A Tohono O’odham View of the Legacy in the Landscape

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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 history […]



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You’re Invited: Making Archaeology Public

Aerial Photograph of the Early Agricultural Period Site of Las Capas. Image Copyright Henry Wallace 2011
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

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 States and Northwest Mexico gather to discuss new research, new theories, and new ways of […]



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4,000 Years of Farming in Tucson

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

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 glory, along with the archaeologists […]



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A Long and Winding Road

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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.D. student at the University of Arizona School of Anthropology, and Field Director of the Preservation Archaeology […]



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When is a Village? Defining the Beginnings of Village Life is the Topic of Archaeology Southwest’s Next Archaeology Cafe – Tucson

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

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 the patio of Casa […]



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A Dilemma Solved

Field School Aerial
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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 might archaeology and geography complement each other? Before coming […]



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David Breternitz Passes

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

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   81324-9615. Could European Paleolithic Populations Have Reached the Americas Before […]



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