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Indigenous Landscapes of the Grand Canyon
Dear Friends of Southwest Archaeology Today, I hope this finds you well. My week was brightened by another bit of good news from a Preservation Archaeology Field School alumnus: Kiley Stoj (2018) was awarded a Fulbright, as reported by SUNY Cortland. Congratulations, Kiley. As I write this Tue...
ICOMOS Releases Report on Cultural Heritage and Climate Change
ICOMOS Releases Report on Cultural Heritage and Climate Change The “Future of Our Pasts: Engaging Cultural Heritage in Climate Action” report was released by ICOMOS [International Council on Monuments and Sites] on Wednesday 3 July 2019 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan at an event held during th...
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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Stacy L. Ryan, Field School Staff Member (July 14, 2017)—For most of the year, we staff members of the Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School work on a variety of projects that focus on our research interests and areas of expertise. But for six weeks in the summer, we converge in Clif...
Learning the Secrets
Andy Ward, Potter and New Media Consultant (October 27, 2016)—Yesterday afternoon I drove out onto the Willcox Playa, where I dug down about a foot deep and found a rich layer of greenish clay, and now that clay is soaking in a bucket on my back porch. Over the last couple of weeks I have sampl...
In the kaigim of our ancestors who once inhabited this land
Marcy Pablo, Tohono O'odham College kaigim [guy-gym]—animal hide sandals (Tohono O’odham word for sandals) My journey started out at our local Himdag Ki: cultural center and museum on the Tohono O’odham Nation. While taking a couple of archaeology classes at Pima Community College, I became ...
Pottery Workshop with Andy Ward
Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert The field school students and some of the staff took part in a pottery workshop on the afternoon of the 31st. Potter Andy Ward presented the workshop. He brought out two buckets of prepared clay for the students and s...