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Lower Gila Field Notes
Aaron M. Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (March 28, 2019)—About six months ago, at the beginning of October of last year, I began fieldwork for the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project. Known as LGREAP to my crew and volunteers, this three-year endeavor aims to better u...
AZ State Parks Director Ousted
AZ Governor Fires State Parks Director Black's termination follows an Arizona Republic investigation revealing allegations from former department archaeologists that Arizona State Parks & Trails had repeatedly developed state land without regard for laws protecting Native American and other arc...
Where’s the Buff?
Aaron M. Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (November 20, 2018)—Pottery is nearly synonymous with archaeological research in the Southwest. Archaeologists rely on it for a quick and easy means of organizing their data into spatial, temporal, and cultural categories. They also use pot sherds t...
Michael Harner’s Early Years as an Archaeologist (In Memoriam)
Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (March 16, 2018)—Just a few weeks ago we lost one of the pioneers of Patayan archaeology. Michael Harner, who passed away on February 3 at the age of 88, is renowned as one of the world’s preeminent anthropologists of shamanism. After a successful ca...