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2024
24
Apr

Archaeologist Flint Dibble Debates Graham Hancock on Major Podcast

Dear Friends, Archaeology Southwest has for many years run a field school to train the next generation of archaeologists. This year’s session, directed by Preservation Archaeologist Dr. Karen Schollmeyer and WNMU Museum Director Dr. Danielle Romero, will focus on teaching students how to catalo...
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2024
24
Apr

Celebrating Field School Alumni in 2024

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Director, Preservation Archaeology Field School (April 24, 2024)—Spring is traditionally a time for celebrating new beginnings, and many of our former field school students and staff members are doing just that! I’ve been happy to catch u...
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2022
17
Jul

Ah, Plants!

Janae Garcia, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (July 2, 2022)—Ah, plants! They surround us and blanket our Earth with such grace and beauty. I have always felt such a love and desire for learning about naturopathic medicine, as well as the variations and impact of plant use throughout history an...
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2022
17
Jul

Decolonizing Archaeology: An Indigenous Perspective

Totsoni Willeto, University of Arizona (July 1, 2022)—Yá’át’ééh and warm greetings from all of us here at the Gila River Farm site. As we move through the final week and begin wrapping up the field school, one cannot help but reminisce about all the amazing moments we’ve shared with o...
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2022
17
Jul

A Home away from Home

Aleesha Clevenger, University of Arizona (June 28, 2022)—A place that has become near and dear to my heart is the adobe structure. This small little mudroom building has been my go-to spot for reading, stargazing, and sunset-watching. Over the past week, it has proven to be a perfect place for ...
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2022
17
Jul

Inspired and Determined

Ashley Tillery, University of Nevada Las Vegas (June 27, 2022)—Field school is truly an experience like no other—you work, play, and live with your classmates. We all have the same experiences but discuss them through many different lenses. An experience I will never forget was our field trip...
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2022
17
Jul

My Thrilling Discovery

Seth Pratt Phillips, University of Arizona (June 23, 2022)—During my time spent learning and practicing experimental archaeology, I went to Mule Creek to search for obsidian. People have obtained obsidian for making tools from this local source for millennia. Having just learned how to use a...
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2022
15
Jul

Meals, Bonds, and Paleoethnobotany

“[Humans] don't just survive; they discover; they create. ... I mean, just look at what they do with food!” – Remy, from the 2007 hit motion picture “Ratatouille” Jonah Bullen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (June 21, 2022)—An important takeaway I’ve learned during my five year...
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2022
30
Jun

Getting Down and Dirty: The Robinson Collection Project Team Visits the Gila River Farm Site

Jaye Smith, Robinson Collection Project Team Lead (July 1, 2022)—When working on a legacy collection, it is hard to envision the context of the excavations conducted from just the notes and artifact assemblages. As the Robinson Collection Project Team conducts their preliminary research and reh...
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2022
29
Jun

Finders But Not Always Keepers

Rena Schrager, Temple University (June 29, 2022)—“Can we keep this one? It’s not bigger than a quarter, but it’s decorated and pretty.” asks Ashley Tillery, a fellow excavator in Unit 462, inquiring about a small painted ceramic sherd she is holding in her hand as she searches through t...
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2022
29
Jun

Knapping by the River

Jorge Barceló, University of Arizona (June 29, 2022)—Today [6/10/22] was my first day of experimental archaeology with Allen Denoyer, along with Aleesha and Tots. After a short, steep hike down to the San Francisco River, we sat on the bank and Allen began to show us the basics of flintknappin...
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2022
20
Jun

Preservation Archaeology 2022 Public Lectures

Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona ask you to join the 2022 Preservation Archaeology Public Lecture series. All lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. (MDT), located at 8179 Hwy 180 W, Cliff NM 88028. Look for the cream building with orange portable toilets on the north side of Hwy 180 just...
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