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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

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
17
Aug

Caring for Ancient Places: Stabilizing Casa Malpais

Located at the edge of a shield volcano overlooking the modern town of Springerville, Arizona, the ancient village of Casa Malpais sits on a terrace made of a type of volcanic basalt called Malpais. People built the village over a number of volcanic fissures that provided easily accessible “baseme...
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2017
10
Apr

Standing with Bears Ears

Banner image by R. E. Burrillo Archaeology Southwest joins the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition and the Friends of Cedar Mesa as we #StandWithBearsEars. Donate Donate now, and together we can protect against threats to places like Bears Ears. Why? The Bears Ears region is not only a...
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2016
01
Jun

Coordinated Resource Management Planning for Arizona's Perry Mesa

Archaeology Southwest joins the Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and other stakeholders in identifying long-term needs and management goals for Arizona’s Perry Mesa. In 2011, Arizona’s Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) purchased Hor...
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2016
01
Jun

Travel Management on Our National Forests

If you’ve ever visited one of our National Forests, part of your experience within its boundaries involved travel on a road open to motorized vehicles. Over the past 30 years, as the popularity and availability of four-wheel-drive and off-highway vehicles has increased, motorized uses of our publi...
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2016
01
Jun

Protecting Places on the Land

Long-term protection of archaeological sites is an essential component of Preservation Archaeology. Here in the American Southwest, a great number of important archaeological sites occur on private land. Nineteenth-century homesteaders settled in areas with readily available water and arable land...
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2016
01
Jun

Saving Camp Naco, Arizona

Built between 1919 and 1923, Camp Naco (also known as Camp Newell) first housed military personnel during the Mexican Border Defense campaign and later served as a base camp for the Civilian Conservation Corps. Troops encamped at the facility included units of the renowned Buffalo Soldiers. The only...
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2016
01
Jun

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Expansion

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Coolidge, Arizona, is among the state’s best-known cultural landmarks because of its striking “Great House,” one of the largest known ancient structures in the United States. Established as the first archaeological reserve by President Benjamin Harrison i...
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2016
01
Jun

Great Bend of the Gila

Archaeology Southwest has joined with a broad array of tribal, national and local partners in support of the Great Bend of the Gila National Monument proposal. Legislation introduced by Representative Raúl Grijalva (H.R. 5556) seeks to preserve an 84,000-acre area on existing public lands along the...
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2016
01
Jun

Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape: Threats from Oil and Gas

Banner image courtesy of EcoFlight Archaeology Southwest is part of the Coalition to Protect Greater Chaco, a collaborative effort to find a balanced solution for protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape. Along with Archaeology Southwest, partners include the All Pueblo Council of Governors, the ...
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2016
01
Jun

San Pedro Ethnohistory Project

In 2001, I began my Preservation Fellowship to investigate how an array of stakeholders uses, values, and interprets the archaeological landscape in Arizona’s San Pedro valley. Bridging the disciplines of ethnology, archaeology, and ethnohistory, my research sought to understand the place of histo...
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2016
01
Jun

Rock Art at South Mountain

Aaron’s manuscript titled “Religion on the Rocks: Rock Art, Ritual Practice, and Transformation of the Hohokam World” (forthcoming, University of Utah Press) has won the prestigious Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize. The Fowlers made the award announcement on Friday, October 19, 2012, at th...
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