Oak Flat

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

2020
22
Dec

Congresswoman Debra Haaland Nominated to Be Next Secretary of the Interior

Dear Friends,  This day after the winter solstice, the sun is setting. Things are quieting down—thankfully.  I crammed the typical weekly Zoom hours into two days. It’s time for a break. Time for rest and reflection.  At Archaeology Southwest, 2021 looks promising. We’re planning t...
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2020
15
Dec

Continuing Coverage: Fighting for Oak Flat

Dear Friends, It has been another long day in the field. But I’m not complaining—for me, these days out on the desert landscape are days of renewal, experiences that reignite my passion for what I do. Focusing my eyes on the ground so I don’t miss subtle, centuries-old physical remnants ...
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2020
17
Nov

Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition Ready to Work with New Administration

Dear Friends, How do you know when you have the perfect job? For me, it’s when you get home after an 11-hour day and you’re relaxed, energized, and ready to face the ever-mounting challenges to Archaeology Southwest’s Preservation Archaeology mission. I left home just before 7:00 a.m....
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2020
30
Jun

Lessons, not Warnings, from the Past

Dear Friends, Working from home since mid-March has taken its toll. I had a chance to break out for almost 24 hours, and it was almost heavenly. On this last day of June, I went to Gila Bend and a bit beyond. (I realize you are all incredibly jealous! The weather was even unseasonably cool—only...
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2018
11
Dec

Do Better by Chaco

Commentary: Do Better by Chaco However, outside the pueblos, little information is available about the Pueblos’ ties to the Greater Chaco Region that would enable the BLM to meet its mandated duties. Pueblo ethnographic information is scarce or entirely absent from the archaeological and academic...
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2017
31
Dec

Hands off the Antiquities Act

Editorial: Hands off the Antiquities Act By asking Congress to exempt Utah from the Antiquities Act, the Deseret News (Dec. 3) places our state at odds with both the legacy of our history and the promise of our future. When the editors write, “Nearly two-thirds of Utah is owned by the federal go...
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2017
26
Nov

Are We About to Forget America's Best Idea?

Are We About to Forget America's Best Idea? Since President Trump assumed office, the government has taken what some historians are calling an “unprecedented” approach to the protection of U.S. land. This summer, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reviewed and suggested modifying 10 national monume...
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2016
07
Feb

Rogue Government Agencies Ignore Environmental & Preservation Law

Rogue Government Agencies Ignore Environmental & Preservation Law A lawsuit filed October 2015 by the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians and the Round Valley Indian Tribes claims California Department of Transportation officials flouted historic preservation laws while building the $210 million,...
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2015
31
May

Archaeology Southwest's Paul Reed Explains How Oil and Gas Development Threatens the Chaco Landscape

Archaeology Southwest's Paul Reed Explains How Oil and Gas Development Threatens the Chaco Landscape Chaco Culture National Historical Park, and affiliated sites on nearby Navajo Nation and Bureau of Land Management lands, are designated as a World Heritage Site – one of only 22 such sites in the...
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2015
22
Feb

When is a Village? Defining the Beginnings of Village Life is the Topic of Archaeology Southwest's Next Archaeology Cafe - Tucson

When is a Village? Defining the Beginnings of Village Life is the Topic of Archaeology Southwest's Next Archaeology Cafe - Tucson On March 3, 2015, Dr. Lisa C. Young (University of Michigan) and Dr. Sarah A. Herr (Desert Archaeology, Inc.) will describe what makes a settlement a village. We meet on ...
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2015
08
Feb

San Carlos Apache Lead Fight Against Mining at Oak Flat

San Carlos Apache Lead Fight Against Mining at Oak Flat Dozens of people sang, danced and prayed outside of the San Carlos Apache tribe's office on Thursday morning before heading out on a 44-mile journey in an attempt to protect their ancestral lands at Oak Flat campground. The protesters organize...
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