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The Brigadoon Effect
By Bruce Hilpert, Archaeology Southwest Member and Volunteer Springtime for southern Arizona archaeology means... the Brigadoon Effect! Now you see it, now you don't. As many of you probably know, vegetation can be an archaeologist's friend or foe. Trees and creosotes can hide site features—...
Preservation Archaeology in Action
By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist What can be learned about an archaeological site without digging? Quite a lot, it turns out, especially if that site has been kept in pristine condition. I recently visited such a site that is managed by the National Park Service (NPS). Al...
Mapping the Past
By Katherine A. Dungan, Research Assistant In our posts during the field season, we mentioned various aspects of Fornholt’s site layout—that it has northern and southern room blocks, two-story sections, a large depression in the southern room block—but we never posted a map of the ...