Hohokam

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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2019
05
Feb

Precontact Agriculture, Tucson versus Phoenix: It’s Not the Same!

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 Arizona.  Join us on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, for Precontact Agriculture, Tucson versus Phoenix: It’s Not the Same! by Dr. Gary Huckleberry. ...
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2018
26
Nov

Along the Gila Watershed

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (November 26, 2018)—One of our current areas of research here at Archaeology Southwest is focused on how archaeological culture areas along the Gila River were connected in the past. Our Fluid Identities research program examines how people in th...
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2018
10
Oct

Adapting to Climate Change—80 is the new 70

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (October 10, 2018)—Every year as the fall temperatures slowly drop—100, 90, 80, 70 degrees Fahrenheit—I get the irresistible urge to spend at least one weekend day in Catalina State Park. It is a wonderland of archaeology that I have immersed myself in sin...
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2018
07
Aug

Identity Politics, Past and Present

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (August 7, 2018)—Social identity has emerged as a field of concerted archaeological inquiry in the Southwest and beyond. At Archaeology Southwest, we’ve been thinking a lot about how people create and express social identities at multiple scales, and...
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2018
27
Jul

Excavating a Hohokam Ballcourt

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (July 27, 2018)—One of the best things about being a Preservation Fellow at Archaeology Southwest is that I sometimes have the opportunity to collaborate with people from other organizations. A few months ago, some of our friends and colleagues at ...
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2017
25
Sep

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make a Shell Bracelet

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (September 25, 2017)—In this post, I’ll share some insights into how much work goes into making shell bracelets. I suspect my time estimates are high, compared to experienced craftspeople in the past. Shell is not easy ...
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2017
07
Sep

Shell Bracelet Manufacturing

Christine H. Virden-Lange, Desert Archaeology, Inc. (September 27, 2017)—In the ancient United States Southwest, the culture group archaeologists call the Hohokam inhabited the area from northern Mexico on the south to the Colorado River on the west, the Agua Fria to the north and the Gila Rive...
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2016
09
Aug

Editorial: Bill Doelle Argues for Preserving Bears Ears

Editorial: Archaeology Southwest President Bill Doelle Argues for Preserving Bears Ears Public lands don't offer enough protections, and this remarkable land in Utah is under attack. http://bit.ly/2aXNoFO - Arizona Republic AZ Governor Appoints Kathryn Leonard as the New SHPO On August 8, 2016, Go...
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2016
06
Apr

Gorod Durakov, or What’s In a Name?

Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist (April 5, 2016)—I spent a wonderful and exhausting six days in late March as a guide for a weeklong members’ tour of Salado and Classic Hohokam archaeological sites in the valleys of southern Arizona. Bill Doelle, Lyle Balenquah, and Alan Osbourne were my ...
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2016
12
Jan

You're Invited: Making Archaeology Public

Sarah Herr, Senior Project Director, Desert Archaeology, Inc. (January 12, 2016)—This Thursday night in Tucson, the 15th biennial Southwest Symposium opens. The Southwest Symposium has always been one of my favorite archaeological conferences, as archaeologists working in the Southwest United Sta...
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2015
06
Nov

Let the Mystery Vanish

Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator mystery — noun mys·tery ˈmis-t(ə-)rē 2 a: something not understood or beyond understanding: enigma vanish — verb van·ish ˈva-nish 1 a: to pass quickly from sight: disappear; b: to pass completely from existence “The greatest vanishin...
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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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