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Where Are They Now? Part 2
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (March 1, 2016)—This is the second of two posts checking in with a few of our recent field school alumni to see what they’re up to now. Although we’ve been focusing on anthropological career paths in this series, I’ve also enjoyed watching...
New Mexico's Supreme Court Reinstates Traditional Cultural Property Designation for Mount Taylor
New Mexico's Supreme Court Reinstates Traditional Cultural Property Designation for Mount Taylor The New Mexico Supreme Court handed the pueblos of Acoma and Laguna a victory Thursday, upholding a state panel’s designation of Mount Taylor as a traditional cultural property. The ruling effectively...
Annenberg Foundation Purchases and Plans to Repatriate Hopi and Apache Sacred Objects
Annenberg Foundation Purchases and Plans to Repatriate Hopi and Apache Sacred Objects The Annenberg Foundation has revealed that it was an anonymous bidder that paid $530,000 for 24 Native American artifacts that were being sold at a controversial auction in Paris earlier this week. The Los Angeles-...
Paris Auction House Sells Contested Objects Sacred to Hopi Tribe
Paris Auction House Sells Contested Objects Sacred to Hopi Tribe A contested auction of sacred Hopi Indian artifacts went forward on Friday in Paris and generated more than $1 million in sales, despite the presence of protesters inside and outside the auction house who urged patrons not to take part...
Representative Grijalva Sponsors Legislation to Create the Great Bend of the Gila National Monument and the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area
Representative Grijalva Sponsors Legislation to Create the Great Bend of the Gila National Monument and the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today introduced six bills focused on the management, conservation, and long-term stewardship of federal land in Arizona and thr...
Community-Based Preservation Saved Mesa Grande
Community-Based Preservation Saved Mesa Grande The 13 years during which Dave Richins was involved in efforts to create an archaeological park at the Mesa Grande ruins may have seemed like a long time. Thirteen years always does. But it was just a fraction of how long it took Mesa to fully realize i...
The City of Mesa Breaks Ground on Mesa Grande Visitors Center
The City of Mesa Breaks Ground on Mesa Grande Visitors Center At the age of 93, Sam Lewis still gets emotional about his grandparents’ former property in west Mesa — the one he and his family knew as home in the 1920s, long after the ancient Hohokam lived there. When he was a boy, Lewis, the gr...
Archaeologist Elisa Villalpando vs. the Narcotraficantes
Archaeologist Elisa Villalpando vs. the Narcotraficantes During the holiday season, my family always hosted the many archaeology graduate students from Binghamton University in upstate New York, where my father, Randall McGuire, was and still is a professor. After the dinner of turkey with all the ...
Major Interpretive Improvements at Mesa Grande
Community Updates Plans for a Visitor's Center at Mesa Grande As Mesa’s pioneers scouted their new home, one of their most striking discoveries was a mound larger than a football field that was the cultural center of the ancient Hohokam. Now Mesa is planning to boost the site’s profile by openi...