News from Archaeology Southwest

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2019
13
Jun

Learning Livelihoods

This post is one in our annual series of essays by our Preservation Archaeology Field School students. We invite you to follow along with their experiences over the next six weeks through their own words. Kristin Bridges, College of New Jersey (June 13 2019)—My background in the field of archa...
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2019
11
Jun

BLM Changes Position on Leasing within Chaco Buffer Zone

BLM Changes Position on Leasing within Chaco Buffer Zone The Bureau of Land Management no longer opposes an effort by members of the New Mexico congressional delegation that would ban oil, gas and other mineral leasing within a 10-mile buffer zone around Chaco Culture National Historical Park. BLM ...
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2019
10
Jun

Treasures in the Screen

This post is one in our annual series of essays by our Preservation Archaeology Field School students. We invite you to follow along with their experiences over the next six weeks through their own words. Chris Fuchs, Washington College (June 10, 2019)—I’ve always found archaeology particu...
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2019
06
Jun

New Places, New Faces

This post is one in our annual series of essays by our Preservation Archaeology Field School students. We invite you to follow along with their experiences over the next six weeks through their own words. Kailey Loughran, University of Vermont (June 6, 2019)—Being in a new place is always ha...
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2019
05
Jun

A San Xavier Legacy

This is the first post in our annual series of essays by our Preservation Archaeology Field School students. We invite you to follow along with their experiences over the next six weeks through their own words. Esteban Jasso, Cochise College (June 5, 2019)—Beyond the iconic, white plastered ...
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2019
04
Jun

Fingerprints Show Chaco Potters Were Male and Female

New Research: Fingerprints Show Chaco Potters Were Male and Female In the Pueblo communities of New Mexico and Arizona, pottery is a skill that is traditionally passed down from grandmothers and mothers to younger women of the community. This custom was thought to have ancient origins, and archaeol...
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2019
31
May

Four Generations

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (May 31, 2019)—As a Preservation Archaeologist, I think about time in many different ways. Often, I count time in human generations. Thus: early farmers grew maize in the U.S. Southwest by 200 generations ago (that’s 4,000 years). Or, to humanize it even ...
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2019
29
May

Breaking News: Interior Commits to One-Year Moratorium on Chaco-Area Leasing

Breaking News: Interior Commits to One-Year Moratorium on Chaco-Area Leasing Last night, Senator Martin Heinrich and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced a commitment from the Department of the Interior to place a one-year moratorium on oil and gas leasing within a 10-mile buffer zone aroun...
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2019
29
May

The Students Are Here!

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (May 29, 2019)—It’s late May in Tucson, and that means saguaro and ironwood blossoms, rising temperatures, and field school season! Not long ago, Jeff Clark and I received the very happy news that our Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field Sc...
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2019
21
May

Continuing Coverage: Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape

Continuing Coverage: Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape Appropriators in the U.S. House of Representatives would ensure federal lands around Chaco Canyon in New Mexico are protected from new energy and mineral development. The House Appropriations Committee released a report to accompany its In...
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2019
14
May

Tragedy at Danger Cave

Tragedy at Danger Cave A cave with evidence of some of the earliest humans in Utah was looted last week by thieves — who, state park officials say, tore security fixtures from the walls and stole all the artifacts inside. http://bit.ly/2YvTweV - Salt Lake Tribune Feature: The Bears Ears Educat...
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2019
10
May

Robinson Collection Project Update—A Successful Season of Citizen Science Collaboration, Participation, and Research

Jaye S. Smith and Sheri Thompson, Robinson Collection Project Volunteer Co-Team Leads (May 10, 2019)—For more than 30 citizen-scientist volunteers, the “end of the season” for the Robinson Collection Project is both exhilarating and frustrating—the 2018–2019 session can’t be over yet!...
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