Research

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Kate Sarther
Communications Director
Email | (520) 882-6946, ext. 16

 

2018
26
Apr

Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection

In 2015, the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection project (SPARC) was funded through at a National Endowment for the Humanities Collections and Reference grant (PW-228168-15). The goal of this project is to preserve and make accessible incomparable legacy data from the important excava...
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2017
01
Sep

Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project

Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that a team of affiliated researchers has earned a prestigious Collaborative Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The $175,000 grant will help fund the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project, an interdisci...
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2017
01
Sep

cyberSW

Big Data for Big Questions Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that a new joint initiative, cyberSW, has received a $1.7 million award through the National Science Foundation’s RIDIR program (Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sci...
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2017
18
Jul

Fluid Identities

Land, Water, and Religion during the Gila River Millennium (A.D. 450–1450) In 2017, Archaeology Southwest is beginning a new five-year investigation, which builds on the methods and themes of our Salado Impact investigation, and expands the temporal and geographic focus substantially. Social...
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2017
14
Apr

Foraging and Food Production in Southwest New Mexico, A.D. 150–1400

Understanding how people acquire food and maintain food security under changing social and environmental conditions has important implications for both understanding past human societies and exploring ways for contemporary societies to maintain access to food supplies. Archaeological datasets are id...
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2017
14
Apr

Isotopic Zooarchaeology in the Mesa Verde Region

As human populations worldwide grow and settle in formerly remote regions, questions about how hunting can be managed in order to provide long-term access to animals for local people without loss of biodiversity are becoming increasingly urgent. This project, a collaboration between Karen Schollmeye...
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2016
01
Jun

Collections Management at Salmon Pueblo

20 years of collections in disarray One goal of the partnership between Archaeology Southwest and Salmon Ruins Museum involved long-term curation and preservation of the enormous Salmon artifact, sample, and archival-photographic collection. As was the case with many large projects in the...
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2016
01
Jun

Snaketown Artistic Heritage Project

Banner image: View of the Hohokam Pima National Monument, by BruceandLetty, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The Snaketown Artistic Heritage Project preserved information. Archaeology Southwest (formerly the Center for Desert Archaeology) worked with the Arizona State Museum to scientifically docume...
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2016
01
Jun

The Heritage Southwest Database

The Heritage Southwest (HSW) database is a digital geodatabase containing information on more than 10,000 precontact (prehistoric) and historic archaeological sites in the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico. The large HSW database is divided into a number of smaller sub-databases, each developed for...
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2016
01
Jun

Las Ventanas

The Las Ventanas (or Candelaria) great house lies about 112 km south of the Chacoan center at Pueblo Bonito, within the boundaries of the El Malpais National Monument. The great house comprises a two-story structure with perhaps 80 total rooms that was built during the Chacoan era from A.D. 1050–1...
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2016
01
Jun

Tucson Origins

Archaeology Southwest has a long-term commitment to the archaeology and history of our home community. In the 1990s, we conducted a series of small excavations to locate buried adobe walls of the Tucson Presidio. Beginning in 2000, we played a role in the Tucson Origins Project funded by Tucson’s ...
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2016
01
Jun

In Search of the Coronado Trail

Launched in August 2004, the Coronado Project was an outreach and public education project that sought to determine the route of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado’s infamous expedition of 1540 from northern Mexico to the Pueblo of Zuni. Archaeology Southwest (then the Center for Desert Archaeology) a...
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