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2018
22
Feb

Public Archaeology in Unusual Settings

Carlyn Stewart, Public Archaeology Specialist (February 22, 2018)—The Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts is an eclectic place where local artists come together two times a month in Mesa, Arizona, to sell homemade foods and crafts. A small section of downtown Mesa lined with antique stores and l...
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2018
20
Feb

Hands-On Archaeology: Some Insights on Salado-Era Adobe

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (February 20, 2018)—I was up in Coolidge, Arizona, at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument last month to talk about the Salado-style rooms we have been building with our Preservation Archaeology Field School students in Cl...
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2018
19
Feb

Early Agricultural Era Macaw Discovered in Chihuahua

INAH Reports Mummified Macaw Found in Northern Chihuahua For a long time, the archaeological site of Paquimé, in Chihuahua, was the only pre-Hispanic site in northwest Mexico where remains of macaws were discovered in cultural contexts, but in 2016, residents of the Avendaños ejido in San Francis...
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2018
16
Feb

Group Identity and the Hohokam Ballcourt World

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (February 16, 2018)—I’ve been thinking a lot about identity lately. Group identity, in particular. We all have them…a lot of them. The great thing about group identity is that you don’t have to choose just one. Identity is an active social co...
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2018
11
Feb

Arizona Archaeological Council Urges AZ House to Reject House Bill 2498

Arizona Archaeological Council Urges AZ House to Reject House Bill 2498, Which Would "Streamline" Archaeological Surveys on State-Range Improvement Projects The AAC has drafted a letter response to Arizona House Bill 2498. The bill and letter response are attached. Please direct any comments to AAC...
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2018
04
Feb

The Great Public Lands Sale

The Great Public Lands Sale Next month, hundreds of corporate representatives will sit down at their computers, log into something called Energynet, and bid, eBay style, for more than 300,000 acres of federal land spread across five Western states. They will pay as little as $2 per acre for control...
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2018
02
Feb

Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape: February 2018 Update

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (February 2, 2018)—Two things of importance happened this week with implications for protection of the Greater Chaco Landscape. First, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Gallup Office release...
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2018
28
Jan

New Oil and Gas Leases on Chaco Landscape Open for Bid March 8

Despite Protests, Oil and Gas Leases on 4,500 acres of Greater Chaco Will Go up for Bid on March 8 The Bureau of Land Management is under fire from over 100 protests filed in response to a planned sale of oil and gas leases on nearly 4,500 acres of government-owned land in Western New Mexico known ...
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2018
25
Jan

Statement on Shash Jáa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act (H.R. 4532)

Statement of Archaeology Southwest William Doelle, President and CEO Shash Jáa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act (H.R. 4532) House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee Hearing January 9, 2018 Chairman McClintock, Ranking Member Hanabusa, and members of the Commit...
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2018
22
Jan

Government Shutdown Leaves Our National Parks a Chaotic Mess

Government Shutdown Leaves Our National Parks a Chaotic Mess If you're thinking about enjoying some time at a national park, you might want to check to see if the place you're headed to is even open. On Saturday, hours after the start of the partial government shutdown, dozens of national parks na...
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2018
16
Jan

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Build a Pithouse

Allen Denoyer, Archaeology Southwest, and Gary Owens, Huhugam Ki Museum, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (January 16, 2018)—In fall 2017, at Museum Director Gary Owens’s invitation, Allen Denoyer joined Gary’s team at the Huhugam Ki Museum at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Co...
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2018
14
Jan

More on the Fight for the Antiquities Act

More on the Fight for the Antiquities Act Trump’s decisions have set the table for the most dramatic legal fight over the Antiquities Act since the Supreme Court unanimously upheld President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1908 designation of the Grand Canyon National Monument in 1920. So, how did we get ...
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