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Tribal Expertise Must Inform BLM Decision-Making
Dear Friends, It’s good to be back after our one-week break. It’s also exciting to share a couple of media events linked to Archaeology Southwest’s long-term Preservation Archaeology projects. Two decades and five days ago, Paul Reed was hired as our Chaco Scholar. Paul’s init...
NEW REPORT: Former DOI Secretary, Pueblo of Acoma’s Governor, Preservation Group Discuss Impact of Broken Federal Oil & Gas System on West’s Cultural Resources
Paper from Archaeology Southwest highlights need for overhaul of the federal oil & gas leasing system *** Read the paper here — listen to the press call here *** Washington, D.C. (August 24, 2021)—Today, Archaeology Southwest released a new paper on the impact of the federal government’...
Extensive Pleistocene Trackway Preserved in White Sands National Park
Dear Friends, It’s 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening. I just arrived home, fed the cats, fed myself, and sat down to write about my long, satisfying day out on the land. I'm glad that I first read the lengthy interview with Bruce Babbitt, one of the articles that follows. Bruce Babbitt’s story h...
Ceremonial Shield Will Return to Acoma Pueblo
Ceremonial Shield Will Return to Acoma Pueblo A sacred ceremonial shield will be returned to the Pueblo of Acoma following a settlement agreement filed Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court. The settlement orders the EVE Auction House in Paris, France, to release the shield into U.S. custody at t...
The President Is Expected to Announce Cuts to Our National Monuments Today
President Plans to Cut Crucial Areas from Two of Our National Monuments Two of the nation’s most scientifically significant landscapes — the Kaiparowits Plateau and Cedar Mesa — could be largely stripped of hard-won protections when President Donald Trump appears in Utah on Monday to announce...