New Mexico

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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2018
17
May

Wells Petroglyph Preserve

The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to recording and protecting the sacred landscape of Mesa Prieta, a place inhabited by humans for 10,000 years and containing an estimated 100,000 petroglyphs. Our ongoing recording work has revealed that...
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2018
26
Apr

Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection

In 2015, the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection project (SPARC) was funded through at a National Endowment for the Humanities Collections and Reference grant (PW-228168-15). The goal of this project is to preserve and make accessible incomparable legacy data from the important excava...
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2017
01
Sep

cyberSW

Big Data for Big Questions Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that a new joint initiative, cyberSW, has received a $1.7 million award through the National Science Foundation’s RIDIR program (Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sci...
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2017
14
Aug

National Heritage Areas

Archaeology Southwest participated in two national heritage area campaigns: the Little Colorado River valley and the Santa Cruz River valley. National Heritage Areas seek to preserve and celebrate America’s defining landscapes and diverse cultural traditions. National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are ...
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2017
18
Jul

Fluid Identities

Land, Water, and Religion during the Gila River Millennium (A.D. 450–1450) In 2017, Archaeology Southwest is beginning a new five-year investigation, which builds on the methods and themes of our Salado Impact investigation, and expands the temporal and geographic focus substantially. Social...
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2017
18
May

Casas Grandes

The Casas Grandes tradition centered on Paquimé, a vast and complex ancient city that was deeply involved in interregional trade and the creation of special pottery, jewelry, and other distinctive items. Significantly, this area shows the strongest connections to Mesoamerican groups further south. ...
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2017
18
May

Ancestral Pueblo

The Ancestral Pueblo (previously called Anasazi) region falls largely along the Colorado Plateau in the northern half of the Southwest. Most archaeologists have ceased using “Anasazi” because many contemporary Pueblo people oppose the term. As the name “Ancestral Pueblo” suggests, people in ...
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2017
18
May

Mogollon

People who lived in the Mogollon (muggy-own) region in the distant past had much in common with people living in the Ancestral Pueblo region, and were probably also among the ancestors of modern Pueblo people and even other contemporary communities in the southern Southwest and Mexico. The ea...
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2017
14
Apr

Foraging and Food Production in Southwest New Mexico, A.D. 150–1400

Understanding how people acquire food and maintain food security under changing social and environmental conditions has important implications for both understanding past human societies and exploring ways for contemporary societies to maintain access to food supplies. Archaeological datasets are id...
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2017
14
Apr

Isotopic Zooarchaeology in the Mesa Verde Region

As human populations worldwide grow and settle in formerly remote regions, questions about how hunting can be managed in order to provide long-term access to animals for local people without loss of biodiversity are becoming increasingly urgent. This project, a collaboration between Karen Schollmeye...
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2017
06
Apr

Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner

Banner image by Philkon Phil Konstantin, via Wikimedia Commons From the website of the Bosque Redondo Memorial: "The Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner State Monument solemnly remembers the dark days of suffering from 1863 to 1868 when the U.S. Military persecuted and imprisoned 9,500 Nava...
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2016
30
Sep

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Banner image: Gila Cliff Dwellings, by Ely Rareshide A remote and less-visited national monument, the Gila Cliff Dwellings sit at the headwaters of the Gila River. Though people used the natural features for shelter over millennia, people built structures and lived in them from A.D. 1280 through ...
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