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Just What Is cyberSW? The Potential of Massive Databases for Future Preservation Archaeology Research
From our house to yours…The 14th season of Archaeology Café celebrates and shares Archaeology Southwest’s current Preservation Archaeology projects with you. Our staff members will bring you in on what we’re doing right now to learn more about the past and help protect special places. Join...
Hope for Oak Flat
Dear Friends, Recently, a friend from Phoenix commented that she was looking for a higher-elevation summer home. “I’m tired of breaking records for 115-degree temperatures like we did last summer.” [Fact check: In summer 2020, Phoenix had 145 days in triple digits, 53 days of 110 or more,...
Understanding Mimbres Painted Pottery
This guest post summarizes a new article by Michelle Hegmon, Will Russell, Kendall Baller, Matthew Peeples, and Sarah Striker, “The Social Significance of Mimbres Pottery,” which will appear soon in American Antiquity (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2020.63). This is one of the first publicat...
Grant Award from NEH Funds Tribal Petroglyphs Team
Following on recent field research, specialists from the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe will begin analysis and compilation project with Archaeology Southwest Tucson, Ariz. (June 23, 2020)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that it has received a generous $114,219 grant award from the N...
CyberSW 1.0 Launches
Dear Friends, These are uncomfortable times. Even deeply discouraging times. But momentum toward change is palpable. To minimize discouragement, this week we dropped several links to articles on the business-as-usual of the administration and various federal agencies. And, looking forwa...
Introducing cyberSW 1.0
Jeff Clark, Archaeology Southwest Barbara Mills, University of Arizona Matt Peeples, Arizona State University Scott Ortman, University of Colorado Boulder Sudha Ram, University of Arizona (June 10, 2020)—After some COVID-related delays, including the stranding of a key programmer in Wuhan, ...
Archaeology Southwest at the 2019 SAA Meeting (Recap)
Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 29, 2019)—Many of us here at Archaeology Southwest recently returned from a busy week at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) annual meeting. This year’s meeting took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, so there was an unusually high ...
Archaeologist Blows Whistle on AZ State Parks
Continuing Coverage: Archaeologist Blows Whistle on AZ State Parks Arizona State Parks & Trails has dug up and bulldozed Native American and other archaeological sites without preserving artifacts in a rush to build visitor attractions and make money, a state archaeologist claims. In one case, ...
What We're Doing This Week
Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator, and Content Editor, Archaeology Southwest Magazine (November 1, 2017)—Every so often, I ask our staff to say a few words about what they're working on that week. Here's this week's edition: Aaron Wright: I'm managing data and records fr...
Big Data for Big Questions
Digital archaeology project brings incredible wealth of data to user-friendly interface; aids pursuit of broad questions about humanity and change through time Tucson, Ariz. (August 28, 2017)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that a new joint initiative, cyberSW, has received a $1.7 ...