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UPDATED 11/28/2017 minor font changes; 8/15/2014 GROUPS, CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS - ENVIRONMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY ARCHAEOLOGY Archaeological Conservancy (national group outside area) http://americanarchaeology.org/aawelcome.html See notes on Archaeology Conservancy below The list below is also found under the Museums & Archaeology section and is included here because frequently archaeological sites and museums have professional or volunteer organizations associated with them. Check with each to find out more. Aztec Ruins - Aztec, New Mexico http://www.nps.gov/azru/index.htm Salmon Ruins - Near Bloomfield, New Mexico http://www.salmonruins.com/ Hovenweep - Near Southern Colorado & Utah State Lines http://www.nps.gov/hove/index.htm Chaco Canyon - In New Mexico Between Bloomfield & Albuquerque http://www.nps.gov/chcu/index.htm See note on article on Chaco road project below Mesa Verde - Near Cortez, Colorado http://www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm Chimney Rock - In Colorado Between Bayfield & Pagosa Springs http://www.chimneyrockco.org/mainnew.htm Notes from the Archaeology Conservancy website: The Archaeological Conservancy, established in 1980, is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to acquiring and preserving the best of our nation's remaining archaeological sites. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Conservancy also operates regional offices in Mississippi, Maryland, Ohio, and California. Every day, prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in the United States are lost forever--along with the precious information they contain. Modern-day looters use backhoes and bulldozers to recover artifacts for the international market. Urban development and agricultural methods such as land leveling and topsoil mining destroy ancient sites. The Conservancy protects these sites by acquiring the land on which they rest, preserving them for posterity.