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August 2015 Update on Preserving the Greater Chaco Landscape
By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (August 19, 2015)—Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge James Browning rejected an effort by environmental groups to stop oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico. This ruling was a disappointment, because a break in the action would have all...
Cave Creek Midden Site: A Collaborative Site Protection Story, Part 2
By Linda Pierce, Deputy Director On this blog, Andy Laurenzi recently described the collaborative process that led to Archaeology Southwest’s acceptance of a conservation easement on a 51-acre parcel in southeastern Arizona. The purpose of this easement is to protect, in perpetuity, the significa...
A Family Affair
By Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative May 28, 2015—In fall 2011, I arranged to visit Spier 142, a large pueblo site in the El Morro valley. We hold a conservation easement on 160 acres, most of which protects the site. Because driving to El Morro is a long trip, I made a few calls—as...
Protection for Los Gigantes
Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist May 19, 2015—Archaeology Southwest is very pleased to announce that we've recently purchased the Los Gigantes archaeological site from the ranching family in the El Morro Valley of west-central New Mexico who has protected it for generations. This ancest...
Cave Creek Midden Site: A Collaborative Site Protection Story
Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative May 15, 2015—Long-term preservation of archaeological sites is a core element of Preservation Archaeology. Ensuring that important places are available to inform scientific inquiry well into the future is essential to understanding and sharing the p...
Salado Preservation Initiative Launched
Banner image courtesy of Eastern Arizona College By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist As part of Archaeology Southwest’s mission to explore and protect the places of the past, we recently launched a new site protection priority planning effort, the Salado Preservation Initiative (open...
Threats to Natural and Cultural Resources on Santa Fe National Forest
Archaeology Southwest joins our conservation allies in expressing concern over a controversial Travel Management Plan: [From the Center for Biological Diversity] For Immediate Release October 5, 2012 Contact: Cyndi Tuell, Center for Biological Diversity (520) 623-5262 x 308 Bryan Bird, WildEarth...
Archaeology Southwest's Statement on Televised Treasure Hunting
March 1, 2012 Here at Archaeology Southwest, we were deeply dismayed to learn that the National Geographic Channel and Spike TV are airing two new reality series that promote the willful destruction of our shared heritage. We brought this disappointing news to Southwest Archaeology Today readers ea...
Center for Desert Archaeology Is Now Archaeology Southwest
Tucson-based Nonprofit Explores and Protects Region’s Ancient Places Tucson, Ariz. (January 3, 2012)—The Center for Desert Archaeology is pleased to announce that it has changed its name to Archaeology Southwest. Known to archaeology enthusiasts and professionals for its flagship quarterly, Arch...