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Mimbres Architecture (and Tucson Neighborhoods)
Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Director, Preservation Archaeology Field School (September 14, 2021)—Household architecture has always carried meaning, now and in the ancient past. Almost a year ago, I moved to a Tucson neighborhood built in the late 1950s through 1970s. The...
The Durability of an Ancient Technology
Alyssa Kyper, Eastern New Mexico University (Posted on July 13, 2016)—Today was an excellent day on survey with Evan, Karen, and Jon. We spent the cool, crisp morning showing Karen an array of check dams and terraces on a bench above the Gila River we had surveyed earlier in the season, double-...
Learning from Broken Bunny Bones
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist A few years ago, when I was a graduate student, a bright young undergraduate came into the lab to ask about volunteering to help with animal bone analysis, or zooarchaeology. I will never forget the look of horror on his face when I poured a bag o...