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Kate Sarther Gann
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2018
11
Feb

Arizona Archaeological Council Urges AZ House to Reject House Bill 2498

Arizona Archaeological Council Urges AZ House to Reject House Bill 2498, Which Would "Streamline" Archaeological Surveys on State-Range Improvement Projects The AAC has drafted a letter response to Arizona House Bill 2498. The bill and letter response are attached. Please direct any comments to AAC...
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2017
26
Dec

Abusing Places of the Past Is a Violation of Human Rights

Abusing Places of the Past Is a Violation of Human Rights For many archaeologists, one of the darkest moments in memory was the destruction of the fourth and fifth-century Bamiyan Buddhas by the Taliban in 2001. That tragedy was later eclipsed by ISIS’s destruction of Baghdad museum artifac...
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2017
09
Apr

The President Lacks the Authority to Rescind National Monuments

Former Interior Department Lawyer: The President Lacks the Authority to Rescind National Monuments "I think it is very legally difficult to unwind those decisions. The real test will be in the details if there is a rescission of any monument. Congress delegated authority to the president to designat...
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2016
14
Feb

President Obama Declares Three New National Monuments in California

President Obama Declares Three New National Monuments in California President Obama has set aside more of America’s lands and waters for conservation protection than any of his predecessors, and he is preparing to do even more before he leaves office next year. The result may be one of the most ex...
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2015
28
Oct

Invest in Ourselves, in Our Sense of Place

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (October 28, 2015)—Archaeology Southwest is an enthusiastic supporter of the seven Pima County bond proposals that are on the November 3 ballot. Our mission—to explore and protect the places of our past—is at the core of many of the bond projects. In previou...
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2015
08
Feb

San Carlos Apache Lead Fight Against Mining at Oak Flat

San Carlos Apache Lead Fight Against Mining at Oak Flat Dozens of people sang, danced and prayed outside of the San Carlos Apache tribe's office on Thursday morning before heading out on a 44-mile journey in an attempt to protect their ancestral lands at Oak Flat campground. The protesters organize...
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2014
26
Oct

Woman Vandalizes 10 Western National Parks and Posts the Evidence on Instagram

Woman Vandalizes 10 Western National Parks and Posts the Evidence on Instagram She calls it art, proudly signing her urban-influenced sketches and posting photos of them online, like a sort of Banksy in the wild. The National Park Service calls it criminal. The agency on Thursday announced it was...
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2014
19
Oct

Reflections on the Life and Career of Archaeologist George Frison

Reflections on the Life and Career of George Frison The story, Frison said, is exactly what the title suggests. He recounts a mid-life transition from rancher to university student to professor of anthropology. Drawing on experience working with and hunting large animals, Frison focused his resear...
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2014
03
Aug

Pecos Conference Begins Thursday, August 7

Pecos Conference Begins Thursday, August 7 The Pecos Conference is an annual conference of archaeologists which is held in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. Each August, archaeologists gather under open skies somewhere in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. ht...
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2014
22
Jun

National Park Service Bans "Drones"

National Park Service Bans "Drones" The National Park Service announced today that they are banning the use of drones and model aircraft in all National Parks, subject to a few limited exceptions. According to a policy memorandum released by Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the Park Service, the directi...
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2014
25
May

President Obama Declares New National Monument in Southwest New Mexico

President Obama Declares New National Monument in Southwest New Mexico President Obama’s record on public lands protection has been spotty – as of January 2013, he’d opened more than twice as many acres to drilling as he’d conserved. Lately, though, the POTUS has been on a bit of a roll. O...
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2014
02
Feb

Utah BLM's Protection of Ancient Places at San Rafael Swell Apparently Rankles Oil and Gas Industry

Utah BLM's Protection of Ancient Places at San Rafael Swell Apparently Rankles Oil and Gas Industry In the story "Industry fires back over pulled oil and gas leases at San Rafael Swell" (http://bit.ly/1fPCn3w), the Western Energy Alliance claimed that the Utah Rock Art Research Association receive...
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