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2018
13
Nov

New Allegations in AZ State Parks Archaeology Scandal

New Allegations in AZ State Parks Archaeology Scandal An Arizona State Parks & Trails deputy director obtained nearly $80,000 for the department after signing a federal grant application as the agency's archaeologist even though he had no training in that field, documents obtained by The Arizon...
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2018
06
Nov

Continuing Coverage of the Arizona State Parks Archaeology Debacle

Continuing Coverage of the Arizona State Parks Archaeology Debacle Four Native American state lawmakers have called for criminal investigations of state Parks after The Arizona Republic reported this week that the agency may have bulldozed archaeological sites in a rush to develop state parkland. h...
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2018
04
Nov

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make Adobe Bricks

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (November 4, 2018)—In August, I was invited to participate in an adobe-brick manufacturing workshop hosted by the National Park Service at its Desert Research Learning Center on Tucson’s east side. The instructors were ...
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2018
30
Oct

Archaeologist Blows Whistle on AZ State Parks

Continuing Coverage: Archaeologist Blows Whistle on AZ State Parks Arizona State Parks & Trails has dug up and bulldozed Native American and other archaeological sites without preserving artifacts in a rush to build visitor attractions and make money, a state archaeologist claims. In one case, ...
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2018
23
Oct

Ancestral Homelands

Interviews: Bears Ears Is My Ancestral Homeland Jim Enote is a member of the Zuni tribe. The Zuni and other southwestern Pueblo tribes, such as the Hopi, are descendants of the Ancestral Puebloans, who inhabited the canyons and mesas of the Bears Ears region of southern Utah before migrating away i...
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2018
16
Oct

Pueblo Leaders on Saving the Greater Chaco Landscape

Podcast: Save the Greater Chaco Landscape On today’s podcast we are hugely honored to have three special guests who spoke with Jessica [Yaquinto] about the Greater Chaco Landscape during their advocacy trip to Washington D.C. The first segment features All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG) Chair...
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2018
10
Oct

Adapting to Climate Change—80 is the new 70

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (October 10, 2018)—Every year as the fall temperatures slowly drop—100, 90, 80, 70 degrees Fahrenheit—I get the irresistible urge to spend at least one weekend day in Catalina State Park. It is a wonderland of archaeology that I have immersed myself in sin...
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2018
09
Oct

All Pueblo Council of Governors Takes Case for Chaco Protection to DC

Commentary: All Pueblo Council of Governors Takes Case for Chaco Protection to DC Whether it is through the BLM and BIA management plan, the proposed federal legislation, or both, we want decision makers in D.C. to know that just as the United States takes great care to preserve churches, we would ...
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2018
02
Oct

Defending the San Pedro Riparian NCA

Tucson, Ariz. (October 1. 2018)—Following a brisk planning process that included a number of public meetings, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now in the process of considering the hundreds of public comments on the draft Resource Management Plan for the San Pedro Riparian National Cons...
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2018
02
Oct

Defending Cultural Landscapes, Latest Edition

NPR’s Science Friday Features Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments The reduction opened up nearly 2 million acres of previously protected federal land to fossil fuel and mineral exploitation, angering Native Americans, for whom the land is historically and spiritually signi...
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2018
26
Sep

Monument Defense Lawsuits to Be Heard in Washington DC

Monument Defense Lawsuits to Be Heard in Washington DC A federal judge has denied the government’s effort to move the lawsuits against President Donald Trump’s shrinking of the Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments to Salt Lake City and will keep them here. Judge Tanya...
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2018
24
Sep

Archaeology Café Program Receives Grant Award from Arizona Humanities

Archaeology Café Program Receives Grant Award from Arizona Humanities Funding will help support live streaming of long-running public program Tucson, Ariz. (September 24, 2018)—Tucson-based nonprofit Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that it has received a $9,000 grant award from Ari...
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