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Salad Spinners, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometers, and Bones
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (October 28, 2016)—October introduced me to an unexpected new archaeological research tool: the salad spinner. I’ve just returned from a very busy two weeks in southwest Colorado, where archaeological chemistry expert Jeff Ferguson and I...
Indiana Jones and the Artiodactyl-Sized Long Bone Shaft Fragment
As International Archaeology Day (October 15, 2016) approaches, we'll celebrate by sharing posts about what we're working on now—the daily work of archaeology. Please don't hesitate to comment or ask questions! Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (October 3, 2016)—It’s a...
Mule Creek in Memphis
By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant The Society for American Archaeology held its 77th Annual Meeting last week, and several of Archaeology Southwest’s staff, research associates, and friends traveled to Memphis to talk about archaeology, see old friends, and enjoy some barbequ...
Talking Turkey: Unexpected Encounters with New World Domesticates
By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, we thought that it would be fun to share with our readers our own memorable turkey experience, as captured on film when we were recording Archaeology Southwest’s Mule Creek videos. But first, a bit of...
Animal Rights Groups Claim Wild Horses are a Species Native to North America
Animal Rights Groups Claim Wild Horses Are a Species Native to North America Animal rights groups are pressing a case in federal court maintaining that wild horses roamed the West about 1.5 million years ago and didn't disappear until as recently as 7,600 years ago. More important, they say, a growi...