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Safford, Ancient Arizona’s Forgotten Cosmopolitan Center
Now available: watch a video recording and explore extended content related to this presentation here. From our house to yours…The 14th season of Archaeology Café celebrates and shares Archaeology Southwest’s current Preservation Archaeology projects with you. Our staff members wi...
Life of the Gila: Mapping Identities and Worlds over a Millennium
Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist (February 14, 2020)—From Indigenous histories and from archaeology, we know a great deal about people’s lives in the southern Southwest from about 500 to 1450 CE. We know that life was rich and challenging; stable in some aspects and ever-changing in oth...
The Students Are Here!
Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (May 29, 2019)—It’s late May in Tucson, and that means saguaro and ironwood blossoms, rising temperatures, and field school season! Not long ago, Jeff Clark and I received the very happy news that our Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field Sc...
Archaeology Southwest at the 2019 SAA Meeting (Recap)
Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 29, 2019)—Many of us here at Archaeology Southwest recently returned from a busy week at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) annual meeting. This year’s meeting took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, so there was an unusually high ...
Northeast Syria: From Mofunland to Rojava
Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist (May 3, 2018)—Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, I had the opportunity to spend three field seasons excavating Bronze Age sites in northeastern Syria. For you Google Earth explorers, the sites are located in the Habur River drainage between the moder...
Big Data for Big Questions
Digital archaeology project brings incredible wealth of data to user-friendly interface; aids pursuit of broad questions about humanity and change through time Tucson, Ariz. (August 28, 2017)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that a new joint initiative, cyberSW, has received a $1.7 ...
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...
What Most of Us Are Doing This Week: Ridiculously Long Titles Edition
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist Many of us here at Archaeology Southwest will be spending part of this week in San Francisco, California, at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting. Every year, thousands of archaeologists flock to a different North American city to o...
This Post Is Not about the Borg or Peanut-Butter Cups—Or Is It?
By Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator, with Jeff Clark, Preservation Archaeologist One of the most rewarding aspects of serving as the content editor of Archaeology Southwest Magazine is the continual opportunity to learn new things directly from the finest scholars. I have been...
Southwest Social Networks
Findings of Southwest Social Networks Project Published by the National Academy of Sciences University of Arizona and Archaeology Southwest study applies innovative methods to understanding a time of great change Tucson, Ariz. (March 25, 2012) — Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce...
Salado Preservation Initiative Launched
Banner image courtesy of Eastern Arizona College By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist As part of Archaeology Southwest’s mission to explore and protect the places of the past, we recently launched a new site protection priority planning effort, the Salado Preservation Initiative (open...
Lewis Borck is Newest Preservation Fellow
Archaeology Southwest Announces Latest Preservation Fellow University of Arizona School of Anthropology doctoral candidate Lewis Borck to pursue Preservation Archaeology in southern Arizona Tucson, Ariz. (October 22, 2012) — Archaeology Southwest is pleased to welcome its newest Preservation F...