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Life of the Gila: Mapping Identities and Worlds over a Millennium
Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist (February 14, 2020)—From Indigenous histories and from archaeology, we know a great deal about people’s lives in the southern Southwest from about 500 to 1450 CE. We know that life was rich and challenging; stable in some aspects and ever-changing in oth...
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...
Back to Basics, Part 1
By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist As I reviewed recent posts, I thought we should take a moment to break it down for those who are interested in learning what Southwest archaeology is about, at the most basic level. This week, in three successive posts, I’ll try to summarize a...