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The Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Arizona Archaeology
Dear Friends, It’s hard to find inspiring words tonight as it becomes clear that relief from this never-ending election year remains elusive. So, breathe deeply and stay healthy. Vigorous advocacy and creative pursuit of healing continue to be our core priorities. Be well. We appreciate y...
Continuing Coverage: Administration to Announce “Revisions” to Bedrock Environmental Law
Dear Friends, This past week, a four-story adobe building built in the early 1300s and known today as the Casa Grande has consumed many hours of my time. On Monday of last week, the manuscript for the reissue of our 2009 Archaeology Southwest Magazine on the Casa Grande Community was turned ove...
Continuing Coverage: Interior Moves Public Meetings Online, Does Not Postpone Deadlines
Dear Friends, It’s Tuesday afternoon, and I’m getting ready to moderate our second Archaeology Café Online. Tonight’s program will be with John Welch, who directs Archaeology Southwest’s Landscape and Site Protection Program, and our honored guest, Octavius Seowtewa of Zuni Pueblo. John ...
Archaeology Southwest Submits Formal Comments to the Council on Environmental Quality
Tucson, Ariz. (March 9, 2020)—On January 10, 2020, the Trump administration published proposed regulatory changes in the Federal Register. These changes relate to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which was signed into law by President Nixon fifty years ago. This bedrock legislation pr...
Final Management Plans for Reduced Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante Open Lands to Extraction
Final Management Plans for Reduced Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante Open Lands to Extraction Thursday the Trump administration announced it was opening two national monuments to development. The culturally and geologically significant Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments will ...
Remembering Raymond H. Thompson (1924–2020)
Remembering Raymond H. Thompson (1924–2020) Raymond Harris Thompson, Jr., PhD, director emeritus of the Arizona State Museum (ASM), former head of the Department of Anthropology, and professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Arizona (UA), died peacefully on January 29 in Tucson, sur...
BLM Releases Draft Monument-Management Plans for Grand Staircase, Bears Ears
BLM Releases Draft Monument-Management Plans for Grand Staircase, Bears Ears Most of the lands removed from southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument would be available to coal mining and oil or gas drilling under federal draft plans released Wednesday, putting nearly 700,000 ac...
Archaeology Southwest Makes Recommendations to the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality
Preservation nonprofit urges robust, creative tribal consultation, public input, and scientific rigor in NEPA implementation Tucson, Ariz. (August 21, 2018)—On August 20, Archaeology Southwest joined more than 10,000 citizens and organizations in responding to the call from the U.S. Council on ...
Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape: February 2018 Update
Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (February 2, 2018)—Two things of importance happened this week with implications for protection of the Greater Chaco Landscape. First, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Gallup Office release...