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It's Time to Act Permanently
Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (January 25, 2021)—The Greater Chaco Landscape is at great risk from encroaching oil-gas development, which ramped up tremendously over the past four disastrous years of the previous administration. I’m grateful that President Biden and his administ...
Connections to Place: An Interview with Todd Scissons
Stacy Ryan, Preservation Archaeologist, with Todd Scissons, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Pueblo of Acoma (September 11, 2020)—Several months ago, I attended a webinar that focused on efforts to stop vandalism at archaeological sites and heard Todd Scissons, the Tribal Historic Preser...
Commentary: Border Wall Desecrates Sacred Places, Violates Religious Freedom
Dear Friends, As I write, it’s hard to be upbeat here in Arizona this evening. COVID-19 is surging, regularly breaking daily records of new cases. Earlier today, President Trump came to Yuma to celebrate the border wall, followed by an indoor rally in Phoenix. Indigenous residents in this...
Ceremonial Shield Will Return to Acoma Pueblo
Ceremonial Shield Will Return to Acoma Pueblo A sacred ceremonial shield will be returned to the Pueblo of Acoma following a settlement agreement filed Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court. The settlement orders the EVE Auction House in Paris, France, to release the shield into U.S. custody at t...
Acoma Project Fieldwork
Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (November 27, 2018)—Archaeology Southwest is working with the Pueblo of Acoma to document places of ancestral importance across the Greater Chaco Landscape. With the counsel of Acoma team members, we can better prioritize our shared protection efforts. ...
Grant Award Supports Study of Acoma Pueblo's History on the Greater Chaco Landscape
Tucson, Ariz. (August 13, 2018)—Archaeology Southwest has received a $10,000 grant from the Southwest Intervention Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to support work on the Pueblo of Acoma Preservation Study of the Greater Chaco Landscape. Goals of the project include:1) h...
Student Post: Chaco Canyon Field Trip
Early on a Friday morning, the students of the Mule Creek Field School dragged themselves from their tents and piled into the Suburban and the fifteen-passenger van. After an eventful drive in very close quarters—a trip that was supposed to take seven hours, but ended up taking ten due to a tire...