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The Great Public Lands Sale
The Great Public Lands Sale Next month, hundreds of corporate representatives will sit down at their computers, log into something called Energynet, and bid, eBay style, for more than 300,000 acres of federal land spread across five Western states. They will pay as little as $2 per acre for control...
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...
The Case for Preserving Places of the Past
The Case for Preserving Places of the Past Archeologists and cultural experts define significant cultural places in various ways. Peter Nabokov, a professor of American Indian Studies and World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, puts it this way: "Their spirits of place dwelled among, could be identified ...
Help Create a New Preservation Partnership for Tumamoc Hill
A 2,000-Year-Old Hilltop Village next to Downtown Tucson Most people living in Tucson have no idea of the cultural history embedded at Tumamoc, the large mesa behind Sentinel Peak (aka "A" Mountain). Some 2,000 years ago, the ancient desert farmers of the Early Agricultural period built a h...
Low-Impact Archaeological Research - Drone with Thermal Camera Quickly Maps Ancient Pueblo Village
Low-Impact Archaeological Research - Drone with Thermal Camera Quickly Maps Ancient Pueblo Village Thermal images captured by an small drone allowed archaeologists to peer under the surface of the New Mexican desert floor, revealing never-before-seen structures in an ancient Native American settleme...
FBI Impounds Large Collection of Antiquities and Other Cultural Remains in Indiana
FBI Impounds Large Collection of Antiquities and Other Cultural Remains (Including Large Collection of Objects from the American Southwest) in Indiana FBI Seizes Thousands of Objects FBI agents on Thursday were still removing thousands of artifacts ranging from arrowheads to shrunken heads and Ming...
Arizona Archaeology Expo Scheduled for Horseshoe Ranch
Arizona Archaeology Expo Scheduled for Horseshoe Ranch The Arizona Game and Fish Department will get to show off the historic Horseshoe Ranch March 16 when the state hosts its annual Arizona Archaeology Expo there. The free expo is the centerpiece of a long list of activities celebrating Arizona Ar...
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.