Aztec Ruins

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

2017
25
Jun

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...
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2015
15
Oct

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...
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2014
05
Oct

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...
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2013
22
Dec

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 ...
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2013
01
Dec

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...
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2012
06
May

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...
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2011
30
Oct

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...
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