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2018
18
Sep

BLM to Host Public Meetings on Bears Ears

BLM to Host Public Meetings on Bears Ears The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service will host three public meetings in Utah as part of the planning process for the Bears Ears National Monument. The draft management plans for the Shash Jáa and Indian Creek units and associated environme...
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2018
11
Sep

Bears Ears Education Center Opens September 22

Bears Ears Education Center Opens September 22 Instead, the goal of the new Bears Ears Education Center is to serve up what its organizers say the federal government has neglected to provide — a way to teach the public about protecting the precious but sensitive cultural history in this archaeolo...
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2018
11
Sep

Grant Award for NAGPRA Compliance at Salmon Pueblo

Farmington, NM (September 11, 2018)—Larry Baker, Executive Director of Salmon Ruins Museum (the San Juan County Museum Association), together with partner Archaeology Southwest, is pleased to announce the award of a $69,932 grant from the National Park Service’s National NAGPRA Program. This gra...
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2018
04
Sep

A Zuni Ahayuda Goes Home

A Zuni Ahayuda Goes Home For four decades, the Zuni tribe has scoured the world looking to reclaim its war god idols [sic]. While most are found in southwest museums, one was found at Albion College. The war god—also known as an Ahayuda—is being returned to the Zuni, a southwestern U.S. Native ...
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2018
30
Aug

Welch Joins AZDEQ’s Working Group

Tucson, Ariz. (August 28, 2018)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that John R. Welch, Site and Landscape Program Director, has been named by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (AZDEQ) to its technical working group for cultural and historic resources. AZDEQ is beginning its...
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2018
30
Aug

Archaeology Café 2018–2019: Making Connections

Tucson, Ariz. (August 30, 2018)—Tucson-based nonprofit Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce the 2018–2019 season of its long-lived and popular program, Archaeology Café. The Archaeology Café series brings lifelong learners and humanities scholars together to explore the deep history of...
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2018
28
Aug

Understanding the Chaco World

New Paper: Chaco Social Networks Migration was a key social process contributing to the creation of the ‘Chaco World’ between AD 800 and 1200. Dynamic social network analysis allows for evaluation of several migration scenarios, and demonstrates that Chaco’s earliest ninth-century networks sh...
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2018
22
Aug

BLM Releases Draft Monument-Management Plans for Grand Staircase, Bears Ears

BLM Releases Draft Monument-Management Plans for Grand Staircase, Bears Ears Most of the lands removed from southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument would be available to coal mining and oil or gas drilling under federal draft plans released Wednesday, putting nearly 700,000 ac...
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2018
21
Aug

Greater Chaco from the Air

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (August 22, 2018)—Together with EcoFlight, a nonprofit based in Aspen, Colorado, Archaeology Southwest participated in a series of flights over Chaco Canyon and the Greater Chaco Landscape on August 2, 2018. Bruce Gordon, EcoFlight's president, piloted t...
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2018
21
Aug

Archaeology Southwest Makes Recommendations to the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality

Preservation nonprofit urges robust, creative tribal consultation, public input, and scientific rigor in NEPA implementation Tucson, Ariz. (August 21, 2018)—On August 20, Archaeology Southwest joined more than 10,000 citizens and organizations in responding to the call from the U.S. Council on ...
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2018
14
Aug

Origins of Chaco’s Scarlet Macaws

New Paper: Origins of Chaco’s Scarlet Macaws And for more than a thousand years, these birds were traded north into what is now the southwestern United States in exchange for turquoise. The ancient Pueblo great houses of Chaco Canyon (in what's now New Mexico) started importing scarlet macaws fro...
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2018
13
Aug

Grant Award Supports Study of Acoma Pueblo's History on the Greater Chaco Landscape

Tucson, Ariz. (August 13, 2018)—Archaeology Southwest has received a $10,000 grant from the Southwest Intervention Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to support work on the Pueblo of Acoma Preservation Study of the Greater Chaco Landscape. Goals of the project include:1) h...
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