Message #122
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 1999
Subject: Bandelier Archeological Survey

From: Bob Powers

The National Park Service's Intermountain Cultural Resources Management program is pleased to announce the publication of "The Bandelier Archeological Survey" by Robert P. Powers and Janet D. Orcutt. The report presents analyses and interpretations resulting from a 40% sample inventory survey of Bandelier National Monument in north-central New Mexico. If you have not received prior publications in the Bandelier series, and would like a copy of this report, please e-mail Bob Powers at (with an underscore between bob and powers) or send a written request (Anthropology Projects, National Park Service, P.O. Box 728, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0728) including your mailing address. We expect to distribute the two-volume report in December. This is a free government publication.


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Tuesday November 9, 1999

NEW MEXICO Counter offer on the proposed Wheels Museum. An archaeological excavation being done as part of a project to widen New Mexico 90 has produced evidence that rewrites prehistory, fixing the time when ancient people in the region changed from hunter/gatherers to agriculturists. The discovery of bell-shaped crop-storage structures at two of eight sites excavated for the highway project, archaeologists say, offers conclusive evidence of social changes of the people who inhabited the region. Chris Turnbow, manager of the excavation project between Silver City and Lordsburg, said the completed excavations offer "the most fully exposed example" to date of villages in southwestern New Mexico that were occupied during what archaeologists have termed the Archaic Period.


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CYBERIA Route 66 An archaeological dig planned for early next year could give residents a pretty good idea what Van Buren was like before it was Van Buren Arkansas. They've just embarked on the historical survey part. They are trying to put together the base maps of what Van Buren looked like on the riverfront in the 1830s and 1840s, when Phillips Landing was an active landing. If you gave them a shave, they're very modern. [ Mammoths, not archaeologists. ].