Wednesday, September 19, 2007

CultureKeeper Awards, Oro Valley History, New Exhibit at ASM

Southwestern Archaeology Making the News - A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology

-Arizona Culturekeeper Awards to Be Presented on the 30th of September: Enter Arizona Culturekeepers, 10 honorees chosen each year for their historic and cultural impact. Trimble chairs the committee that chooses the winners, aided by the Arizona Historical Foundation and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Phoenix. The culturekeepers will be honored at a Sept. 30 ceremony at the resort.

- Oro Valley Historian Looking for Early Photographs of Northwest Tucson: Author Barbara Marriott is on a quest to find photographs and information from Oro Valley's past. "It's very difficult to get historical pictures of Oro Valley because Oro Valley incorporated in 1974," Marriott said. She started her search earlier this year with 18 pictures from the Oro Valley Historical Society. Another contributor, the Center for Desert Archaeology, provided photos of the Honey Bee Village excavation site. It was a Hohokam ballcourt village located in what is now Oro Valley.

- New Exhibit at the Arizona State Museum Examines El Camino Real De Tierra Adentro: An exhibition of 50 stunning black and white panoramic photographs by award-winning Mexican photographer Eniac Martinez is enhanced by an integral soundscape of songs and stories produced by historian and radio producer Jack Loeffler. Martinez retraced the 1,500-mile route of the Spanish colonial Camino Real from Zacatecas to its northern terminus in Taos, New Mexico. His evocative photographs of people and the landscapes in which they live tell a story of daily life and folk traditions. This exhibition is brought to ASM by Tucson's Mexican Consulate. Opening celebrations on October 5 and 6 are free and open to the public.

- (Related Event) Friday, October 5, 2007, Opening Celebration - El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, 6:30 p.m: Come celebrate our newest temporary exhibition featuring the photography of Mexican artist Eniac Martinez and the soundscape of historian and radio producer Jack Loeffler. Panel discussion at Center for English as a Second Language (one building to the east of ASM's north building). Reception, exhibition viewing and booksigning follow the discussion at ASM north. FREE

- (Related Event ) Saturday, October 6, 2007,CULTURE CRAFT SATURDAY - Traditions of the Camino Real 1-4 p.m: Celebrating the exhibition El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Road to the Interior Lands), free family fun includes music, stories and hands-on arts activities that will engage everyone in the cultural traditions of the Camino Real. FREE

- Digital Humanities Grant Workshop Offered at Pueblo Grande: You are invited to participate in a free grant workshop on the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Brett Bobley, DHI Director and NEH Chief Information Officer will lead the workshop. Registration begins at 9:00 and the workshop starts promptly at 9:30. We’d appreciate an rsvp to (or 480-965-5775) or (or 480-965-5779) so that we have enough materials and seating available for those attending—we need your name and e-mail address.) This workshop will explore grant support available from NEH for projects that utilize or study the impact of digital technology. NEH is interested in supporting a wide variety of projects that (a) digitize important materials thereby increasing the public’s ability to search and access humanities information; (b) deploy digital technologies and methods to enhance our understanding or a topic or issues; (c) study the impact of digital technology on the humanities. Grants begin at $5,000 with greater funding available depending on the project. The DHI includes joint grants with IMLS and other government agencies. More information is available at:

- Links Between Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology Explored on the Archaeology Channel: In this series of interviews with today's news-makers, host Faith Haney of Central Washington University explores cultural anthropology and archaeology. In the third episode, taped on January 26, 2007, Faith visits with anthropologist Dr. Karl Heider, of the University of South Carolina. Dr. Heider is a film-maker and author and a pioneer of visual anthropology. His research among the Dani people of New Guinea is documented in the famous ethnographic film, Dead Birds. The interview closes with footage from his 1964 film, Dani Sweet Potatoes. The use of visual media in documenting the human cultural legacy has grown rapidly in recent decades. We are pleased to feature one of the early pacesetters of this approach in Anthropology Field Notes 3, the latest video feature on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel.

- Employment Opportunity (Moab) - Revised: Employment Opportunity (Moab): Temporary detail for ANY Federal archaeologist. The Moab Utah Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management is looking for an individual for a temporary detail of 2-4 months to fill in until a permanent archaeologist can be hired. The individual must currently be a Federal employee and have sufficient Southwestern (Four Corners) archaeological experience to qualify for a BLM permit in the area. If you are interested in this temporary detail, please contact the Acting Moab Field Office Manager, Shelley Smith; Acting Moab Field Office Manager, 435-259-2174 office. 801-750-4608 cell or Email

- Employment Opportunity (Moab) - Revised: A full time permanent archaeologist position is being advertised for the Bureau of Land Management in the Moab Field Office, Utah. The position of Archeologist GS-0193-9/11 in Moab, UT is currently open through the following announcements from 09/14/2007 through 10/08/2007: The announcement open to permanent (career, career conditional) and past permanent (reinstatement eligible) candidates and those eligible through certain special appointment authorities can be accessed at the following link:

The announcement open to any US citizen can be accessed at the following link:

Employment Opportunity (Arkansas): Research Station Archeologist,Arkansas Archeological Survey, Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park This is a 12 month full-time appointment with the Arkansas Archeological Survey, an independent unit of the University of Arkansas System. The person hired will have an academic title in the Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and can chair and serve on graduate committees. Duties: Continue the Research Station's ongoing archeological research on the Late Woodland Plum Bayou culture and the Toltec Mounds site. The candidate must be willing to conduct research and fieldwork in central Arkansas. Duties also include: public outreach and public contact at
the Park, and collection and record management. The Toltec Mounds research station archeologist is required to interact with and provide support to the Little Rock chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society, an amateur organization. Opportunities exist for teaching one course a year at the University of Arkansas Little Rock campus. Location: Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park is located 16 miles southeast of Little Rock and 9 miles northwest of England, Arkansas. Qualifications: PhD in anthropology or archeology is required. Research experience in the southeast or mid-south is preferred. The successful candidate must be able to conduct research in a public environment with avocational archeologists and must be able to work with Indian tribes. Salary and Starting Date: $42,000 a year. Benefits include: 4 weeks annual leave, sick leave, health care, TIAA-CREF retirement program. Preferred starting date is January, 2008, although this is negotiable. Application: Please send by November 1, 2007 a statement of interest and experience, resume, and names of three references to: Thomas J. Green, Director, Arkansas Archeological Survey. 2475 N. Hatch Ave. Fayetteville, AR 72704