Preservation Archaeology

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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2017
07
Sep

Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape: Threats from Oil and Gas

Banner image: Flares outside of Bloomfield. Courtesy of EcoFlight. New Mexico Delegation Urges Continued Deferral of Leasing in Protection Zone (September 7, 2017)—Yesterday, Senators Udall and Heinrich and Representative Lujan sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Zinke calling on the ...
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2017
02
Aug

Archaeology and Oral History Project Receives Prestigious NEH Grant

Four American Indian Tribes will collaborate with scholars on three-year study Tucson, Ariz. (August 2, 2017)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that a team of affiliated researchers has earned a prestigious Collaborative Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH...
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2017
26
Jul

More Mud!

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (July 26, 2017)—By the end of last year’s field school, we had started two walls, and one was up to about six layers high. We mixed the mud with our hands in basin-shaped pits and placed it onto the wall in blobs. Then we...
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2017
27
Jun

Exploring and Experiencing Places of the Past and Present

Sophia Draznin-Nagy, Mills College (June 27, 2017)—Our recent adventure to northern New Mexico included a visit to the Pueblo of Zuni on June 17. The community was preparing for the first day of a four-day ceremony tied to the summer solstice to bring in the new season. We toured the Village of ...
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2017
16
Jun

Archaeology Southwest Opposes Zinke Recommendations on Bears Ears

(June 16, 2017)—Archaeology Southwest joins sovereign tribal nations, local and national conservation organizations, and citizen stakeholders in opposing the recommendations put forth in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s interim report on Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) dated June 10, 2017. ...
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2017
09
Jun

The Meaning of Monument

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (June 11, 2017)—Monuments come in different shapes and sizes. For many, monuments bring to mind plaques or statues that commemorate some historical figure or event. It is important to recognize that places may also be monuments—from a dot on a map, as w...
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2017
04
Jun

The Antiquities Act Turns 111 - Celebrate by Protecting the Law

The Antiquities Act Turns 111 - Celebrate by Protecting the Law This Thursday, June 8, is an important day. It marks 111 years since President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law. We at Archaeology Southwest cannot overstate this law’s significance. Through this act, America ha...
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2017
04
Jun

Celebrate the 111th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act—By Defending It

Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator (June 4, 2017)—This Thursday, June 8, is an important day. It marks 111 years since President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law. We at Archaeology Southwest cannot overstate this law's significance. Through this act, America ...
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2017
30
May

New Site Protection Acquisition: The Fleming Parcel

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (May 30, 2017)—Another site protection success! On May 22, 2017, we closed on the Fleming parcel, 120 acres in the lower Gila River valley. We purchased 40 acres, and Gail Fleming, Trustee for the Lawrence J. and Gail Fleming Trust, donated an addition...
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2017
24
May

A Resolution of the Board of Directors for Archaeology Southwest in opposition to any efforts to revoke or diminish Bears Ears National Monument

RESOLUTION A Resolution of the Board of Directors for Archaeology Southwest in opposition to any efforts to revoke or diminish Bears Ears National Monument. Whereas, Presidential Executive Order 13792 of April 26, 2017, directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a review of all Presidential ...
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2017
19
May

Burning Down the (Pit) House, part 1

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (May 19, 2017)—In 2015, volunteers joined me in building a half-scale model of a typical dwelling from the Early Agricultural period (2000 B.C.–A.D. 50) in the Tucson Basin. We built the model near our full-scale replic...
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2017
12
May

For Bears Ears, Our National Monuments, and the Antiquities Act

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (May 12, 2017)—The outraged community had the Swedish scientist arrested. The scientist, Gustav Nordenskiöld (1868–1895), had undertaken quite good archaeological excavations, by today’s standards, at cliff dwellings in southwestern Colorado’s Mesa ...
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