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Where Do You Fit in among the 8 Billion?
Dear Friends, Here’s a big piece of news. As of this moment—or perhaps yesterday—there are 8 billion people living on our planet. I have a long-term interest in population growth, but my focus on it today actually derives from the location of the washing machine and dryer in my home. ...
Glen Canyon Sites Re-emerge
Dear Friends, I am in Albuquerque this week, attending the Conservation Lands Foundation’s 2022 Summit. Skylar Begay, Ashleigh Thompson, and I drove up from Tucson on Monday, had a couple of meetings in Albuquerque on Tuesday, and enjoyed the conference opening last night. This is a signific...
Human Footprints at White Sands Support Much Earlier Peopling of the Americas
Dear Friends, Happy (belated) autumnal equinox! Bats are one of my favorite seasonal markers. They double the pleasure sugar water provides. My bat friends are nectar feeders from Mexico—Mexican Long-Nosed and Mexican Long-Tongued bats. In the morning, freshly stocked with sugar ...
Continuing Coverage: Vandalism at Birthing Rock
Dear Friends, I’m finally home after wrapping up our Archaeology Café season tonight. I’m really pleased with the presentation Samuel Fayuant and I gave. We’ll share the video in next week’s edition. But now it’s late, and the empty page is a challenge. Especially after I emptied my...
As Women’s History Month Ends, Celebrate Women Archaeologists—and Consider the Future
Dear Friends: Paul Reed here! I’m stepping in for Bill this week to share some Greater Chaco news. Despite some recent media reports, the situation across the Greater Chaco Landscape is looking up. In addition to the confirmation of Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary, two recent developments ...
Art Institute of Chicago Postpones Mimbres Exhibition
Art Institute of Chicago Postpones Mimbres Exhibition “Worlds Within: Mimbres Pottery of the Ancient Southwest,” a display of some 70 pieces from about A.D. 1100 made in what is now southwestern New Mexico, was slated to open May 26 in Regenstein Gallery, the museum’s primary space for tempor...
Rep. Grijalva Calls for Investigation of Monument Downsizings
Rep. Grijalva Calls for Investigation of Monument Downsizings "I firmly believe that the shrinkage was in response to the coal industry and uranium mining industry — but I stand to be proven wrong," Grijalva said. "That's why we have oversight. That's why we have those investigations." Grijalva s...
Greater Bears Ears as Borderlands
Today’s post is by our friend and frequent contributor R. E. Burrillo, who co-edited, with Benjamin A. Bellorado, the new issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine, “Sacred and Threatened: The Cultural Landscapes of Greater Bears Ears,” released today. R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Environmental Cons...