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The Schneider Beer Vaults; Austin's example of historic preservation fitting the modern world be

As some of you may know, AmaTerra senior archaeologist, Rachel Feit, moonlights as a food writer for the Austin Chronicle. Her most recent article was a unique opportunity to combine this eciture gastronomique with archaeology. Read her article about the excavations she participated in at the Schneider Beer Vaults beneath the bustling streets of downtown Austin. Learn how these unique features, once thought to simply be a store room for auto parts, became an integral and singular component of La Condesa Restaurant and see how historic resources like these provide a value and human heritage to modern design that is simply impossible to recreate. For other examples of historic preservation enh

AmaTerra demonstrates ancient technology at the 2016 New Mexico Archaeology Fair

May is Heritage Preservation Month in New Mexico. As part of that state-wide celebration of culture, history, and archaeology, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division held their annual Archaeology Fair on May 7th in the Organ Mountains - Desert Peaks National Monument in the Dripping Springs Natural Area outside of Las Cruces. AmaTerra New Mexico staff archaeologist, Matt Cuba, was invited to participate in the event demonstrating his considerable skills in flintknapping, an ancient technique of fashioning bladed tools like knives and arrow points from raw stone. As Matt showed how the process worked, he answered questions from local school children on field trips and from the general

AmaTerra congratulates White Sands Missile Range for winning the 2016 Secretary of Defense Environme

Every year the United States Department of Defense honors different installations for superlative service in environmental and cultural resource management. This year, White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in southern New Mexico received this prestigious honor, the only awardee for cultural resources. When interviewed in the Missile Ranger, WSMR's post newspaper, Bill Godby said, “It’s a tremendous honor and opportunity to work at WSMR. The success of our program would not be possible without the continual support of the Army, the WSMR Command and the entire staff of the Environmental Division.” Bill also noted that “the efforts of many individuals on a daily basis, including contractors, Tribal

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