About Archaeology Southwest

Archaeology Southwest is a private 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.

For three decades, Archaeology Southwest has practiced a holistic, conservation-based approach to exploring the places of the past. We call this Preservation Archaeology. By exploring what makes a place special, sharing this knowledge in innovative ways, and enacting flexible site protection strategies, we foster meaningful connections to the past and respectfully safeguard its irreplaceable resources.

Come along as we learn more about how people lived in these arid environments, how and why cultures changed through time, and what has endured…

From the blog

  • 10.10.13

    Closed Part 2- The Friends Grassroots Network Experiences the Impact of the Shutdown

    Since the shutdown, the Friends Grassroots Network has directly experienced the effects through the termination of all volunteer activities and events.  The government shutdown has also led to: the closure of visitor centers including Friends offices; cancelation of all recreational and education events; and serious economic impacts on gateway communities … read more

  • 08.24.11

    Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument to host Perry Mesa Symposium

    On Saturday, September 10, 2011, Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument is presenting an all day event called, “The Perry Mesa Symposium” in Phoenix, Arizona. The program brings together around twenty professional, avocational and student archaeologists to present the findings of recent studies of the prehistoric cultures on Perry … read more

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