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2018
27
Jul

Excavating a Hohokam Ballcourt

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (July 27, 2018)—One of the best things about being a Preservation Fellow at Archaeology Southwest is that I sometimes have the opportunity to collaborate with people from other organizations. A few months ago, some of our friends and colleagues at ...
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2018
25
Jul

Rep. Grijalva Introduces Bill to Protect Great Bend of the Gila as a National Monument

Statements by Archaeology Southwest President and CEO William Doelle, Tribal Representatives Tucson, Ariz. (July 25, 2018) –  Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today reintroduced legislation in the House of Representatives seeking national monument designation for a remarkable cultural landsc...
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2018
24
Jul

National Monuments Review a Sham?

National Monuments Review a Sham? In a quest to shrink national monuments last year, senior Interior Department officials dismissed evidence that these public sites boosted tourism and spurred archaeological discoveries, according to documents the department released this month and retracted a day ...
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2018
23
Jul

Traditional Firing

Lisette Wittbrodt, Wayne State University (July 23, 2018)—Archaeological ceramics are something I’ve been interested in since I first discovered them. The idea of creating something physically unique using clay amazes me. Archaeology Southwest invited potter Andy Ward to teach us traditional ...
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2018
20
Jul

Reaching out

Stacy Ryan, Preservation Archaeologist (July 20, 2018)—As William Lipe’s writings continue to remind new generations of archaeologists, public outreach is a key component in conservation archaeology efforts. At the Preservation Archaeology Field School, we stress the importance of communica...
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2018
19
Jul

Saved: Ironwood Forest National Monument

Successful Defense against Serious Threat to Ironwood Forest National Monument “The anti-monument rhetoric Rep. Gosar spoke on the floor of the House is nothing we have not heard before, and we will no doubt hear it again. But make no mistake: with this rightful defeat, we have set an important p...
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2018
19
Jul

SAVED: Ironwood Forest National Monument

Tucson, Ariz. (July 19, 2018)—Representative Paul Gosar’s (R-AZ) Amendment (No. 63) attacking Ironwood Forest National Monument failed yesterday evening in the recorded vote, 193–220. The proposed amendment was attached to H.R. 6147, an appropriations bill for the Department of the Interior a...
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2018
17
Jul

URGENT: Help Protect Ironwood Forest National Monument

We need your help in the next few hours. This evening (EDT), July 18, Congress is anticipated to be voting on a measure that would deeply undercut Ironwood Forest National Monument. Representative Paul Gosar (AZ) filed an amendment to the Department of Interior Appropriations bill. Gosar’s amen...
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2018
16
Jul

Learning about Tree-Ring Dating

Devlin Lewis, University of Arizona (July 16, 2018)—As a student employee of the Arizona State Museum, I already have a bit of experience handling archaeological material after it has been excavated and analyzed. This field school has given me firsthand insight into the earlier parts of the arc...
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2018
13
Jul

Archaeology, an Apache perspective

Shiloh V. Craig, University of New Mexico (July 13, 2018)—I am an enrolled member of the White Mountain Apache tribe. I am of the Made Yellow clan; born for the Navajo (Zia/Weaver), my paternal grandfather is of the Folded Arms clan, and my maternal grandfather is of the Rocks sticking out (Roa...
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2018
12
Jul

Finding History in the Shade of Ponderosas

Maxwell Forton, Binghamton University (July 12, 2018)—I’ve had the pleasure of being the survey director for this year’s Preservation Archaeology Field School. Survey is the systematic on-the-ground search for new archaeological sites—a critical step in the preservation of cultural proper...
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2018
10
Jul

How to Honor Sacred Native American Sites: A Guide for Visitors

How to Honor Sacred Native American Sites: A Guide for Visitors Lyle Balenquah is a Hopi archeologist and river guide who spends a lot of time in Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument. Compared to many other national parks and monuments, Bears Ears is relatively unregulated, with few rangers to pro...
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