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Kate Sarther
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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
May

Sinagua

Banner image by Tomas Castelazo, via Wikimedia Commons Populations in the Sinagua (sin-OW-wah) area lived in large pithouse and pueblo communities. They practiced flexible hunting, gathering, and farming strategies specific to some of the challenging landscapes they inhabited, including the San F...
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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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2016
30
Sep

Wupatki National Monument

Banner image: Lomaki Pueblo, courtesy of the NPS Wupatki National Monument provides access to several very well preserved masonry pueblo sites, including Wupatki, Wukoki, Citadel, Nalakihu, Box Canyon, and Lomaki Pueblos. Wupatki Pueblo features several impressive examples of Ancestral Pueblo arc...
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2016
09
Sep

Homolovi State Park

Banner image: Homol'ovi Visitor Center. By John Phelan, via Wikimedia Commons Homol’ovi is a Hopi word for “place of the low hills.” This state park was founded to preserve a series of Ancestral Hopi sites located along the Little Colorado River. Of these villages, Homol’ovi I and Homol...
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2016
01
Jun

Hands-On Archaeology

Archaeology Southwest’s new Hands-On Archaeology program connects people of today with daily life in the distant past.
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2016
01
Jun

Travel Management on Our National Forests

If you’ve ever visited one of our National Forests, part of your experience within its boundaries involved travel on a road open to motorized vehicles. Over the past 30 years, as the popularity and availability of four-wheel-drive and off-highway vehicles has increased, motorized uses of our publi...
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2016
01
Jun

Protecting Places on the Land

Long-term protection of archaeological sites is an essential component of Preservation Archaeology. Here in the American Southwest, a great number of important archaeological sites occur on private land. Nineteenth-century homesteaders settled in areas with readily available water and arable land...
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2016
01
Jun

The Heritage Southwest Database

The Heritage Southwest (HSW) database is a digital geodatabase containing information on more than 10,000 precontact (prehistoric) and historic archaeological sites in the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico. The large HSW database is divided into a number of smaller sub-databases, each developed for...
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2016
01
Jun

Social Networks in the Late Precontact Southwest

Click here (opens as a PDF) to read the latest article on the project in the professional journal American Antiquity (Vol. 80, No. 1, 2015). In the age of Facebook and Twitter, “social network” is a phrase heard or read almost daily—but social networks are a mainstay of the human experience...
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2016
01
Jun

Migration and Change in the Southern Southwest

Banner image courtesy of Eastern Arizona College The centuries between A.D. 1200 and 1540 were a time of great change in the Southwest. Deteriorating environmental conditions on the Colorado Plateau in the late 1200s led people to leave the Four Corners region. This movement of northern peoples i...
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