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Indigenous Sustainability and "Little Elders"
Caitlynn Mayhew, Diné, cyberSW Native American Fellow (August 29, 2023)—Yá’át’ééh shik’éí dóó shidine’é. Shí éí Caitlynn Mayhew yinishyé. Kin Łichii'nii nishłį́ dóó Bilagáana bashishchiin. Táchii’nii dashicheii dóó Bilagáana dashinalí. K’aabiizhii Nasdlah...
Janae Garcia, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (July 2, 2022)—Ah, plants! They surround us and blanket our Earth with such grace and beauty. I have always felt such a love and desire for learning about naturopathic medicine, as well as the variations and impact of plant use throughout history an...
Register Now for the 2022 Pecos Conference
Dear Friends, The Cooper’s Hawk—whose silent but powerful blow to the back of my head I described here last week—has not gotten much friendlier. Being a “friend of birds” at heart, I have become aggressively defensive. I enclose a photo of my protective gear: a hard hat—with enhanc...
115 Years of the Antiquities Act
Dear Friends, There is a strong theme in today’s articles. Anticipation. At the moment President Biden took his oath of office, he gained the potential to use the power of the Antiquities Act. There was a good bit of hopeful anticipation on Inauguration Day that Biden would immediately...
Archaeology Southwest Welcomes Wyss Fellow Skylar Begay
Begay’s two-year commitment as Tribal Outreach Fellow will support National Conservation Area campaign in southern Arizona Tucson, Ariz. (December 29, 2020)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to welcome Skylar Begay for a two-year fellowship made possible by a generous grant from the Wyss Founda...
Radiocarbon Dating’s New Calibration Curve
Dear Friends, Hopefully you have been feeling in need of a map. Because today I am going to indulge my love of maps and share some of the fun several of us at Archaeology Southwest have been having recently. I have been undertaking some fairly standard archaeological mapping of ancient agricul...
One-Year Moratorium on Chaco-Area Drilling Passes House
One-Year Moratorium on Chaco-Area Drilling Passes House Today, U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján’s initiative to secure a one-year moratorium on oil and gas drilling near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Assistant Speaker Luján...