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2021
02
Feb

An Enlightening and Hopeful Conversation with Sally Jewell

Dear Friends,  I ended last week’s note with a call: Let’s get to work!  This week, I’d like to take a big-picture view of the work that needs doing.  I find the latest issue of Scientific American very helpful. The editors identify the four most pressing science priorities for the...
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2020
21
Jul

Google Won’t Save You Here

Kelsey Hanson, University of Arizona (July 21, 2020)—I hate looking dumb. I always have and I always will. And I will readily admit that I try really hard to not look dumb. How do I do that? I have two answers. One answer is the one everyone probably expects: I do my homework. I’ve been in...
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2020
09
Jul

Putting the People Back into Wilderness

Maxwell Forton, Binghamton University (July 9, 2020)—Normally this week I’d be wrapping up teaching survey on Archaeology Southwest’s Preservation Archaeology Field School. The past two summers, I’ve had the pleasure of leading our intrepid students in archaeological surveys in the Gila N...
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2020
23
Jun

What Do Geoarchaeologists Do?

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Director, Preservation Archaeology Field School (June 23, 2020)—Today's (Un)Field School presentation is by internationally recognized geoscientist Gary Huckleberry. We've been fortunate to have Gary come to the Preservation Archaeology Field ...
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2020
22
Jun

Welcome to (Un)Field School

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Director, Preservation Archaeology Field School (June 22, 2020)—Is your tent (blanket fort?) set up? That has to come first. Next is your camp chair. Pick a good spot. You have enough water? OK. Usually at this time of year, this blog featu...
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2020
08
Jun

At Home

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow and Field Director, Preservation Archaeology Field School (June 8, 2020)—I’m really missing the field school and some of what have become yearly traditions since I became field director in 2013. I miss going to the airport and trying to guess whi...
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2020
26
May

Continuing Coverage: Feds Extend Deadline for Greater Chaco Comments to September 25

Dear Friends, Good news in today’s headline—Interior Secretary Bernhardt did the right thing. The deadline to comment on the revised management plan for Greater Chaco has been extended to September 25. Paul Reed has updated our information on making and submitting those comments. You can revi...
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2020
26
May

Congratulations to Graduating Field School Alumni

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (May 26, 2020)—For the last six years, the end of May has meant the beginning of field school season. Every year, I’ve spent this time trying to squeeze in time to enjoy the last cool days of spring and the too-short season of ironwood and sagua...
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2020
23
Mar

2020 Preservation Archaeology Field School Canceled

Tucson, Ariz. (March 23, 2020)—The 2020 Archaeology Southwest-University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology Field School has been canceled. Director Karen Schollmeyer has issued the following statement: “It is with great regret that we share the news of the field school’s cancelation. The ...
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2020
25
Feb

Congressional Subcommittee Hearing Today: "Destroying Sacred Sites and Erasing Tribal Culture"

Continuing Coverage: Congressional Subcommittee Hearing Today on Desecration at Border Association on American Indian Affairs Executive Director and Attorney Shannon Keller O’Loughlin will testify to Congress Wednesday that recent U.S. government destruction of Native American sacred sites for th...
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2020
28
Jan

Continuing Coverage: Chaco Buffer Zone

Continuing Coverage: Chaco Buffer Zone Months after the U.S. House passed a bill that would create a long-sought, 10-mile drilling ban on federal land around Chaco Culture National Historical Park, the Navajo Nation is demanding Congress cut the proposed protection zone in half. The Navajo Nation C...
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2019
02
Aug

Learning with Adobe

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (August 2, 2019)—I wanted to follow up on Leslie’s post about how our 2014–2015 adobe structure helped us interpret walls at the Gila River Farm site in 2019. There is something almost metaphysical about mixing mud...
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