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

2020
25
Aug

Radiocarbon Dating’s New Calibration Curve

Dear Friends, Hopefully you have been feeling in need of a map. Because today I am going to indulge my love of maps and share some of the fun several of us at Archaeology Southwest have been having recently. I have been undertaking some fairly standard archaeological mapping of ancient agricul...
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2020
30
Mar

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...
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2020
24
Mar

Educational and Public Archaeology Resources Online

Educational and Public Archaeology Resources Online Last week, Lewis Borck (University of Missouri) organized a community-crowdsourced spreadsheet of archaeology/history-oriented educational and public content online as a resource for teachers and students looking for activities/readings/videos the...
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2019
03
Dec

Why You Should Experience Pecos National Historical Park

Knowledge seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café at The Loft Cinema for a series of programs exploring the deep and diverse history of the Southwest.  Join us on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, as Jeremy M. Moss discusses Pecos National Historical Park in his talk, "Going Down to the Cro...
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2019
01
May

Archaeology Southwest Comments on Proposed Change to Listing of Properties on the National Register

Tucson, Ariz. (May 1, 2019)—On April 29, 2019, Archaeology Southwest submitted the following formal comments on a Proposed Rule regarding the listing of properties in the National Register of Historic Places. Archaeology Southwest's position is that the Proposed Rule should be withdrawn. To lea...
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2018
04
Nov

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make Adobe Bricks

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (November 4, 2018)—In August, I was invited to participate in an adobe-brick manufacturing workshop hosted by the National Park Service at its Desert Research Learning Center on Tucson’s east side. The instructors were ...
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2018
22
Jan

Government Shutdown Leaves Our National Parks a Chaotic Mess

Government Shutdown Leaves Our National Parks a Chaotic Mess If you're thinking about enjoying some time at a national park, you might want to check to see if the place you're headed to is even open. On Saturday, hours after the start of the partial government shutdown, dozens of national parks na...
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2016
25
Dec

Archaeology Southwest Acquires Another Important Place of the Past: Baicatcan

Archaeology Southwest Acquires Another Important Place of the Past: Baicatcan In 2011, Daniel Baker donated a conservation easement to Archaeology Southwest over 8 acres of his 12-acre residence to protect a portion of the José Solas Ruin. In 2014, Daniel approached Archaeology Southwest about do...
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2016
21
Oct

Department of Interior Announces BLM-BIA Cooperative Effort on Oil-Gas Leasing across the Greater Chaco Landscape

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (October 21, 2016)—The Department of Interior has just announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Farmington Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be partnering on an expanded analysis of oil & gas leasing and management on public and tribal ...
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2016
13
Jul

It's Complex

Daniel Agudelo, University of Michigan (Posted July 13, 2016)—On Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19 we had the awesome pleasure of visiting Chaco Canyon and learning about Chacoan culture. Getting to Chaco was a trip in itself—over 10 miles of unpaved, hilly, and bumpy roads! I am so glad...
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2016
29
May

Utah Considers Sale of State Land on Comb Ridge

Utah Considers Sale of State Land on Comb Ridge Officials with the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) are now considering a proposal to sell a 640-acre section on the southern tip of Comb Ridge in San Juan County. This scenic spot, located 6 miles west of Bluff on State...
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2016
25
Apr

New Mexico Park Visitation Rises

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (April 25, 2016)—The latest statistics show a dramatic increase in visitation to National Park Service (NPS) parks and monuments in New Mexico, for March 2016. Several factors may be responsible for the uptick, including a promotional push by the Park Ser...
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