Archaeology Cafe

Contact

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

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
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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2017
12
Nov

The Chaco Landscape Is Too Important to Lose

Chaco Canyon Might Lack the Monumentality of Egyptian Pyramids, but the Chaco Landscape Is Too Important to Lose In Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, it is still possible to wander the maze of rooms of an ancestral Puebloan village erected roughly 1,000 years ago. Visitors use the same staircases and duc...
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2017
05
Nov

The President Could Save Bears Ears

Editorial: The President Could Save Bears Ears The president told Sen. Orrin Hatch Friday that he’s going to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, “For you, Orrin.” He’s not doing so for the American people. America needs what the Bears Ears can offer: “power...
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2017
29
Oct

Exciting New Research on Ancient Turquoise Trade in the Southwestern Culture Area

Exciting New Research on Ancient Turquoise Trade in the Southwestern Culture Area Turquoise is an icon of the desert Southwest, with enduring cultural significance, especially for Native American communities. Yet, relatively little is known about the early history of turquoise procurement and excha...
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2017
26
Sep

Interior Secretary Zinke's Review of National Monuments Now Public

Interior Secretary Zinke's Review of National Monuments Now Public Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump modify 10 national monuments created by his immediate predecessors, including shrinking the boundaries of at least four western sites, according to a copy of the r...
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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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