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2016
22
Aug

Where Most Research Happens

Katherine Dungan, Preservation Archaeologist (August 19, 2016)—Odds are good that when you think of archaeology, you’re thinking of an outdoor activity, whether that’s a bunch of dust-covered researchers poking around in square holes or just you, experiencing a place on the landscape with a...
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2012
20
Aug

At Home and on the Road

By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant It’s hard to believe we’ve been back from the field for a little over a month now. Thanks again to our students for all the hard work that made this field season such a success! Now that the field work is over, it’s time to get laboratory...
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2012
06
Jul

Student Post: Wrapping up the Season

By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist   Nathan Thrapp summarizes this season's field school: With the field school coming to an end today, I thought a short summary of our shared experiences at Mule Creek would be fitting. Starting our journey in Tucson, ...
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2012
28
Jun

...And More Questions Raised!

  By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant In my last post, I described three goals for our research at Fornholt this year.  In this post, I’ll discuss the second of these goals. Last year, in the two-story part of the southern room block, we found a burned storage room filled wit...
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2012
22
Jun

One Question Answered...

  By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant Somehow, we’re more than halfway through the field season—time really does fly out here!—and now it’s time to provide an update on our research. Older blog posts will give you an idea of how our fieldwork last summer shaped our unders...
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2012
19
Jun

Student Post: Reading the Dirt

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Kelly Sweeney and her crew are learning to "read the dirt": It is always exciting to start a new unit and uncover what lies beneath the soil. When I first arrived at the Fornholt site, I felt this exact sentiment. My crew’s goal was...
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2012
14
Jun

Student Post: The Importance of Field Training

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Field training is proving invaluable to student Madeline Weinberger: If you have any doubts about the importance of field training in archaeology, let me end them. Attending a field school is incredibly important. After talking to ot...
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2012
06
Jun

Student Post: Blissfully Disconnected

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Field school student Megan Smith settles in to the rhythm of camp life: I often feel that I have lost sight of what is really important in my life as I scramble to meet deadlines and constantly focus my views so nar...
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2012
04
Jun

Student Post: First Days at Mule Creek

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Our first student blog post comes from Tom Sprynczynatyk: As we drove up to the field school camp, I couldn’t help but feel some trepidation. Leaving Safford, about 50 miles southwest from Mule Creek, I could see smoke from the Whit...
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2012
01
Jun

2012 Field Season Begins

 By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant This Tuesday, we arrived in Mule Creek with the new students, officially beginning the 2012 Mule Creek Preservation Archaeology field school. For those of you who haven’t visited the blog before, we began this journal during the 2011 field s...
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2012
22
May

Counting Down the Days

...to the 2012 Preservation Archaeology Field School!   By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist It’s nearly here, and our staff is busy making final preparations for the 2012 Archaeology Southwest/University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology Field School at Mule Creek, New M...
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2012
30
Apr

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...
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