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2019
13
Aug

Santa Clara Youth Crews Win New Mexico Heritage Preservation Award

Santa Clara Youth Crews Continue to Restore Ancestral Place, Win New Mexico Heritage Preservation Award Atop the mesa above the Puye Cliff Dwellings, ancient volcanic rock-wall ruins have been painstakingly rebuilt. Native mud made much the way it was a millennium ago is hand-plastered onto the wal...
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2019
06
Aug

Interview with Matthew Liebmann

Interview with Archaeologist Matthew Liebmann: “My work with the tribe…strives to work for tribal interests, instead of just my own academic interests” Archaeology Professor Matthew Liebmann has been collaborating with the Pueblo of Jemez in New Mexico for two decades, having served as tribal...
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2019
02
Aug

Learning with Adobe

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (August 2, 2019)—I wanted to follow up on Leslie’s post about how our 2014–2015 adobe structure helped us interpret walls at the Gila River Farm site in 2019. There is something almost metaphysical about mixing mud...
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2019
01
Aug

Clues from Experimental Archaeology

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (August 1, 2019)—Now that we’ve wrapped up another field season of the Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School, I thought I’d take a minute to talk about what we learned at the Gila River Farm site this season. I especially want to sha...
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2019
30
Jul

Bears Ears Monument Management Plan Roundly Denounced

Bears Ears Monument Management Plan Roundly Denounced Nearly two years after dramatically shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, the Trump administration finalized a management plan Friday that would allow trees to be plowed down using heavy chains, as well as utility lines and more ra...
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2019
29
Jul

Archaeology Southwest Opposes Final Management Plan for Reduced Bears Ears

Tucson, Ariz. (July 29, 2019)—On July 25, the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service released a Final Monument Management Plan for the 15 percent of Bears Ears National Monument that remains after an illegal reduction. Archaeology Southwest's President and CEO, Bill Doelle, has issued t...
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2019
23
Jul

2019 Bears Ears Summer Gathering—Calls for Unity at Largest Meeting Yet

2019 Bears Ears Summer Gathering—Calls for Unity at Largest Meeting Yet Homecoming was the theme of this weekend’s fifth annual Bears Ears Summer Gathering, which is organized by the grassroots nonprofit Utah Diné Bikéyah (UDB). This year the gathering gave a special welcome to Pueblo relativ...
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2019
16
Jul

Ceremonial Shield Will Return to Acoma Pueblo

Ceremonial Shield Will Return to Acoma Pueblo A sacred ceremonial shield will be returned to the Pueblo of Acoma following a settlement agreement filed Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court. The settlement orders the EVE Auction House in Paris, France, to release the shield into U.S. custody at t...
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2019
12
Jul

Our Last Correspondence

July 12, 2019 Dear Glorious Readers, This will be the last correspondence from all of us young-uns here in Cliff. By the time this is published, we’ll all most likely be clean, well-rested, and missing our wonderful ranch land and internet-free oasis. It has been a terrific and memorable tim...
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2019
11
Jul

“Disconnecting” at Field School

Alex Cullison, Beloit College (July 11, 2019)—When I first got into this field school, I remember reading that this would be an excellent opportunity to “disconnect.” That sounded great in March: I was studying abroad at the time, and I was spending more and more of my time checking Twitter...
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2019
10
Jul

Hide and Squeak

Zaynab Chamalian, University of Southern Florida (July 10, 2019)—Something I appreciate about my field school group and instructors is their willingness to try new things and let things happen. One experience like this was tanning mouse hides with Allen and my fellow student Sarah. Allen has ...
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2019
09
Jul

ICOMOS Releases Report on Cultural Heritage and Climate Change

ICOMOS Releases Report on Cultural Heritage and Climate Change The “Future of Our Pasts: Engaging Cultural Heritage in Climate Action” report was released by ICOMOS [International Council on Monuments and Sites] on Wednesday 3 July 2019 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan at an event held during th...
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