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Astonishing Early Agricultural Period Surface Shows Ancient Footprints in Tucson
Astonishing Early Agricultural Period Surface Shows Ancient Footprints in Tucson Dan Arnit of Innovative Excavating was working at the site of the planned Sunset Road connection to Silverbell Road just west of Interstate 10 when he came across something startling — prehistoric human footprints, po...
Cronkite News Examines Repatriation in Arizona
Is Arizona Lagging in the Implementation of NAGPRA? Manley Begay Jr. stood surrounded by boxes "stacked to the ceiling" that were filled with the remains of more than 1,000 Native Americans, when one label caught his eye. Canyon Del Muerte. It was where Begay's family took their livestock to winte...
Will the BLM Legitimize an Illegal ATV Trail through a "Mini-Mesa Verde"?
Will the BLM Legitimize an Illegal ATV Trail through a "Mini-Mesa Verde"? In Utah, the Bureau of Land Management is seeking comments on what could be a precedent-setting mistake. In 2005, Blanding residents illegally constructed a seven-mile-long, 4-foot-wide, all-terrain-vehicle trail in Recapture ...
Anthropology Community Remembers Keith Basso
National Museum of the American Indian Remembers Keith Basso Keith H. Basso (73), a major figure in American Anthropology and American Indian Studies, died from cancer in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday, August 4. He devoted his life’s work to understanding and bringing to the appreciation of others t...
Feds Recover Ancient Inscriptions Stolen from BLM Land
Feds Recover Ancient Inscriptions Petroglyph panels cut and chiseled off an eastern Sierra rock art site sacred to Native Americans have been recovered by federal investigators, U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials announced Thursday.The suspected thieves have not been identified and the investi...
Community-Based Preservation Saved Mesa Grande
Community-Based Preservation Saved Mesa Grande The 13 years during which Dave Richins was involved in efforts to create an archaeological park at the Mesa Grande ruins may have seemed like a long time. Thirteen years always does. But it was just a fraction of how long it took Mesa to fully realize i...
Looting Public Lands Steals Everyone's Heritage
Looting Public Lands Steals Everyone's Heritage I remember walking up the slope of tall grass waving in the breeze of a cool South Dakota morning. I was a young graduate student on my first archaeological project, and we were conducting site surveys along the east shore of Lake Oahe in the summer of...