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2018
17
Jul

URGENT: Help Protect Ironwood Forest National Monument

We need your help in the next few hours. Tomorrow, July 18, Congress is anticipated to be voting on a measure that would deeply undercut Ironwood Forest National Monument. Representative Paul Gosar (AZ) filed an amendment to the Department of Interior Appropriations bill. Gosar’s amendment woul...
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2018
16
Jul

Learning about Tree-Ring Dating

Devlin Lewis, University of Arizona (July 16, 2018)—As a student employee of the Arizona State Museum, I already have a bit of experience handling archaeological material after it has been excavated and analyzed. This field school has given me firsthand insight into the earlier parts of the arc...
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2018
13
Jul

Archaeology, an Apache perspective

Shiloh V. Craig, University of New Mexico (July 13, 2018)—I am an enrolled member of the White Mountain Apache tribe. I am of the Made Yellow clan; born for the Navajo (Zia/Weaver), my paternal grandfather is of the Folded Arms clan, and my maternal grandfather is of the Rocks sticking out (Roa...
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2018
12
Jul

Finding History in the Shade of Ponderosas

Maxwell Forton, Binghamton University (July 12, 2018)—I’ve had the pleasure of being the survey director for this year’s Preservation Archaeology Field School. Survey is the systematic on-the-ground search for new archaeological sites—a critical step in the preservation of cultural proper...
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2018
10
Jul

How to Honor Sacred Native American Sites: A Guide for Visitors

How to Honor Sacred Native American Sites: A Guide for Visitors Lyle Balenquah is a Hopi archeologist and river guide who spends a lot of time in Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument. Compared to many other national parks and monuments, Bears Ears is relatively unregulated, with few rangers to pro...
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2018
09
Jul

Adapting

Dee Morris, University of Arizona (July 10, 2018)—During our time at this field school, many of our lessons have been about how people adapted to their environment over time. Through our lectures and excavations, we’ve learned how ancient people in the Southwest adjusted to social change by i...
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2018
06
Jul

The Making of a Preservation Archaeologist

Jojo Matson, Utah State University (July 9, 2018)—Throughout history, archaeology has often been viewed as invasive digging and robbing of burials and homes of Indigenous persons and places. In many respects that sometimes isn’t too far from the truth. Thankfully, not all archaeology follows ...
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2018
06
Jul

Rewarding

Alexis Miller, University of Delaware (July 6, 2018)—My experience thus far has exceeded my expectations and has reaffirmed my choice in attending the Preservation Archaeology Field School. There are many different reasons why I decided to apply, and in only a few weeks my reasons have been ful...
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2018
03
Jul

Ouch...that's sharp!

Kiley Stoj, SUNY Cortland (July 3, 2018)—Coming all the way from New York, the desert was a bit of a shock. As I sat looking out the window of the plane, I watched the landscape change from green grass and bushy trees to a sandy landscape peppered with shrubs and other desert plants. In a mom...
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2018
26
Jun

The Promise of Existing Collections

Bill Lipe: The Promise of Existing Collections The value (and excitement) of archaeological field work doesn’t end when the pits are backfilled, the artifacts are analyzed, and the reports written. At least that’s true if the collections are safely curated in a well-run museum. Specimens collec...
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2018
25
Jun

Learning to See

Constance Connolly, Sewanee, the University of the South (June 25, 2018)—Heading into this field school, I had no idea the wide range of knowledge and experience I would gain that would in turn help me become a better student and hopefully a better archaeologist. The beginning of the field scho...
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2018
22
Jun

Survey and Mapping

Sam Rodarte, Cochise College (June 22, 2018)—Participating in the field school has been a really great experience that I consider myself so lucky to be involved in. I originally got into anthropology because of my interest in different myths from all over the world. I want to be part of the pro...
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