Gila River Farm site

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2019
02
Aug

Learning with Adobe

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (August 2, 2019)—I wanted to follow up on Leslie’s post about how our 2014–2015 adobe structure helped us interpret walls at the Gila River Farm site in 2019. There is something almost metaphysical about mixing mud...
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2019
01
Aug

Clues from Experimental Archaeology

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (August 1, 2019)—Now that we’ve wrapped up another field season of the Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School, I thought I’d take a minute to talk about what we learned at the Gila River Farm site this season. I especially want to sha...
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2019
24
Jun

Time and Change

This post is one in our annual series of essays by our Preservation Archaeology Field School students. We invite you to continue following along with their experiences over the next few weeks. Andrea Dalton, Mesa Community College (June 24, 2019)—At New Mexico's Gila River Farm site, where we ...
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2019
10
Jun

Treasures in the Screen

This post is one in our annual series of essays by our Preservation Archaeology Field School students. We invite you to follow along with their experiences over the next six weeks through their own words. Chris Fuchs, Washington College (June 10, 2019)—I’ve always found archaeology particu...
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2019
05
Apr

Road Trips, Research, and Site Protection in Southwest New Mexico

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 5, 2019)—One of the most interesting parts of our work here at Archaeology Southwest is the interplay between research and site protection. Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend a weekend visiting archaeological sites in the upper G...
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2019
01
Apr

Women's Work

Stacy Ryan, Preservation Archaeologist "Women's bipolar lithic technology may look simple, but it is complex and sophisticated, requiring continual decision making and intensive learning and practice." Kathryn Weedman Arthur discussing present-day toolmakers, in Feminine Knowledge and Skill Rec...
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2018
11
Dec

Life in the Cliff Valley, 1300-1450

Our guest author for this post is undergraduate Chris LaRoche. Chris received his Associate’s Degree from Pima Community College’s archaeology program, and also attended the Preservation Archaeology Field School as a Pima student. He is now an anthropology major at the University of Arizona, whe...
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2018
20
Jul

Reaching out

Stacy Ryan, Preservation Archaeologist (July 20, 2018)—As William Lipe’s writings continue to remind new generations of archaeologists, public outreach is a key component in conservation archaeology efforts. At the Preservation Archaeology Field School, we stress the importance of communica...
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2018
12
Jun

Finding Walls at the Gila River Farm Site

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (June 12, 2018)—On Saturday we finished our first week of excavation at the Gila River Farm site. It has been a really fun and productive week, even though we have been dealing with record high temperatures (over 100˚F already!). The students have...
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2018
14
Mar

UAV Photogrammetry in Southwest New Mexico

Kent Mead, University of Arizona (March 14, 2018)—In 2017, Archaeology Southwest sponsored an internship for a photogrammetry and 3D-modeling project in southwest New Mexico, and I was fortunate to be that intern. I worked with Preservation Archaeologists Doug Gann and Karen Schollmeyer to coor...
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2017
14
Jul

Our Valued Guests

Stacy L. Ryan, Field School Staff Member (July 14, 2017)—For most of the year, we staff members of the Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School work on a variety of projects that focus on our research interests and areas of expertise. But for six weeks in the summer, we converge in Clif...
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2017
05
Jul

Learning about Preservation in Archaeology

Taylor Picard, Humboldt State University (July 5, 2017)—Recognizing that archaeological resources are nonrenewable, today’s archaeologists try to preserve as much of the resource as possible, as circumstances allow. Some nondestructive techniques include ground-penetrating radar, remote-sensing...
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