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Kate Sarther
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2024
07
Feb

Tribal Co-Management: What Works Where and How?

Dear Friends, As usual, Archaeologist Southwest staff are busy working on an astonishing range of preservation, outreach, research, and advocacy projects, many of which are garnering media attention. On January 24, Skylar Begay, our Director of Tribal Collaboration in Outreach and Advocacy, pa...
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2024
31
Jan

Continuing Coverage: US Museums Respond to New NAGPRA Regulations

Dear Friends, Museums are back in the news again. This week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York announced the closure of two major exhibitions focused on Native American material culture from the Eastern Woodlands and Great Plains. Earlier this month, Chicago’s Field Museum, ...
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2024
16
Jan

A Message from Steve Nash

Dear Friends, The moment is finally here—Monday, January 15, was my first day as President and CEO of Archaeology Southwest! So far, it has been every bit as exciting as I’d hoped. From the exceptionally capable and welcoming ASW staff to the unique office setting provided by the Bates Mansio...
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2023
17
Oct

American Museum of Natural History Changes Policy on Human Remains

Dear Friends, The view from my kitchen window impacts my life in an outsized way. It’s not a particularly large window, but it does give me invaluable perspective. In my specific case, the mere 25 feet to the terraced slope in which my wife and I invest lots of energy—horse manure and mulc...
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2023
31
Jan

Commentary: Museums Should Stop Exhibiting Human Bodies

Dear Friends, I spend a good bit of time in the early morning taking in different media. There’s my current audiobook during my workout on the elliptical and before my coffee. I usually finish a chapter while nursing that cup of coffee. Then it’s time to consume some newspaper content—digit...
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2022
02
Nov

Experts Reimagine Bedrock Conservation Laws

Dear Friends, Several times over the course of the pandemic, I’ve felt that the pace of in-person meetings has suddenly quickened—and slowed—and then accelerated again. And for sure, for me, the past few days have been a marathon! Last Friday, I attended an in-person meeting of the Four ...
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2022
18
Oct

Interior Proposes to Revamp NAGPRA

Dear Friends, Pursuing Preservation Archaeology often leads me to interesting new topics and places, such as regenerative agriculture. That interest got a big boost over a month ago, courtesy of Dax Hansen, owner of Oatman Flats Ranch on the lower Gila River. He held a meeting in Phoenix to sh...
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2022
06
Sep

Capturing Day-to-Night in Bears Ears

Dear Friends, A week from today, the bill to establish a Great Bend of the Gila National Conservation Area (H.R. 8719) will have a hearing before the House Natural Resources Committee in Washington, DC. It will be heard along with two other bills (H.R. 8108, Advancing Tribal Parity on Public Land...
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2022
15
Mar

Respect the Great Bend of the Gila

Dear Friends,  Tucson has a magnificent Festival of Books that returned in-person on the University of Arizona mall last weekend. Archaeology Southwest had a booth, and I spent the afternoon in near-constant conversation with many people who are avidly pursuing knowledge, insight, entertainment,...
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2022
08
Feb

Comments on Greater Chaco 10-Mile Protection Zone Due by April 6

Dear Friends, Feedback. My cat brought the word home to me in a very literal way yesterday morning. Ah, yes. Cats, those sleep-prone animals, tend to have delicate stomachs. You really don’t want their, uhm, feedback. And a week or so ago, a (former) reader of Preservation Archaeology Tod...
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2022
01
Feb

Utah Diné Bikéyah Celebrates Ten Years

Dear Friends, I find that even a tiny surprise can fuel an adrenalin boost. Please indulge my personal bird boost. Last night, Dr. Katelyn Bishop presented a wonderful Archaeology Café (video coming soon) on the importance of birds in Chaco Canyon. A day earlier, Katelyn had logged in with us...
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2021
02
Nov

Lifeways of the Little Colorado River

Dear Friends,  “It’s impolite to talk behind someone’s back” is a phrase I’ve heard since I was a youngster. (Let’s not talk about how long ago that’s been…)  So I guess I’m going to be impolite today.  Skylar Begay, who began his work with Archaeology Southwest in Janu...
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