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

2017
05
Nov

The President Could Save Bears Ears

Editorial: The President Could Save Bears Ears The president told Sen. Orrin Hatch Friday that he’s going to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, “For you, Orrin.” He’s not doing so for the American people. America needs what the Bears Ears can offer: “power...
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2017
08
Oct

Migrations Old and New

Migrations Old and New Major human migrations are a fact of history. Perhaps none has stirred the imagination more than the sudden, seemingly mysterious “disappearance” of the people of the Four Corners area. Centuries ago, an estimated 25,000 people farmed, hunted and raised turkeys around Col...
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2017
09
Jul

Wild Potatoes Were on the Clovis Menu

Wild Potatoes Were Apparently Consumed by Clovis Era Peoples  A team of archaeologists and anthropologists, led by the University of Utah, has discovered potato starch residues in the crevices of a 10,900-year-old stone tool in Escalante, southern Utah — the earliest evidence of wild potato use i...
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2017
25
Jun

Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Objects Sacred to Native Peoples Introduced in Congress

Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Objects Sacred to Native Peoples Introduced in Congress Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) reintroduced the bipartisan Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, a bill to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties...
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2017
07
May

Bears Ears and Monument Reviews

Interior Department Lists Monuments under Review: Opportunity for Public Comments Opens May 13 The Department of the Interior today announced the first ever formal public comment period for members of the public to officially weigh in on monument designations under the Antiquities Act of 1906, and ...
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2016
06
Jun

Negative Propaganda about Proposed Bears Ears Monument Spreading in Southern Utah

Negative Propaganda about Proposed Bears Ears Monument Spreading in Southern Utah Forged letters and flyers appearing at gas stations and post offices in tribal lands in Utah are spreading false information about a proposal to create a national monument that protects Native American land. The propo...
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2015
22
Mar

Recent Work at Southern Arizona’s Guevavi Mission Featured at the Next Archaeology Café (Tucson)

Recent Work at Southern Arizona’s Guevavi Mission Featured at the Next Archaeology Café (Tucson) On April 7, 2015, Dr. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman (University of Arizona) and J. Homer Thiel (Desert Archaeology, Inc.) will share the latest information from their excavations at Guevavi, an eighteenth-ce...
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2015
08
Mar

Can the Archaeology of Cedar Mesa Be Saved?

Ritual Racing on Perry Mesa Is the Topic of Archaeology Southwest's next Archaeology Café in Phoenix On March 17, 2015, Will Russell (Arizona State University) will discuss ritual racing and the Perry Mesa Tradition. We meet in the Aztec Room of Macayo’s Central, 4001 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, ne...
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2014
21
Dec

The Case for Preserving Places of the Past

The Case for Preserving Places of the Past Archeologists and cultural experts define significant cultural places in various ways. Peter Nabokov, a professor of American Indian Studies and World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, puts it this way: "Their spirits of place dwelled among, could be identified ...
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2014
16
Nov

Clovis-Era Infant Burials Documented in Alaska

Clovis-Era Infant Burials Documented in Alaska Warning - This article contains images of human remains. Five years ago, Ben Potter made a dramatic discovery: the partially burned remains of a cremated 3-year-old child, left to rest in a hearth at Upward Sun River, one of the oldest settlements in Al...
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2014
26
Oct

Woman Vandalizes 10 Western National Parks and Posts the Evidence on Instagram

Woman Vandalizes 10 Western National Parks and Posts the Evidence on Instagram She calls it art, proudly signing her urban-influenced sketches and posting photos of them online, like a sort of Banksy in the wild. The National Park Service calls it criminal. The agency on Thursday announced it was...
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2014
19
Oct

Reflections on the Life and Career of Archaeologist George Frison

Reflections on the Life and Career of George Frison The story, Frison said, is exactly what the title suggests. He recounts a mid-life transition from rancher to university student to professor of anthropology. Drawing on experience working with and hunting large animals, Frison focused his resear...
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