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Archaeology Southwest at the 2021 (Virtual) SAA Meeting
Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Director, Preservation Archaeology Field School (April 6, 2021)—This time of year is generally filled with excitement as many of us at Archaeology Southwest prepare to present our current research at the annual meeting of the Society for Ameri...
A Resource for Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology
Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Director, Preservation Archaeology Field School (September 29, 2020)—I’m happy to share news of a new publication some of you may be interested in. Wildlife biologist Stephen MacDonald and I just published Faunal Remains from Archaeology Sit...
When Two Worlds Collide
Jaye S. Smith, Robinson Collection Project Volunteer Co-Team Leader (November 25, 2019)—Before my passion for archaeological research could take root, I spent 32 years traveling the world to serve the mineral specimen dealer and collector community. After my retirement, I devoted all of my avai...
Robinson Collection Project Update—A Successful Season of Citizen Science Collaboration, Participation, and Research
Jaye S. Smith and Sheri Thompson, Robinson Collection Project Volunteer Co-Team Leads (May 10, 2019)—For more than 30 citizen-scientist volunteers, the “end of the season” for the Robinson Collection Project is both exhilarating and frustrating—the 2018–2019 session can’t be over yet!...
The Raymond F. Robinson Collection – A Successful Collaboration to Save Safford Basin Archaeological Artifacts
Linda J. Pierce, Deputy Director, Archaeology Southwest & Jaye S. Smith, Robinson Collection Volunteer Co-Team Leader, Archaeology Southwest (May 10, 2018)—A key element of Preservation Archaeology is a focus on working with existing collections and protecting sites still in the ground, ...
Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist (February 28, 2017)—"Don't bite off more than you can chew," the old saying goes. In this case, to paraphrase another idiom, my eyes were definitely bigger than my computer's hard drive. Painted Rocks Site by Doug Gann ...
Jaye Smith, Archaeology Southwest member and volunteer (February 16, 2016)—Volunteerism—I have thought about this word and its true meaning many times over the past 4 years, and when I originally decided to devote my remaining time on this magnificent planet to volunteer full time in the arch...
As International Archaeology Day (October 15, 2016) approaches, we're celebrating by sharing posts about what we're working on now—the daily work of archaeology. It could easily be argued that in this regard, Allen has the most fun of any of our staff on a daily basis! Allen Denoyer, Preservati...
Cave Creek Midden Site: A Collaborative Site Protection Story, Part 2
By Linda Pierce, Deputy Director On this blog, Andy Laurenzi recently described the collaborative process that led to Archaeology Southwest’s acceptance of a conservation easement on a 51-acre parcel in southeastern Arizona. The purpose of this easement is to protect, in perpetuity, the significa...
Exploring the Edge, March 8–9, 15–16
By Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeology Fellow We have been working in the Coyote Mountains for three weeks now as part of our Edge of Salado investigation. I can say, without any doubt, that it has been one of my favorite settings to work in. Each site is nestled within a box canyon er...