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Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 26, No. 1

This special double issue includes Vol. 25, No. 4.

Issue editor: William H. Doelle, Archaeology Southwest

Visitors to Mesa Verde

Visitors to Mesa Verde in 1939 were as filled with wonder as any explorer before or since. Photo credit: Russell Lee, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Links of interest are listed below. Readings of interest related to articles in this issue may be found here (opens as a PDF).

What is Preservation Archaeology? — William H. Doelle, Archaeology Southwest

Read about the National Historic Preservation Act here.

First among Equals: The Story of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument — Kate Sarther Gann, Archaeology Southwest

Official website of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 23, No. 4 — Hohokam Heritage: The Casa Grande Community

“First among Equals” was drawn largely from A. Berle Clemensen’s comprehensive administrative history of the monument, which may be accessed in PDF format here.

Who was the First Preservation Archaeologist? — William H. Doelle, Archaeology Southwest

Edgar Lee Hewett

Edgar Lee Hewett

Read about Edgar Lee Hewett’s direction of New Mexico Normal School here.

Read about Edgar Lee Hewett’s legacy at the School of American Archaeology (now School for Advanced Research) here.

Read a biographical essay on Hewett by Richard and Shirley Flint posted on the website of the New Mexico Office of the State Historian.

Read Don D. Fowler’s 2003 Journal of Anthropological Research 59(3) article on Hewett and the University of New Mexico here (opens as a PDF).

Mesa Verde: The Only Archaeological National Park — William H. Doelle, Archaeology Southwest

Official website of Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park page at PBS’s website for Ken Burns’s The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

The Antiquities Act and National Monuments — William H. Doelle, Archaeology Southwest

Read the amended text of the Act (PDF).

Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 15, No. 1  (opens as a PDF) — Preserving Archaeology on an Unprecedented Scale

An electronic revised edition of Ronald F. Lee’s 1970 work, The Antiquities Act of 1906, is available here.

The Nordenskiöld Effect — William H. Doelle, Archaeology Southwest

Read about the “Fetched from Afar” exhibition at the Museum of Cultures, National Museum of Finland.

A Conservation Model for ArchaeologyWilliam D. Lipe, Washington State University

Agua Fria National Monument: The First Decade — Connie L. Stone, U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Official website of Agua Fria National Monument

Website of the Friends of Agua Fria National Monument

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. Read more.

Legacies on the Landscape — Melissa Kruse-Peeples, Arizona State University and Native Seeds/SEARCH

Project website at Arizona State University

Creative Opportunism in the Southern Tucson Basin — William H. Doelle, Archaeology Southwest

Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 24, Nos. 1 & 2 — Tucson Underground: The Archaeology of a Desert Community

Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 21, No. 3 — The Hohokam Archaeology of the Tucson Basin

Website of the City of Tucson Historic Preservation Office

Website of the Pima County Cultural Resources and Historic Preservation Office

Website of the nonprofit Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace

Preserving the Julian Wash Site, Piece by Piece — William H. Doelle, Desert Archaeology Inc.

Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 21, No. 3 — The Hohokam Archaeology of the Tucson Basin

First Farmers: An Example of CRM’s Contributions to Science and Community in the Southwest — Jonathan Mabry, City of Tucson

Papers from a recent symposium on early farming in the region: The Latest Research on the Earliest Farmers: An Online Collection

Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 23, No. 1 — The Latest Research on the Earliest Farmers

Website of the City of Tucson Historic Preservation Office

The Las Capas site was named one of Archaeology Magazine’s Top Ten Discoveries of 2009

The Camp Navajo Project — Suzanne Griset, SWCA Environmental Consultants

Read another article on the project here (opens as a PDF).

Preservation and Research at Piedras Marcadas Pueblo — Matthew F. Schmader, City of Albuquerque

Official website of Petroglyph National Monument

The national monument and the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division share management of this important place of the past.

This Old Trench: The Chaco Stratigraphy Project — W. H. Wills, University of New Mexico

Project website at University of New Mexico

Hidden in Plain Sight: Finding Cacao in Chacoan Cylinder Jars — Patricia L. Crown, University of New Mexico

View Dr. Crown’s Tea & Archaeology presentation on her discovery here.

“Mystery of Ancient Pueblo Jars in Solved,” by Michael Haederle, New York Times, February 3, 2009.

Read a curatorial essay about a modern chocolate jar by Pueblo artist Diego Romero in the collection of the Arizona State Museum.

Why Museum Collections Matter (To Me) — Scott Van Keuren, University of Vermont

Official website of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

View a video presentation on Dr. Van Keuren’s 2009 University of Vermont Field School at Fourmile Ruin.

The donation of Fourmile Ruin is discussed in “New Research at Fourmile Ruin” in American Archaeology (2009:50), the magazine of the Archaeological Conservancy. A PDF is available here.

The Research Potential of Rescued Collections — Kate Sarther Gann, Archaeology Southwest

The author thanks Georgiana Boyer, Peter Boyle, Jeffery Clark, Bill Doelle, Doug Gann, Linda Gregonis, Anna Neuzil, Mark Slaughter, Arthur Vokes, and Jim Walker for their assistance with this article.

The website of Arizona State Museum Archaeological Collections and Repository

To learn more about research in the Safford area, read Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 20, No. 2 (opens as a PDF) — Archaeology on the Periphery: Recent Research in the Safford Basin.

Former Archaeology Southwest Preservation Fellow Anna Neuzil’s research is summarized here.

The Archaeological Conservancy on Sherwood Ranch Pueblo

Read Kathleen Bryant’s 2004 American Archaeology 7(4) article on the preservation of Sherwood Ranch Pueblo here (opens as a PDF).

Paleoindians and Projectile Points in the Southwestern United States — Mary M. Prasciunas, WestLand Resources Inc., and Jesse A. M. Ballenger, Statistical Research Inc.

The website of the Arizona Paleoindian Projectile Point Survey

The website of the Paleoindian Database of the Americas

Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 23, No. 3 — Paleoindians in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico

Archaeological Preservation and Native Traditions — Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 18, No. 1 (opens as a PDF) — One Valley, Many Histories

Former Archaeology Southwest Preservation Fellow Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh’s research is summarized here (page includes reading list).

Understanding Sobaipuri — Bernard Siquieros, Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum

Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 18, No. 1 (opens as a PDF) — One Valley, Many Histories

Site Protection — William H. Doelle, Archaeology Southwest

Read more about site protection initiatives at Archaeology Southwest.

How do conservation easements work? Find out here.

The website of the Archaeological Conservancy

Box S Pueblo — Jim Walker, The Archaeological Conservancy

The website of the Archaeological Conservancy

The website of the Zuni Tribe

Back Sight — William H. Doelle, Archaeology Southwest

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