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Congratulations to Graduating Field School Alumni
Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (May 26, 2020)—For the last six years, the end of May has meant the beginning of field school season. Every year, I’ve spent this time trying to squeeze in time to enjoy the last cool days of spring and the too-short season of ironwood and sagua...
Life in the Cliff Valley, 1300-1450
Our guest author for this post is undergraduate Chris LaRoche. Chris received his Associate’s Degree from Pima Community College’s archaeology program, and also attended the Preservation Archaeology Field School as a Pima student. He is now an anthropology major at the University of Arizona, whe...
Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (June 11, 2018)—Our field school has been in session for just over a week now. As usual, we began with a whirlwind introduction to Hohokam area archaeology before proceeding to our camp in Cliff, New Mexico. We’re settling in to our normal routi...
Experimental Archaeology and Stone Pipe Construction
Chris La Roche, Pima Community College (July 10, 2017)—Experimental archaeology is the practice of attempting to recreate items from the archaeological record using materials, techniques, and technologies that might have been used in the period in question. This allows us to better understand the...