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Congressional Spending Bill Includes Protection for Greater Chaco
Congressional Spending Bill Includes Protection for Greater Chaco The U.S. Senate has approved a $1.4 trillion spending package for the 2020 fiscal year. The White House has said that the president will sign the legislation. Importantly, the legislation includes interim protections for the landscap...
The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) Welcomes New Director
The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) Welcomes New Director Greetings! My name is Chris Nicholson and this month (October 1st) I was hired to be the new Executive Director at the Center for Digital Antiquity and tDAR. I come to Digital Antiquity from the University of Wyoming, where I served as ...
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...
A Zuni Ahayuda Goes Home
A Zuni Ahayuda Goes Home For four decades, the Zuni tribe has scoured the world looking to reclaim its war god idols [sic]. While most are found in southwest museums, one was found at Albion College. The war god—also known as an Ahayuda—is being returned to the Zuni, a southwestern U.S. Native ...
Archaeology Southwest’s Most Memorable Moments of 2015
Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator (December 31, 2015)—Inspired by a clever post from our friends at the Friends of Cedar Mesa, we decided to compile our own list. So, with a hat-tip to Amanda Nichols and Josh Ewing at FCM, we give you, in no particular order, Archaeology Sout...
Grant Award News: NEH Fuels SPARC
By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist On March 23, we were thrilled to learn that the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection (SPARC) project would be funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The total project funding is $300,000. The project will preserve a...
Reinventing the West - Recreation vs. Extraction
Reinventing the West A strange thing happened in Escalante, Utah, during the government shutdown last fall. The town, a remote community of fewer than 800 souls perched on a high desert plain around a trickle of water called the Escalante River, is surrounded on all sides by the Grand Staircase-Esca...