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From Above: Images of a Storied Land
By Adriel Heisey, Photographer I grew up in a land cloaked in verdure, where time and the elements have long since softened every bold edge, so the desert’s nakedness will always turn my head. Even now, after living here a quarter century, when I fly through this land laid bare by clima...
Flight of the Phantom
By Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to wrap up 2013 with a little cautionary tale about the use of unmanned flying cameras, commonly called "drones" in the media. In the Pretty Rock blog post, I illustrated how a revolution ...
Art and Preservation Archaeology at Casa Malpais
By Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist For the past twelve years, I've been helping a community in eastern Arizona’s Mogollon Highlands preserve, protect, and interpret a unique ancient place now known as Casa Malpais. Because they are located at cooler elevations in and around the Wh...
Center President Doelle to Speak in El Paso on December 12
From Above: Images of a Storied Land is on exhibit at the Centennial Museum, University of Texas at El Paso, through January 15, 2010. This traveling exhibit of Adriel Heisey’s compelling aerial photography of ancient villages was designed by the Center for Desert Archaeology and the Albuquerque M...