Great Bend of the Gila

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Kate Sarther
Communications Director
Email | (520) 882-6946, ext. 16

 

2020
29
Dec

Archaeology Southwest Welcomes Wyss Fellow Skylar Begay

Begay’s two-year commitment as Tribal Outreach Fellow will support National Conservation Area campaign in southern Arizona Tucson, Ariz. (December 29, 2020)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to welcome Skylar Begay for a two-year fellowship made possible by a generous grant from the Wyss Founda...
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2020
09
Apr

Focus on the Field Crew: Keahna Owl

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist, with Keahna Owl (April 10, 2020)—Last week I explained some of the accomplishments we’ve had on the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project (LGREAP) during the 2019–2020 field season. Those accomplishments aren’t limited to the ...
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2020
02
Apr

Finding Friends in Low Places

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (April 3, 2020)—This marks my twentieth year as a practicing professional archaeologist. As many people do when they reach such a milestone, I’ve been looking back on my career, remembering the ups and downs and reminiscing about the highs and lows. ...
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2020
30
Mar

Life of the Gila: Public Lands of the Gila Watershed

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (March 30, 2020)—This series has explored what landscape-scale archaeology, accumulated over some 130 years, illustrates about how past residents of the greater Gila Watershed thought about themselves and their neighbors. We focused on the big picture—time p...
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2019
01
Oct

Why You Should Experience the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

Knowledge seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café at The Loft Cinema for a series of programs exploring the deep and diverse history of the Southwest.  Join us on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, as Dr. Aaron Wright discusses the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site. Explore what makes this place s...
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2019
28
Mar

Lower Gila Field Notes

Aaron M. Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (March 28, 2019)—About six months ago, at the beginning of October of last year, I began fieldwork for the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project. Known as LGREAP to my crew and volunteers, this three-year endeavor aims to better u...
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2019
05
Mar

What’s West of Phoenix: Patayan Archaeology of the Lower Gila River

Knowledge-seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café at Changing Hands for a season of programs exploring the deep and diverse history of Phoenix and the greater Southwest in a jargon-free zone. Join us as Dr. Aaron Wright explores “What’s West of Phoenix: Patayan Archaeology of the ...
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2018
25
Jul

Rep. Grijalva Introduces Bill to Protect Great Bend of the Gila as a National Monument

Statements by Archaeology Southwest President and CEO William Doelle, Tribal Representatives Tucson, Ariz. (July 25, 2018) –  Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today reintroduced legislation in the House of Representatives seeking national monument designation for a remarkable cultural landsc...
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2017
08
Dec

Chaos and the Swamp—a perspective from an airplane

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (December 8, 2017)—The last few days have been more chaotic than most for me. On Monday, while I was flying east to Washington, DC, President Trump was making good on his promise to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, (illegally) slashing more than 1.1 million acres fro...
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2017
30
Jul

Visual Culture

Andrew Tegarden, Preservation Archaeology Intern (July 30, 2017)—I’ve managed to ride my bike in on the days that I come to the Archaeology Southwest offices for the internship that I’m working. It’s a somewhat long—and yes hot—ride to the office. They’re located downtown at the nor...
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2017
30
May

New Site Protection Acquisition: The Fleming Parcel

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (May 30, 2017)—Another site protection success! On May 22, 2017, we closed on the Fleming parcel, 120 acres in the lower Gila River valley. We purchased 40 acres, and Gail Fleming, Trustee for the Lawrence J. and Gail Fleming Trust, donated an addition...
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2017
03
Mar

Protecting Native Rock Art: Be a Good Guest!

Kirk Astroth, Archaeology Southwest Member and Volunteer (March 3, 2017)—For the past 7 weeks, a team of us (Jaye Smith, Carl Evertsbusch, Fran Maiuri, Lance Trask, and I) have been working under the guidance of Aaron Wright to document the 594 boulders at the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site. I have...
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