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New Findings about the 1540 Coronado Expedition
Dear Friends, On Valentine’s Day, a New York Times article (also linked in today’s edition below) informed me that the current megadrought in the west is the worst in 12 centuries—60 generations. I wasn’t surprised. Just two days earlier, I’d observed the devastating demise of t...
Indigenous Perspectives Inform Grand Canyon Interpretive Program
Dear Friends, Thanks, bats and hummers friends who responded to my note from last week! Who's working on bat boxes now? Those sugar-water-consuming flying entertainers set the stage for yesterday evening’s big bird opener—the debut of Avian Archaeology, our latest Archaeology Café seaso...
The Southwestern Anthropological Community Remembers Bernard "Bunny" Fontana
The Southwestern Anthropological Community Remembers Bernard "Bunny" Fontana Bernard “Bunny” Fontana, a renowned scholar and prolific author in the field of Southwestern history and archaeology, died early Saturday. He was 85 years old. Fontana’s career stretched six decades. He was a cultural...
New York Times Explores the Value of Collections-Based Research
New York Times Explores the Value of Collections-Based Research Galleries usually get all the publicity, but at many museums the biggest news is happening in the basement. In recent years, curators, visiting scholars, interns and even students have discovered — or rediscovered — cultural treasur...
Article Examines Contested Lands and Multiple Histories at Wupatki National Monument
Contested Lands and Multiple Histories at Wupatki National Monument On a nice day last fall, a young Navajo, Anthony (Tony) Davis, walked across his ancestral land in Wupatki National Monument, with his sights set on a two-room stone house on a bluff about a quarter mile from the modern visitor cent...