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>Subject: 05/10 Got CALICHE?
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>Wednesday May 10, 2000
>http://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=2522 The ancient Basilica of
>Guadeloupe was reopened to the public last week after more than 24 years.
>Construction began in the year 1690 and was finished 19 years later.
>Structural problems have had to be solved in recent years. Presently the
>restoration of paintings, reposition of pavements and some minor details
>are still pending.
>http://www.latimes.com:80/news/state/20000508/t000043440.html A trip, once
>routine for the 23,000 Tohono O'odham Indians whose lands are split in half
>by the international divide, is suddenly fraught with legal risk. Some
>1,300 tribal members in Mexico no longer venture north to visit relatives.
>Counterparts in the US no longer take part in religious pilgrimages and
>other ceremonies in the Mexican border state of Sonora. A historical
>oversight-- the groups were not taken into account in 1853 when Mexico sold
>to the United States a huge chunk of the Southwest that included land the
>Tohono O'odham had inhabited for centuries. Tribal members from both sides
>have traditionally gathered each year, some on foot, for religious
>pilgrimages in Mexico. On the U.S. side, a cave atop 7,700-foot Baboquivari
>Peak is considered home to I'itoi, the most important Tohono O'odham deity,
>and is a sacred prayer spot for those in crisis or seeking forgiveness. In
>Baja California, members of San Diego's Kumeyaay tribe are going door to
>door in remote indigenous communities to compile a census for verifying the
>status of people seeking travel papers. Northern Baja is home to four
>http://www.azstarnet.com/public/dnews/000510PRONGHORN.html A plan to grow
>food for Sonoran pronghorn would rip out creosote brush, scatter seed, and
>irrigate parts of the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range. But the project
>snagged in part on archaeological clearances. Scientists hired by the Air
>Force couldn't get out in the field until this week to survey for
>archaeological features as required in advance of federal projects that
>disturb the land.
>New job opportunities have been posted at:
>A complete list of job postings is available at
>From: Allen Dart <aldart@...> Old Pueblo Archaeology Center
>offers opportunities for volunteers to help clean, label, and catalog
>archaeological artifacts that have been recovered from sites on Fort
>Huachuca, near Sierra Vista, Arizona. The collections include prehistoric
>artifacts from Pre-Columbian Native American sites as well as objects
>recovered from historical sites. Most of the artifacts being processed are
>from an ancient Indian village that was occupied from about A.D. 600 to
>1300. The historical materials are from archaeological sites used after the
>Army post was established in 1877 to block raiding Chiricahua Apaches from
>escaping into Mexico and to protect the increasing number of settlers in
>Arizona. The artifact processing activity is sponsored by the U.S. Army /
>Fort Huachuca under a contract issued to Old Pueblo through Tucson's
>Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Inc. The artifact work is being
>done at the Fort Huachuca Archeological Laboratory and Curation Facility
>from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, and from 9 a.m. to
>2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26, and will continue every Thursday and Friday,
>except holidays, through June. To get to the laboratory from Sierra Vista,
>enter Fort Huachuca through the main gate, turn right on Brainard Road,
>then turn right again onto Machol Avenue and follow the signs to the lab.
>The activity is free and open to the public. For information and
>reservations call Old Pueblo Archaeology Center at (520) 798-1201 and ask
>for Darla Pettit.
>From: Allen Dart <aldart@...> May 27 Archaeology Dig at Fort
>Huachuca - Volunteers can assist Old Pueblo Archaeology Center in
>conducting test excavations at historical archaeological sites on Fort
>Huachuca two Saturdays each month during May and September. This activity
>is resulting in finds of bottles and other glass artifacts, metal objects,
>ceramics, animal bone, and other food remains discarded in two dump sites
>on the post, one near the Officers Quarters and the other near the enlisted
>men's and Apache Scouts' homes. This month's dig will be held beginning at
>8:30 a.m. and continuing to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 27. During 5-day
>sessions June 6-10, June 20-24, July 11-15, and July 25-29 the focus of
>excavations will shift to prehistoric sites on the post. Volunteers are to
>meet at the Fort Huachuca Archeological Laboratory and Curation Facility.
>To get there from Sierra Vista, enter Fort Huachuca through the main gate,
>turn right on Brainard Road, then turn right again onto Machol Avenue and
>follow the signs to the lab. The activity is free and open to the public.
>For information and reservations call Old Pueblo Archaeology Center at
>(520) 798-1201 and ask for Eric Kaldahl.
>As part of Historic Preservation Week in Trinidad, which will be celebrated
>May 14-20, fourth-graders from Trinidad's three schools have been invited
>to enter the (El Corazon y Animas de Trinidad) Main Street Group's poster
>contest. Posters may feature some of Trinidad's beautiful and historic
>structures, including architectural details, historic monuments, downtown
>buildings, and historic homes. For more information on the poster contest
>or the Main Street Group contact Tamara Louden-Sundahl at 846-8799 ext. 19.
>http://www.abqjournal.com/news/26582news05-09-00.htm Museum director Two
>museums do better in tandem than single ones do on their own. That's one
>reason Jim Walther wants to move the National Atomic Museum to a new
>building next to the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. But
>there is a dark mushroom cloud on the horizon.
>http://www.sfnewmexican.com/realestate/index.las Santa Fe County
>commissioners granted designation as traditional historic communities to La
>Cienega and La Cieneguilla.
>TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY
>Ian Clarke is finishing a program that he says will make it impossible to
>control the traffic in any kind of digital information -- whether it is
>music, video, text or software. His program, known as Freenet, is intended
>to make it possible to acquire or exchange such material anonymously while
>frustrating any attempt to remove the information from the Internet or
>determine its source. The hope is that the clash over copyright
>enforcement in cyberspace will produce a world in which all information is
>freely shared. In any case, the new programs could change the basic terms
>of the discussion about intellectual property.
>[ Ed. Note -- Archaeological site file security an oxymoron? ]
>http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/2000/05/09/fp1s3-csm.shtml Congress is
>scheduled to vote today on CARA - a package of conservation legislation
>that is among the most sweeping in decades. Fast-growing cities like
>Phoenix, Denver, and Atlanta would emerge as big winners, with millions of
>dollars available for new athletic fields, bike paths, and parks. CARA also
>would direct $100 million annually into a historic-preservation fund that
>would help maintain sites listed on the National Register of Historic
>Places. Other unprotected sites, like Civil War battlefields, would be saved.
>http://www.canoe.com:80/CNEWSFeatures0005/09_cremated.html Celestis Inc. is
>now taking reservations to bury cremated human remains on the moon as early
>as next year. Eugene Shoemaker was sent to the moon two years ago. The
>Navajo tribe got an apology from NASA after complaining about the Shoemaker
>lunar burial. Traditional members of the country's largest tribe, which has
>about 250,000 members, regard the moon as sacred. "It's unfortunate that
>people have to come up with schemes any way they can just to make money,"
>Navajo spokesman Ray Baldwin Louis said from Window Rock.
>Crowds are pouring into Naples' Archaeological Museum to see the Pompeii
>Peep Show - vases, frescoes, statues, dozens of phalluses and other objects
>that have been deeply buried in Italian vaults until now. The collection of
>erotic art was unearthed in Pompeii, the Roman city that was buried when
>Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79.
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