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As Women’s History Month Ends, Celebrate Women Archaeologists—and Consider the Future
Dear Friends: Paul Reed here! I’m stepping in for Bill this week to share some Greater Chaco news. Despite some recent media reports, the situation across the Greater Chaco Landscape is looking up. In addition to the confirmation of Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary, two recent developments ...
Introducing cyberSW 1.0
Jeff Clark, Archaeology Southwest Barbara Mills, University of Arizona Matt Peeples, Arizona State University Scott Ortman, University of Colorado Boulder Sudha Ram, University of Arizona (June 10, 2020)—After some COVID-related delays, including the stranding of a key programmer in Wuhan, ...
Big Data for Big Questions
Digital archaeology project brings incredible wealth of data to user-friendly interface; aids pursuit of broad questions about humanity and change through time Tucson, Ariz. (August 28, 2017)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that a new joint initiative, cyberSW, has received a $1.7 ...
After a Distinguished Career, Casa Grande National Monument's Chief Ranger Retires
After a Distinguished Career, Casa Grande National Monument's Chief Ranger Retires At Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, the phrase “ask Carol” has been commonplace. With questions about the park, the response is typically, “You should probably ask Carol.” When there was some sort of prob...
Annenberg Foundation's Rescue of Hopi Friends: Cultural Altruism or Bad Precedent?
Hopi Perspective on Annenberg Purchase After two failed lawsuits in French courts this year to stop auctions of sacred objects, the Native American Hopi tribe had a small victory on December 10 when the Los Angeles-based philanthropic organization the Annenberg Foundation announced that it had ste...
Of Ancient Networks and Bacon Numbers
By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist Yesterday afternoon, many of us at Archaeology Southwest gathered around the first box off the truck, grinning over the new issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine. It's on its way to our members' mailboxes now (if you're not yet a member, join no...
Groundbreaking Study on Ancient Southwestern Social Networks to be Published by National Academy of Sciences
Groundbreaking Study on Ancient Southwestern Social Networks to be Published by National Academy of Sciences Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce the publication of “Transformation of social networks in the late pre-Hispanic US Southwest,” by Barbara J. Mills, Jeffery J. Clark, Mat...
A Piecemeal Assault on Public Lands
A Piecemeal Assault on Public Lands But the real threat to the public lands is not from Congress, or the state legislatures, whose laws would almost certainly be struck down as unconstitutional. The real and constant threat is more subtle, and more piecemeal. Only about a third of the 640 million ac...
Archaeological Insight on Modern Mexican Migration
Archaeological Insight on Modern Mexican Migration Jason de Leon regularly traipses the deserts of the American southwest, in search of artifacts and information that could help him understand how Mexican migrants move across the border and into the United States. In the process, he's trying to unde...
Fruitful Discussions at the Southwest Symposium
By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist, with Katherine Dungan, Research Associate A few weekends ago, several Archaeology Southwest staff members had the opportunity to attend the 13th Biennial Southwest Symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This year’s symposium title was “...