern U.S. Native ...
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2018
28
Aug

Understanding the Chaco World

New Paper: Chaco Social Networks Migration was a key social process contributing to the creation of the ‘Chaco World’ between AD 800 and 1200. Dynamic social network analysis allows for evaluation of several migration scenarios, and demonstrates that Chaco’s earliest ninth-century networks sh...
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