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Arizona Archaeological Council Urges AZ House to Reject House Bill 2498
Arizona Archaeological Council Urges AZ House to Reject House Bill 2498, Which Would "Streamline" Archaeological Surveys on State-Range Improvement Projects The AAC has drafted a letter response to Arizona House Bill 2498. The bill and letter response are attached. Please direct any comments to AAC...
Of Poop, Toilet Paper, and Worms...
By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist I visited Scott Michlin at KSJE for my regular monthly show last month. You can listen to our conversation here. The agenda this time—ancient poop! Quite literally, we discussed the importance of ancient feces—coprolites, as they are known—...
Representative Grijalva Sponsors Legislation to Create the Great Bend of the Gila National Monument and the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area
Representative Grijalva Sponsors Legislation to Create the Great Bend of the Gila National Monument and the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today introduced six bills focused on the management, conservation, and long-term stewardship of federal land in Arizona and thr...
Major Interpretive Improvements at Mesa Grande
Community Updates Plans for a Visitor's Center at Mesa Grande As Mesa’s pioneers scouted their new home, one of their most striking discoveries was a mound larger than a football field that was the cultural center of the ancient Hohokam. Now Mesa is planning to boost the site’s profile by openi...
Questions Raised about the Dating of Alleged Pre-Clovis Deposits at Blackwater Draw
Questions Raised about the Dating of Alleged Pre-Clovis Deposits at Blackwater Draw Archaeologists burrowing in the dirt of central Texas are stirring up a scientific debate that could change history in eastern New Mexico. At issue is the recent discovery of artifacts at an archeological site on ...
Did Ancient Southwestern Peoples Trade Turquoise for Chocolate?
Like Turquoise for Chocolate? Talk about a sweet deal—prehistoric peoples of Mesoamerica may have traded chocolate for gems from the U.S. Southwest, a new study suggests. Traces of a chemical found in cacao—the main ingredient in chocolate—were found in several drinking vessels from variou...