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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...
Introducing cyberSW 1.0
Jeff Clark, Archaeology Southwest Barbara Mills, University of Arizona Matt Peeples, Arizona State University Scott Ortman, University of Colorado Boulder Sudha Ram, University of Arizona (June 10, 2020)—After some COVID-related delays, including the stranding of a key programmer in Wuhan, ...
Educational and Public Archaeology Resources Online
Educational and Public Archaeology Resources Online Last week, Lewis Borck (University of Missouri) organized a community-crowdsourced spreadsheet of archaeology/history-oriented educational and public content online as a resource for teachers and students looking for activities/readings/videos the...
Life of the Gila: Salado—Bringing Worlds Together
Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist (March 20, 2020)—In the late 1200s CE, during a great drought, a few thousand people left settlements in what is now northeastern Arizona. They immigrated south toward perennial streams in the central and eastern Gila Watershed, where they lived alongside ...
The Students Are Coming!
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 28, 2016)—Our 2016 Preservation Archaeology Field School is only a month away! For me, late April brings a list of quirky archaeological tasks, such as ordering thousands of very specific plastic bags for artifact curation and re...
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 ...
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (February 25, 2016)—Jeff Clark and I recently received the happy news that our Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School has received three years of student funding from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research Experiences fo...
Happy International Archaeology Day!
(October 17, 2015)—So, by now you have read our stories. (If you haven't, check out the links below). What ties all this to International Archaeology Day? There are a few common themes to consider: A sense of something bigger than this time and place An innate interest in and respect for huma...
Ideologies of Inclusion
Alexander Ballesteros, Northern Arizona University The Southwest United States has a long history of cultural coalescence, and as a fourth-generation Arizonan, I have a firsthand glimpse at the history of group aggregations in the region. Some historic instances of cultural coalescence in Arizona i...
Of Ancient Networks and Bacon Numbers
By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist Yesterday afternoon, many of us at Archaeology Southwest gathered around the first box off the truck, grinning over the new issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine. It's on its way to our members' mailboxes now (if you're not yet a member, join no...
Groundbreaking Study on Ancient Southwestern Social Networks to be Published by National Academy of Sciences
Groundbreaking Study on Ancient Southwestern Social Networks to be Published by National Academy of Sciences Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce the publication of “Transformation of social networks in the late pre-Hispanic US Southwest,” by Barbara J. Mills, Jeffery J. Clark, Mat...
President Declares Chimney Rock a National Monument
Chimney Rock Declared a National Monument President Obama exercised his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate a new national monument at Chimney Rock Archaeological Area in southwestern Colorado. The president’s decision provides this irreplaceable site with permanent protection and...