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2018
25
Jun

Learning to See

Constance Connolly, Sewanee, the University of the South (June 25, 2018)—Heading into this field school, I had no idea the wide range of knowledge and experience I would gain that would in turn help me become a better student and hopefully a better archaeologist. The beginning of the field scho...
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2018
22
Jun

Survey and Mapping

Sam Rodarte, Cochise College (June 22, 2018)—Participating in the field school has been a really great experience that I consider myself so lucky to be involved in. I originally got into anthropology because of my interest in different myths from all over the world. I want to be part of the pro...
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2018
19
Jun

Chaco Canyon's Agricultural Potential Reappraised

New Appraisal of Agricultural Potential in Chaco Canyon Discussions of agricultural feasibility and its impact on local population levels at Chaco Canyon have been heavily influenced by studies of soil salinity. A number of researchers have argued that salinized soils severely limited local agricul...
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2018
15
Jun

Experiences compared to expectations

Matthew Steber, Arizona State University (June 15, 2018)—My time spent at the Preservation Archaeology Field School has deepened my appreciation for ancient artifacts. I believe the goal of archaeology is to use cultural material to gain a better understanding of how people lived in the past. A...
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2018
14
Jun

On the Hunt for Obsidian

Laura Rojas, Adelphi University (June 13, 2018)—On June 5, experimental archaeologist Allen Denoyer, fellow field school student Shiloh, and I spent the day in the Gila National Forest looking for obsidian in order to gain a better understanding of the process involved in flintknapping. This is...
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2018
12
Jun

Taking Stock at the 112th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act

Commentary: Taking Stock at the 112th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act Today, the nation benefits from roughly 160 national monuments—from Alaska and Hawaii to Maine and Florida—designated through the Antiquities Act. They are places where visitors explore, play, learn, and connect and serve ...
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2018
12
Jun

Finding Walls at the Gila River Farm Site

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (June 12, 2018)—On Saturday we finished our first week of excavation at the Gila River Farm site. It has been a really fun and productive week, even though we have been dealing with record high temperatures (over 100˚F already!). The students have...
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2018
11
Jun

Small World

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (June 11, 2018)—Our field school has been in session for just over a week now. As usual, we began with a whirlwind introduction to Hohokam area archaeology before proceeding to our camp in Cliff, New Mexico. We’re settling in to our normal routi...
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2018
05
Jun

Update on Threats to Molen Reef

Threats to Utah’s Molen Reef In the past, Orr, Bailey, and other rock art enthusiasts have been able to persuade the BLM to defer leasing while they conduct field work to document petroglyphs, habitation sites, and geoglyphs that might be impacted by development. But in 2018, guided by the Trump ...
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2018
29
May

More News and Views on New Bill to Protect Greater Chaco

More News and Views on New Bill to Protect Greater Chaco The fight to preserve Chaco Canyon cannot take decades — too much would be lost — but passing this important legislation is a step in the right direction. Remember, too, that Chaco is not just a New Mexico treasure. Like Stonehenge in Eng...
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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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