Arizona State Museum

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

2017
02
Apr

The Antiquities Act Is Threatened

Editorial: The Antiquities Act Is Threatened The heart of the Antiquities Act of 1906 is a mere two sentences. But a good argument can be made that this brief law — which authorizes the president to protect “objects of historic or scientific interest” on federal lands as “national monuments...
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2017
31
Jan

Teaching Archaeology

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (January 31, 2017)—A couple of weeks ago, Lewis Borck and I (along with our friend and fellow archaeologist, Ashleigh Thompson) went to the Khalsa Montessori School here in Tucson to talk about archaeology to a group of first through third graders...
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2016
05
Jul

Investigating Kill Holes

Carolyn Barton, University of South Florida (July 4, 2016)—Nearly every budding archaeologist looks for a research area that captivates them; some immediately know what they want to specialize in. For me, that was far from the reality when I came to this field school. Every aspect of archaeolog...
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2016
28
Apr

The Students Are Coming!

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 28, 2016)—Our 2016 Preservation Archaeology Field School is only a month away! For me, late April brings a list of quirky archaeological tasks, such as ordering thousands of very specific plastic bags for artifact curation and re...
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2016
18
Feb

Where Are They Now? Part 1

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (February 18, 2016)—This summer’s field school in the Upper Gila area of southwest New Mexico will mark the fifth year of our successful partnership with the University of Arizona (UA) to offer archaeological field training as a college-level ...
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2016
21
Jan

An Adobe Pompeii

Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist (January 21, 2016)—When reading book reviews or other arguments in archaeology, one of the more common put-downs is the dreaded "Pompeii premise." An archaeologist accused of this, so it goes, has been naive in assuming that th...
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2015
13
Oct

The People

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America's celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Tonight we feature Communications Coordinator and Archaeo...
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2014
30
Nov

Reexamining Curtis at the Arizona State Museum

Reexamining Curtis at the Arizona State Museum Two truisms to live by—“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and “One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor.” This dichotomy of perception is never more pronounced than when the subject of Edward S. Curtis’s photography comes up. The fam...
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2014
02
Nov

A Unique Preservation Opportunity

 Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist  We have a chance to preserve an intact ancient place, as well as a pristine stretch of Sonoran Desert. Some 700 years ago, a dynamic agricultural society flourished in the lowlands of the desert southwest, with large villages...
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2014
24
Aug

Hohokam Village Excavated to Make Way for Future Strip Mall

Hohokam Village Excavated to Make Way for Future Strip Mall A “really nice picture” of the workings of early Hohokam civilization is emerging from a recent excavation that uncovered at least part of a prehistoric-era village at a planned Marana outlet mall site. “This site is revealing, becau...
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2014
09
Jun

Prelude to Fieldwork

Leslie Aragon, Field Supervisor Last week, we kicked off the 2014 Preservation Archaeology Field School. Students arrived in Tucson from all over the country, from Hawaii to Massachusetts, and spent a few days learning about Preservation Archaeology and Salado culture. At the Himdag Ki museum in T...
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2014
30
Jan

From Above: Images of a Storied Land

By Adriel Heisey, Photographer   I grew up in a land cloaked in verdure, where time and the elements have long since softened every bold edge, so the desert’s nakedness will always turn my head. Even now, after living here a quarter century, when I fly through this land laid bare by clima...
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