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2020
25
Feb

Congressional Subcommittee Hearing Today: "Destroying Sacred Sites and Erasing Tribal Culture"

Continuing Coverage: Congressional Subcommittee Hearing Today on Desecration at Border Association on American Indian Affairs Executive Director and Attorney Shannon Keller O’Loughlin will testify to Congress Wednesday that recent U.S. government destruction of Native American sacred sites for th...
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2016
18
Dec

Vandalism at South Mountain: Disappointing Discoveries in Phoenix

Vandalism at South Mountain: Disappointing Discoveries in Phoenix A few weeks ago, I decided to revisit a couple of the petroglyph panels we recorded a decade ago. I was hoping to get some new, higher-resolution photographs, and I was really anxious to see one of the more impressive and interesting ...
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2016
16
Dec

Disappointing Discoveries

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (December 16, 2016)—Some of the most exciting dimensions of archaeological work are the instances of discovery—identifying new sites on survey; unearthing features at the bottom of an excavation unit; finding interesting artifacts in the screen; peer...
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2016
04
Dec

Native America Victorious at Standing Rock

Native America Victorious at Standing Rock The Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, the army announced on Sunday, handing a major victory to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe after a months-long campaign against the pipeline....
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2016
22
May

Alarming Surge in Archaeological Looting in Southeastern Utah

Alarming Surge in Archaeological Looting in Southeastern Utah In the past five years, the BLM has reported a surge of disturbing archaeological crimes. Between October 2011 and April 2016, the BLM’s field office in Monticello said it investigated 25 cases of looting, vandalism and disturbance of...
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2016
28
Feb

Bringing Chaco Home

Bringing Chaco Home Her favorite piece in the collection is easy to choose. Even though Wendy Bustard manages more than 1 million artifacts from 120 sites in Chaco Canyon that are in the custody of the National Park Service, it takes her just a few seconds to come up with it. “Probably, at the m...
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2015
06
Sep

Did Ancient Humans Shape Our Climate?

Did Ancient Humans Shape Our Climate? We all know that humans are having a massive impact on the planet. Our effects include altering the Earth’s rotation by damming large amounts of surface water; changing the composition of the atmosphere by punching a hole in the ozone layer and adding vast a...
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2015
30
Aug

Help Support the Creation of the Great Bend of Gila National Monument

Help Support the Creation of the Great Bend of Gila National Monument The Great Bend of the Gila, in southwestern Arizona, is a rich cultural landscape that speaks to a deep history of multiculturalism on this frontier. In addition to numerous Hohokam and Patayan villages, countless ancient trails, ...
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2015
12
Apr

New York Times Editorial Calls on the President to Preserve Cedar Mesa

New York Times Editorial Calls on the President to Preserve Cedar Mesa Cedar Mesa is one of the most sublime and culturally evocative landscapes on Earth. Since 1987, I’ve made more than 60 trips to that outback in southeastern Utah, hiking, camping and backpacking on forays lasting as long as 10...
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2015
15
Feb

Ancient Southwestern Ceramics Point to the Survival of the Most Connected

Ancient Southwestern Ceramics Point to the Survival of the Most Connected In the late 13th century, the American southwest was hit by a major drought. When resources were exhausted and agriculture failed, some groups of people were forced to migrate out of the region. Entire areas of northern Ariz...
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2014
17
Aug

Tribal Governor Rebuilding Ancient Ceramic Traditions of Jemez Pueblo

Tribal Governor Rebuilding Ancient Ceramic Traditions of Jemez Pueblo Joshua Madalena believes that Jemez black-on-white pottery is the original art form of the Jemez Pueblo people. This unique form of ceramic pottery is tempered with volcanic tuff or rock, slipped with white clay, painted with carb...
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2014
03
Aug

Pecos Conference Begins Thursday, August 7

Pecos Conference Begins Thursday, August 7 The Pecos Conference is an annual conference of archaeologists which is held in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. Each August, archaeologists gather under open skies somewhere in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. ht...
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