archaeological field schools

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Kate Sarther Gann
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2015
15
Oct

Deep Roots and Archaeological Obsession

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 Paul Reed, Preservation Archaeologist an...
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2015
13
Oct

A Long and Winding Road

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 Leslie Aragon, frequent collaborator, Ph...
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2014
21
Dec

The Case for Preserving Places of the Past

The Case for Preserving Places of the Past Archeologists and cultural experts define significant cultural places in various ways. Peter Nabokov, a professor of American Indian Studies and World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, puts it this way: "Their spirits of place dwelled among, could be identified ...
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2012
06
Jul

Student Post: Wrapping up the Season

By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist   Nathan Thrapp summarizes this season's field school: With the field school coming to an end today, I thought a short summary of our shared experiences at Mule Creek would be fitting. Starting our journey in Tucson, ...
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2012
05
Jul

Student Post: Road Trip!

 By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist   Sarah Griffith shares her impressions of our recent field trip: This past weekend, the crew and staff packed up and headed out for a fun-filled weekend. Little did I know how incredible our road trip would be. First, we stopped ...
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2012
02
Jul

Student Post: Time Well Spent

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist   Emily Kvamme reflects on the past month: I came to this program not knowing whether I would enjoy doing archaeology. Now I know that I do—thoroughly! Over the past month, I have learned so much by working with dif...
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2012
29
Jun

Student Post: Reaching Out, part 2

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Elizabeth Newcomb describes our second community outreach event: I had expected that I’d be doing a lot of different things at the Preservation Archaeology field school, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that our assignment...
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2012
28
Jun

...And More Questions Raised!

  By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant In my last post, I described three goals for our research at Fornholt this year.  In this post, I’ll discuss the second of these goals. Last year, in the two-story part of the southern room block, we found a burned storage room filled wit...
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2012
25
Jun

Student Post: For the Love of Obsidian

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Jordan Taher's encounter with the Mule Creek obsidian source has been a pilgrimage of sorts: One of the main reasons I wanted to attend the Archaeology Southwest-University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology field school at Mule Cree...
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2012
22
Jun

One Question Answered...

  By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant Somehow, we’re more than halfway through the field season—time really does fly out here!—and now it’s time to provide an update on our research. Older blog posts will give you an idea of how our fieldwork last summer shaped our unders...
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2012
21
Jun

Student Post: Reaching Out

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Andi Sei understands why we must share what we are learning with the community: Archaeology isn’t just for the academic. Public education is vital for the community and the archaeologist. This past Saturday, our field school held t...
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2012
19
Jun

Student Post: Reading the Dirt

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Kelly Sweeney and her crew are learning to "read the dirt": It is always exciting to start a new unit and uncover what lies beneath the soil. When I first arrived at the Fornholt site, I felt this exact sentiment. My crew’s goal was...
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