News from Archaeology Southwest

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Kate Sarther Gann
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2017
22
Sep

New Season and Venues for Archaeology Café

Linda Pierce, Deputy Director (September 22, 2017)—We’re excited to announce the 2017–2018 Archaeology Café series, Exploring Phoenix and Tucson Underground. Archaeology Café is an informal forum where adults can learn more about the Southwest’s deep history and speak directly to expert...
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2017
17
Sep

Utah Requests Bears Ears Be Reduced in Area by Ninety Percent

State of Utah Requests Bears Ears Be Reduced in Area by Ninety Percent If maps Utah has submitted to the Interior Department are a guide, Bears Ears National Monument will be drastically cut in size. The state’s vision, shared with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, is to shrink Bears Ears to one-ten...
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2017
10
Sep

New York Times Takes a Look at Crow Canyon's Northern Chaco Outliers Project

New York Times Takes a Look at Crow Canyon's Northern Chaco Outliers Project On the site of a former auto-repair shop here, broken stone walls mark the site of a 900-year-old village that may yield new insights into an ancient desert culture. The ruins are what remains of two “great houses” ...
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2017
07
Sep

Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape: Threats from Oil and Gas

Banner image: Flares outside of Bloomfield. Courtesy of EcoFlight. New Mexico Delegation Urges Continued Deferral of Leasing in Protection Zone (September 7, 2017)—Yesterday, Senators Udall and Heinrich and Representative Lujan sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Zinke calling on the ...
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2017
03
Sep

National Monuments Protect Meaning as Much as Places

Editorial: National Monuments Protect Meaning as Much as Places This site — we’ll call it the Sagebrush Site — is like hundreds of others in the region, in that it is not part of a national monument, or park, or other special protected area. Instead, it’s on a Bureau of Land Management parc...
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2017
28
Aug

Big Data for Big Questions

Digital archaeology project brings incredible wealth of data to user-friendly interface; aids pursuit of broad questions about humanity and change through time Tucson, Ariz. (August 28, 2017)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that a new joint initiative, cyberSW, has received a $1.7 ...
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2017
27
Aug

An Assault upon the Antiquities Act

Archaeology Southwest Stands with the Antiquities Act Archaeology Southwest denounces today’s executive order by President Trump, which requires the Department of the Interior to review national monument designations since 1996 that are greater than 100,000 acres or determined to be lacking in a...
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2017
24
Aug

Archaeology Southwest’s Reaction to Zinke’s Announcement on Reviewed National Monuments

“Boundary adjustments” will eliminate key protections; national monuments must remain as designated Tucson, Ariz. (August 24, 2017)—In response to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s announcement regarding his recommendations for 27 national monuments, including four in Arizona, Archae...
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2017
23
Aug

What’s at Stake If Protections Are Eliminated for any Part of Bears Ears National Monument

Public report shows that Antiquities Act more than applies to landscape-scale Bears Ears National Monument Tucson, Ariz. (August 24, 2017)—On July 22 and 23, 2017, a group of 29 archaeologists, historians, and related experts came together in Bluff, Utah, to share their knowledge about people's...
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2017
23
Aug

A Target, or a Shield?

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (August 23, 2017)—A giant target hovers over Bears Ears National Monument. And many are gathered to cast their darts. Some, with fierce intention, will aim at the bullseye, confident that piercing the smallest circle will eliminate the new national monument al...
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2017
20
Aug

Preservation Efforts are Underway at Tumacacori Mission (8/20/2017)

Preserving Tumacacori A five-year project involving backbreaking, eyeball-bending work is underway to conserve Tumacacori National Historical Park's valuable heritage. And at the end of it all, visitors shouldn't notice a single change. That's the whole idea. Frank Matero, a visiting professor of ar...
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2017
13
Aug

Innovative Study of DNA of Domesticated Animals Used to Track Migrations from Mesa Verde

Innovative Study of DNA of Domesticated Animals Used to Track Migrations from Mesa Verde The 13th century Puebloan depopulation of the Four Corners region of the US Southwest is an iconic episode in world prehistory. Studies of its causes, as well as its consequences, have a bearing not only on arc...
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