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2021
29
Nov

Archaeology Southwest Applauds Release of Interior Department Report to Reform Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Program, Enhance Consideration of Cultural Resources

Tucson, Ariz. (November 29, 2021)—The U.S. Department of the Interior has released its report on the future of the federal oil and gas leasing program. With recommendations that will enhance consideration of cultural resources during the federal oil and gas decision-making process, the report sign...
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2021
19
Nov

On Archaeology (My Evolution as an Archaeologist): Paul F. Reed

Saturday, October 16, was International Archaeology Day. When we can, we like to commemorate IAD with a blog series. This year, several members of our staff are sharing how they got into archaeology, what they thought the field was, how they think about it now—and even what they think archaeo...
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2021
16
Nov

Chaco Protection Zone Comes Closer to Becoming a Reality

Dear Friends,  As this arrives in your inboxes this morning, I should be airborne and well on my way to Baltimore. The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is holding a blended meeting with in-person and online options. I’m going to be there in person.  And I get to talk about Preser...
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2021
15
Nov

Chaco Protection Zone Comes Closer to Being a Reality

Taos, N.M. (November 15, 2021)—Earlier today, at the administration’s first White House Tribal Nations Summit, President Biden and Secretary Haaland announced that the Department of the Interior will take action to protect the Greater Chaco Landscape in northwest New Mexico. Secretary Haaland ha...
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2021
12
Nov

On Archaeology: Karen Schollmeyer

Saturday, October 16, was International Archaeology Day. When we can, we like to commemorate IAD with a blog series. This year, several members of our staff are sharing how they got into archaeology, what they thought the field was, how they think about it now—and even what they think archaeo...
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2021
09
Nov

In Celebration of National Native American Heritage Month

Dear Friends, If you live in the greater Tucson area and are comfortable going out in public, next week is full of opportunities. To celebrate the reopening of a special place—the newly renovated Pima County Historic Courthouse in downtown Tucson—there are 48 in-person talks being offered ...
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2021
02
Nov

Lifeways of the Little Colorado River

Dear Friends,  “It’s impolite to talk behind someone’s back” is a phrase I’ve heard since I was a youngster. (Let’s not talk about how long ago that’s been…)  So I guess I’m going to be impolite today.  Skylar Begay, who began his work with Archaeology Southwest in Janu...
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2021
29
Oct

On Archaeology: Skylar Begay

Saturday, October 16, was International Archaeology Day. When we can, we like to commemorate IAD with a blog series. This year, several members of our staff are sharing how they got into archaeology, what they thought the field was, how they think about it now—and even what they think archaeo...
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2021
27
Oct

Ethics and DNA Studies of Human Remains

Dear Friends,  The beautiful white egrets wading in irrigated fields just outside of the historical community of Buckeye were welcome omens as Skylar Begay and I headed out to the Great Bend of the Gila on Tuesday morning.  We had spent the night at the Gila River Indian Community’s impres...
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2021
22
Oct

On Archaeology: Joshua Watts

Last Saturday, October 16, was International Archaeology Day. This annual event is organized by the Archaeological Institute of America, and there are a lot of great events and activities to choose from. When we can, we like to commemorate IAD with a blog series. This year, several members of ou...
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2021
20
Oct

Time for Healing and Justice at Bears Ears

Dear Friends,  For almost 40 years, I have lived in a house that overlooks a desert wash in Tucson. Tonight, as I was driving north from downtown Tucson toward home, the full moon was just topping the ridge of the mountains.  I was struck anew by the incredible beauty of this desert that kee...
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2021
15
Oct

On Archaeology: Abby Thomsen

Tomorrow, October 16, is International Archaeology Day. This annual event is organized by the Archaeological Institute of America, and there are a lot of great events and activities to choose from. When we can, we like to commemorate IAD with a blog series. This year, several members of our staf...
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