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Behind the Scenes at El Morro
On Wednesday, June 12, Kelsey Hanson (University of Arizona) will present a public lecture, "Behind the Scenes at El Morro: Collaborative Efforts to Rewrite National Register Listings," at the Preservation Archaeology Field School headquarters, 8179 Hwy 180 W, Cliff NM 88028. Look for the cream buil...
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Stacy L. Ryan, Field School Staff Member (July 14, 2017)—For most of the year, we staff members of the Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School work on a variety of projects that focus on our research interests and areas of expertise. But for six weeks in the summer, we converge in Clif...
The Nature of Archaeology
Lara Fields, Bryn Mawr College (July 7, 2016)—Since flying into Tucson, the Southwestern landscape has kept me in awe. From the dark orange expanse of the Sonoran desert to the tumbling grasslands of the Gila valley, I continue to be enthralled by a seemingly endless expanse of wilderness. Look...
Victoria Bowler, University of New Mexico Since graduating with an Anthropology degree three years ago, I have been putting off graduate school and roaming to and from National Park Service sites in the Southwest. My seasonal nomadic employment has supplied me with so many friends and networks and ...
The Black Mat (not) From Outer Space
The Black Mat (not) From Outer Space A giant cosmic collision with Earth and an asteroid or comet is now the leading culprit behind the mass extinction that ended the Age of Dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. However, there is much controversy regarding whether a cosmic explosion, or something el...