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  • 03/13/2018 18:15 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Yesterday the AZ Senate Natural Resources, Energy and Water Committee meeting passed HB2498. The vote was basically along party lines and was not unexpected. I am happy to report that many of the senators are taking notice of our efforts and the strong opposition from the archaeological community. The AZ Senate Government Committee will be hearing the bill tomorrow, Wednesday, March 14, at 2:00 pm in room SHR 109. Once again, I encourage everyone to attend and voice your opposition if at all possible. Please do not get discouraged. As more senators become aware of the issues and support our position, the harder this bill will be for them to pass. If this bill has bipartisan support, the Governor will likely sign it. If it does not have bipartisan support, we will continue to have a chance. Please contact members of the Government Committee, the Senators and Representatives of your districts, and show up in person if you can. Thank you to everyone who has and continues to stand in opposition!

  • 03/12/2018 16:17 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    SRI is hiring a Crew Chief. See the attached job announcement. Best of luck to all candidates!

    Crew Chief Vacancy Announcement.pdf

  • 03/05/2018 17:41 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Jacobs is hiring field technicians. The job announcement is attached.

    Archaeological Field Technician_jobdescription.pdf

  • 03/02/2018 16:04 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Arizona House Bill 2498 has passed the House and moved to the Senate. Additionally, the bill has been amended to apply to ALL projects on state lands. The AAC Board strongly urges members and colleagues to oppose the bill, contact their representatives, and to share this information. The AAC has drafted a letter to members urging action, and a letter to the Senate expressing opposition to the bill. Documents are attached for review and dispersal.




  • 02/07/2018 17:31 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    ACS has openings for two positions, a Field Archaeologist and a Cultural Resource Senior Project Manager. Information on the positions can be found in the attached job announcements. 



  • 02/05/2018 18:08 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona Archaeology Expo will be on March 10th from 10 A.M. to 4:00 P.M at the Mesa Grande Archaeological Site. The SHPO needs participants and has extended the due date to February 14th. The form can be downloaded here:

  • 02/03/2018 13:32 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona House Land, Agriculture and Rural Affairs committee has put House Bill 2498 on their meeting agenda for February 8, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. in Room HHR 3. The AAC invites members and colleagues to attend and speak in opposition of the bill. Members can create an account and register to speak at the below link. Links to HB 2498 and the Arizona House member roster are also provided.

  • 02/01/2018 17:06 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The AAC has drafted a letter response to Arizona House Bill 2498. The bill and letter response are attached. Please direct any comments to AAC President Dave Hart:



  • 01/26/2018 16:20 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Field Director - Archaeology/Cultural Resources Tucson/Phoenix, Arizona

    Tierra Right of Way Services is seeking motivated and experienced archaeologists/cultural resources managers who can fulfill the duties of Field Director in either our Tucson or Phoenix office. The successful candidate must be a team player. He/she must have the ability to multi-task, including supervising multiple small surveys and/or monitoring projects concurrently. Experience directing large block surveys as well as testing and data recovery investigations is also desired. The successful candidate must meet qualifications required for supervisory archaeologists by the State of Arizona, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Forest Service, including the U.S. Secretary of Interior’s standards for archaeologists. The candidates must have knowledge of the literature and practice of prehistoric and historic archaeology in the American Southwest. A moderate amount of travel may be required; a current valid driver’s license is required. The successful candidates must be a United States citizen or hold a federally approved work visa.


    • Seven years’ experience in CRM at increasing levels of responsibility, such as technician, crew chief, assistant field director, field director, at least three years of which has been in southern Arizona, is required.

    • Thorough knowledge of the NHPA Section 106 process and associated federal and state laws and regulations is essential.

    • Graduate degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field is required.

    • Focus in a particular analytic specialty in material culture or an aspect of environmental archaeology.

    Duties include:

    • Directing fieldwork

    • Staffing and scheduling input

    • Writing reports and preparing forms to pertinent agency standards

    • Delegating tasks to junior staff

    • Problem resolutions in field and office settings

    • Training archaeological technicians in field methods, preparation of forms, and report writing

    • Maintaining current knowledge of literature and professional reports

    • Assisting in the preparation of scopes of work and budgets for proposals

    • Analyzing collections of cultural materials that fall within your particular analytic specialty

    Salary and Benefits:

    Salary is competitive, and is based on experience and education. This is a full-time permanent position with benefits, including medical, 401k, and holidays.

    Tierra has been conducting cultural resource projects in the American Southwest for nearly twenty-five (25) years. We are committed to meeting our clients’ land services needs in the highest quality manner, delivered with the highest ethical and professional standards. Tierra is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

    How to Apply:

    Please submit letter of interest and CV/resume to, or mail to:

    Tierra Right of Way Services

    Human Resources Department

    RE: Field Director Tucson/Phoenix - Archaeology/Cultural Resources

    1575 East River Road, Suite 201

    Tucson, AZ 85718

  • 01/03/2018 21:10 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Fall 2017 issue of the Journal of Arizona Archaeology (Volume 5, No. 1) is devoted to recent research into the archaeology of the Perry Mesa Region, with Will Russell as the guest editor. Members of the Arizona Archaeological Council may obtain their electronic copy of the Journal by accessing the Journal issues on this site. Subscribers to the paper format of the issue will receive their copies in January.

    Non-members may purchase an issue of the Journal for $5 per electronic copy and $15 per paper format (includes postage and handling) by sending a request to Please specify the issue and number you wish to purchase

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