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A Tohono O'odham View of the Legacy in the Landscape
Editorial: A Tohono O'odham View of the Legacy in the Landscape ‘Legacy” is a word we’re hearing a lot lately. Words and ideas are but one kind of legacy, though. For me and other American Indians, our legacy is through the land. Our history is in the land. So much of the nation’s rich histo...
You're Invited: Making Archaeology Public
Sarah Herr, Senior Project Director, Desert Archaeology, Inc. (January 12, 2016)—This Thursday night in Tucson, the 15th biennial Southwest Symposium opens. The Southwest Symposium has always been one of my favorite archaeological conferences, as archaeologists working in the Southwest United Sta...
4,000 Years of Farming in Tucson
4,000 Years of Farming in Tucson When Tucson was selected as the first U.S. Creative City of gastronomy by UNESCO last week, its long history of cultivated crops was cited as part of the reason for its designation. Road builders, sewer plant operators and backhoe operators can share some of the glo...
A Long and Winding Road
Between now and October 17, 2015, Archaeology Southwest is participating in the Archaeological Institute of America's celebration of International Archaeology Day (10/17/15) by sharing blog posts about why—or how—we became archaeologists. Today we feature Leslie Aragon, frequent collaborator, Ph...
When is a Village? Defining the Beginnings of Village Life is the Topic of Archaeology Southwest's Next Archaeology Cafe - Tucson
When is a Village? Defining the Beginnings of Village Life is the Topic of Archaeology Southwest's Next Archaeology Cafe - Tucson On March 3, 2015, Dr. Lisa C. Young (University of Michigan) and Dr. Sarah A. Herr (Desert Archaeology, Inc.) will describe what makes a settlement a village. We meet on ...
A Dilemma Solved
Madisen Dancer, Preservation Archaeology Field School Student When I was accepted into the Archaeology Southwest/University of Arizona field school this past March, I was delighted. I was also ready to tackle a problem I had been considering since deciding to change my major to geography: how mig...
David Breternitz Passes
David Breternitz Passes This past week we were informed of the passing of David Breternitz, a beloved and well-respected southwestern archaeologist. Dr. Breternitz passed away in Cortez after an illness. Sympathy cards may be sent to the Breternitz Family at P.O. Box 592, Dove Creek, CO 81324...