Archaeology Cafe

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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2017
22
Sep

New Season and Venues for Archaeology Café

Linda Pierce, Deputy Director (September 22, 2017)—We’re excited to announce the 2017–2018 Archaeology Café series, Exploring Phoenix and Tucson Underground. Archaeology Café is an informal forum where adults can learn more about the Southwest’s deep history and speak directly to expert...
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2017
05
Feb

Utah Legislature Protests Bears Ears Designation

Utah Legislature Protests Bears Ears Designation Star-filled nights and natural quiet, deafening silence. Pinyon-juniper woodlands, blackbrush, rabbitbrush, bitterbrush. Mule deer, coyote, porcupine, skunk. Diversity of soils, aka dirt. These are some of the many natural features highlighted in for...
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2016
27
Nov

New Data on the Domestication of Maize

New Data on the Domestication of Maize According to an international team of scientists who have sequenced the genome of a 5,310-year-old maize cob from the Tehuacan Valley, the maize (Zea mays) grown in central Mexico more than five millennia ago was genetically more similar to modern maize than to...
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2016
13
Nov

Can National Monuments Be Dissolved?

Can National Monuments Be Dissolved? As his presidential tenure winds down in the coming weeks, Barack Obama is expected to decide whether to designate some proposed national monuments, including Bears Ears in Utah and two others on Utah's borders with neighboring states. But Donald Trump's surpris...
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2016
22
Sep

Archaeology Café Returns

Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator (September 22, 2016)—Autumn has always been my favorite season. Transplanted to Tucson from Chicago 25 years ago, I’ve come to appreciate the more subtle signs of the season here—raking light, denser traffic, Halloween costume ideas that don’t...
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2016
06
Mar

Navajo Nation Archaeology Conference Focused on Partnerships

Navajo Nation Archaeology Conference Focused on Partnerships The ways Navajo people and non-Navajo people relate to the archaeology of the Four Corners region served as the center of discussion during Friday's Navajo Nation Archaeology Meeting in Shiprock. The theme for the meeting was "Cultural...
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2015
04
Oct

The Original American Revolution

The Original American Revolution The Pueblo Revolt is a complicated narrative. However this narrative, though it is complex, came up in a protest by a group of Native people on the Santa Fe Plaza on Friday, September 11. The peaceful demonstration was held by over a dozen people holding signs du...
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2015
13
Sep

Ancient Southwestern Peoples Enjoyed Caffeine

Dr. Patrica Crown's Research on Ancient Caffeinated Drinks Reveals New Insights on Ancient Life in the Southwest People were hankering for a jolt of caffeine more than a thousand years ago, but the drinks were a lot different than the Starbucks espresso or can of soda we gulp down today. New resear...
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2015
03
May

Western State Governments Pass "Dubious" Legislation Concerning the Transfer of Federal Lands

Western State Governments Pass "Dubious" Legislation Concerning the Transfer of Federal Lands For the last several decades, efforts to transfer the oversight of federal land to states has arisen only in isolated legislative initiatives that eventually died out. But in a mad rush since 2012, 10 of ...
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2015
08
Feb

San Carlos Apache Lead Fight Against Mining at Oak Flat

San Carlos Apache Lead Fight Against Mining at Oak Flat Dozens of people sang, danced and prayed outside of the San Carlos Apache tribe's office on Thursday morning before heading out on a 44-mile journey in an attempt to protect their ancestral lands at Oak Flat campground. The protesters organize...
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2015
01
Feb

A Chance for Public Comment on the Fracking of the Chacoan Landscape

A Chance for Public Comment on the Fracking of the Chacoan Landscape The 10-member Farmington District RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in the BLM's Farmington District. Planned agenda it...
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2015
04
Jan

Hester Davis Passes

Hester Davis Passes  We mourn the recent passing of Hester Davis, considered a national treasure by the archaeological community. She served as the Arkanas State Archaeologist from the creation of the position, in 1967, until her retirement in 1999. For many years, she also taught Public Archaeolog...
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