Public Lands

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

2020
30
Mar

Life of the Gila: Public Lands of the Gila Watershed

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (March 30, 2020)—This series has explored what landscape-scale archaeology, accumulated over some 130 years, illustrates about how past residents of the greater Gila Watershed thought about themselves and their neighbors. We focused on the big picture—time p...
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2020
24
Mar

Educational and Public Archaeology Resources Online

Educational and Public Archaeology Resources Online Last week, Lewis Borck (University of Missouri) organized a community-crowdsourced spreadsheet of archaeology/history-oriented educational and public content online as a resource for teachers and students looking for activities/readings/videos the...
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2019
07
May

The Greater Gila River: Public Lands, Tribal Lands, and Our Connections to These Places

Knowledge-seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café at Changing Hands for a season of programs exploring the deep and diverse history of Phoenix and the greater Southwest in a jargon-free zone. Join us as Dr. Bill Doelle challenges us to think big with a presentation entitles “The Gre...
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2018
11
Mar

Another Auction, Another Threat to the Ancient Places of the Four Corners

Another Auction, Another Threat to the Ancient Places of the Four Corners Now, the 13,000-year-old historical record of Native Americans who inhabited the outskirts of two national monuments near the Colorado-Utah border is facing an unprecedented threat. On March 20, the federal government is sche...
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2017
15
May

How to Protect Our National Monuments

Archaeology Southwest's President and CEO on How to Protect Our National Monuments On April 26, 2017, the President issued an executive order requiring the Department of the Interior to review national monument designations since 1996 that are greater than 100,000 acres.This order assails the fundam...
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2017
27
Apr

Take Action: Stand with the Antiquities Act

Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator (April 27, 2017)—An attack on one national monument is an attack on all national monuments. On April 26, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order requiring the Department of the Interior to review national monument designations since 1996 ...
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2017
26
Apr

Archaeology Southwest Stands with the Antiquities Act

Statement by Archaeology Southwest President and CEO William Doelle (April 26, 2017)—Archaeology Southwest denounces today’s executive order by President Trump, which requires the Department of the Interior to review national monument designations since 1996 that are greater than 100,000 acres ...
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2017
18
Apr

Celebrating National Park Week

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 19, 2017)—Happy National Park Week! This week, April 15–23, is a nationwide celebration of these public lands and the cultural and natural heritage they protect. Many of us here at Archaeology Southwest spend a lot of time in nationa...
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2017
16
Apr

Congress Takes Aim at Bears Ears

Congress Takes Aim at Bears Ears In January, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, called the recently designated Bears Ears National Monument in his state a “travesty.” Hatch vowed to work with President Donald Trump to reverse the December 2016 designation, a stance that many other Utah Republicans have ...
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2017
26
Mar

Fire Adds Richness to the Land

Fire Adds Richness to the Land The Jemez Mountains are “the poster child” of wildfire problems in the Southwestern U.S. Residents recall too well the evacuations of Los Alamos during the 2000 Cerro Grande and 2011 Las Conchas Fires. They also recall the enormous plumes of smoke rising over our m...
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2017
15
Jan

The Monument Wars

The Monument Wars In the West, where I currently live, we have our own unfinished wars: the Indian wars. I was reminded of how unfinished they are this fall, when I attended a demonstration led by Native Americans against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The protest took place in front of the statehouse ...
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2014
01
Jun

Bruce Babbit Advocates for a Major Push in Public Lands Protection

Bruce Babbit Advocates for a Major Push in Public Lands Protection When a racist rancher in Nevada and his armed supporters can command headlines by claiming to own and control publicly owned lands, perhaps it's time to remind Westerners about the history of the nation's public-land heritage. Recal...
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