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Heighten Your Awareness on March 29
By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist March is Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month for the State of Arizona. Setting aside a month to celebrate archaeology highlights the importance of our shared past, as well as the social and economic impacts of archaeology in the state. Of c...
A Visit to the Steam Pump Ranch Pithouse
Today's guest author is Nanette Weaver, Arizona Site Steward Regional Coordinator for the Lower and Middle San Pedro River valley. Have you ever stood looking at the vague outline of a Hohokam pithouse and tried to visualize what the whole house looked like? I know that I, for one, as a Site Stew...
Something There is That Doesn’t Love a (Painted) Wall
By Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative (With a nod to poet Robert Frost!) It’s always fun introducing new site stewards to a site, especially on field trips with experienced site stewards. Nanette Weaver and Bob Sherman, the new regional site steward coordinators for the lower and midd...
Summer Solstice Sites in Southwestern Arizona
Introduction by Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative Of the several rewarding elements of my job, meeting and traveling with site stewards is certainly one of the most enjoyable. As our first line of defense in our collective efforts to safeguard ancient sites, site stewards have been mo...
Center Volunteer Freeman Honored
The Center is pleased to announce that long-time volunteer Cherie Freeman will receive the 2011 Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission’s Award in Public Archaeology, in the Avocational Archaeologist category. Cherie’s contributions to the preservation and protection of Arizona’s herita...