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Arizona Republic Urges Progress on Archaeological Monuments Expansion
Arizona Republic Urges Progress on Archaeological Monuments Expansion If Arizona were an ugly state, it might be different. There might be more urgency to protect precious natural and archaeological wonders. Instead, efforts to expand Saguaro National Park and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument a...
Updates from Our Students and Staff
By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist I thought I’d share a series of updates about what some of our former Mule Creek field school students and staff members have been doing lately. Here is the first installment: From Jake Mitchell (2011 Field School, Hendrix Coll...
Reassignment of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office Director a Cause for Concern
Reassignment of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office Director a Cause for Concern E-mails obtained by The Republic and interviews with Phoenix officials confirmed that the city's internal investigation into Stocklin and the Historic Preservation Office relates to a complaint from homeowners. City...
Arizona Republic Declares Sonoran Desert Heritage Proposal Worth Supporting
Arizona Republic Declares Sonoran Desert Heritage Proposal Worth Supporting Mix together the military, wildlife, petroglyphs, tourism, the desert and economic development . . . and you have one amazing idea. It's called the Sonoran Desert Heritage Proposal, and if approved by Congress, it would p...
Student Post: Anthropology Across the U.S. - Regional Variation in Archaeological Questions and Methods
One of the reasons I was most excited for this field school—aside from the charm of the Upper Gila and the completely foreign ways of life I was told I'd encounter every day—was because it gave me a chance to compare how archaeology was practiced across regions, particularly within the U.S. and ...
Still Dusty: Archaeology of the Day
A unit excavated into the southern room block has produced a substantial quantity of burnt corn—not a cob or two, but entire lumps of fused, carbonized corn. The kernels are still visible due to carbonization from intense heat.
We get out on the site only a little after sunrise and make it back in the late afternoon, which is often taken up with artifact washing, lecture, and the business of trying to get the New Mexico silt scrubbed off. The field house is for cooking, reading, and getting out of the rain (if we had any...
NEW CENTER BLOG - PRESENTING MULE CREEK UNDERGROUND
Follow along with Center Preservation Fellow Robert Jones and the staff and students of the Center for Desert Archaeology and University of Arizona School of Anthropology's Preservation Archaeology Field School as they conduct a fourth season of fieldwork in the Mule Creek region of western New Mexi...
ATV Drivers vs. Ancient Places - The Sad Case of Recapture Draw
ATV Drivers vs. Ancient Places - The Sad Case of Recapture Draw Whatever possessed these men to think that it was alright to build seven miles of illegal trail straight down Recapture Wash by cutting 300-year-old juniper trees and damaging Ancestral Puebloan sites? To the shame of other law-abidi...