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2021
26
Jan

It’s Time to Permanently Protect the Greater Chaco Landscape

Dear Friends,  Last week’s list of fresh words I hope we'll be using more going forward was a bit too short. Here are the contributions of your word-savvy fellow readers.  Compliance (as say, for mandatory masks) Humor (as in, good humor) (2) Tolerance Thankfulness, Gratefulness, Gratit...
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2021
25
Jan

It's Time to Act Permanently

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (January 25, 2021)—The Greater Chaco Landscape is at great risk from encroaching oil-gas development, which ramped up tremendously over the past four disastrous years of the previous administration. I’m grateful that President Biden and his administ...
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2021
19
Jan

Hopes for Restorations and Protections

Dear Friends,  May you find occasion to use these words—increasingly—from today forward.  Commitment Sacrifice Reverence Confidence Resilience Perseverance Persistence Diligence Resolve Steadfastness Restoration Optimism Engagement Hope Realism Respect Honor Honesty Rea...
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2021
12
Jan

Utah’s Grand County Commission Asks Biden Administration to Restore Bears Ears

Dear Friends,  What a difference a week makes. My optimism of last week has been…deflated. But not suffocated.  I expected 2021 to bring a heavy workload toward healing. Sadly, the load is heavier than I anticipated.  So, I plan to work harder. And I hope to work smarter.  There ar...
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2021
11
Jan

From Opportunistic Reactivity to Proactive Stewardship

John R. Welch, Landscape and Site Preservation Program Director (January 11, 2021)—Archaeology Southwest’s 2020–21 Café season is pulling back the curtain to show how we pursue our Preservation Archaeology mission. We are still crunching the numbers and compiling the results of our recen...
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2021
05
Jan

Federal Appropriations Bill Includes Chaco Protection

Dear Friends,  The calendar page has turned and a new year is underway. On New Year’s Day, Linda Mayro, Director of Pima County’s Office of Sustainability and Conservation—and my wife—led me on an “expedition” to explore an archaeological site along the Santa Cruz River south of Tucs...
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2020
29
Dec

Archaeology Southwest Welcomes Wyss Fellow Skylar Begay

Begay’s two-year commitment as Tribal Outreach Fellow will support National Conservation Area campaign in southern Arizona Tucson, Ariz. (December 29, 2020)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to welcome Skylar Begay for a two-year fellowship made possible by a generous grant from the Wyss Founda...
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2020
28
Dec

What's the Point: Making an Impact

This is the first post in a new series called "What's the Point?" Allen Denoyer and other stone tool experts will be exploring various aspects of technologies and traditions. Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (December 28, 2020)—In this post, I want ...
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2020
22
Dec

Congresswoman Debra Haaland Nominated to Be Next Secretary of the Interior

Dear Friends,  This day after the winter solstice, the sun is setting. Things are quieting down—thankfully.  I crammed the typical weekly Zoom hours into two days. It’s time for a break. Time for rest and reflection.  At Archaeology Southwest, 2021 looks promising. We’re planning t...
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2020
18
Dec

Archaeology Southwest Applauds Congresswoman Haaland’s Nomination as Secretary of the Interior

Tucson, Ariz. (December 18, 2020)—Yesterday, Congresswoman Debra Haaland (NM-1) was announced as the Secretary of the Interior nominee by President-elect Joe Biden. Archaeology Southwest welcomes and strongly supports Representative Haaland’s nomination. “If ever a federal agency were in ne...
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2020
15
Dec

Continuing Coverage: Fighting for Oak Flat

Dear Friends, It has been another long day in the field. But I’m not complaining—for me, these days out on the desert landscape are days of renewal, experiences that reignite my passion for what I do. Focusing my eyes on the ground so I don’t miss subtle, centuries-old physical remnants ...
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2020
08
Dec

San Juan County Commission Asks Incoming Administration to Restore Bears Ears

Dear Friends,  I’ve long been interested in the historical role of archaeological nonprofit organizations in the United States (yes, there are many). And annually, during this stretch between Thanksgiving and the New Year, nonprofits send out year-end letters asking for support. Following my i...
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