Society for American Archaeology

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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2020
28
Apr

Federal Report Recommends Uranium Mining near Grand Canyon, Bears Ears

Dear Friends of Southwest Archaeology Today, How are you—how was your week?  Probably not unlike yours, mine was not what I had expected it to be a few months ago. This past Wednesday through Sunday, I would have been in Austin, Texas, attending the Society for American Archaeology’s (SAA...
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2020
27
Mar

Call to Action: Write Letters or Email to Help Protect Chaco

https://youtu.be/HPS0J4IGGB0 Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist Go here for current information as of September 15, 2020. (March 27, 2020)—You can act now to help protect Greater Chaco. The push is on to get the BLM-Farmington Field Office and BIA-Navajo Region to postpone the May ...
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2019
25
Nov

Archaeology Southwest Formally Opposes BLM Reorganization

Tucson, Ariz. (November 25, 2019)—Today, Archaeology Southwest joined a coalition of heritage preservation and advocacy groups in formally opposing the planned relocation of key offices at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, Colorado, and other locations in ...
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2019
29
Apr

Archaeology Southwest at the 2019 SAA Meeting (Recap)

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 29, 2019)—Many of us here at Archaeology Southwest recently returned from a busy week at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) annual meeting. This year’s meeting took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, so there was an unusually high ...
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2019
09
Apr

New Mexico Delegation Introduces Chaco Protection Legislation

New Mexico Delegation Introduces Chaco Protection Legislation Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland introduced the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, S. 1079, a bill to withdraw the federal lands around Chaco Canyon from...
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2019
08
Apr

Archaeology Southwest at the 2019 Society for American Archaeology Meeting

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 8, 2019)—It’s early April, and for many of us here at Archaeology Southwest, that means the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting is right around the corner (April 10–14). Our staff members have been busy polishing up their pr...
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2019
12
Mar

One Million Acres Protected

Breaking News: President Signs Significant Package of Public Lands Legislation—A Million Acres Protected Statement: “National Conservation Lands are the big winners with this legislation, and when public lands win, we all win. These treasured places provide clean air and water, critical wildlif...
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2019
26
Feb

Public Lands and Repatriation in the News

Congress Passes Major Public Lands Package “This robust, landmark package illustrates that it is possible for political agreement when it comes to caring for the country’s public lands that have natural, cultural and historic significance. The conservation gains in the bill are substantial, pro...
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2019
13
Feb

BLM Temporarily Defers Leases in Chaco Buffer Zone

BLM Temporarily Defers Leases in Chaco Buffer Zone The U.S. Bureau of Land Management reversed course Friday, saying certain land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park would no longer be offered at an oil and gas lease sale in March. Environmental advocates, tribal groups and Democratic lawma...
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2018
08
May

BLM Staffers Disallowed from Attending SAAs in DC

BLM Staffers Disallowed from Attending SAAs in DC The Bureau of Land Management blocked at least 14 of its staff archaeologists and other specialists from attending a major scientific conference this year, at a time when archaeological sites have become a flashpoint in the debate over public lands ...
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2018
26
Apr

Field School Alumni at the Society for American Archaeology Meetings

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (April 26, 2018)—Earlier this month, several of us from Archaeology Southwest were able to attend the Society for American Archaeology annual meetings in Washington, DC. One of the highlights of these meetings for me is getting to spend time with ...
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2018
06
Apr

Archaeology Southwest in DC

Banner image: Carol M. Highsmith, via Wikimedia Commons Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator, and Content Editor, Archaeology Southwest Magazine (April 6, 2018)—The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) will host its 83rd annual meeting in Washington, DC, next week, April 11–15. Th...
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