Bears Ears

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

2018
18
Sep

BLM to Host Public Meetings on Bears Ears

BLM to Host Public Meetings on Bears Ears The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service will host three public meetings in Utah as part of the planning process for the Bears Ears National Monument. The draft management plans for the Shash Jáa and Indian Creek units and associated environme...
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2018
04
Sep

A Zuni Ahayuda Goes Home

A Zuni Ahayuda Goes Home For four decades, the Zuni tribe has scoured the world looking to reclaim its war god idols [sic]. While most are found in southwest museums, one was found at Albion College. The war god—also known as an Ahayuda—is being returned to the Zuni, a southwestern U.S. Native ...
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2018
28
Aug

Understanding the Chaco World

New Paper: Chaco Social Networks Migration was a key social process contributing to the creation of the ‘Chaco World’ between AD 800 and 1200. Dynamic social network analysis allows for evaluation of several migration scenarios, and demonstrates that Chaco’s earliest ninth-century networks sh...
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2018
22
Aug

Pursuing a Better Future for Bears Ears National Monument

Join William H. Doelle, President and CEO of Archaeology Southwest, for a presentation entitled Pursuing a Better Future for Bears Ears National Monument on Wednesday, August 22, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 601 Montano Road NW, Albuquerque. Dr. Doelle will discuss s...
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2018
22
Aug

BLM Releases Draft Monument-Management Plans for Grand Staircase, Bears Ears

BLM Releases Draft Monument-Management Plans for Grand Staircase, Bears Ears Most of the lands removed from southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument would be available to coal mining and oil or gas drilling under federal draft plans released Wednesday, putting nearly 700,000 ac...
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2018
24
Jul

National Monuments Review a Sham?

National Monuments Review a Sham? In a quest to shrink national monuments last year, senior Interior Department officials dismissed evidence that these public sites boosted tourism and spurred archaeological discoveries, according to documents the department released this month and retracted a day ...
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2018
06
Jul

The Making of a Preservation Archaeologist

Jojo Matson, Utah State University (July 9, 2018)—Throughout history, archaeology has often been viewed as invasive digging and robbing of burials and homes of Indigenous persons and places. In many respects that sometimes isn’t too far from the truth. Thankfully, not all archaeology follows ...
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2018
26
Jun

The Promise of Existing Collections

Bill Lipe: The Promise of Existing Collections The value (and excitement) of archaeological field work doesn’t end when the pits are backfilled, the artifacts are analyzed, and the reports written. At least that’s true if the collections are safely curated in a well-run museum. Specimens collec...
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2018
19
Jun

Chaco Canyon's Agricultural Potential Reappraised

New Appraisal of Agricultural Potential in Chaco Canyon Discussions of agricultural feasibility and its impact on local population levels at Chaco Canyon have been heavily influenced by studies of soil salinity. A number of researchers have argued that salinized soils severely limited local agricul...
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2018
12
Jun

Taking Stock at the 112th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act

Commentary: Taking Stock at the 112th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act Today, the nation benefits from roughly 160 national monuments—from Alaska and Hawaii to Maine and Florida—designated through the Antiquities Act. They are places where visitors explore, play, learn, and connect and serve ...
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2018
29
May

More News and Views on New Bill to Protect Greater Chaco

More News and Views on New Bill to Protect Greater Chaco The fight to preserve Chaco Canyon cannot take decades — too much would be lost — but passing this important legislation is a step in the right direction. Remember, too, that Chaco is not just a New Mexico treasure. Like Stonehenge in Eng...
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2018
15
May

The Uncertain Fate of Bears Ears

PBS News Hour Considers the Uncertain Fate of Bears Ears In the rugged and remote canyons of Southern Utah, scientists say they've barely scratched the surface of discoveries that can reach back millions of years, or shed light on the last 10,000 years of human history. But their work in Bears Ears...
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