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The Antiquities Act Turns 111 - Celebrate by Protecting the Law
The Antiquities Act Turns 111 - Celebrate by Protecting the Law This Thursday, June 8, is an important day. It marks 111 years since President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law. We at Archaeology Southwest cannot overstate this law’s significance. Through this act, America ha...
Coalition Created to Protect the Chaco Landscape
Coalition Created to Protect the Chaco Landscape A coalition of conservationists has launched a campaign to raise awareness over oil and gas operations near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Paul Reed, a Chaco scholar and a preservation archaeologist with Tucson-based Archaeology Southw...
From Arrowhead Hunter to Archaeologist
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 Allen Denoyer, who leads our Hands-On Ar...
House Republicans Attempt End-Run Around Environmental and Archaeological Law for Mining at Apache Leap
House Republicans Attempt End-Run Around Environmental and Archaeological Law for Mining at Apache Leap When Terry Rambler, the chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, woke up Wednesday in Washington, D.C., it was to learn that Congress was deciding to give away a large part of his ancestral homela...
Lawlessness in San Juan County Threatens Archaeological Record
Lawlessness in San Juan County Threatens Archaeological Record Fed up with federal control over lands their families have used for generations, Blanding residents, along with out-of-town supporters, on Saturday drove all-terrain vehicles into Recapture Canyon, an area rich in prehistoric sites the B...
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Donate Today to Keep SAT Free! We are proud that Southwest Archaeology Today’s readership grows every week. It is encouraging to find that so many people want to keep up with the latest news on archaeology and preservation in the Southwest. Although the costs of assembling and hosting this ad-fr...
Petrified Forest National Park Expands by 26,000 Acres
Petrified Forest National Park Expands by 26,000 Acres The federal government is gaining control over an even larger expanse of rainbow-colored petrified wood, fossils from the dawning age of dinosaurs and petroglyphs left by American Indian tribes who once lived in eastern Arizona. The National Pa...