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Kate Sarther Gann
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2019
01
Aug

Clues from Experimental Archaeology

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (August 1, 2019)—Now that we’ve wrapped up another field season of the Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School, I thought I’d take a minute to talk about what we learned at the Gila River Farm site this season. I especially want to sha...
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2018
11
Dec

Life in the Cliff Valley, 1300-1450

Our guest author for this post is undergraduate Chris LaRoche. Chris received his Associate’s Degree from Pima Community College’s archaeology program, and also attended the Preservation Archaeology Field School as a Pima student. He is now an anthropology major at the University of Arizona, whe...
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2018
06
Dec

What Archaeology Can Tell Us about Migration

What Archaeology Can Tell Us about Migration Past societies hold lessons relevant to contemporary concerns Tucson, Ariz. (December 6, 2018)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce the publication of an important paper examining human migration in deep time. “Resolving the migrant paradox:...
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2018
13
Jul

Archaeology, an Apache perspective

Shiloh V. Craig, University of New Mexico (July 13, 2018)—I am an enrolled member of the White Mountain Apache tribe. I am of the Made Yellow clan; born for the Navajo (Zia/Weaver), my paternal grandfather is of the Folded Arms clan, and my maternal grandfather is of the Rocks sticking out (Roa...
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2016
14
Nov

The Power of Symbols

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (November 14, 2016)—As an anthropologist, I think about the power of symbols, and their power to unite or divide. When I taught traditional classroom anthropology courses, this was one of the key concepts we discussed. As a young teaching assis...
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2016
07
Jun

Kickoff of Our 2016 Field School Blog Series

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (June 7, 2016)—The 2016 field season brings several exciting changes for the Preservation Archaeology Field School. One of the biggest changes for us is a new excavation site. We finished our fieldwork at the Cliff phase (A.D. 1300–1450+) D...
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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
21
Jun

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...
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2014
19
Jun

Even the Smallest Piece

Will Russell, Field Supervisor     One of the highlights of teaching is the look of discovery and excitement on a student’s face. Recently, I was wiping sweat from my eyes and filling out paperwork amidst a cloud of dust shaken from the screens when I heard Andrew say, “Hey, Will, take a loo...
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2013
04
Nov

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...
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2012
15
Nov

Migrants and Mounds

Archaeology Southwest Publishes Much-Anticipated “Migrants and Mounds” Preservation Archaeology in southeastern Arizona’s San Pedro River valley reveals a story of migration, tension, and integration in the distant past Tucson, Ariz. (November 14, 2012) — Archaeology Southwest is pleased t...
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2012
15
Nov

Archaeology Southwest Publishes Much-Anticipated “Migrants and Mounds”

Archaeology Southwest (formerly the Center for Desert Archaeology) is pleased to announce the publication of Migrants and Mounds: Classic Period Archaeology of the Lower San Pedro Valley, edited by Jeffery J. Clark and Patrick D. Lyons. The richly illustrated volume presents the results of Archaeolo...
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