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George Frison Passes
Dear Friends, Less than three months ago, my note to you linked to a blog post I published on June 17 that called on conscientious individuals and organizations to do more than simply post statements of support for Black Lives Matter. Compared to the magnitude of confronting America’s systemi...
Archaeology Southwest Applauds Inclusion of Chaco Protection Zone in Appropriations Bill
Taos, N.M. (September 27, 2019)—On Thursday, September 26, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies put forward a $35.8 billion spending package for fiscal year 2020. The bill includes language directing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to refrain fro...
Parcels within 10-Mile Buffer Zone around Chaco to Go up for Leasing
Parcels within 10-Mile Buffer Zone around Chaco to Go up for Leasing A high point on the Pueblo Alto Trail at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a climb of more than 300 feet, offers a view of landscape scattered with purple-brown brush and carved with ancestral Puebloan ruins. It is here wher...
Greater Chaco from the Air
Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (August 22, 2018)—Together with EcoFlight, a nonprofit based in Aspen, Colorado, Archaeology Southwest participated in a series of flights over Chaco Canyon and the Greater Chaco Landscape on August 2, 2018. Bruce Gordon, EcoFlight's president, piloted t...
How to Honor Sacred Native American Sites: A Guide for Visitors
How to Honor Sacred Native American Sites: A Guide for Visitors Lyle Balenquah is a Hopi archeologist and river guide who spends a lot of time in Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument. Compared to many other national parks and monuments, Bears Ears is relatively unregulated, with few rangers to pro...
Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape: Threats from Oil and Gas
Banner image: Flares outside of Bloomfield. Courtesy of EcoFlight. New Mexico Delegation Urges Continued Deferral of Leasing in Protection Zone (September 7, 2017)—Yesterday, Senators Udall and Heinrich and Representative Lujan sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Zinke calling on the ...
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Stacy L. Ryan, Field School Staff Member (July 14, 2017)—For most of the year, we staff members of the Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School work on a variety of projects that focus on our research interests and areas of expertise. But for six weeks in the summer, we converge in Clif...
Notes from a Field Season at Aztec North
Michelle Turner, PhD Student, Binghamton University Department of Anthropology (October 24, 2016)—The first time I heard about Aztec North was in the summer of 2013. I was a field intern at Crow Canyon, having just finished my first year of graduate school. One day, Shanna Diederichs took us al...
Update on Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape
Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (August 23, 2016)—I’m overdue for an update on Archaeology Southwest’s efforts—with our partners—to protect the Greater Chaco Landscape. First, good news: we have produced a brochure highlighting the issues we face. This highly readable broch...
Daniel Agudelo, University of Michigan (Posted July 13, 2016)—On Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19 we had the awesome pleasure of visiting Chaco Canyon and learning about Chacoan culture. Getting to Chaco was a trip in itself—over 10 miles of unpaved, hilly, and bumpy roads! I am so glad...