Bears Ears

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

2018
08
Apr

Archaeology Southwest Is off to the SAA Meetings in Washington, DC

Bears Ears in DC: Two Forums Bears Ears, the Antiquities Act, and the Status of Our National Monuments, an SAA President-Sponsored Session, takes place Thursday, April 12, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the SAA in Washington, DC. (Registered attendees only.) The paneli...
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2018
06
Apr

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...
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2018
25
Mar

Trump Administration Auctions off Parcels in Bears Ears

Trump Administration Auctions off Parcels in Bears Ears The Interior Department on Tuesday is auctioning off 32 parcels of public lands in southeastern Utah for oil and gas development. The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) lease sale includes more than 51,000 acres of land near Bears E...
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2018
02
Mar

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...
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2018
04
Feb

The Great Public Lands Sale

The Great Public Lands Sale Next month, hundreds of corporate representatives will sit down at their computers, log into something called Energynet, and bid, eBay style, for more than 300,000 acres of federal land spread across five Western states. They will pay as little as $2 per acre for control...
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2018
28
Jan

New Oil and Gas Leases on Chaco Landscape Open for Bid March 8

Despite Protests, Oil and Gas Leases on 4,500 acres of Greater Chaco Will Go up for Bid on March 8 The Bureau of Land Management is under fire from over 100 protests filed in response to a planned sale of oil and gas leases on nearly 4,500 acres of government-owned land in Western New Mexico known ...
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2018
14
Jan

More on the Fight for the Antiquities Act

More on the Fight for the Antiquities Act Trump’s decisions have set the table for the most dramatic legal fight over the Antiquities Act since the Supreme Court unanimously upheld President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1908 designation of the Grand Canyon National Monument in 1920. So, how did we get ...
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2018
07
Jan

DNA Studies Further Exploring the Origins of Native America

DNA Studies Further Exploring the Origins of Native America The story of how Homo sapiens spread from Africa to the rest of the world is a tangled epic, full of false starts and dead ends. Yet perhaps nowhere is the puzzle more difficult than in the Americas, two landmasses divided from the rest ...
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2017
26
Dec

Abusing Places of the Past Is a Violation of Human Rights

Abusing Places of the Past Is a Violation of Human Rights For many archaeologists, one of the darkest moments in memory was the destruction of the fourth and fifth-century Bamiyan Buddhas by the Taliban in 2001. That tragedy was later eclipsed by ISIS’s destruction of Baghdad museum artifac...
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2017
10
Dec

We Are Headed to Court

President Announces Plan to Reconfigure National Monuments President Trump formally reconfigured two big national monuments in southern Utah on Monday, shrinking them by more than 2 million acres and establishing five smaller units within them — a public lands declaration unlike any ever made by...
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2017
08
Dec

Chaos and the Swamp—a perspective from an airplane

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (December 8, 2017)—The last few days have been more chaotic than most for me. On Monday, while I was flying east to Washington, DC, President Trump was making good on his promise to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, (illegally) slashing more than 1.1 million acres fro...
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2017
06
Dec

BROAD COALITION SUES TO STOP TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S UNLAWFUL DISMEMBERMENT OF THE BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT

For Immediate Release December 6, 2017 CONTACTS: See list below Archaeology Southwest Stands with Coalition to Defend Bears Ears in Court (Washington, D.C.)–A broad coalition of Native American, conservation, and historic preservation organizations, outdoor industry, scientists, and ou...
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