Matt Peeples

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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2019
26
Mar

Tribes Come Together to Protect Greater Chaco

Tribes Come Together to Protect Greater Chaco Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive stone structures and other remnants of an ancient civilization but are facing the Trump administrati...
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2016
06
Mar

Navajo Nation Archaeology Conference Focused on Partnerships

Navajo Nation Archaeology Conference Focused on Partnerships The ways Navajo people and non-Navajo people relate to the archaeology of the Four Corners region served as the center of discussion during Friday's Navajo Nation Archaeology Meeting in Shiprock. The theme for the meeting was "Cultural...
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2015
31
Dec

Archaeology Southwest’s Most Memorable Moments of 2015

Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator   (December 31, 2015)—Inspired by a clever post from our friends at the Friends of Cedar Mesa, we decided to compile our own list. So, with a hat-tip to Amanda Nichols and Josh Ewing at FCM, we give you, in no particular order, Archaeology Sout...
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2015
19
May

Protection for Los Gigantes

Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist May 19, 2015—Archaeology Southwest is very pleased to announce that we've recently purchased the Los Gigantes archaeological site from the ranching family in the El Morro Valley of west-central New Mexico who has protected it for generations. This ancest...
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2015
23
Feb

George McJunkin and the Discovery That Changed American Archaeology

Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist On August 27, 1908, the small town of Folsom (population ~250) in northern New Mexico was hit by a cloudburst and drenched with a rapid and heavy rain. This storm caused some of the worst flooding ever recorded in the area. First-hand accounts in newspaper...
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2015
22
Feb

When is a Village? Defining the Beginnings of Village Life is the Topic of Archaeology Southwest's Next Archaeology Cafe - Tucson

When is a Village? Defining the Beginnings of Village Life is the Topic of Archaeology Southwest's Next Archaeology Cafe - Tucson On March 3, 2015, Dr. Lisa C. Young (University of Michigan) and Dr. Sarah A. Herr (Desert Archaeology, Inc.) will describe what makes a settlement a village. We meet on ...
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2014
11
Sep

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...
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2014
05
May

Atari Archaeology and Other Garbage

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   If you've been following the news over the last couple of weeks, you may have seen a story or two about a documentary film crew and a team of archaeologists heading to the New Mexico desert near Alamogordo to excavate the remains of the legendary ...
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2014
12
Mar

Not Exactly a Vacant Lot!

By Stephen Darling, Archaeology Southwest Member since 2013 This past Saturday morning, March 8, my wife Anne-Marie, my friend Steve Cox, and I attended Archaeology Southwest’s 2014 Annual Members’ Gathering, which featured a walking tour of the Valencia site. Owned by Pima Community College an...
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2014
06
Mar

Heighten Your Awareness on March 29

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   March is Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month for the State of Arizona. Setting aside a month to celebrate archaeology highlights the importance of our shared past, as well as the social and economic impacts of archaeology in the state. Of c...
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2014
11
Feb

Footprints

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   There have been some interesting archaeological news stories in the last couple of months revolving around the discovery of incredibly preserved human footprints. These stories, coming one right after the other, really got me thinking more about...
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2014
21
Jan

From Durango to Durango and from Las Vegas to Las Vegas, Part 2

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   In my previous post on the 14th biennial Southwest Symposium, I shared what I learned about the Fremont area. A number of other papers at the conference focused on the Virgin River area, which is the subject of today’s post. Sometimes conside...
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