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Protecting Greater Chaco - Important Updates
Protecting Greater Chaco Acoma Pueblo tribal Gov. Brian Vallo told members of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources at a hearing in New Mexico that not enough is being done to safeguard sacred sites scattered beyond the national park at Chaco Canyon. Many of the sites involve more ...
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...
The Uncertain Fate of Bears Ears
PBS News Hour Considers the Uncertain Fate of Bears Ears In the rugged and remote canyons of Southern Utah, scientists say they've barely scratched the surface of discoveries that can reach back millions of years, or shed light on the last 10,000 years of human history. But their work in Bears Ears...
Tucson: Ancient, Historic, and Modern
Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist May 20, 2015—Last Friday morning, as I left for the office, my daughter asked what I wanted for dinner that evening. (She’s learning to write, and wanted to make out a shopping list.) I told her it would depend—on whether or n...
Support Your Source for Preservation Archaeology News – Support Southwest Archaeology Today
Support Your Source for Preservation Archaeology News – Support Southwest Archaeology Today For the past nine years, Archaeology Southwest has had the privilege of sharing our weekly index of news in southwestern archaeology, anthropology, and historic preservation with a dedicated and growing aud...
NY Times Advocates for Land and Archaeological Conservation
NY Times Advocates for Land and Archaeological Conservation Fortunately, Mr. Obama has one other weapon with which to build a conservation legacy before he leaves office, and lately he has begun to use it. This is a wonderful statute known as the Antiquities Act, signed into law by Theodore Roosevel...
Utah BLM's Protection of Ancient Places at San Rafael Swell Apparently Rankles Oil and Gas Industry
Utah BLM's Protection of Ancient Places at San Rafael Swell Apparently Rankles Oil and Gas Industry In the story "Industry fires back over pulled oil and gas leases at San Rafael Swell" (http://bit.ly/1fPCn3w), the Western Energy Alliance claimed that the Utah Rock Art Research Association receive...
Tucson Underground: The Archaeology of a Desert Community
This special double issue of Archaeology Southwest (Volume 24, Nos. 1–2) explores what has been found during archaeological research in and around downtown Tucson, and what those findings mean—from the earliest agriculture, through the Presidio era, up to the early twentieth century.