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A Room Revealed
Stacy L. Ryan, Teaching Assistant, Preservation Archaeology Field School (July 12, 2016)—Field school provides an opportunity to spend weeks getting to the bottom of a feature, and interpretations of what we encounter along the way can shift during the process. We proceed with patience and the ...
Conner Awayda, SUNY–Buffalo (June 27, 2016)—Protecting from wind and rain, allowing cool temperatures in the summer, and heating in the winter, adobe makes up the walls of past homes. A mixture of sand and clay, adobe is made from earth and water. By mixing in water until the soil is the righ...
Broad Coalition Supports Archaeological Preservation along the Great Bend of the Gila
Broad Coalition Supports Archaeological Preservation along the Great Bend of the Gila Roy and Ella Pierpoint continue a 1,500-year way of life, farming near an area awash in Hohokam and Patayan treasures. The Pierpoints, who farm the land the Hohokams cultivated, say they want Congress to shield ...
The Brigadoon Effect
By Bruce Hilpert, Archaeology Southwest Member and Volunteer Springtime for southern Arizona archaeology means... the Brigadoon Effect! Now you see it, now you don't. As many of you probably know, vegetation can be an archaeologist's friend or foe. Trees and creosotes can hide site features—...