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Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist (February 28, 2017)—"Don't bite off more than you can chew," the old saying goes. In this case, to paraphrase another idiom, my eyes were definitely bigger than my computer's hard drive. Painted Rocks Site by Doug Gann ...
Shade, Cultures, and Foxes
Carl Evertsbusch, Archaeology Southwest member and volunteer (February 17, 2017)—Gripping a pole lashed to one end of an 8x10 piece of dark plastic, I drift off into scenes of kneeling in dirt making earthshaking archaeological discoveries. With no warning a breeze hits our homemade contraption...
An Adobe Pompeii
Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist (January 21, 2016)—When reading book reviews or other arguments in archaeology, one of the more common put-downs is the dreaded "Pompeii premise." An archaeologist accused of this, so it goes, has been naive in assuming that th...
Help Support the Creation of the Great Bend of Gila National Monument
Help Support the Creation of the Great Bend of Gila National Monument The Great Bend of the Gila, in southwestern Arizona, is a rich cultural landscape that speaks to a deep history of multiculturalism on this frontier. In addition to numerous Hohokam and Patayan villages, countless ancient trails, ...
Archaeological Documentation on a Slippery Slope, Part 1
By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins Recently, I was fortunate to assist my colleague Doug Gann with a project at Walnut Canyon National Monument, near Flagstaff, Arizona. The work took place at two small cliff dwellings about halfway down a very ste...
Flight of the Phantom
By Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to wrap up 2013 with a little cautionary tale about the use of unmanned flying cameras, commonly called "drones" in the media. In the Pretty Rock blog post, I illustrated how a revolution ...