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Continuing Coverage: The Return of the Acoma Shield
Dear Friends, I’ll be brief today because there is so much of interest in today’s edition. We're pleased to share powerful journalism from High Country News as our lead item. This is an affecting and in-depth story of cultural patrimony long separated from the Acoma Pueblo community. If you c...
An Introduction to the Study of Ancient Ground Stone
Tessa Branyan, Desert Archaeology, Inc. (July 30, 2020)—In archaeology, we classify many stone tools that we find as “ground stone” objects. Ground stone objects can be almost any stone or mineral—flaked stone not included—that has experienced some kind of human intervention. This may s...