DNA reveals ancient parrot breeder supplied US Southwest peoples

Interesting article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/dna-reveals-ancient-parrot-breeder-supplied-us-southwest-peoples/

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to delist lesser long-nosed bat

Based on input from biologists and climate change specialists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to delist the lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris curasoae yerbabuenae). An evaluation of threats and an assessment of the bat’s long term viability suggest that threats to this species have been significantly reduced, such that it no longer . . . → Read More: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to delist lesser long-nosed bat

Arizona State Parks issues Press Release

The Arizona State Parks and Trails has issued a press release for the Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month and the Archaeology Expo 2018.  Please follow the link below to see the Press Release. Hopefully we’ll see you at the Expo!


American Geosciences Institute (AGI) published Geosciences in Arizona Fact Sheet

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) published the Geosciences in Arizona Fact sheet that includes information on the role geoscience plays in powering Arizona’s economy. Follow the link to view the Fact Sheet.  https://www.americangeosciences.org/policy/factsheet/states/arizona

An Update on Cacao in the Southwest

The first hint of chocolate being used in the Southwestern U.S. came from New Mexico. In 2011, Dr. Patty Crown of the University of New Mexico published her findings of cacao residue on pottery from Chaco Canyon. These pottery vessels dated to around 1000 A.D. – a time when the Ancestral Puebloan people (also . . . → Read More: An Update on Cacao in the Southwest