Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Heritage Management Journal Published, NE Arizona Archaeology Fair, Pecos Photos

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

- Inaugural Issue of Heritage Management Published: Heritage Management is a global, peer-reviewed journal that provides a venue for using scholarly, professional, and indigenous knowledge to address broader societal concerns about managing cultural heritage. We address issues of resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, education, legal/legislative developments, public archaeology, and ethics. The journal presents an engaging forum for those who work with governmental and tribal agencies, museums, private CRM firms, indigenous communities, and colleges and universities. It facilitates a multivocal arena for disseminating and critically discussing cultural heritage management issues collaboratively among professionals and stakeholders.

-Northeastern Arizona Archaeology Fair Scheduled for This Saturday (Showlow, Az): The Northeastern Arizona Archaeology Fair will be held on Saturday August 16th from 10 am – 4 pm in Show Low, Arizona at the Torreon Centre Park located at Summit Trail and Sugar Pine Way (behind the Coffee Connection). The Fair will be outdoors and is FREE and open to the public. It is an ideal educational event for the whole family and will provide hands-on activities for kids, information for teachers about Project Archaeology and an opportunity for scouts to fulfill requirements that will help them earn their Archaeology Merit Badge through fun and interactive activities. For more information please call Cheryl Ford at 928-205-3188 or check the web site!

- Planning Meeting for Arizona Archaeological Expo Announced: Monday, August 25, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., Boardroom of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Arizona State Parks, 1300 W. Washington, Phoenix. Please come and share your ideas as the SHPO initiates planning for the 2009 Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month (AAHAM) celebration. We will be deciding on a theme for the month, identifying our partners, discussing the 2009 Arizona Archaeology Expo (to be held at the Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, Arizona), and exchanging ideas for the promotion of this important educational program within our state. We value our partnerships with you, and hope to see you at this meeting and at future planning efforts for AAHAM public programming. For More Information, Please Contact:Ann Howard, Public Archaeology Programs Manager, SHPO, 602/542-7138, email:

- News From Salmon Ruins: Salmon Ruins Museum has been awarded the Institute of Museum and Library Services "Connecting to Collections Bookshelf." This collection of texts, DVDs, charts, online resources, and other materials were prepared and assembled with the help of experts from across the nation. The Bookshelf is actually three sets of resources. The "Core Collection" set contains eleven publications that all awardees will receive. The "Living Collections" set contains six additional resources that will be distributed to those institutions caring for living, biological collections. The "Nonliving Collections" set contains five additional publications focused on specialized collections and on library preservation issues. Salmon Ruins expects to receive the Core and Nonliving Collections. These resources will be available for public use within the next several weeks. For additional information, please contact the museum. Salmon Ruins Museum and Research Library. PO Box 125 Bloomfield, New Mexico 87413. (505)-632-2013,

- Mesa Verde Set to Expand Boundaries, With an Eye to Protection of Endangered Species: Mesa Verde National Park has been expanded with a 364-acre addition that park officials said will allow the park to protect an endangered species. Federal officials are planning a Saturday unveiling of the property. Mesa Verde, in southwestern Colorado, is home to the cliff dwellings of some of America’s earliest inhabitants and it is the first World Heritage site recognized by the United Nations. - Grand Junction Sentinel

- Bush Administration Prepares to Eliminate Environmental Protection Regulations for Federal;Projects: The Bush administration yesterday proposed a regulatory overhaul of the Endangered Species Act to allow federal agencies to decide whether protected species would be imperiled by agency projects, eliminating the independent scientific reviews that have been required for more than three decades. - Washington Post

Images from the 2008 Pecos Conference
All photos by Linda Pierce, Center for Desert Archaeology

Pecos Conference 2008

Early Agriculture Plenerary Session

Everyone Says "It is Not Pecos Without Rain"

Pecos Gathering

Center For Desert Archaeology Chief Security Officer, Bernard