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Life of the Gila: Was Mimbres a World?
Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (March 13, 2020)—In my last blog post on the diverse archaeological culture area archaeologists call “Mogollon,” I raised the question of whether the Mimbres part of that region could be called a “world” as we have characterized the Hohoka...
Tohono O'odham Nation Protests Pipeline That Would Impact Cultural Sites
Tohono O'odham Nation Protests Pipeline That Would Impact Cultural Sites The Tohono O'odham Nation is taking action to officially oppose a proposed pipeline project in the Altar Valley. The Sierrita Pipeline, a Kinder Morgan project, calls for 59 miles of 36-inch pipe to deliver natural gas from ex...
A Piecemeal Assault on Public Lands
A Piecemeal Assault on Public Lands But the real threat to the public lands is not from Congress, or the state legislatures, whose laws would almost certainly be struck down as unconstitutional. The real and constant threat is more subtle, and more piecemeal. Only about a third of the 640 million ac...
Pottery Mound Deeded to Isleta Pueblo
UNM Transfers Ownership of Pottery Mound to Isleta Pueblo The UNM Board of Regents has taken steps to preserve a prehistoric Native American village. A university archaeological site of nine acres known as “Pottery Mound” has been deeded to the Pueblo of Isleta. UNM acquired the...