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Defending Cultural Landscapes, Latest Edition
NPR’s Science Friday Features Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments The reduction opened up nearly 2 million acres of previously protected federal land to fossil fuel and mineral exploitation, angering Native Americans, for whom the land is historically and spiritually signi...
Archaeology Southwest in DC
Banner image: Carol M. Highsmith, via Wikimedia Commons Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator, and Content Editor, Archaeology Southwest Magazine (April 6, 2018)—The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) will host its 83rd annual meeting in Washington, DC, next week, April 11–15. Th...
Greater Bears Ears as Borderlands
Today’s post is by our friend and frequent contributor R. E. Burrillo, who co-edited, with Benjamin A. Bellorado, the new issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine, “Sacred and Threatened: The Cultural Landscapes of Greater Bears Ears,” released today. R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Environmental Cons...
Some Monumental Issues
Bill Lipe, Professor Emeritus, Washington State University (January 8, 2018)—I’ve been involved with the archaeology of the Bears Ears area for more than 50 years, and I actively support President Obama’s use of the 1906 Antiquities Act to designate the Bears Ears National Monument. Media c...
Archaeology Southwest’s Reaction to Zinke’s Announcement on Reviewed National Monuments
“Boundary adjustments” will eliminate key protections; national monuments must remain as designated Tucson, Ariz. (August 24, 2017)—In response to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s announcement regarding his recommendations for 27 national monuments, including four in Arizona, Archae...
A Target, or a Shield?
Bill Doelle, President & CEO (August 23, 2017)—A giant target hovers over Bears Ears National Monument. And many are gathered to cast their darts. Some, with fierce intention, will aim at the bullseye, confident that piercing the smallest circle will eliminate the new national monument al...
Archaeology Southwest Opposes Zinke Recommendations on Bears Ears
(June 16, 2017)—Archaeology Southwest joins sovereign tribal nations, local and national conservation organizations, and citizen stakeholders in opposing the recommendations put forth in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s interim report on Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) dated June 10, 2017. ...
Is Revocation of National Monuments Even Possible?
Is Revocation of National Monuments Even Possible? Utah's congressional delegation, Gov. Gary Herbert, and Utah lawmakers have all-but-declared war on the new monument designation. Many have also voiced a desire to have Trump reverse the order once he takes office. That’s something no president ha...
President Obama Declares Bears Ears National Monument
Statement by Archaeology Southwest President and CEO William Doelle (December 28, 2016)—President Obama has, through the authority provided him by the Antiquities Act of 1906, proclaimed the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. Archaeology Southwest has long urged greater federal pro...