Allen Denoyer

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2020
28
Dec

What's the Point: Making an Impact

This is the first post in a new series called "What's the Point?" Allen Denoyer and other stone tool experts will be exploring various aspects of technologies and traditions. Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (December 28, 2020)—In this post, I want ...
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2020
03
Jul

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make a Discoidal Cutting Tool

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (July 3, 2020)—This project involved flintknapping, whittling, and drilling. I started with a roughly circular piece of rhyolite I’d gathered in Mule Creek, New Mexico. I flaked it into a biface, then thinned it so t...
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2020
30
Jun

Lessons, not Warnings, from the Past

Dear Friends, Working from home since mid-March has taken its toll. I had a chance to break out for almost 24 hours, and it was almost heavenly. On this last day of June, I went to Gila Bend and a bit beyond. (I realize you are all incredibly jealous! The weather was even unseasonably cool—only...
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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
19
May

Continuing Coverage: Feds’ Refusal to Postpone Chaco Deadline Fuels Outrage

Dear Friends, Do you need a pick-me-up? Today I offer two. First, your weekly bird note. This began with my friend and colleague John Welch, who directs Archaeology Southwest’s Landscape and Site Preservation Program. (If you missed John’s Archaeology Café Online two weeks ago, you can ca...
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2020
09
May

Postponed: Hands-On Archaeology at Steam Pump Ranch

UPDATE (3/16/2020): Hands-On Archaeology is canceling its presence at this event for the time being. Learn more.  Join us for Hands-On Archaeology activities at Second Saturday events at Oro Valley AZ’s historic Steam Pump Ranch. The program takes place outside of our replica Hohokam pithouse ...
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2020
02
May

Postponed: How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools?

UPDATE (4/1/2020): This class has been postponed until further notice. Learn more.  Experience the ancient art of flintknapping. Join Allen Denoyer for his Hands-On Archaeology class, "How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools?" In each of these beginner classes, you will use ancient techniques an...
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2020
25
Apr

Postponed: Hands-On Archaeology at Mission Garden

UPDATE (3/16/2020): Hands-On Archaeology is canceling its presence at this event for the time being. Learn more.  Join ancient technologies expert Allen Denoyer for our Hands-On Archaeology program at Mission Garden, Tucson's birthplace. Explore our replica pithouse and learn about ancient techn...
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2020
11
Apr

Postponed: Hands-On Archaeology at Steam Pump Ranch

UPDATE (3/16/2020): Hands-On Archaeology is canceling its presence at this event for the time being. Learn more.  Join us for Hands-On Archaeology activities at Second Saturday events at Oro Valley AZ’s historic Steam Pump Ranch. The program takes place outside of our replica Hohokam pithouse ...
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2020
06
Apr

Repairing the Ki

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (April 6, 2020)—On March 5, I went up to the Huhugam Ki Museum at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and helped Museum Director Gary Owens and his crew do some fix-up work on their historic ki (house) replica. ...
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2020
04
Apr

Postponed: How Did People Make and Use Atlatls?

UPDATE (3/16/2020): This class has been postponed until further notice. Learn more.  In this class, you will make a replica atlatl and an expedient dart. Hunters in the distant past used the atlatl to propel the dart and shaft. Patterned after archaeological examples known from the Southwest, ou...
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2020
28
Mar

Postponed: Hands-On Archaeology at Mission Garden

UPDATE (3/16/2020): Hands-On Archaeology is canceling its presence at this event for the time being. Learn more.  Join ancient technologies expert Allen Denoyer for our Hands-On Archaeology program at Mission Garden, Tucson's birthplace. Explore our replica pithouse and learn about ancient techn...
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