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13,000-Year-Old Ocher Mine in Wyoming
Dear Friends, I may soon be overwhelmed by positivity. It started at the Summit hosted by the Conservation Lands Foundation last week. That was one of the best professional gatherings I have ever attended. And today, I get to meet our 2022 field school students. We spend two days...
Protecting Cultural Landscapes on Federal Lands in the Southwest
Dear Friends, A former politician and current television pundit, who shall not be named here, recently stated that America owes little to Native Americans. Among the extensive bodies of Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge and information said pundit is ignorant of, he sure missed our l...
Maize, the Mother of All Things
Dear Friends, I’ll be brief today. Our first link will take you to a wonderful essay by Robin Wall Kimmerer. It’s a powerful consideration of relationships among “sun, soil, water, plant, and farmer.” Kimmerer states that, “They have entered into a covenant of reciprocity: if the...
Life of the Gila: Public Lands of the Gila Watershed
Bill Doelle, President & CEO (March 30, 2020)—This series has explored what landscape-scale archaeology, accumulated over some 130 years, illustrates about how past residents of the greater Gila Watershed thought about themselves and their neighbors. We focused on the big picture—time p...
Public Lands and Repatriation in the News
Congress Passes Major Public Lands Package “This robust, landmark package illustrates that it is possible for political agreement when it comes to caring for the country’s public lands that have natural, cultural and historic significance. The conservation gains in the bill are substantial, pro...
The Antiquities Act Turns 111 - Celebrate by Protecting the Law
The Antiquities Act Turns 111 - Celebrate by Protecting the Law This Thursday, June 8, is an important day. It marks 111 years since President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law. We at Archaeology Southwest cannot overstate this law’s significance. Through this act, America ha...
Celebrate the 111th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act—By Defending It
Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator (June 4, 2017)—This Thursday, June 8, is an important day. It marks 111 years since President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law. We at Archaeology Southwest cannot overstate this law's significance. Through this act, America ...