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Coalition Created to Protect the Chaco Landscape
Coalition Created to Protect the Chaco Landscape A coalition of conservationists has launched a campaign to raise awareness over oil and gas operations near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Paul Reed, a Chaco scholar and a preservation archaeologist with Tucson-based Archaeology Southw...
Flooding Down in Arizona
By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist For those of us living in central and southern Arizona, Monday was a record-breaking day of rain. Many parts of the Phoenix metro area received more than 3 to 5 inches within a 24-hour period. To put that in perspective, the Phoenix area typically...
Places Too Wild to Drill
Places Too Wild to Drill Two of Utah's scenic landmarks — Arches National Park and Desolation Canyon — made a list released Tuesday by the Wilderness Society as areas "too wild to drill." The group said areas adjacent to Arches National Park and Desolation Canyon are under threat to oil and gas...
Vandalism in National Parks and the Social Media Effect
Vandalism in National Parks and the Social Media Effect The cause of this recent spike in graffiti on public lands is unclear, but some park personnel say there is reason to believe that it coincides with the rise of social media. “In the old days,” said Lorna Lange, the spokeswoman for Joshua T...
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...
Chaco Digital Archive Demonstrates Best Practices in Open Access Archaeology
Chaco Digital Archive Demonstrates Best Practices in Open Access Archaeology How can we effectively convey information on the process of the excavation, the importance of theory and method, and the way in which general historical trends are interpreted from specific artifacts? It is time to op...
Obama's Budget Once Again Calls for the Elimination of Federal Heritage Programs
Obama's Budget Once Again Calls for the Elimination of Federal Heritage Programs Yesterday, President Obama sent his 2012 budget proposal to Capitol Hill, delivering a painful blow to preservationists: Two federal grant programs, Save America's Treasures and Preserve America, were eliminated, sla...