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Deni Seymour

Deni Seymour

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Published on Nov 11, 2016

Another Chronometric Date Back

I just wanted to let you, the backers, know that I paid for another date from Guevavi Mission, and the result has just come back. This means that I now have dates for every adobe structure that cou...

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Published on Jul 08, 2015

Revised and Final Results

The lab finally sent me the FINAL RESULTS after running some additional information on the associated soil samples. They just sent me the report and here are the final dates, even better and more p...

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Published on May 23, 2015

Results are in!

It's been a long wait but the results are finally in for three dates related to the adobe-walled structures around Guevavi! These were chronometric dates you helped pay for! As you will recall, we ...

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Published on Oct 05, 2014

We’re Funded!

Thank you so much for your pledges. We hit our funding target and exceeded it.We can now run two and a half samples ( that is, I will run three)!Thank you to all my backers and to the Experiment fo...

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Published on Oct 03, 2014

​First Dating Result Available

The first dating result is in andsince you contributed to the dating effort you are the first to see it! This is for your eyes only. TheUniversity of Washington lab provided this date:The age of th...

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Published on Oct 01, 2014

Wow, the First Date is Back!

The first chronometric date is back and it is quite interesting. I have to send him a little bit more information but once I do I will have the final date. I will post this later today or tomorrow....

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Published on Sep 29, 2014

WE'RE A SUCCESS! THANK YOU!

Our project is a success. We obtained enough pledges to pay for two dates. Its all because of your generous donations. In about a week or so I will post the first results when they come in from the...

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Published on Sep 22, 2014

​Pledge Incentive: Personalized Mission Tour

My assistant and I will give apersonal tour to the person who pledges $400 or more. This is enough to run asingle sample which means in exchange for making this project happen the donorwill receive...

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Published on Sep 19, 2014

Center of Arizona-Sonora Colonial History

Guevavi was a Sobaipuri settlement formany centuries where it thrived before European contact.As Guevavi Mission a Jesuit and thenlater Franciscan center it became the most important religious plac...

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Published on Sep 08, 2014

​Guevavi Mission Important to Indigenous Descendants

Guevavi Mission Important to Indigenous Descendants Who Once Lived JereA few years agoI brought 40 O’odham elders and community members from San Xavier to thislocation to reconnect with their Sobai...

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Published on Sep 03, 2014

New Perspectives vs Received Wisdom

Historians havewritten about this mission and the indigenous residents, but it seems that manyof the basic assumptions have been incorrect. For example, because of my recentresearch and chronometri...

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Published on Sep 01, 2014

Our Research Featured on Science News Site

Take a look at this article on ourcurrent research at Guevavi in Western Digs, a science news site:http://westerndigs.org/ruins-in-arizona-may-be-lost-jesuit-mission/

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Good luck Chris. I know the results will be informative.
Aug 03, 2016
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Yes, it is. This is your doing!
Oct 03, 2014
Where are the Spanish Colonial Jesuit Missions at Guevavi?
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I know. Itsn't it wonderful! Waiting for chronmetric results is like being 8 and waiting for Christmas morning.
Oct 01, 2014
Where are the Spanish Colonial Jesuit Missions at Guevavi?
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Thanks Pat and thansk for being a part of this project.
Sep 29, 2014
Where are the Spanish Colonial Jesuit Missions at Guevavi?
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Thank you! I am so pleased.
Sep 29, 2014
Where are the Spanish Colonial Jesuit Missions at Guevavi?
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Thank you. I am glad you suggested I try again.
Sep 29, 2014
Where are the Spanish Colonial Jesuit Missions at Guevavi?
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And yes, all fund will go to Jornada so that they are tax deductable.
Sep 29, 2014
Where are the Spanish Colonial Jesuit Missions at Guevavi?
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Thanks to you and all the other generous donors.
Sep 29, 2014
Where are the Spanish Colonial Jesuit Missions at Guevavi?
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Thanks Ron for bringing this up over the top and making this project successful! No one has dated those walls but I am in the process of asking the NPS is we can. That will be interesting and yes, they are sun dried bricks like the others, which means we can date them with OSL not TL.
Sep 29, 2014
Where are the Spanish Colonial Jesuit Missions at Guevavi?
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You're welcome and thank you so much for your support. We are almost there!
Sep 25, 2014
Where are the Spanish Colonial Jesuit Missions at Guevavi?
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Thanks so much Marylee!
Sep 24, 2014
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Thanks Linda! Let's do!
Sep 02, 2014
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