Deborah L. Huntley

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2012
22
May

Counting Down the Days

...to the 2012 Preservation Archaeology Field School!   By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist It’s nearly here, and our staff is busy making final preparations for the 2012 Archaeology Southwest/University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology Field School at Mule Creek, New M...
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2012
30
Apr

Mule Creek in Memphis

  By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant The Society for American Archaeology held its 77th Annual Meeting last week, and several of Archaeology Southwest’s staff, research associates, and friends traveled to Memphis to talk about archaeology, see old friends, and enjoy some barbequ...
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2012
06
Apr

Salado polychrome pottery, part 2

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist A major part of our research at Mule Creek—and in the Upper Gila region in general—is to identify compositional and stylistic variability in Salado polychrome pottery (also known as Roosevelt Red Ware) through time and across space. ...
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2012
23
Feb

Updates from Our Students and Staff

 By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist I thought I’d share a series of updates about what some of our former Mule Creek field school students and staff members have been doing lately. Here is the first installment: From Jake Mitchell (2011 Field School, Hendrix Coll...
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2012
27
Jan

Fruitful Discussions at the Southwest Symposium

By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist, with Katherine Dungan, Research Associate A few weekends ago, several Archaeology Southwest staff members had the opportunity to attend the 13th Biennial Southwest Symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This year’s symposium title was “...
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2011
18
Nov

Learning from Pottery, Part 1: Dating

By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist When an archaeologist says that a site was inhabited, say, during the late 1200s A.D., how does he or she know that? There are many methods used to date archaeological sites. Some, like radiocarbon dating of materials like burned wood or ...
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2011
12
Oct

What does a nuclear reactor have to do with prehistoric pottery?

By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Every once in a while, my research requires me to do something a little out of the ordinary. For example, this spring I spent several days at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) in Columbia. I was there to analyze ceramic com...
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2011
14
Sep

Preservation Archaeology in Action

By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist What can be learned about an archaeological site without digging? Quite a lot, it turns out, especially if that site has been kept in pristine condition. I recently visited such a site that is managed by the National Park Service (NPS). Al...
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2011
31
Aug

Follow the Center's Upper Gila Research

Team members Jeff Clark, Deb Huntley, Rob Jones, and Katherine Dungan share their Upper Gila research as it unfolds. New posts appear each Thursday.
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2011
31
Aug

Mule Creek, Writ Large

By Rob Jones, Preservation Fellow  
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2011
16
Jun

Still Dusty: Archaeology of the Day

                            One of our major research questions for the summer is the large depression in the center of the south room block at Fornholt.  We are currently calling this the plaza/kiva—both type...
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2011
10
Jun

New Videos - Center Archaeologists on Work in Mule Creek, New Mexico

Deborah Huntley, Rob Jones, and Katherine Dungan share their research questions and their perspectives on working in the Upper Gila River region of west-central New Mexico in these new Center-produced video segments.
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