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Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative (February 8, 2016)—Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Catalina State Park’s Romero Ruin, Pueblo Grande Museum, Flagstaff’s Picture Canyon, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park—here in the American Southwest, there are ample opportunities to connect with th...
4,000 Years of Farming in Tucson
4,000 Years of Farming in Tucson When Tucson was selected as the first U.S. Creative City of gastronomy by UNESCO last week, its long history of cultivated crops was cited as part of the reason for its designation. Road builders, sewer plant operators and backhoe operators can share some of the glo...
Cache of Ancient Tobacco Quids Identified in Cave Deposit
Cache of Ancient Tobacco Quids Identified in Cave Deposit Dozens of small, fiber-wrapped bundles discovered in a cave in Arizona have been found to contain wild tobacco, the first scientific evidence suggesting that Ancestral Puebloans of the prehistoric Southwest chewed tobacco for personal use, ar...
The Archaeology of Southern Arizona's Early Farmers
Archaeology Southwest and Desert Archaeology, Inc., Publish New Works on the Archaeology of Southern Arizona’s Early Farmers Tucson, Ariz. (August 1, 2015)—Tucson-based cultural resources management firm Desert Archaeology, Inc., has recently completed final reports on the Las Capas site, w...
Flooding Down in Arizona
By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist For those of us living in central and southern Arizona, Monday was a record-breaking day of rain. Many parts of the Phoenix metro area received more than 3 to 5 inches within a 24-hour period. To put that in perspective, the Phoenix area typically...
Southwestern Archaeology Provides Insights on Disaster Recovery
Southwestern Archaeology Provides Insights on Disaster Recovery Following a natural disaster, vulnerability to food shortage appears to depend more on a group's ability to migrate and its positive relationships with other groups than on resource factors. That's according to a research team led by A...