national monuments

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

2017
24
Sep

Interior Secretary Zinke's Review of National Monuments Now Public

Interior Secretary Zinke's Review of National Monuments Now Public Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump modify 10 national monuments created by his immediate predecessors, including shrinking the boundaries of at least four western sites, according to a copy of the r...
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2017
20
Aug

Preservation Efforts are Underway at Tumacacori Mission (8/20/2017)

Preserving Tumacacori A five-year project involving backbreaking, eyeball-bending work is underway to conserve Tumacacori National Historical Park's valuable heritage. And at the end of it all, visitors shouldn't notice a single change. That's the whole idea. Frank Matero, a visiting professor of ar...
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2017
30
Jul

New York Times Examines Three Threatened Monuments

New York Times Examines Three Threatened Monuments: Bears Ears, UT The archaeologist Benjamin Bellorado, a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona, has conducted research in this area for 20 years. He led me down the side of a trailless canyon on one bright morning, as we stayed on the slic...
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2017
11
Jun

Archaeology Is Often the Last Line of Defense for the Places of the Past

Archaeology Is Often the Last Line of Defense for the Places of the Past Sometimes I get the feeling that, as a field archaeologist, I am an undertaker for wild places, for I might be one of the last people to see a place before it is chained, leveled, mined, trenched or burned. The thought of what ...
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2017
04
Jun

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...
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2017
04
Jun

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 ...
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2017
29
May

Department of the Interior Receives Overwhelming Public Support for Bears Ears

Department of the Interior Receives Overwhelming Public Support for Bears Ears Supporters of Bears Ears National Monument sent a flood of comments to the Department of the Interior urging that the Utah monument be protected, with more than 685,000 messages of support submitted in just 15 days....“...
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2017
24
May

A Resolution of the Board of Directors for Archaeology Southwest in opposition to any efforts to revoke or diminish Bears Ears National Monument

RESOLUTION A Resolution of the Board of Directors for Archaeology Southwest in opposition to any efforts to revoke or diminish Bears Ears National Monument. Whereas, Presidential Executive Order 13792 of April 26, 2017, directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a review of all Presidential ...
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2017
12
May

For Bears Ears, Our National Monuments, and the Antiquities Act

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (May 12, 2017)—The outraged community had the Swedish scientist arrested. The scientist, Gustav Nordenskiöld (1868–1895), had undertaken quite good archaeological excavations, by today’s standards, at cliff dwellings in southwestern Colorado’s Mesa ...
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2017
30
Apr

The Antiquities Act Is Challenged

Trump Calls for Review of 28 National Monuments, Revocation of Bears Ears President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday calling on the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review “all Presidential designations or expansions of designations under the Antiquities Act made since January ...
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2017
27
Apr

Take Action: Stand with the Antiquities Act

Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator (April 27, 2017)—An attack on one national monument is an attack on all national monuments. On April 26, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order requiring the Department of the Interior to review national monument designations since 1996 ...
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2017
18
Apr

Celebrating National Park Week

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 19, 2017)—Happy National Park Week! This week, April 15–23, is a nationwide celebration of these public lands and the cultural and natural heritage they protect. Many of us here at Archaeology Southwest spend a lot of time in nationa...
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