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“Then, Now, and Forever: Zuni in the Grand Canyon” Film Released on YouTube
Dear Friends, In 1986, the first issue of the newsletter that became Archaeology Southwest Magazine featured the charter members of the company that became Archaeology Southwest taking a tour of the Romero Ruin. The site is located in Catalina State Park on Tucson’s north side. Since then, I...
The Women's Park, continued
R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Today we continue with the conclusion of Burrillo's essay on the women who worked to protect Mesa Verde. Read part one here. Happy Women's History Month! (March 30, 2019) Differing Visions and New Legislation The feud between Virginia and Lucy came to a boil rather q...
Historic Pueblo-Navajo Summit Expected to Culminate in Joint Resolution
Historic Pueblo-Navajo Summit Expected to Culminate in Joint Resolution A historic summit between the Navajo Nation and the 20 sovereign Pueblo nations of the All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG), will occur this Thursday, March 21, at the Sky City Cultural Center of Acoma Pueblo. Discussion will...
Public Lands and Repatriation in the News
Congress Passes Major Public Lands Package “This robust, landmark package illustrates that it is possible for political agreement when it comes to caring for the country’s public lands that have natural, cultural and historic significance. The conservation gains in the bill are substantial, pro...
BLM Temporarily Defers Leases in Chaco Buffer Zone
BLM Temporarily Defers Leases in Chaco Buffer Zone The U.S. Bureau of Land Management reversed course Friday, saying certain land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park would no longer be offered at an oil and gas lease sale in March. Environmental advocates, tribal groups and Democratic lawma...
Taking Stock at the 112th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act
Commentary: Taking Stock at the 112th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act Today, the nation benefits from roughly 160 national monuments—from Alaska and Hawaii to Maine and Florida—designated through the Antiquities Act. They are places where visitors explore, play, learn, and connect and serve ...
Archaeology Southwest in DC
Banner image: Carol M. Highsmith, via Wikimedia Commons Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator, and Content Editor, Archaeology Southwest Magazine (April 6, 2018)—The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) will host its 83rd annual meeting in Washington, DC, next week, April 11–15. Th...
Interior Department Reorganization Would Reduce Federal Authority on Public Lands
Analysis: Interior Department Reorganization Would Reduce Federal Authority on Public Lands U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke disclosed Friday in an Associated Press interview that he's revamping a sweeping overhaul of his department that's supposed to speed up permitting for development on public...
Government Shutdown Leaves Our National Parks a Chaotic Mess
Government Shutdown Leaves Our National Parks a Chaotic Mess If you're thinking about enjoying some time at a national park, you might want to check to see if the place you're headed to is even open. On Saturday, hours after the start of the partial government shutdown, dozens of national parks na...
Hands off the Antiquities Act
Editorial: Hands off the Antiquities Act By asking Congress to exempt Utah from the Antiquities Act, the Deseret News (Dec. 3) places our state at odds with both the legacy of our history and the promise of our future. When the editors write, “Nearly two-thirds of Utah is owned by the federal go...
We Are Headed to Court
President Announces Plan to Reconfigure National Monuments President Trump formally reconfigured two big national monuments in southern Utah on Monday, shrinking them by more than 2 million acres and establishing five smaller units within them — a public lands declaration unlike any ever made by...
The President Could Save Bears Ears
Editorial: The President Could Save Bears Ears The president told Sen. Orrin Hatch Friday that he’s going to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, “For you, Orrin.” He’s not doing so for the American people. America needs what the Bears Ears can offer: “power...