Friday, September 21, 2007

Cedar Mesa Reports Online, Three Corners Conference, Lecture at White Sands

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- Cedar Mesa Reports now Online: Several theses, dissertations, reports, and overviews relating to the Cedar Mesa Project in SE Utah are now available on the web. It is hoped that additional items stemming from this project can be posted in the future. The Cedar Mesa Project was a regional survey project (with some site testing and limited excavation) directed by Bill Lipe and R.G. Matson, with most fieldwork done in the 1970s. Several items related to this project are posted on the Research Exchange, a website maintained by the Washington State University Library. The URL is

In addition, a long report on the sample-based survey of Cedar Mesa has been posted by R.G. Matson at the web site maintained by the Laboratory of Archaeology at the University of British Columbia. The citation for this report is HUMAN ADAPTATIONS ON CEDAR MESA, SOUTHEASTERN UTAH, R.G. Matson, William D. Lipe, and William R. Haase IV (1990). It can be accessed at

- Three Corners Conference to Meet this October: The 2007 Three Corners Archaeological Conference will be held October 13th, 2007, at the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Papers will cover topics and research themes from southern Nevada, southeastern California, southwestern Utah, and western Arizona. For additional information please visit the web site at, or write/call Mark C. Slaughter / Laurie Perry, Bureau of Reclamation, LC2600, P.O. Box 61470, Boulder City, NV, 89006; 702-293-8143. Email:

- Lecture on Archaeoastronomy at White Sands National Monument: White Sands National Monument will conclude its 2007 Full Moon Night program series at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the amphitheater at the end of Dunes Drive. Archaeologist Pete Eidenbach will discuss Native Americans' astronomy and their view of the cosmos. A ranger-guided Sunset Stroll Nature Walk will start at 5:45 p.m. Visitors may enter the DunesDrive until 10 p.m. Sept. 28 only and must leave the park by 11 p.m. Entrance fee is $3 a person (16 and older) and is valid for seven days. Children and holders of Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access, or White Sands Annual passports are admitted free. Information: (505) 479-6124 or (505) 679-2599, ext. 230. - El Paso Times.

- New Issue of the Center for Desert Archaeology's Preservation Archaeology News Now Available in Blog Format.

- Arizona Archaeology Month Organizers Seek Images for 2008 Poster: The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office is seeking photographs for use in the design of the 2008 Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month (AAHAM) poster. The theme of the 2008 celebration of AAHAM is "Share Our Dirt!" and we want the poster to be fun and different! We think that it would be good to have photos that show people (children and adults) interacting in archaeology education activities, such as, participating in hands-on/interactive events at museums, Expos, Parks, hikes, tours, lectures, etc. - MS Word Document

- Arizona Archaeology Month Participation Form Now Available: It is that time of year again! SHPO is seeking your assistance in sponsoring events to help celebrate 2008 Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month. Please return the form to SHPO by November 17, 2007. Thank you all for helping to make Arizona well known for its successful public archaeology/heritage programming -- there would be no AAHAM program without you! We look forward to receiving your 2008 AAHAM Listing of Events Participation Forms - Ann Howard. - MS Word Document

- Position Announcement: University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Anthropology, invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in archaeology to begin on August 16, 2008. Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level and is pending budgetary approval. Geographic preference will be given to scholars working in North America and with theoretical and methodological specializations that complement our current strengths. The successful applicant will join a large community of archaeologists with integrated research interests in the joint doctoral program of the Department of Anthropology (UIC) and the Field Museum. PhD should be completed by the time of the appointment. Candidates should also demonstrate scholarly productivity, the potential for grant support, and teaching experience. For fullest consideration submit CV, cover letter describing qualifications, and the names/addresses of three references to the Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, M/C 027, 1007 West Harrison Street, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Illinois 60607-7139 by November 16, 2007. UIC is Chicago's largest university and it has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thanks to Bill Lipe and Ann Howard for Contributions to today's newsletter.