Mesa Grande

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

2016
02
Mar

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...
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2014
09
Feb

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...
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2013
15
Dec

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-...
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2013
14
Apr

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...
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2013
24
Mar

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...
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2013
20
Jan

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...
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2012
09
Sep

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...
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2012
29
Jul

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 ...
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2011
31
Jul

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...
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