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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...
Where Most Research Happens
Katherine Dungan, Preservation Archaeologist (August 19, 2016)—Odds are good that when you think of archaeology, you’re thinking of an outdoor activity, whether that’s a bunch of dust-covered researchers poking around in square holes or just you, experiencing a place on the landscape with a...
What Most of Us Are Doing This Week: Ridiculously Long Titles Edition
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist Many of us here at Archaeology Southwest will be spending part of this week in San Francisco, California, at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting. Every year, thousands of archaeologists flock to a different North American city to o...
A Dream Comes True
Deb Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist When I was a kid growing up in the Denver area, I loved going to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS). There, I could see fantastic nature dioramas, rooms full of dinosaur skeletons, and Egyptian mummies. Now that I’m back in Colorado, my...
Student Research at the Dinwiddie Site: Raw Material Sources
Deb Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Students attending the 2013 Archaeology Southwest/University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology Field School completed several interesting and valuable research projects covering a wide range of topics, from experimental ceramics and flaked stone st...
Deb Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist On Saturday, August 10, around 100 visitors—including journalists, archaeologists, and local community members—took advantage of relatively cool temperatures and toured excavations in progress at Goat Spring Pueblo. Located in the mountains nea...
Southwest Social Networks
Findings of Southwest Social Networks Project Published by the National Academy of Sciences University of Arizona and Archaeology Southwest study applies innovative methods to understanding a time of great change Tucson, Ariz. (March 25, 2012) — Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce...
Student Post: Wrapping up the Season
By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Nathan Thrapp summarizes this season's field school: With the field school coming to an end today, I thought a short summary of our shared experiences at Mule Creek would be fitting. Starting our journey in Tucson, ...
Student Post: Road Trip!
By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Sarah Griffith shares her impressions of our recent field trip: This past weekend, the crew and staff packed up and headed out for a fun-filled weekend. Little did I know how incredible our road trip would be. First, we stopped ...
Student Post: Time Well Spent
By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Emily Kvamme reflects on the past month: I came to this program not knowing whether I would enjoy doing archaeology. Now I know that I do—thoroughly! Over the past month, I have learned so much by working with dif...
Student Post: Reaching Out, part 2
By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Elizabeth Newcomb describes our second community outreach event: I had expected that I’d be doing a lot of different things at the Preservation Archaeology field school, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that our assignment...
Student Post: Reaching Out
By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Andi Sei understands why we must share what we are learning with the community: Archaeology isn’t just for the academic. Public education is vital for the community and the archaeologist. This past Saturday, our field school held t...