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2018
06
Apr

Archaeology Southwest in DC

Banner image: Carol M. Highsmith, via Wikimedia Commons Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator, and Content Editor, Archaeology Southwest Magazine (April 6, 2018)—The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) will host its 83rd annual meeting in Washington, DC, next week, April 11–15. Th...
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2018
01
Apr

Archaeologists Document Oldest Known Footprints in North America

Archaeologists Document Oldest Known Footprints in North America A team of Canadian scientists from the University of Victoria and the Hakai Institute has found fossilized human footprints of at least three different sizes impressed into a 13,000-year-old paleosol beneath beach sands on Calvert Is...
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2018
27
Mar

What's in a Notch?

Stacy Ryan, Preservation Archaeologist (March 28, 2018)—Projectile points were important tools for hunting and weaponry. They might have served a social function, as well, as suggested by occasional elaborate designs or placement in ritual deposits. We study points because they may be reliabl...
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2018
25
Mar

Trump Administration Auctions off Parcels in Bears Ears

Trump Administration Auctions off Parcels in Bears Ears The Interior Department on Tuesday is auctioning off 32 parcels of public lands in southeastern Utah for oil and gas development. The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) lease sale includes more than 51,000 acres of land near Bears E...
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2018
22
Mar

Plant and Animal Use in the Mimbres

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (March 22, 2018)—One thing I enjoy about working at Archaeology Southwest is the opportunities we have to share new research beyond the specialized journals where a lot of our work gets published. In that spirit, I’m happy to share an update on ...
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2018
18
Mar

Momentum Builds against Oil and Gas Development on Ancient and Historic Landscapes

Momentum Builds against Oil and Gas Development on Ancient and Historic Landscapes Five years versus five days. That succinctly describes the different weights accorded to constituents raising objections to expanded oil and gas leasing in landscapes with special circumstances. As the Trump adminis...
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2018
16
Mar

Michael Harner’s Early Years as an Archaeologist (In Memoriam)

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (March 16, 2018)—Just a few weeks ago we lost one of the pioneers of Patayan archaeology. Michael Harner, who passed away on February 3 at the age of 88, is renowned as one of the world’s preeminent anthropologists of shamanism. After a successful ca...
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2018
14
Mar

UAV Photogrammetry in Southwest New Mexico

Kent Mead, University of Arizona (March 14, 2018)—In 2017, Archaeology Southwest sponsored an internship for a photogrammetry and 3D-modeling project in southwest New Mexico, and I was fortunate to be that intern. I worked with Preservation Archaeologists Doug Gann and Karen Schollmeyer to coor...
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2018
11
Mar

Another Auction, Another Threat to the Ancient Places of the Four Corners

Another Auction, Another Threat to the Ancient Places of the Four Corners Now, the 13,000-year-old historical record of Native Americans who inhabited the outskirts of two national monuments near the Colorado-Utah border is facing an unprecedented threat. On March 20, the federal government is sche...
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2018
04
Mar

Zinke Postpones Chaco Fracking

Zinke Postpones Chaco Fracking “After hearing from tribes, Senators Udall and Heinrich, historic preservation experts and other stakeholders, I’ve decided to defer the sale that was scheduled for later this month,” Zinke said, referring to the state’s Democratic senators, Tom Udall and Mart...
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2018
02
Mar

Greater Bears Ears as Borderlands

Today’s post is by our friend and frequent contributor R. E. Burrillo, who co-edited, with Benjamin A. Bellorado, the new issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine, “Sacred and Threatened: The Cultural Landscapes of Greater Bears Ears,” released today. R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Environmental Cons...
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2018
02
Mar

Archaeology Southwest Welcomes New Preservation Outreach Associate

Dr. John R. Welch of Simon Fraser University to coordinate site and landscape protection activities and tribal collaborations Tucson, Ariz. (March 2, 2018)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that longtime collaborator and supporter John R. Welch of Simon Fraser University (SFU) will b...
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