Katherine A. Dungan

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2012
06
Jul

Student Post: Wrapping up the Season

By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist   Nathan Thrapp summarizes this season's field school: With the field school coming to an end today, I thought a short summary of our shared experiences at Mule Creek would be fitting. Starting our journey in Tucson, ...
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2012
28
Jun

...And More Questions Raised!

  By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant In my last post, I described three goals for our research at Fornholt this year.  In this post, I’ll discuss the second of these goals. Last year, in the two-story part of the southern room block, we found a burned storage room filled wit...
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2012
22
Jun

One Question Answered...

  By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant Somehow, we’re more than halfway through the field season—time really does fly out here!—and now it’s time to provide an update on our research. Older blog posts will give you an idea of how our fieldwork last summer shaped our unders...
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2012
01
Jun

2012 Field Season Begins

 By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant This Tuesday, we arrived in Mule Creek with the new students, officially beginning the 2012 Mule Creek Preservation Archaeology field school. For those of you who haven’t visited the blog before, we began this journal during the 2011 field s...
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2012
30
Apr

Mule Creek in Memphis

  By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant The Society for American Archaeology held its 77th Annual Meeting last week, and several of Archaeology Southwest’s staff, research associates, and friends traveled to Memphis to talk about archaeology, see old friends, and enjoy some barbequ...
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2012
15
Mar

Have Pottery, Will Travel: Trade Ware at Gamalstad

 By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant   If you’ve been following the blog, you already know a little bit about the Gamalstad site, where we worked in 2009 (you can find my earlier posts here and here). Before we set Gamalstad aside to focus on the upcoming field season, I’...
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2012
09
Mar

Finishing Our Student Updates

 By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant Our last update for the time being comes from Ahren Wardwell, who was one of our students in 2008, at the first Mule Creek field school. Ahren writes: "I finished my BA in anthropology at Hendrix in 2009 and immediately started seeking ...
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2012
03
Feb

The Sherds of Gamalstad: Ceramic Chronology in Mule Creek

By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant In a post back in October, I discussed the Late Pithouse period at Gamalstad, one of the sites we investigated during the 2009 field season. As I wrote then, we have evidence of a substantial pithouse occupation (c. A.D. 550–1000), underneath s...
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2012
27
Jan

Fruitful Discussions at the Southwest Symposium

By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist, with Katherine Dungan, Research Associate A few weekends ago, several Archaeology Southwest staff members had the opportunity to attend the 13th Biennial Southwest Symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This year’s symposium title was “...
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2011
23
Nov

Talking Turkey: Unexpected Encounters with New World Domesticates

By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, we thought that it would be fun to share with our readers our own memorable turkey experience, as captured on film when we were recording Archaeology Southwest’s Mule Creek videos. But first, a bit of...
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2011
19
Oct

Even Farther Underground: The Pithouses of Mule Creek

By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant As you know from previous posts, our work in the Upper Gila focuses on the Kayenta and Salado migrations of the late 13th through mid-15th centuries and on the 13th century occupation at the Fornholt site, where we worked this past summer. Mule Cr...
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2011
02
Oct

Reassignment of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office Director a Cause for Concern

Reassignment of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office Director a Cause for Concern E-mails obtained by The Republic and interviews with Phoenix officials confirmed that the city's internal investigation into Stocklin and the Historic Preservation Office relates to a complaint from homeowners. City...
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