Mule Creek

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

2016
06
Dec

The Fornholt Retrospective: An Introduction

Katherine Dungan, Preservation Archaeologist (December 6, 2016)—The archaeological site that we call Fornholt sits on a ridge overlooking the grassy, well-watered valley that surrounds Mule Creek, in southwestern New Mexico. Today, the most visible parts of the site are the two architectural moun...
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2016
22
Aug

Where Most Research Happens

Katherine Dungan, Preservation Archaeologist (August 19, 2016)—Odds are good that when you think of archaeology, you’re thinking of an outdoor activity, whether that’s a bunch of dust-covered researchers poking around in square holes or just you, experiencing a place on the landscape with a...
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2015
11
Oct

Other Archaeologists

Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America's celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. We hope you enjoy this very personal look at our staff me...
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2015
01
Jun

Preparations

Leslie Aragon, Excavation Director and University of Arizona Doctoral Program The beginning of the summer field school season is always an exciting time of year. Every year, the staff of the Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology (UGPA) field school (a partnership between Archaeology Southwest and ...
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2013
28
Jun

Experimental Archaeology at Mule Creek

By David Loome, field school student from Northern Arizona University/Coconino Community College As students at the Preservation Archaeology Field School at Mule Creek, we are exposed almost every day to the tools and technology used by people in the past. By analyzing and studying artifacts like...
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2013
07
Jun

First Week in Mule Creek

By Linda Pierce, Deputy Director   I spent most of last week at our Preservation Archaeology Field School headquarters in Mule Creek, New Mexico, helping out with (and documenting) the start of the 2013 field season. It was a busy week, and by the time I left late Friday morning, it seemed ev...
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2013
03
Jun

Settling into Camp

By Kathryn Turney, field school student from Pima Community College There is much more to Upper Gila Archaeological Preservation Field School than learning the basics of Preservation Archaeology. There are fun and informative field trips and lecture opportunities and a lot of hands on learning. A...
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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, Arizona, eleven ...
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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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