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Indigenous Art Exhibition at Yale Challenges History and Perception
Indigenous Art Exhibition at Yale Challenges History and Perception “Place, Nations, Generations, Beings,” a somber and moving display of two centuries’ worth of Native American artworks at the Yale University Art Gallery, comes with a conventional list of acknowledgments plus an unconvention...
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 Archaeology Southwest's position is that the Proposed Rule should be withdrawn.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...
Art Institute of Chicago Postpones Mimbres Exhibition
Art Institute of Chicago Postpones Mimbres Exhibition “Worlds Within: Mimbres Pottery of the Ancient Southwest,” a display of some 70 pieces from about A.D. 1100 made in what is now southwestern New Mexico, was slated to open May 26 in Regenstein Gallery, the museum’s primary space for tempor...
Boats to Trenches
Adam Sezate, University of Arizona and 2016 Preservation Archaeology Field School alumnus (May 9, 2017)—What does a person with a B.S. in History from the United States Naval Academy do after eight years in the U.S. fleet? During the two years before I turned in my uniform, I asked myself this ...
Invest in Ourselves, in Our Sense of Place
Bill Doelle, President & CEO (October 28, 2015)—Archaeology Southwest is an enthusiastic supporter of the seven Pima County bond proposals that are on the November 3 ballot. Our mission—to explore and protect the places of our past—is at the core of many of the bond projects. In previou...
Report from the 2012 National Preservation Conference
By Bill Doelle, Archaeology Southwest President & CEO The National Trust for Historic Preservation holds an annual conference in a different U.S. city each year. Last week, from October 31 through November 2, we converged on Spokane, Washington, a city of 209,000 that has a robust historic do...
Durango Herald Alleges Archaeologists Dealing in Illicit Artifact Trade
Allegations of Artifact Dealing by Public Employees and Archaeologists Featured in Durango Herald A federal informant named Ted Dan Gardiner visited a house in Fort Collins on July 17, 2008, hoping to secretly tape evidence of illegal dealings in ancient artifacts. He came back with hints that pub...