William H. Doelle

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Kate Sarther Gann
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2020
07
Feb

Life of the Gila

In this new series of essays at the Preservation Archaeology blog, we will highlight the deep history of the Gila River Watershed, focusing on how archaeology and knowledge shared by Tribal citizens come together to tell a story of continuity and change that began millennia ago and continues to the ...
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2019
19
Nov

Acoma Pueblo Rejoices in Shield’s Return

Acoma Pueblo Rejoices in Shield’s Return Video: Acoma Governor Vallo Comments on the Shield’s Return. Editors’ note: We strongly encourage our readers to watch this video of the press conference in its entirety to understand the cultural importance of the shield to the Pueblo of Acoma and th...
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2019
29
Jul

Archaeology Southwest Opposes Final Management Plan for Reduced Bears Ears

Tucson, Ariz. (July 29, 2019)—On July 25, the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service released a Final Monument Management Plan for the 15 percent of Bears Ears National Monument that remains after an illegal reduction. Archaeology Southwest's President and CEO, Bill Doelle, has issued t...
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2019
28
Jun

Fighting the Bears Ears Downsizing (with an Agèd Friend)

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (June 28, 2019)—On June 8, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law. And yet, 113 years later, in the year 2019, at about the same time, there were no headlines announcing that President Roosevelt had risen from his grave to ma...
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2019
04
Jun

Fingerprints Show Chaco Potters Were Male and Female

New Research: Fingerprints Show Chaco Potters Were Male and Female In the Pueblo communities of New Mexico and Arizona, pottery is a skill that is traditionally passed down from grandmothers and mothers to younger women of the community. This custom was thought to have ancient origins, and archaeol...
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2019
01
May

Archaeology Southwest Comments on Proposed Change to Listing of Properties on the National Register

Tucson, Ariz. (May 1, 2019)—On April 29, 2019, Archaeology Southwest submitted the following formal comments on a Proposed Rule regarding the listing of properties in the National Register of Historic Places. Archaeology Southwest's position is that the Proposed Rule should be withdrawn. To lea...
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2018
10
Oct

Adapting to Climate Change—80 is the new 70

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (October 10, 2018)—Every year as the fall temperatures slowly drop—100, 90, 80, 70 degrees Fahrenheit—I get the irresistible urge to spend at least one weekend day in Catalina State Park. It is a wonderland of archaeology that I have immersed myself in sin...
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2018
25
Jul

Rep. Grijalva Introduces Bill to Protect Great Bend of the Gila as a National Monument

Statements by Archaeology Southwest President and CEO William Doelle, Tribal Representatives Tucson, Ariz. (July 25, 2018) –  Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today reintroduced legislation in the House of Representatives seeking national monument designation for a remarkable cultural landsc...
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2018
02
Mar

Greater Bears Ears as Borderlands

Today’s post is by our friend and frequent contributor R. E. Burrillo, who co-edited, with Benjamin A. Bellorado, the new issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine, “Sacred and Threatened: The Cultural Landscapes of Greater Bears Ears,” released today. R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Environmental Cons...
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2018
02
Mar

Archaeology Southwest Welcomes New Preservation Outreach Associate

Dr. John R. Welch of Simon Fraser University to coordinate site and landscape protection activities and tribal collaborations Tucson, Ariz. (March 2, 2018)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that longtime collaborator and supporter John R. Welch of Simon Fraser University (SFU) will b...
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2018
25
Jan

Statement on Shash Jáa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act (H.R. 4532)

Statement of Archaeology Southwest William Doelle, President and CEO Shash Jáa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act (H.R. 4532) House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee Hearing January 9, 2018 Chairman McClintock, Ranking Member Hanabusa, and members of the Commit...
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2017
24
Aug

Archaeology Southwest’s Reaction to Zinke’s Announcement on Reviewed National Monuments

“Boundary adjustments” will eliminate key protections; national monuments must remain as designated Tucson, Ariz. (August 24, 2017)—In response to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s announcement regarding his recommendations for 27 national monuments, including four in Arizona, Archae...
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