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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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2018
24
Jul

National Monuments Review a Sham?

National Monuments Review a Sham? In a quest to shrink national monuments last year, senior Interior Department officials dismissed evidence that these public sites boosted tourism and spurred archaeological discoveries, according to documents the department released this month and retracted a day ...
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2018
10
Jul

How to Honor Sacred Native American Sites: A Guide for Visitors

How to Honor Sacred Native American Sites: A Guide for Visitors Lyle Balenquah is a Hopi archeologist and river guide who spends a lot of time in Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument. Compared to many other national parks and monuments, Bears Ears is relatively unregulated, with few rangers to pro...
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2018
26
Jun

The Promise of Existing Collections

Bill Lipe: The Promise of Existing Collections The value (and excitement) of archaeological field work doesn’t end when the pits are backfilled, the artifacts are analyzed, and the reports written. At least that’s true if the collections are safely curated in a well-run museum. Specimens collec...
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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
22
Apr

Important News about Southwest Archaeology Today

Important News about Southwest Archaeology Today Dear Friends: Southwest Archaeology Today (SAT) is undergoing an editorial transition and will resume publication on Wednesday, May 2. From then on, SAT will be delivered to your email inbox every Wednesday morning, though the occasional delay d...
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2017
18
Jun

Conservation and Heritage Preservation Communities React To Secretary Zinke's Interim Report

Archaeology Southwest Still Stands with Bears Ears President & CEO Bill Doelle concludes the organization's official statement by asserting: “These are our provisional comments on an interim report. As Secretary Zinke prepares a final report, Archaeology Southwest will continue to compile a...
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2016
09
Oct

The Blog Must Go On

As International Archaeology Day (October 15, 2016) approaches, we're celebrating by sharing posts about what we're working on now—the daily work of archaeology. Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist (October 9, 2016)—For the last 13 years, I have had the pleas...
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2014
05
Oct

Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chaco Canyon National Historic Park Ban Drones and Scattering of Cremains

Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chaco Canyon National Historic Park Ban Drones and Scattering of Cremains Piloting drones or depositing cremated human remains are now prohibited at Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The rule change was published on Friday as...
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2014
05
Jan

Annenberg Foundation's Rescue of Hopi Friends: Cultural Altruism or Bad Precedent?

Hopi Perspective on Annenberg Purchase After two failed lawsuits in French courts this year to stop auctions of sacred objects, the Native American Hopi tribe had a small victory on December 10 when the Los Angeles-based philanthropic organization the Annenberg Foundation announced that it had ste...
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2013
03
Nov

We're Approaching Our Goal - Donate Today to Keep SAT Free!

We're Approaching Our Goal - Donate Today to Keep SAT Free!  Thank you to the many generous donors who stepped forward with a gift of support for Southwest Archaeology Today (SAT). Because of you, we are well on our way to reaching our goal of $5,000. If you haven’t donated yet and you'd like ...
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2013
20
Oct

Donate Today to Keep SAT Free!

Donate Today to Keep SAT Free! We are proud that Southwest Archaeology Today’s readership grows every week. It is encouraging to find that so many people want to keep up with the latest news on archaeology and preservation in the Southwest. Although the costs of assembling and hosting this ad-fr...
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