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A Message from Steve Nash
Dear Friends, The moment is finally here—Monday, January 15, was my first day as President and CEO of Archaeology Southwest! So far, it has been every bit as exciting as I’d hoped. From the exceptionally capable and welcoming ASW staff to the unique office setting provided by the Bates Mansio...
A Zuni Ahayuda Goes Home
A Zuni Ahayuda Goes Home For four decades, the Zuni tribe has scoured the world looking to reclaim its war god idols [sic]. While most are found in southwest museums, one was found at Albion College. The war god—also known as an Ahayuda—is being returned to the Zuni, a southwestern U.S. Native ...
Exegesis of a Southwestern Archaeologist, Part 2
By Steve Nash, Anthropology Department Chair, Denver Museum of Nature & Science Read Part 1 here. Neanderthals and Tree-Rings Sometime in mid-August 1988, I flew to Tucson on a direct flight from Chicago. I picked up my personal belongings—everything packed into a backpack and an old travel...
Exegesis of a Southwestern Archaeologist, Part 1
By Steve Nash, Anthropology Department Chair, Denver Museum of Nature & Science Kiathuthlanna Black-on-White, Yoruba Ibeji, and Me On July 7, 1967, the Chicago Sun-Times ran a photograph under the caption “Chicago Twins Meet Yoruba Twins” to honor the opening of a new temporary exhibit on...
We're Approaching Our Goal - Donate Today to Keep SAT Free!
We're Approaching Our Goal - Donate Today to Keep SAT Free! Thank you to the many generous donors who stepped forward with a gift of support for Southwest Archaeology Today (SAT). Because of you, we are well on our way to reaching our goal of $5,000. If you haven’t donated yet and you'd like ...
Arizona Republic Claims Repatriation of the Magician's Burial was Controversial
Arizona Republic Claims Repatriation of the Magician's Burial Was Controversial On an unknown date at an unidentified location, the U.S. government turned over a collection of undisclosed Sinagua artifacts to anonymous members of the Hopi Tribe for unspecified disposition. The mysterious proceeding...