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Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act Passes House
Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act Passes House A bill to establish a permanent 10-mile buffer around Chaco Canyon to protect it from oil and gas extraction activity passed the U.S. House on Wednesday with bipartisan support. The bill, sponsored by U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland an...
Pueblo Leaders on Saving the Greater Chaco Landscape
Podcast: Save the Greater Chaco Landscape On today’s podcast we are hugely honored to have three special guests who spoke with Jessica [Yaquinto] about the Greater Chaco Landscape during their advocacy trip to Washington D.C. The first segment features All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG) Chair...
Government Shutdown Leaves Our National Parks a Chaotic Mess
Government Shutdown Leaves Our National Parks a Chaotic Mess If you're thinking about enjoying some time at a national park, you might want to check to see if the place you're headed to is even open. On Saturday, hours after the start of the partial government shutdown, dozens of national parks na...
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...
From the Editor’s Desk
By Kate Sarther Gann, Content Editor, Archaeology Southwest Magazine Thoughts on Archaeology Southwest Magazine 28(3 & 4), “Tortuous and Fantastic: Cultural and Natural Wonders of Greater Cedar Mesa”: No doubt about it, this issue is a whopper. The biggest we’ve ever done, in ...
New Mexico Midden's Atari Deposit To Be Excavated
The Atari Stratum May Be Quite Extensive How old do remnants of our material culture have to be before they're considered artifacts? If you're a gamer, not very old at all. This week, Canada-based game developer Fuel Industries got approval from the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, to excavate t...
Report from the 2012 National Preservation Conference
By Bill Doelle, Archaeology Southwest President & CEO The National Trust for Historic Preservation holds an annual conference in a different U.S. city each year. Last week, from October 31 through November 2, we converged on Spokane, Washington, a city of 209,000 that has a robust historic do...
The City of Mesa Breaks Ground on Mesa Grande Visitors Center
The City of Mesa Breaks Ground on Mesa Grande Visitors Center At the age of 93, Sam Lewis still gets emotional about his grandparents’ former property in west Mesa — the one he and his family knew as home in the 1920s, long after the ancient Hohokam lived there. When he was a boy, Lewis, the gr...