Mesa Verde

Contact

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

2020
22
Sep

Last Chance to Protect Greater Chaco?

Dear Friends,  This week, Greater Chaco continues to be our lead story. If the amended resource management plan developed by the Bureau of Land Management goes forward, future oil and gas extraction directly threatens archaeological sites and other places sacred to Tribes over an extensive area ...
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2020
25
Feb

Congressional Subcommittee Hearing Today: "Destroying Sacred Sites and Erasing Tribal Culture"

Continuing Coverage: Congressional Subcommittee Hearing Today on Desecration at Border Association on American Indian Affairs Executive Director and Attorney Shannon Keller O’Loughlin will testify to Congress Wednesday that recent U.S. government destruction of Native American sacred sites for th...
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2019
29
Oct

Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Arizona’s Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Arizona’s Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a bipartisan group of Arizona lawmakers to introduce the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act, legislation that would create a federal land exchange to e...
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2019
08
Oct

Coming Home: Mesa Verde Repatriation

Coming Home: Mesa Verde Repatriation The remains of 20 Native people and 28 funerary objects will be returned to the tribes with relations to Mesa Verde, the White House announced on Wednesday. The announcement comes after a repatriation agreement was reached between the United States and Finland. ...
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2019
13
Feb

BLM Temporarily Defers Leases in Chaco Buffer Zone

BLM Temporarily Defers Leases in Chaco Buffer Zone The U.S. Bureau of Land Management reversed course Friday, saying certain land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park would no longer be offered at an oil and gas lease sale in March. Environmental advocates, tribal groups and Democratic lawma...
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2019
06
Feb

Parcels within 10-Mile Buffer Zone around Chaco to Go up for Leasing

Parcels within 10-Mile Buffer Zone around Chaco to Go up for Leasing A high point on the Pueblo Alto Trail at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a climb of more than 300 feet, offers a view of landscape scattered with purple-brown brush and carved with ancestral Puebloan ruins. It is here wher...
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2019
08
Jan

Developing a Land Management Plan for Bears Ears

Developing a Land Management Plan for Bears Ears The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition intends to proceed with the development of a comprehensive land management plan for the 1.9 million-acre landscape that was incorporated into the Coalition’s original proposal to the Obama administration. The C...
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2018
06
Dec

What Archaeology Can Tell Us about Migration

What Archaeology Can Tell Us about Migration Past societies hold lessons relevant to contemporary concerns Tucson, Ariz. (December 6, 2018)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce the publication of an important paper examining human migration in deep time. “Resolving the migrant paradox:...
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2018
11
Feb

Arizona Archaeological Council Urges AZ House to Reject House Bill 2498

Arizona Archaeological Council Urges AZ House to Reject House Bill 2498, Which Would "Streamline" Archaeological Surveys on State-Range Improvement Projects The AAC has drafted a letter response to Arizona House Bill 2498. The bill and letter response are attached. Please direct any comments to AAC...
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2017
08
Oct

Migrations Old and New

Migrations Old and New Major human migrations are a fact of history. Perhaps none has stirred the imagination more than the sudden, seemingly mysterious “disappearance” of the people of the Four Corners area. Centuries ago, an estimated 25,000 people farmed, hunted and raised turkeys around Col...
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2017
13
Aug

Innovative Study of DNA of Domesticated Animals Used to Track Migrations from Mesa Verde

Innovative Study of DNA of Domesticated Animals Used to Track Migrations from Mesa Verde The 13th century Puebloan depopulation of the Four Corners region of the US Southwest is an iconic episode in world prehistory. Studies of its causes, as well as its consequences, have a bearing not only on arc...
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2017
02
Jul

New Journal for Bioarchaeology

New Journal for Bioarchaeology Bioarchaeology is a young but quickly growing field that studies how people from the past lived and died, and is most often described as a combination of biological anthropology, archaeology and social theory. However, this field also faces a problem: There are many di...
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