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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...
Introducing cyberSW 1.0
Jeff Clark, Archaeology Southwest Barbara Mills, University of Arizona Matt Peeples, Arizona State University Scott Ortman, University of Colorado Boulder Sudha Ram, University of Arizona (June 10, 2020)—After some COVID-related delays, including the stranding of a key programmer in Wuhan, ...
Tragedy at Danger Cave
Tragedy at Danger Cave A cave with evidence of some of the earliest humans in Utah was looted last week by thieves — who, state park officials say, tore security fixtures from the walls and stole all the artifacts inside. http://bit.ly/2YvTweV - Salt Lake Tribune Feature: The Bears Ears Educat...
Can National Monuments Be Dissolved?
Can National Monuments Be Dissolved? As his presidential tenure winds down in the coming weeks, Barack Obama is expected to decide whether to designate some proposed national monuments, including Bears Ears in Utah and two others on Utah's borders with neighboring states. But Donald Trump's surpris...
Bruce Babbit Advocates for a Major Push in Public Lands Protection
Bruce Babbit Advocates for a Major Push in Public Lands Protection When a racist rancher in Nevada and his armed supporters can command headlines by claiming to own and control publicly owned lands, perhaps it's time to remind Westerners about the history of the nation's public-land heritage. Recal...
From Durango to Durango and Las Vegas to Las Vegas, Part 1
By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist Several of Archaeology Southwest’s staff members attended the 14th biennial Southwest Symposium at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, held from January 9 to 11. Because it focuses on current research in the Southwest, this conference is one of...
"La Calle" Tells the Story of Tucson's Historic Preservation Disaster
"La Calle" Tells the Story of Tucson's Historic Preservation Disaster Published by UA Press, "La Calle" documents the complicity of the city, Tucson's tourism boosters and other institutions such as the Arizona Historical Society, the Catholic Diocese of Tucson, and the Tucson Citizen and Arizona Da...