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Congressional Subcommittee Hearing Today: "Destroying Sacred Sites and Erasing Tribal Culture"
Continuing Coverage: Congressional Subcommittee Hearing Today on Desecration at Border Association on American Indian Affairs Executive Director and Attorney Shannon Keller O’Loughlin will testify to Congress Wednesday that recent U.S. government destruction of Native American sacred sites for th...
Johnny Schaefer, University of Missouri (July 11, 2017)—My Intro to Archaeology instructor once told me that an Archaeologist is only as good as the notes he or she takes. (Well, actually, it wasn’t just once.) I have had that statement repeated like a mantra ever since I began my coursework in...
Monica Veale, University of Texas at Arlington As a child, my first experience with archaeology was a long road trip to Portland, Oregon, for a family reunion. The trip involved stops in Mesa Verde National Park, Bandelier National Monument, and Gila Cliff Dwellings. I was only eight years old at t...
Concessionaire Demands Trademark Rights to Historic Grand Canyon Structures
Concessionaire Demands Trademark Rights to Historic Grand Canyon Facilities To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself. Phantom Ranch, Bright Angel Lodge, El Tovar — all bring to mind a place coveted worldwide for its...
Of Drones, Petroglyphs, and Conferences
Drone Footage "Finds" Remarkable "Unseen" Petroglyphs in Utah Some drones have a undesirable popularity for snooping on folks and facilitating functions of war. But unmanned aircraft can be utilized to give authorities a new watch of inaccessible and remote places to uncover lost treasures. An amazi...
Southwestern Archaeology Provides Insights on Disaster Recovery
Southwestern Archaeology Provides Insights on Disaster Recovery Following a natural disaster, vulnerability to food shortage appears to depend more on a group's ability to migrate and its positive relationships with other groups than on resource factors. That's according to a research team led by A...
European DNA Found in Remains of a 24,000-Year-Old Siberian Answers Many Questions about Ancient New World Populations
European DNA Found in Remains of a 24,000-Year-Old Siberian Answers Many Questions about Ancient New World Populations The 24,000-year-old remains of a young boy from the Siberian village of Mal’ta have added a new root to the family tree of indigenous Americans. While some of the New World's nati...
Gila Cliff Dwellings
By Heather Seltzer, field school student from SUNY Binghamton On Sunday, we took a break from excavating and lab work and headed to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. After being decently shook up on the long bumpy road, we piled out of the van. Before we went to tour the Mimbres-Mogollon...
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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Almost Halfway to our Goal of $5,000 to Support Southwest Archaeology Today! Many thanks to the 76 generous Southwest Archaeology Today subscribers who have given a total of $2,175 in response to the online campaign! This invaluable support helps us continue to deliver SAT to more than 1,500 inboxes...