Karen Gust Schollmeyer

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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2021
02
Mar

Should We Stay or Should We Go? Farming and Climate Change, 1000–1450 CE

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 will bring you in on what we’re doing right now to learn more about the past and help protect special places. Join...
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2020
03
Jun

Relationships

There’s an old joke that we archaeologists do not tend to get our datasets finalized and published until the data themselves have become a part of the archaeological record. Because we have so many mandated deadlines to meet—which, among other things, ensure that such delays don’t happen to re...
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2020
13
Mar

Life of the Gila: Was Mimbres a World?

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (March 13, 2020)—In my last blog post on the diverse archaeological culture area archaeologists call “Mogollon,” I raised the question of whether the Mimbres part of that region could be called a “world” as we have characterized the Hohoka...
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2018
22
Mar

Plant and Animal Use in the Mimbres

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (March 22, 2018)—One thing I enjoy about working at Archaeology Southwest is the opportunities we have to share new research beyond the specialized journals where a lot of our work gets published. In that spirit, I’m happy to share an update on ...
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2017
27
Dec

A Visit to New Mexico

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (December 26, 2017)—One of my favorite things about working here at Archaeology Southwest is the great variety of projects we work on as we combine archaeological research, preservation, and public outreach. Two weeks ago, my colleagues Andy La...
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2017
16
Jun

Senses of Place

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (June 16, 2017)—Our 2017 Preservation Archaeology Field School is off and running! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring posts by our students and staff members about all the things we’re seeing, learning, and experiencing together in the f...
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2017
18
Apr

Celebrating National Park Week

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 19, 2017)—Happy National Park Week! This week, April 15–23, is a nationwide celebration of these public lands and the cultural and natural heritage they protect. Many of us here at Archaeology Southwest spend a lot of time in nationa...
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2016
02
Mar

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...
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2016
25
Feb

Rewarding Award

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...
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2015
19
Nov

A Refugee Story, A.D. 1275

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (November 19, 2015)—I’m going to tell a story—as close to a true story as I can, but a story nonetheless. Seven hundred and forty years ago, groups of people fled their homes, seeking escape from political turmoil and economic hardships. A ...
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2015
02
Oct

Gopher Jaws and the Past

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (October 2, 2015)—I spent this week in beautiful southwestern Colorado working on the first phase of a new research project using animal bone chemistry to examine how people’s access to food animals changed over time in the Mesa Verde area. I ...
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2015
31
Aug

Wish Granted

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist My colleague Mike Diehl and I recently heard the good news that we’ve received a National Science Foundation grant (BCS-1524079). When I told my family about it at dinner that night, my youngest daughter asked what a “grant” was. I told h...
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