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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (July 28, 2020)—Several years ago, I shared the research I was carrying out on the petroglyphs at Taliesin West, acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home in Scottsdale, Arizona. One reader pointed out the troubling fact that Mr. Wright ha...
Grant Award from NEH Funds Tribal Petroglyphs Team
Following on recent field research, specialists from the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe will begin analysis and compilation project with Archaeology Southwest Tucson, Ariz. (June 23, 2020)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that it has received a generous $114,219 grant award from the N...
Focus on the Field Crew: Jason Andrews
Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist, with Jason Andrews (May 1, 2020)—The Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project’s (LGREAP) Focus on the Field Crew series has really shown me the value of listening to people. And I’ve not just been listening—asking has been a crit...
Of Drones, Petroglyphs, and Conferences
Drone Footage "Finds" Remarkable "Unseen" Petroglyphs in Utah Some drones have a undesirable popularity for snooping on folks and facilitating functions of war. But unmanned aircraft can be utilized to give authorities a new watch of inaccessible and remote places to uncover lost treasures. An amazi...
Summer Solstice Sites in Southwestern Arizona
Introduction by Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative Of the several rewarding elements of my job, meeting and traveling with site stewards is certainly one of the most enjoyable. As our first line of defense in our collective efforts to safeguard ancient sites, site stewards have been mo...
New Video Traverses the Great Bend of the Gila
This Archaeology Southwest video takes you on a spectacular journey to the Gila Bend region of southern Arizona, where you will experience the richness and fragility of this abiding cultural crossroads.
The Great Bend of the Gila
This issue of Archaeology Southwest presents several thousand years of human history along the Great Bend of the Gila River.