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Societal Change in the Past
Chris Caseldine, Preservation Archaeology Postdoc (August 18, 2020)—There is no question that these are exceptional times. We are living not only through the “new norm,” but also through the shattering of established norms. As the not-so-distant past demonstrates, previous generations al...
House Passes Amendment to Extend Moratorium on Oil-Gas Development in Chaco Buffer Zone
Dear Friends, Two weeks ago I shared that I, some of our staff, and esteemed partners were intensely focused on Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. I wrote during a lull as we awaited feedback from our authors on their edited articles and our graphics. Author reviews and comments were pretty pos...
A Refugee Story, A.D. 1275
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (November 19, 2015)—I’m going to tell a story—as close to a true story as I can, but a story nonetheless. Seven hundred and forty years ago, groups of people fled their homes, seeking escape from political turmoil and economic hardships. A ...
Heighten Your Awareness on March 29
By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist March is Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month for the State of Arizona. Setting aside a month to celebrate archaeology highlights the importance of our shared past, as well as the social and economic impacts of archaeology in the state. Of c...
Back to the 70s—Enjoying an Archaeological Preserve
By Bill Doelle, President & CEO Back to the 70s—I am talking temperatures, desert temperatures. Last weekend, daytime temperatures around Tucson kept to the high 70s for much of the day. For me, that means that hiking in the desert is once again possible. My time is always limited, s...
New Video Traverses the Great Bend of the Gila
This Archaeology Southwest video takes you on a spectacular journey to the Gila Bend region of southern Arizona, where you will experience the richness and fragility of this abiding cultural crossroads.
New Youtube Channel Features a Variety of Presentations on Hohokam Archaeology
New Youtube Channel Features a Variety of Presentations on Hohokam Archaeology Thanks to support from the Arizona Humanities Council, The Arizona Archaeology Society and the Museum of Northern Arizona were able to employ professional videographers to record a number of scholars' presentations on t...
The Great Bend of the Gila
This issue of Archaeology Southwest presents several thousand years of human history along the Great Bend of the Gila River.