Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Site Tour in Phoenix, Demolition in El Paso, Public Lands Day

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

- Site tour of Original Phoenix Townsite this Friday: Logan Simpson Design Inc. (LSD) is completing data recovery excavations at Block 22 of the Original Phoenix Townsite, AZ T:12:42 (ASM) and Pueblo Patricio, AZ T:12:70 (ASM), and is pleased to invite our colleagues in the archaeological community to an information sharing meeting and site tour on Friday September 28, from 10 AM to 12 PM. Please respond with your interest and number of people who will be attending via email (gbrown@lsdaz.com). About the project: We identified architectural remains of John Y. T. Smith's flour mill, the Luhrs Hotel, as well as walls constructed of a variety of materials including adobe block, cobble, and brick. The extensive adobe block walls are likely some of the earliest historic structures in Phoenix. Prehistoric features include two true pit houses (having plastered walls and exterior wall posts). Location: The project area is in central Phoenix immediately east of Patriots Park and is bounded by Washington and Jefferson, and Central and First Street. On site parking is available from Washington by entering the lot at the center of the parcel (Cactus Way).

- Demolition of Historic Home in El Paso Raises Troubling Preservation Issues: The demolition of an old home in Sunset Heights has raised the ire of several residents and members of the city's Historic Landmark Commission, but the city's historic preservation officer said the decision to approve the demolition was not an easy one to make.

- Reminder, Saturday, September 29 is National Public Lands Day, Admission to All National Parks Will be Waved: Take a hike or pedal up to Colorado National Monument — for free. Or wrest pesky cheatgrass from archaeological sites at Mesa Verde National Park. Those are just a few things National Public Lands Day has in store Saturday for people eager to venture into nature and maybe do some public service on the side. All area national parks and monuments will waive their entrance fees for the day.
http://www.cdarc.org/page/9u5c - Grand Junction Sentinel

- Position Announcement, Archaeologist, Simon Fraser University: The Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position specializing in geoarchaeology beginning September 1, 2008. We seek an individual with an established research program in geoarchaeology as well as a proven ability to publish research results and secure research funding. Research focus and regional specialization are open. The successful applicant also will need to demonstrate potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate level, including general archaeology courses as well as an upper division course in geoarchaeology. PhD is required at the time of appointment. Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, the names and addresses of three academic referees, and a written statement of research and teaching goals in the medium term. The closing date for application submission is December 1, 2007. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. This position is subject to budgetary approval. Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html. Applications or inquiries should be directed to Dr. David Burley, Chair, Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., V5A 1S6 .