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Piecing History Back Together: A Lesson from the Past about the Future of the Bears Ears
Ben Bellorado, Archaeologist (September 13, 2016)—Cultural affiliation studies are particularly important tools that Native peoples, anthropologists, and archaeologists use to demonstrate tangible links between people of the ancient past and contemporary societies. These studies are especially ...
A Refugee Story, A.D. 1275
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (November 19, 2015)—I’m going to tell a story—as close to a true story as I can, but a story nonetheless. Seven hundred and forty years ago, groups of people fled their homes, seeking escape from political turmoil and economic hardships. A ...
Let the Mystery Vanish
Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator mystery — noun mys·tery ˈmis-t(ə-)rē 2 a: something not understood or beyond understanding: enigma vanish — verb van·ish ˈva-nish 1 a: to pass quickly from sight: disappear; b: to pass completely from existence “The greatest vanishin...
From Arrowhead Hunter to Archaeologist
Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America's celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Today we feature Allen Denoyer, who leads our Hands-On Ar...
Indiana O’Brien and the Raiders of the Maze
Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (October 8, 2015)—Over the last couple of days I’ve been attempting to fulfill a long-standing personal goal. This means that I’ve been frantically, frenetically, and furiously working on the last two parts of my dissertation with not much else on ...
Back to Basics, Part 2: Archaeological Cultures in the Southwest
By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist On Monday, I wrote about how archaeologists define culture areas, which represent geographic zones in which people were living in generally similar ways and across which people were connected through shared history and practices. Before we look at...
This Post Is Not about the Borg or Peanut-Butter Cups—Or Is It?
By Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator, with Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist One of the most rewarding aspects of serving as the content editor of Archaeology Southwest Magazine is the continual opportunity to learn new things directly from the finest scholars. I have been...
Zing! Bow-and-Arrow Technology in the Ancient Pueblo Southwest
By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins The development and spread of bow technology across North America has sparked considerable archaeological debate for more than 100 years. Experts have proposed various ideas about how and why bow technology spread...
Chimney Rock National Monument Established
President Obama Establishes Chimney Rock National Monument in Colorado Archaeology Southwest joins the National Trust for Historic Preservation in applauding the president’s designation Tucson, Ariz. (September 21, 2012) — Today, President Obama exercised his authority under the Antiquities Act ...