Aaron Wright

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2020
28
Jul

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (July 28, 2020)—Several years ago, I shared the research I was carrying out on the petroglyphs at Taliesin West, acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home in Scottsdale, Arizona. One reader pointed out the troubling fact that Mr. Wright ha...
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2020
23
Jun

Grant Award from NEH Funds Tribal Petroglyphs Team

Following on recent field research, specialists from the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe will begin analysis and compilation project with Archaeology Southwest Tucson, Ariz. (June 23, 2020)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that it has received a generous $114,219 grant award from the N...
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2020
12
Jun

A Brief Cultural History of Mesquite

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (June 12, 2020)—Since moving to Tucson, I find June to be a welcome time of transition. The atmosphere shifts from hot and dry at the beginning to, well, hotter, but not so dry by the end as the summer monsoon sets in. Usually as the spring semester at...
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2020
30
Apr

Focus on the Field Crew: Jason Andrews

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist, with Jason Andrews (May 1, 2020)—The Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project’s (LGREAP) Focus on the Field Crew series has really shown me the value of listening to people. And I’ve not just been listening—asking has been a crit...
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2020
23
Apr

Focus on the Field Crew: Zion White

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist, with Zion White (April 24, 2020)—Over the past two weeks, I’ve shared the voices and perspectives of Keahna Owl and Charles Arrow, two of the four members of the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project’s (LGREAP) 2019–2020 field...
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2020
16
Apr

Focus on the Field Crew: Charles Arrow

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist, with Charles Arrow (April 17, 2020)—Continuing with the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project’s (LGREAP) Focus on the Field Crew blog series, this week I introduce Charles Arrow. Charles is a member of the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian...
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2020
09
Apr

Focus on the Field Crew: Keahna Owl

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist, with Keahna Owl (April 10, 2020)—Last week I explained some of the accomplishments we’ve had on the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project (LGREAP) during the 2019–2020 field season. Those accomplishments aren’t limited to the ...
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2020
02
Apr

Finding Friends in Low Places

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (April 3, 2020)—This marks my twentieth year as a practicing professional archaeologist. As many people do when they reach such a milestone, I’ve been looking back on my career, remembering the ups and downs and reminiscing about the highs and lows. ...
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2019
16
Oct

The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) Welcomes New Director

The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) Welcomes New Director Greetings! My name is Chris Nicholson and this month (October 1st) I was hired to be the new Executive Director at the Center for Digital Antiquity and tDAR. I come to Digital Antiquity from the University of Wyoming, where I served as ...
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2019
01
Oct

Why You Should Experience the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

Knowledge seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café at The Loft Cinema for a series of programs exploring the deep and diverse history of the Southwest.  Join us on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, as Dr. Aaron Wright discusses the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site. Explore what makes this place s...
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2019
30
Aug

Cafés Are Complicated

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (August 30, 2019)—When Archaeology Southwest wholeheartedly embraced the “science café” movement more than a decade ago, we knew from the overwhelming response that we had started a good thing with Archaeology Café. And before we knew it, we’d hosted c...
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2019
03
Jul

Fighting the Downsizing of Bears Ears National Monument

Commentary: Fighting the Downsizing of Bears Ears National Monument The value of a landscape scale is that it is the best tool to capture the diverse human stories represented in the archaeological record of an area. These maps and images make it clear that the Trump-downsized monument fails to enc...
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