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Following Up on My April 14 Archaeology Café
On April 14, Paul Reed kicked off our first-ever Archaeology Café served entirely online. Watch and share his discussion of "Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan" below. To participate in our next Archaeology Café on May 5, 2020, register ahead here. https://www.y...
Postponed: Why You Should Experience Aztec and Salmon
UPDATE: 4/10/2020. This event has moved online. Join us on April 14, 2020 to participate safely from the comforts of your own home. Register here. Knowledge seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café at The Loft Cinema for a series of programs exploring the deep and diverse history of...
Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Objects Sacred to Native Peoples Introduced in Congress
Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Objects Sacred to Native Peoples Introduced in Congress Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) reintroduced the bipartisan Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, a bill to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties...
Deep Roots and Archaeological Obsession
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. Today we feature Paul Reed, Preservation Archaeologist an...
Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chaco Canyon National Historic Park Ban Drones and Scattering of Cremains
Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chaco Canyon National Historic Park Ban Drones and Scattering of Cremains Piloting drones or depositing cremated human remains are now prohibited at Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The rule change was published on Friday as...
Peabody Coal, the Black Mesa Archaeological Project, and Repatriation Problems
Peabody Coal, the Black Mesa Archaeological Project, and Repatriation Problems In 1967 Peabody Energy needed to clear land it was leasing on the Navajo reservation to strip mine coal, but ancient Indian dwellings and graves were in the way. So, as required by law, it hired a team of archeologists ...
Outrage Expressed over Second Paris Auction of Objects Sacred to Hopi Peoples
Outrage Expressed over Second Paris Auction of Objects Sacred to Hopi Peoples Activists vowed Thursday to block the proposed sale of sacred objects originating from Arizona’s Hopi tribe at a Paris auction, just months after a similar controversy stoked outrage. Tribal people’s advocacy group S...
Debate Over Cultural Affiliation at the Heart of a NAGPRA Dispute at UC San Diego
Debate Over Cultural Affiliation at the Heart of a NAGPRA Dispute at UC San Diego The fate of the nearly 10,000-year-old remains unearthed in 1976 during renovation work at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) chancellor’s house in La Jolla, California, are still undecided. A feder...
Archaeologists Rally Against "Apache Leap" Land Transfer
Archaeologists Rally Against "Apache Leap" Land Transfer Archaeology groups are lining up against a proposal, currently being debated on the floor of the House of Representatives, to give a major copper mining company a large chunk of federal land in Arizona in exchange for private lands. The group...