Archaeology Cafe

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Kate Sarther Gann
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2020
06
Oct

Safford, Ancient Arizona’s Forgotten Cosmopolitan Center

Now available: watch a video recording and explore extended content related to this presentation here.   From our house to yours…The 14th season of Archaeology Café celebrates and shares Archaeology Southwest’s current Preservation Archaeology projects with you. Our staff members wi...
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2020
22
Sep

Last Chance to Protect Greater Chaco?

Dear Friends,  This week, Greater Chaco continues to be our lead story. If the amended resource management plan developed by the Bureau of Land Management goes forward, future oil and gas extraction directly threatens archaeological sites and other places sacred to Tribes over an extensive area ...
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2020
08
Sep

George Frison Passes

Dear Friends,  Less than three months ago, my note to you linked to a blog post I published on June 17 that called on conscientious individuals and organizations to do more than simply post statements of support for Black Lives Matter. Compared to the magnitude of confronting America’s systemi...
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2020
20
Apr

Following Up on My April 14 Archaeology Café

On April 14, Paul Reed kicked off our first-ever Archaeology Café served entirely online. Watch and share his discussion of "Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan" below. To participate in our next Archaeology Café on May 5, 2020, register ahead here.  https://www.y...
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2020
25
Feb

Congressional Subcommittee Hearing Today: "Destroying Sacred Sites and Erasing Tribal Culture"

Continuing Coverage: Congressional Subcommittee Hearing Today on Desecration at Border Association on American Indian Affairs Executive Director and Attorney Shannon Keller O’Loughlin will testify to Congress Wednesday that recent U.S. government destruction of Native American sacred sites for th...
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2019
17
Sep

Border Construction Imperils Archaeological Sites in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Border Construction Imperils Archaeological Sites in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Environmental groups have fought unsuccessfully to halt construction in protected areas, arguing that more-imposing barriers could disrupt wildlife migration and threaten the survival of imperiled species. But ...
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2019
13
Sep

Archaeology Southwest’s Archaeology Café Program Receives Grant Award from Arizona Humanities

For information on our current Archaeology Café season, go here.   Archaeology Southwest’s Archaeology Café Program Receives Grant Award from Arizona Humanities Funding will help encourage meaningful visits to some of the Southwest’s most special cultural sites and landscapes. Tucson,...
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2019
04
Sep

Understanding When and How the Americas Were Populated

Understanding When and How the Americas Were Populated Most archaeologists would now agree that there were widely scattered, small but culturally diverse groups of people living in the Americas at least one or two millennia before the emergence of Clovis spear points. That estimate, then, placing p...
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2019
30
Aug

Cafés Are Complicated

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (August 30, 2019)—When Archaeology Southwest wholeheartedly embraced the “science café” movement more than a decade ago, we knew from the overwhelming response that we had started a good thing with Archaeology Café. And before we knew it, we’d hosted c...
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2019
04
Jun

Fingerprints Show Chaco Potters Were Male and Female

New Research: Fingerprints Show Chaco Potters Were Male and Female In the Pueblo communities of New Mexico and Arizona, pottery is a skill that is traditionally passed down from grandmothers and mothers to younger women of the community. This custom was thought to have ancient origins, and archaeol...
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2019
23
Apr

Commentary: Rosemont Mine Will Be Disastrous for Tohono O'odham Sacred Lands

Commentary: Rosemont Mine Will Be Disastrous for Tohono O'odham Sacred Lands The mountainous area southeast of Tucson is sacred to the Tohono O’odham Nation. For thousands of years, our people have used these ancestral lands to reflect and pray. We gather medicinal plants and food, and bear grass...
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2019
09
Apr

New Mexico Delegation Introduces Chaco Protection Legislation

New Mexico Delegation Introduces Chaco Protection Legislation Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland introduced the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, S. 1079, a bill to withdraw the federal lands around Chaco Canyon from...
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