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
14
May

Tragedy at Danger Cave

Tragedy at Danger Cave A cave with evidence of some of the earliest humans in Utah was looted last week by thieves — who, state park officials say, tore security fixtures from the walls and stole all the artifacts inside. http://bit.ly/2YvTweV - Salt Lake Tribune Feature: The Bears Ears Educat...
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2019
08
May

Mixed Ruling Has Implications for Protecting Greater Chaco

Mixed Ruling Has Implications for Protecting Greater Chaco A federal appeals court has ruled that U.S. land managers should have done more to consider the effects on water resources before approving a handful of oil and gas drilling permits in northwestern New Mexico. The court, in a decision relea...
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2019
01
May

Spotlight on the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

Spotlight on the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research here at the University of Arizona was founded in the 1930s by A.E. Douglass, an astronomer who turned to trees to better understand the connection between sunspots and climate. The lab has helped establish other ...
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2019
23
Apr

Commentary: Rosemont Mine Will Be Disastrous for Tohono O'odham Sacred Lands

Commentary: Rosemont Mine Will Be Disastrous for Tohono O'odham Sacred Lands The mountainous area southeast of Tucson is sacred to the Tohono O’odham Nation. For thousands of years, our people have used these ancestral lands to reflect and pray. We gather medicinal plants and food, and bear grass...
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2019
16
Apr

Protecting Greater Chaco - Important Updates

Protecting Greater Chaco Acoma Pueblo tribal Gov. Brian Vallo told members of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources at a hearing in New Mexico that not enough is being done to safeguard sacred sites scattered beyond the national park at Chaco Canyon. Many of the sites involve more ...
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2019
09
Apr

New Mexico Delegation Introduces Chaco Protection Legislation

New Mexico Delegation Introduces Chaco Protection Legislation Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland introduced the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, S. 1079, a bill to withdraw the federal lands around Chaco Canyon from...
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2019
02
Apr

Art Institute of Chicago Postpones Mimbres Exhibition

Art Institute of Chicago Postpones Mimbres Exhibition “Worlds Within: Mimbres Pottery of the Ancient Southwest,” a display of some 70 pieces from about A.D. 1100 made in what is now southwestern New Mexico, was slated to open May 26 in Regenstein Gallery, the museum’s primary space for tempor...
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2019
26
Mar

Tribes Come Together to Protect Greater Chaco

Tribes Come Together to Protect Greater Chaco Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive stone structures and other remnants of an ancient civilization but are facing the Trump administrati...
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2019
20
Mar

Historic Pueblo-Navajo Summit Expected to Culminate in Joint Resolution

Historic Pueblo-Navajo Summit Expected to Culminate in Joint Resolution A historic summit between the Navajo Nation and the 20 sovereign Pueblo nations of the All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG), will occur this Thursday, March 21, at the Sky City Cultural Center of Acoma Pueblo. Discussion will...
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2019
12
Mar

One Million Acres Protected

Breaking News: President Signs Significant Package of Public Lands Legislation—A Million Acres Protected Statement: “National Conservation Lands are the big winners with this legislation, and when public lands win, we all win. These treasured places provide clean air and water, critical wildlif...
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2019
05
Mar

House Committee Will Hold First Oversight Hearing on Monuments Review Next Week

House Committee Will Hold First Oversight Hearing on Monuments Review Next Week A meeting between an Interior Department official and a company tied to mineral interests in the Bears Ears National Monument area — almost a month before President Donald Trump requested a review that substantially r...
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2019
26
Feb

Public Lands and Repatriation in the News

Congress Passes Major Public Lands Package “This robust, landmark package illustrates that it is possible for political agreement when it comes to caring for the country’s public lands that have natural, cultural and historic significance. The conservation gains in the bill are substantial, pro...
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