R. E. Burrillo

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

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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2020
07
Jan

Why You Should Experience Bears Ears

Knowledge seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café at The Loft Cinema for a series of programs exploring the deep and diverse history of the Southwest. Join us on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, as R. E. Burrillo discusses Bears Ears in his talk, "The Bears Ears Water Project: What Environme...
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2019
26
Dec

Congressional Spending Bill Includes Protection for Greater Chaco

Congressional Spending Bill Includes Protection for Greater Chaco The U.S. Senate has approved a $1.4 trillion spending package for the 2020 fiscal year. The White House has said that the president will sign the legislation. Importantly, the legislation includes interim protections for the landscap...
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2019
30
Aug

Cafés Are Complicated

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (August 30, 2019)—When Archaeology Southwest wholeheartedly embraced the “science café” movement more than a decade ago, we knew from the overwhelming response that we had started a good thing with Archaeology Café. And before we knew it, we’d hosted c...
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2019
28
Mar

The Women's Park, continued

R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Today we continue with the conclusion of Burrillo's essay on the women who worked to protect Mesa Verde. Read part one here. Happy Women's History Month! (March 30, 2019) Differing Visions and New Legislation The feud between Virginia and Lucy came to a boil rather q...
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2019
28
Mar

The Women’s Park

R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Today and tomorrow we feature guest author R. E. Burrillo's essay on "the mothers of Mesa Verde National Park" in honor of Women's History Month. (March 29, 2019)—Last March, in recognition of Women’s History Month, archaeology professor Ruth Van Dyke took to Facebook ...
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2018
03
Dec

Celebrating a Mammoth Dust-up in Bluff (2018 Edition)

R. E. Burrillo, SWCA (December 4, 2018)—This is an update of an essay I posted here in December 2016. Bluff artist Joe Pachak and the gang are preparing for another Winter Solstice festival, and meanwhile a lot else has happened between then and now. Utah’s San Juan County is no stranger...
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2018
02
Mar

Greater Bears Ears as Borderlands

Today’s post is by our friend and frequent contributor R. E. Burrillo, who co-edited, with Benjamin A. Bellorado, the new issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine, “Sacred and Threatened: The Cultural Landscapes of Greater Bears Ears,” released today. R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Environmental Cons...
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2017
15
Jun

Mother Bear's Ears

RE Burrillo, University of Utah (June 17, 2017)—In the summer of 2004, two friends and I traveled from our seasonal home at the Grand Canyon down to Flagstaff to see Ani DiFranco in concert. Ani and I are both from upstate New York, and although I have been a fan of hers since my late teens, I h...
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2017
23
Apr

International Tourism at Places Such As Mesa Verde in Decline

International Tourism at Places Such As Mesa Verde in Decline It should go without saying that any U.S. travel ban will reduce incoming travel. That, after all, is the point. But when the Trump administration moved, so far unsuccessfully, to restrict travel from predominately Muslim nations it beli...
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2016
20
Dec

Celebrating a Mammoth Dust-Up in Bluff

R. E. Burrillo, University of Utah San Juan County is no stranger to controversy. A divisive and tragic bust of archaeological looters took place in Blanding between 2007 and 2009. In 2014, a group of fed-up locals followed a county commissioner on an illegal “protest ride” through a popul...
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2016
18
Oct

Recapping Stewardship Day 2016 in Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon

R. E. Burrillo and Jamie Clark Stott, Project Discovery (October 18, 2016)—Imagine a hunting party on the prehistoric Great Plains. Imagine tense muscles, clenched jaws, fierce and determined eyes. Imagine hearts pounding. A signal is given, arms swing, voices rise in an undulating chorus of ...
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