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Putting the People Back into Wilderness
Maxwell Forton, Binghamton University (July 9, 2020)—Normally this week I’d be wrapping up teaching survey on Archaeology Southwest’s Preservation Archaeology Field School. The past two summers, I’ve had the pleasure of leading our intrepid students in archaeological surveys in the Gila N...
Mixed Ruling Has Implications for Protecting Greater Chaco
Mixed Ruling Has Implications for Protecting Greater Chaco A federal appeals court has ruled that U.S. land managers should have done more to consider the effects on water resources before approving a handful of oil and gas drilling permits in northwestern New Mexico. The court, in a decision relea...
Finding History in the Shade of Ponderosas
Maxwell Forton, Binghamton University (July 12, 2018)—I’ve had the pleasure of being the survey director for this year’s Preservation Archaeology Field School. Survey is the systematic on-the-ground search for new archaeological sites—a critical step in the preservation of cultural proper...
Raising the Roof
Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (August 7, 2015)—The process began before the students arrived. After obtaining a Forest Service permit, I cut a couple of loads of juniper poles for the roof. I cut the poles when they were green, so they were heavy! I had...
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...