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SAVED: Ironwood Forest National Monument
Tucson, Ariz. (July 19, 2018)—Representative Paul Gosar’s (R-AZ) Amendment (No. 63) attacking Ironwood Forest National Monument failed yesterday evening in the recorded vote, 193–220. The proposed amendment was attached to H.R. 6147, an appropriations bill for the Department of the Interior a...
An Assault upon the Antiquities Act
Archaeology Southwest Stands with the Antiquities Act Archaeology Southwest denounces today’s executive order by President Trump, which requires the Department of the Interior to review national monument designations since 1996 that are greater than 100,000 acres or determined to be lacking in a...
Is Revocation of National Monuments Even Possible?
Is Revocation of National Monuments Even Possible? Utah's congressional delegation, Gov. Gary Herbert, and Utah lawmakers have all-but-declared war on the new monument designation. Many have also voiced a desire to have Trump reverse the order once he takes office. That’s something no president ha...
Study Reveals National Significance of the Great Bend of the Gila
Thursday, December 3rd NEWLY RELEASED STUDY SHOWS NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ARIZONA CULTURAL RESOURCES ANALYSIS EMPHASIZES CULTURAL IMPORTANCE OF 'THE GREAT BEND OF THE GILA'; REINFORCES NEED FOR PERMANENT PROTECTION Phoenix, AZ. – An in-depth study released today by the National Tru...
Archaeology Southwest in D.C. to Support Great Bend of the Gila
Archaeology Southwest in D.C. to Support Great Bend of the Gila On September 29, 2015, Archaeology Southwest’s President and CEO, Bill Doelle, joined tribal officials and other heritage organizations to make the case for the Great Bend of the Gila National Monument. Three legislators offered suppo...
What Most of Us Are Doing This Week: Ridiculously Long Titles Edition
Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist Many of us here at Archaeology Southwest will be spending part of this week in San Francisco, California, at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting. Every year, thousands of archaeologists flock to a different North American city to o...
Hohokam Village Excavated to Make Way for Future Strip Mall
Hohokam Village Excavated to Make Way for Future Strip Mall A “really nice picture” of the workings of early Hohokam civilization is emerging from a recent excavation that uncovered at least part of a prehistoric-era village at a planned Marana outlet mall site. “This site is revealing, becau...
Bipartisan Effort to Expand Casa Grande National Monument
Toward a Grander Casa Grande The boundaries of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument could be expanded if Congress adopts legislation introduced Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz.The Casa Grande Ruins is one of the finest examples of 13th century Hohokam culture in the American Southwest, K...
Lewis Borck is Newest Preservation Fellow
Archaeology Southwest Announces Latest Preservation Fellow University of Arizona School of Anthropology doctoral candidate Lewis Borck to pursue Preservation Archaeology in southern Arizona Tucson, Ariz. (October 22, 2012) — Archaeology Southwest is pleased to welcome its newest Preservation F...
Preservation Archaeology Along the San Pedro
Preservation Archaeology Along the San Pedro and the Story of Archaeology Southwest The bulldozer scars are old, but somebody's been here recently. Someone's been scraping away with hand tools on a terrace above the San Pedro River, where the Hohokam built villages and fortifications centuries ago....
Meetings of the American Anthropological Association Featured a Growing "Jargon Gap"
Meetings of the American Anthropological Association Feature Growing "Jargon Gap" This weekend's annual conference of the American Anthropological Association drew more than 6,000 scholars, making it among the best-attended meetings in the organization's history. But the robust numbers did not preve...
Center President in Washington D.C. to Testify
"The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument preserves the remains of an ancient Hohokam farming community and 'Great House,' one of the largest prehistoric structures built in the United States. It is one of our most famous cultural landmarks and is prominent in Akimel O’odham, Tohono O’odh...