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2019
23
Apr

Commentary: Rosemont Mine Will Be Disastrous for Tohono O'odham Sacred Lands

Commentary: Rosemont Mine Will Be Disastrous for Tohono O'odham Sacred Lands The mountainous area southeast of Tucson is sacred to the Tohono O’odham Nation. For thousands of years, our people have used these ancestral lands to reflect and pray. We gather medicinal plants and food, and bear grass...
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2019
22
Apr

A Perspective on the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project

Skylar Begay (April 22, 2019)—Before I begin, I feel it’s important to provide context for the reader as to who I am. My name is Skylar Begay and I’m 25 years old. I was born on the Navajo Reservation in Fort Defiance, Arizona. I have lived in various places on the reservation, but I call...
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2019
16
Apr

Protecting Greater Chaco - Important Updates

Protecting Greater Chaco Acoma Pueblo tribal Gov. Brian Vallo told members of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources at a hearing in New Mexico that not enough is being done to safeguard sacred sites scattered beyond the national park at Chaco Canyon. Many of the sites involve more ...
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2019
15
Apr

Reed Testifies on Chaco at House Committee Field Hearing

Santa Fe, NM (April 15, 2019)—Archaeology Southwest Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar Paul F. Reed testified before a delegation of congressional representatives at a field hearing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this morning. The delegation included Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Cha...
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2019
09
Apr

New Mexico Delegation Introduces Chaco Protection Legislation

New Mexico Delegation Introduces Chaco Protection Legislation Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland introduced the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, S. 1079, a bill to withdraw the federal lands around Chaco Canyon from...
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2019
08
Apr

Archaeology Southwest at the 2019 Society for American Archaeology Meeting

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 8, 2019)—It’s early April, and for many of us here at Archaeology Southwest, that means the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting is right around the corner (April 10–14). Our staff members have been busy polishing up their pr...
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2019
05
Apr

Road Trips, Research, and Site Protection in Southwest New Mexico

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 5, 2019)—One of the most interesting parts of our work here at Archaeology Southwest is the interplay between research and site protection. Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend a weekend visiting archaeological sites in the upper G...
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2019
02
Apr

Art Institute of Chicago Postpones Mimbres Exhibition

Art Institute of Chicago Postpones Mimbres Exhibition “Worlds Within: Mimbres Pottery of the Ancient Southwest,” a display of some 70 pieces from about A.D. 1100 made in what is now southwestern New Mexico, was slated to open May 26 in Regenstein Gallery, the museum’s primary space for tempor...
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2019
01
Apr

Women's Work

Stacy Ryan, Preservation Archaeologist "Women's bipolar lithic technology may look simple, but it is complex and sophisticated, requiring continual decision making and intensive learning and practice." Kathryn Weedman Arthur discussing present-day toolmakers, in Feminine Knowledge and Skill Rec...
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2019
28
Mar

The Women's Park, continued

R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Today we continue with the conclusion of Burrillo's essay on the women who worked to protect Mesa Verde. Read part one here. Happy Women's History Month! (March 30, 2019) Differing Visions and New Legislation The feud between Virginia and Lucy came to a boil rather q...
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2019
28
Mar

The Women’s Park

R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Today and tomorrow we feature guest author R. E. Burrillo's essay on "the mothers of Mesa Verde National Park" in honor of Women's History Month. (March 29, 2019)—Last March, in recognition of Women’s History Month, archaeology professor Ruth Van Dyke took to Facebook ...
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2019
28
Mar

Lower Gila Field Notes

Aaron M. Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (March 28, 2019)—About six months ago, at the beginning of October of last year, I began fieldwork for the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project. Known as LGREAP to my crew and volunteers, this three-year endeavor aims to better u...
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