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What I'm Doing This Week: Lewis Borck
By Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeology Fellow This week, I'm doing data entry and synthesis for the Edge of Salado project, guest-editing the forthcoming Archaeology Southwest Magazine issue on the Gallina Branch, writing a research grant, writing a book review, and participating on the Universit...
Cultural Conservatism in the Ancient Southwest - Research on the Edge of Salado
Introduction to Archaeology Southwest's Edge of Salado Research What slows or halts the geographic spread of an ideology—especially an ideology that brings people together? In our previous work, we focused on detecting Kayenta immigrants and determining their impacts in communities across the sout...
A View from the Edge…of Salado
By Kathryn Turney, Project Intern I have had the pleasure of being an intern for the Edge of Salado project since February of this year. It has been fun, challenging at times, and very rewarding. It has been a good learning experience, in terms of how to meet the project’s research goals while st...
Exploring the Edge, March 8–9, 15–16
By Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeology Fellow We have been working in the Coyote Mountains for three weeks now as part of our Edge of Salado investigation. I can say, without any doubt, that it has been one of my favorite settings to work in. Each site is nestled within a box canyon er...
Southwestern Archaeology Provides Insights on Disaster Recovery
Southwestern Archaeology Provides Insights on Disaster Recovery Following a natural disaster, vulnerability to food shortage appears to depend more on a group's ability to migrate and its positive relationships with other groups than on resource factors. That's according to a research team led by A...
Tanque Verde Brown and the Temper of Sand
By Lewis Borck, Preservation Fellow In the not-so-distant past, I organized a meeting of the minds to discuss problems and interesting phenomena associated with precontact southern Arizona pottery (“precontact” meaning “before the arrival of Europeans”). As I prepared for “Edge ...
Lewis Borck is Newest Preservation Fellow
Archaeology Southwest Announces Latest Preservation Fellow University of Arizona School of Anthropology doctoral candidate Lewis Borck to pursue Preservation Archaeology in southern Arizona Tucson, Ariz. (October 22, 2012) — Archaeology Southwest is pleased to welcome its newest Preservation F...