Early Agricultural Period

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Kate Sarther Gann
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2017
28
Jul

Burning an Early Agricultural Period Pithouse: Documenting the Process

This is the second post in our "Burning Down the (Pit) House" series. For part 1, read Allen Denoyer's post here. Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist (July 28, 2017)—In experimental archaeology, a common technique for trying to learn about past human activities is ...
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2016
27
Nov

New Data on the Domestication of Maize

New Data on the Domestication of Maize According to an international team of scientists who have sequenced the genome of a 5,310-year-old maize cob from the Tehuacan Valley, the maize (Zea mays) grown in central Mexico more than five millennia ago was genetically more similar to modern maize than to...
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2016
30
Oct

Temporary Halt to Fracking near Chaco Canyon Overturned

Temporary Halt to Fracking near Chaco Canyon Overturned An effort to temporarily halt drilling across part of one of the nation’s largest natural gas fields has been rejected by a federal appeals court, leaving environmentalists to push their case against hydraulic fracturing in district court. A...
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2016
08
Feb

Like a Live Wire

Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative (February 8, 2016)—Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Catalina State Park’s Romero Ruin, Pueblo Grande Museum, Flagstaff’s Picture Canyon, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park—here in the American Southwest, there are ample opportunities to connect with th...
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2016
24
Jan

Astonishing Early Agricultural Period Surface Shows Ancient Footprints in Tucson

Astonishing Early Agricultural Period Surface Shows Ancient Footprints in Tucson Dan Arnit of Innovative Excavating was working at the site of the planned Sunset Road connection to Silverbell Road just west of Interstate 10 when he came across something startling — prehistoric human footprints, po...
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2016
21
Jan

An Adobe Pompeii

Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist (January 21, 2016)—When reading book reviews or other arguments in archaeology, one of the more common put-downs is the dreaded "Pompeii premise." An archaeologist accused of this, so it goes, has been naive in assuming that th...
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2016
12
Jan

You're Invited: Making Archaeology Public

Sarah Herr, Senior Project Director, Desert Archaeology, Inc. (January 12, 2016)—This Thursday night in Tucson, the 15th biennial Southwest Symposium opens. The Southwest Symposium has always been one of my favorite archaeological conferences, as archaeologists working in the Southwest United Sta...
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2015
02
Aug

The Archaeology of Southern Arizona's Early Farmers

Archaeology Southwest and Desert Archaeology, Inc., Publish New Works on the Archaeology of Southern Arizona’s Early Farmers Tucson, Ariz. (August 1, 2015)—Tucson-based cultural resources management firm Desert Archaeology, Inc., has recently completed final reports on the Las Capas site, w...
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2015
02
Aug

Projectile Points Made and Used by the Southwest's Earliest Farmers

First Comprehensive Study of Dart Points Made and Used by the Southwest’s Earliest Farmers Just Published by Archaeology Southwest and Desert Archaeology, Inc. Tucson, Ariz. (August 1, 2015)—A new monograph by flaked stone expert Jane Sliva of cultural resources management firm Desert Archaeo...
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2015
15
May

Cave Creek Midden Site: A Collaborative Site Protection Story

Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative May 15, 2015—Long-term preservation of archaeological sites is a core element of Preservation Archaeology. Ensuring that important places are available to inform scientific inquiry well into the future is essential to understanding and sharing the p...
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2010
13
Aug

Pipes of Las Capas

As part of our expanded online content for Archaeology Southwest (Vol. 24, Nos. 1–2), the Center for Desert Archaeology presents a virtual 3D exhibit highlighting Early Agricultural period pipes from the site of Las Capas. more...
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2010
13
Aug

Tucson Underground: The Archaeology of a Desert Community

This special double issue of Archaeology Southwest (Volume 24, Nos. 1–2) explores what has been found during archaeological research in and around downtown Tucson, and what those findings mean—from the earliest agriculture, through the Presidio era, up to the early twentieth century.
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