Let's use this thread to document research (and other) resources for those interested in the ancient peoples of the American Southwest.

 

I'll start out with a few items, and keep adding them when I get a chance.  Once the list is sufficient, I'll create a page on the OAC Wiki to act as a collection of links to resources.

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CHACO RESEARCH ARCHIVE

 

This archive "is an online resource providing access to a wealth of information documenting the history of archaeological research in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. The archive includes material from dozens of sites excavated in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park and beyond."

CENTER FOR DESERT ARCHAEOLOGY

 

Founded by archaeologist William H. Doelle, the non-profit Center for Desert Archaeology focuses on preservation archaeology in the American Southwest, primarily in the Tucson basin.  They are supported by membership dues, grants, and other forms of private support.

 

The Center performs original research, runs field schools, does public outreach, publishes a quarterly Archaeology Southwest magazine, and a preservation archaeology newsletter.

 

They have an extensive online library of archaeological resources, and you should really take a look!

CROW CANYON ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER

 

"Founded in 1983, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is dedicated to understanding, teaching, and helping to preserve the rich history of the ancestral Pueblo people (also called the Anasazi) of the American Southwest."

 

Crow Canyon...

  • Conducts long-term archaeological research, focused primarily in the Mesa Verde region
  • Teaches the public (and funds their research) through a variety of hands-on experiences and travel adventures
  • Works with Native American groups on archaeological and educational projects
They also provide an extensive database of research data and academic papers on their website.

NEW MEXICO OFFICE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES

 

The Office of Archaeological Studies conducts archaeological research projects throughout New Mexico with a diverse group of 40–50 archaeologists and support staff. Their mission is to identify, interpret, and share information about prehistoric and historic sites across the state.

 

The publish a great deal of the results of their field work as PDFs in the Archaeological Notes series, and older material is available in the Laboratory of Anthropology Notes series.  They also publish a catalog of these publications.  Please visit their Publications page for more info.

 

 

 

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