Hohokam

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

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 vanishing act ...
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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
14
Oct

Fateful Bananas

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America's celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Today we feature Jeffery Clark, Preservation Archaeologis...
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2015
06
Oct

Ancient Engineering: "Hanging" Canals

Archaeology Southwest is honored to feature "The Prehistoric Bajada 'Hanging' Canals of the Safford Basin: Small Corporate Group Engineering in Southeastern Arizona," written by James A. Neely, Professor Emeritus, University of Texas, and co-researcher Don Lancaster of Thatcher, Arizona, especially ...
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2014
24
Aug

Hohokam Village Excavated to Make Way for Future Strip Mall

Hohokam Village Excavated to Make Way for Future Strip Mall A “really nice picture” of the workings of early Hohokam civilization is emerging from a recent excavation that uncovered at least part of a prehistoric-era village at a planned Marana outlet mall site. “This site is revealing, becau...
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2014
30
Mar

Southwestern Archaeology Loses a Beloved Patron

Remembering Molly Thompson Molly Coit Kendall Thompson died at home in Tucson on Monday, February 10, 2014, at the age of 90. Her husband of 65 years and her older daughter were with her. Molly was born in Tombstone in 1923, where she grew up on the Kendall family ranch with her two sisters. Her par...
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2014
12
Mar

Not Exactly a Vacant Lot!

By Stephen Darling, Archaeology Southwest Member since 2013 This past Saturday morning, March 8, my wife Anne-Marie, my friend Steve Cox, and I attended Archaeology Southwest’s 2014 Annual Members’ Gathering, which featured a walking tour of the Valencia site. Owned by Pima Community College an...
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