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Where Are They Now? Part 2
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (March 1, 2016)—This is the second of two posts checking in with a few of our recent field school alumni to see what they’re up to now. Although we’ve been focusing on anthropological career paths in this series, I’ve also enjoyed watching...
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...
New York Times Explores the Value of Collections-Based Research
New York Times Explores the Value of Collections-Based Research Galleries usually get all the publicity, but at many museums the biggest news is happening in the basement. In recent years, curators, visiting scholars, interns and even students have discovered — or rediscovered — cultural treasur...
After a Distinguished Career, Casa Grande National Monument's Chief Ranger Retires
After a Distinguished Career, Casa Grande National Monument's Chief Ranger Retires At Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, the phrase “ask Carol” has been commonplace. With questions about the park, the response is typically, “You should probably ask Carol.” When there was some sort of prob...
Paris Auction House Sells Contested Objects Sacred to Hopi Tribe
Paris Auction House Sells Contested Objects Sacred to Hopi Tribe A contested auction of sacred Hopi Indian artifacts went forward on Friday in Paris and generated more than $1 million in sales, despite the presence of protesters inside and outside the auction house who urged patrons not to take part...
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...
Major Interpretive Improvements at Mesa Grande
Community Updates Plans for a Visitor's Center at Mesa Grande As Mesa’s pioneers scouted their new home, one of their most striking discoveries was a mound larger than a football field that was the cultural center of the ancient Hohokam. Now Mesa is planning to boost the site’s profile by openi...