Mule Creek Underground

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Kate Sarther Gann
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2012
20
Aug

At Home and on the Road

By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant It’s hard to believe we’ve been back from the field for a little over a month now. Thanks again to our students for all the hard work that made this field season such a success! Now that the field work is over, it’s time to get laboratory...
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2012
06
Jul

Student Post: Wrapping up the Season

By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist   Nathan Thrapp summarizes this season's field school: With the field school coming to an end today, I thought a short summary of our shared experiences at Mule Creek would be fitting. Starting our journey in Tucson, ...
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2012
05
Jul

Student Post: Road Trip!

 By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist   Sarah Griffith shares her impressions of our recent field trip: This past weekend, the crew and staff packed up and headed out for a fun-filled weekend. Little did I know how incredible our road trip would be. First, we stopped ...
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2012
02
Jul

Student Post: Time Well Spent

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist   Emily Kvamme reflects on the past month: I came to this program not knowing whether I would enjoy doing archaeology. Now I know that I do—thoroughly! Over the past month, I have learned so much by working with dif...
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2012
29
Jun

Student Post: Reaching Out, part 2

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Elizabeth Newcomb describes our second community outreach event: I had expected that I’d be doing a lot of different things at the Preservation Archaeology field school, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that our assignment...
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2012
28
Jun

...And More Questions Raised!

  By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant In my last post, I described three goals for our research at Fornholt this year.  In this post, I’ll discuss the second of these goals. Last year, in the two-story part of the southern room block, we found a burned storage room filled wit...
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2012
25
Jun

Student Post: For the Love of Obsidian

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Jordan Taher's encounter with the Mule Creek obsidian source has been a pilgrimage of sorts: One of the main reasons I wanted to attend the Archaeology Southwest-University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology field school at Mule Cree...
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2012
22
Jun

One Question Answered...

  By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant Somehow, we’re more than halfway through the field season—time really does fly out here!—and now it’s time to provide an update on our research. Older blog posts will give you an idea of how our fieldwork last summer shaped our unders...
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2012
21
Jun

Student Post: Reaching Out

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Andi Sei understands why we must share what we are learning with the community: Archaeology isn’t just for the academic. Public education is vital for the community and the archaeologist. This past Saturday, our field school held t...
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2012
19
Jun

Student Post: Reading the Dirt

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Kelly Sweeney and her crew are learning to "read the dirt": It is always exciting to start a new unit and uncover what lies beneath the soil. When I first arrived at the Fornholt site, I felt this exact sentiment. My crew’s goal was...
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2012
14
Jun

Student Post: The Importance of Field Training

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Field training is proving invaluable to student Madeline Weinberger: If you have any doubts about the importance of field training in archaeology, let me end them. Attending a field school is incredibly important. After talking to ot...
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2012
11
Jun

Student Post: Expectations

  By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Our student Mac Mattingly discovers the reality of archaeological fieldwork: So much has happened over the past week, it's hard to know where to begin. When I first heard about this field school, I had no idea what to expect. Maybe w...
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