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

2018
26
Dec

Their Lands: Native Americans on Monument Reduction

Their Lands: Native Americans on Monument Reduction Every few months for much of his life, the 66-year-old Navajo spiritual leader has trekked from his nearby home to this slice of land in southeastern Utah, not far from the base of the Bears Ears buttes, to gather sage. Throughout the year, he use...
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2018
18
Dec

Resilient Farmers of the Phoenix Basin

Resilient Farmers of the Phoenix Basin From approximately A.D. 450-1400, a Native American group known today as the Hohokam overcame a harsh desert environment along with periodic droughts and floods to settle and farm much of modern Arizona. They managed this feat by collectively maintaining an ex...
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2018
27
Nov

Thought-Provoking Essay on Archaeological Headlines

Commentary: Words Matter These myths of discovery and exploration are particularly damaging because they paint a picture where Indigenous groups are not able caretakers of their own histories and landscapes. Headlines that promote this contribute to the erasure of modern Indigenous connections to l...
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2018
20
Nov

AZ State Parks Director Ousted

AZ Governor Fires State Parks Director Black's termination follows an Arizona Republic investigation revealing allegations from former department archaeologists that Arizona State Parks & Trails had repeatedly developed state land without regard for laws protecting Native American and other arc...
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2018
06
Nov

Life Before AD 1500 on the Upper Gila River, Southwest New Mexico

Archaeology Café returns to Changing Hands for a new season of programs exploring the deep and diverse history of Phoenix and the greater Southwest in a jargon-free zone. Dr. Karen Schollmeyer will encourage Valley residents to look east up the Gila River as she explores Life Before AD 1500 on the ...
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2018
30
Oct

Archaeologist Blows Whistle on AZ State Parks

Continuing Coverage: Archaeologist Blows Whistle on AZ State Parks Arizona State Parks & Trails has dug up and bulldozed Native American and other archaeological sites without preserving artifacts in a rush to build visitor attractions and make money, a state archaeologist claims. In one case, ...
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2018
23
Oct

Ancestral Homelands

Interviews: Bears Ears Is My Ancestral Homeland Jim Enote is a member of the Zuni tribe. The Zuni and other southwestern Pueblo tribes, such as the Hopi, are descendants of the Ancestral Puebloans, who inhabited the canyons and mesas of the Bears Ears region of southern Utah before migrating away i...
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2018
09
Oct

All Pueblo Council of Governors Takes Case for Chaco Protection to DC

Commentary: All Pueblo Council of Governors Takes Case for Chaco Protection to DC Whether it is through the BLM and BIA management plan, the proposed federal legislation, or both, we want decision makers in D.C. to know that just as the United States takes great care to preserve churches, we would ...
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2018
02
Oct

Blood Flowed Like Water

Archaeology Café returns to The Loft Cinema for another season of programs exploring the deep and diverse history of southern Arizona.  Join us on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, for Blood Flowed Like Water: Violence among the Sonoran Desert’s Earliest Irrigation Communities, a fascinating exploration...
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2018
26
Sep

Monument Defense Lawsuits to Be Heard in Washington DC

Monument Defense Lawsuits to Be Heard in Washington DC A federal judge has denied the government’s effort to move the lawsuits against President Donald Trump’s shrinking of the Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments to Salt Lake City and will keep them here. Judge Tanya...
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2018
24
Sep

Archaeology Café Program Receives Grant Award from Arizona Humanities

Archaeology Café Program Receives Grant Award from Arizona Humanities Funding will help support live streaming of long-running public program Tucson, Ariz. (September 24, 2018)—Tucson-based nonprofit Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that it has received a $9,000 grant award from Ari...
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2018
30
Aug

Archaeology Café 2018–2019: Making Connections

Tucson, Ariz. (August 30, 2018)—Tucson-based nonprofit Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce the 2018–2019 season of its long-lived and popular program, Archaeology Café. The Archaeology Café series brings lifelong learners and humanities scholars together to explore the deep history of...
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