Throwback Thursday to a November 1992 article in the magazine Arizona Highways featuring our President and Co-founder Mark Michel. The article discusses how The Archaeological Conservancy was born from the idea that in order to protect these vulnerable sites they should be privately owned by those who care. Fast forward 30 years and, thanks to our members and supporters, we have now saved over 560 sites nationally!
Some of TAC’s earliest acquisition and preservation projects occurred in the Verde Valley of Arizona. Two of the preserves discussed in this article, Oak Creek and Sugarloaf Pueblos, will be featured in next Virtual Tour Video, “The Hisatsinom Hilltop Sites of the Verde Valley,” coming in August. See a clip of the Oak Creek/Atkeson Preserve on our YouTube channel here.
Until then, enjoy this #TBT article “The Man Who Loves Ruins” written by John Gwynn with photos by Jerry Jacka.
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