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Continuing Coverage: Avi Kwa Ame
Dear Friends, I had the opportunity to do another talk before a live audience of more than 50 people the other day. The group was fully vaccinated, and the theater setting allowed substantial distancing. Everyone wore a mask. I find it very satisfying to interact with a live audience. And ...
Excavating a Hohokam Ballcourt
Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (July 27, 2018)—One of the best things about being a Preservation Fellow at Archaeology Southwest is that I sometimes have the opportunity to collaborate with people from other organizations. A few months ago, some of our friends and colleagues at ...
Jenny Adams's Amazing Guide to Manos and Metates Available Online
Blogs Worth Reading: Ground Stone Expert Jenny Adams on Identifying Types of Manos and Metates When I first learned about manos and metates used in the U.S. Southwest (in the 1970s), I found it confusing that manos were classified according to one set of types and the metates by a completely differ...
4,000 Years of Farming in Tucson
4,000 Years of Farming in Tucson When Tucson was selected as the first U.S. Creative City of gastronomy by UNESCO last week, its long history of cultivated crops was cited as part of the reason for its designation. Road builders, sewer plant operators and backhoe operators can share some of the glo...
A Long and Winding Road
Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America's celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Today we feature Leslie Aragon, frequent collaborator, Ph...