Camp Naco

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

2014
04
Dec

Putting the People Back in Camp Naco

By Bill Doelle, President & CEO Camp Naco saw more than 500 visitors in the two days after Thanksgiving as part of the annual Bisbee Home Tour. That’s more people than were ever stationed there at one time! The association of Archaeology Southwest with Camp Naco started a decade ago when Be...
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2014
30
Sep

Southern Arizona’s Camp Naco Begins Second Century

Preparing to Serve Again: Southern Arizona’s Camp Naco Begins Second Century Recent infusion of funding helps repair formerly derelict historical military installation and plan for 21st-century use (Tucson, Ariz.) September 30, 2014—Eight years of fervent grassroots efforts to save Camp Na...
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2014
27
May

Engaging the Complexities of the Borderlands

By Bill Doelle, President & CEO   Last Friday, some fresh eyes came to Camp Naco, and they helped me to see some things in new ways. Since 2006, I have worked with Becky Orozco, instructor of Anthropology and History at Cochise College, to preserve the historic adobe buildings at Camp N...
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2014
02
Mar

Was Beringia a Refuge for Ice Age Peoples?

Was Beringia a Refuge for Ice Age Peoples? Genetic and environmental evidence indicates that after the ancestors of Native Americans left Asia, they spent 10,000 years in shrubby lowlands on a broad land bridge that once linked Siberia and Alaska. Archaeological evidence is lacking because it drowne...
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2013
11
Aug

Anthropology Community Remembers Keith Basso

National Museum of the American Indian Remembers Keith Basso Keith H. Basso (73), a major figure in American Anthropology and American Indian Studies, died from cancer in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday, August 4. He devoted his life’s work to understanding and bringing to the appreciation of others t...
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2013
11
Aug

No New Ruins — A Plea from a Stubborn Optimist

By Bill Doelle, President & CEO   Sometimes, archaeologists can prevent ruins. Yes, I said prevent, not preserve. Camp Naco is teaching me life lessons about just how hard it can be to prevent ruins. After working with a devoted team of ruin preventers for the past eight years, it is ...
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2013
30
Jun

Bipartisan Effort to Expand Casa Grande National Monument

Toward a Grander Casa Grande The boundaries of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument could be expanded if Congress adopts legislation introduced Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz.The Casa Grande Ruins is one of the finest examples of 13th century Hohokam culture in the American Southwest, K...
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2013
09
Jun

Vandalism in National Parks and the Social Media Effect

Vandalism in National Parks and the Social Media Effect The cause of this recent spike in graffiti on public lands is unclear, but some park personnel say there is reason to believe that it coincides with the rise of social media. “In the old days,” said Lorna Lange, the spokeswoman for Joshua T...
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2013
06
Jun

Raise the Roof! (Preservation Archaeology-style)

By Bill Doelle, President & CEO   Finally, it is happening. The hard-luck adobe camp that was part of a “human fence along the border” right after World War I is getting some of the preservation treatments it has needed for two decades. A grant from the Environmental Protection Agenc...
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2011
07
Aug

Pecos Conference Starts Thursday

Pecos Conference Opens Thursday, August 11th The Pecos Conference is an annual conference of archaeologists that is held in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. Each August, archaeologists gather under open skies somewhere in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. T...
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2011
27
Feb

Obama's Budget Once Again Calls for the Elimination of Federal Heritage Programs

Obama's Budget Once Again Calls for the Elimination of Federal Heritage Programs Yesterday, President Obama sent his 2012 budget proposal to Capitol Hill, delivering a painful blow to preservationists: Two federal grant programs, Save America's Treasures and Preserve America, were eliminated, sla...
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2009
09
Nov

Camp Naco

Camp Naco is located a stone's throw from the Mexico-U.S. border, several miles west of Naco, Arizona. The facility was constructed between 1919 and 1922 as part of the War Department's Mexican Border Defense project. The original plan called for construction of 35 buildings, but only 23 were ever c...
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