News from Archaeology Southwest

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2018
22
May

New Mexico Senators Introduce Bill to Help Protect Greater Chaco

New Mexico Senators Introduce Bill to Help Protect Greater Chaco U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) introduced the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, a bill to withdraw the lands around Chaco Canyon from further development by the federal government. The bill woul...
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2018
22
May

Archaeology Southwest Supports the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2018

We join Pueblo and other Tribal leaders in supporting bill to withdraw from future leasing and development minerals owned by the U.S. Government and located within Proposed Chaco Protection Zone Taos, N.M. (May 22, 2018)—In response to Senator Udall and Senator Heinrich's introduction of the Chac...
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2018
18
May

Now Online: The Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection

Tucson, Ariz. (May 18, 2018)—Archaeology Southwest, together with its partners University of Nebraska-Lincoln-Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia (IATH) and the Salmon Ruins Museum, is happy to announce ...
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2018
15
May

The Uncertain Fate of Bears Ears

PBS News Hour Considers the Uncertain Fate of Bears Ears In the rugged and remote canyons of Southern Utah, scientists say they've barely scratched the surface of discoveries that can reach back millions of years, or shed light on the last 10,000 years of human history. But their work in Bears Ears...
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2018
10
May

The Raymond F. Robinson Collection – A Successful Collaboration to Save Safford Basin Archaeological Artifacts

Linda J. Pierce, Deputy Director, Archaeology Southwest & Jaye S. Smith, Robinson Collection Volunteer Co-Team Leader, Archaeology Southwest (May 10, 2018)—A key element of Preservation Archaeology is a focus on working with existing collections and protecting sites still in the ground, ...
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2018
08
May

BLM Staffers Disallowed from Attending SAAs in DC

BLM Staffers Disallowed from Attending SAAs in DC The Bureau of Land Management blocked at least 14 of its staff archaeologists and other specialists from attending a major scientific conference this year, at a time when archaeological sites have become a flashpoint in the debate over public lands ...
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2018
08
May

Comparing Community Histories at Chacoan Outliers—Morris 40 and Padilla Well

Kellam Throgmorton, Binghamton University (May 9, 2018)—Given that recent research keeps pushing back the dates of the really interesting things that happened in Chaco Canyon (macaws at AD 900! venerated leaders by AD 850!), it seems like it might be time to take a good look at the Early Bonito...
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2018
02
May

Northeast Syria: From Mofunland to Rojava

Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist (May 3, 2018)—Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, I had the opportunity to spend three field seasons excavating Bronze Age sites in northeastern Syria. For you Google Earth explorers, the sites are located in the Habur River drainage between the moder...
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2018
01
May

Shocking Reversal on Chaco-Area Drilling Case

Shocking Reversal on Chaco-Area Drilling Case Environmentalists were shocked and dismayed this week after a federal court rejected their claims against oil and gas development near Chaco Canyon, N.M., just weeks after the judge partially sided with them. Judge James Browning issued an opinion Monda...
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2018
26
Apr

Field School Alumni at the Society for American Archaeology Meetings

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 26, 2018)—Earlier this month, several of us from Archaeology Southwest were able to attend the Society for American Archaeology annual meetings in Washington, DC. One of the highlights of these meetings for me is getting to spend time with ...
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2018
22
Apr

Important News about Southwest Archaeology Today

Important News about Southwest Archaeology Today Dear Friends: Southwest Archaeology Today (SAT) is undergoing an editorial transition and will resume publication on Wednesday, May 2. From then on, SAT will be delivered to your email inbox every Wednesday morning, though the occasional delay d...
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2018
08
Apr

Archaeology Southwest Is off to the SAA Meetings in Washington, DC

Bears Ears in DC: Two Forums Bears Ears, the Antiquities Act, and the Status of Our National Monuments, an SAA President-Sponsored Session, takes place Thursday, April 12, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the SAA in Washington, DC. (Registered attendees only.) The paneli...
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