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  • 08/29/2012 09:35 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    The AAC is looking for volunteers and nominations to stand for election to the Board of Directors of the organization. Positions that need to be filled for 2013 include two at-large seats on the Board, and the officer position of President Elect. 

    Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to consider volunteering... it was not a planned thing, but the current 2012 board suffers from a lack of diversity. We want to fix this.  

    Please contact the current President (M Scott Thompson @ mason.thompson@asu.edu) or Secretary (Dr Peter Pagoulatos @ peter.pagoulatos@fmo.azdema.gov) for more information about these positions.
  • 08/23/2012 15:46 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    The National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage. The 2012-2013 National Preservation Institute seminar schedule is now available online at www.npi.org. The 2012-2013 NPI News Release includes the calendar and seminar descriptions - www.npi.org/NewsRelease2012-13.pdf.
     
    Advance registration rate available through September 6, 2012
    Scholarship applications accepted (see details below)
    in cooperation with the Public History Program,
    School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies,
    Arizona State University, and
    the State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona State Parks
     
    Section 106: An Introduction
    Phoenix, AZ undefined October 15-17, 2012
     
    Learn the basics of project review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This seminar emphasizes practicalities-how to avoid pitfalls and victimization by myths. Discuss recent changes in regulations and procedures, with an emphasis on coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws. An agenda is available online at www.npi.org.
     
    Consultation and Protection of Native American Sacred Lands
    Phoenix, AZ undefined October 18-19, 2012
     
    Explore the consultation process mandated by federal laws as it pertains to Native American sacred lands. Review the guidelines from both tribal and federal land-managing agencies’ perspectives. Consider the legal, historical, and cultural factors that influence consulting parties. Discuss ways to use the consultation process in conjunction with other tools, such as land trusts, restrictive covenants, and property purchases by tribes or nonprofit conservancies, to achieve a protected status for culturally significant places. An agenda is available online at www.npi.org.
     
    Instructor. Claudia Nissley, president, Nissley Environmental Consultants; former director, Western Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer; specialist in preservation issues relating to NHPA, NEPA, CERCLA, ARPA, and NAGPRA
     
    LA/CES. These seminars meet the criteria for programs in the American Society of Landscape Architects Continuing Education System and ASLA members will receive 6 learning units each day.
     
    Registration. A registration form is available online atwww.npi.org/register.html. Advanced registration is available until September 6 for $600 (3 days – 106 Intro) / $450 (2 days – Consultation) / $900 (5 days – both seminars). After that date, the regular registration rate is $650 (3 days – 106 Intro) / $500 (2 days – Consultation) / $950 (5 days – both seminars).
     
    Scholarships. A National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant for scholarships covers the cost of tuition for qualified applicants to attend NPI seminars in targeted cultural resource management areas.
 For more information and the application form, go to www.npi.org/scholarships.
     
    Questions? Please contact us. Thank you.
     
    Jere Gibber
    Executive Director
    National Preservation Institute
    P.O. Box 1702, Alexandria, VA 22313
  • 07/13/2012 07:57 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    ACC members - log in to access the latest newsletter. Find the link in the "Member Access Only" section. 
  • 05/08/2012 12:33 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) of  Tempe ,  Arizona , is seeking to hire a ceramic analyst. The ideal candidate will have experience in Southwestern ceramic types and current archaeological ceramic analysis methods and theory; familiarity with the petrofacies model of ceramic temper distribution in southern  Arizona  is desirable. This individual must have at a minimum a Master’s degree in anthropology (with an emphasis in archaeology) or a related field. Complementary skills (e.g., lab management, GIS, geoarchaeology, or archaeological field direction) are a strong plus. In addition to conducting laboratory analyses, this individual will work closely with other specialists to produce integrated technical reports; therefore, excellent writing skills are essential to this position.

     

    This is a full-time position, eligible for benefits after a three-month introductory period.The position requires working from the ACS office in  Tempe ,  Arizona , and is not open to telecommuting or subconsulting. Salary is negotiable based on experience. ACS benefits include vacation, holiday leave, sick leave, a percentage of the employee’s health insurance premium under the company plan, and a percentage of the employee’s dental insurance premium under the company plan; participation in a 401(k) program can begin once certain additional criteria have been met.

     

    Please send a current resume with a cover letter identifying the salary level at which you wish to be considered and the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references who can comment on your qualifications to: acs_jobs_AT_acstempe_DOT_com. We will be accepting applications from April 25-May 15, 2012, although a suitable candidate may be hired before the closing date. ACS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 04/16/2012 22:01 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) of Tempe, Arizona, is seeking to hire an archaeobotanist/palynologist. The ideal candidate will have experience in both pollen and macrobotanical analyses. This individual must have a Master’s degree in anthropology (with an emphasis in archaeology), biology, or a related field. Complementary skills (e.g., lab management, phytolith analysis, GIS, geoarchaeology, or archaeological field supervision) are a strong plus. Southwest experience is preferred. In addition to conducting laboratory analyses, this individual will work closely with other specialists to produce integrated technical reports. Therefore, excellent writing skills are essential to this position.

    This is a full-time position, eligible for benefits after a three-month introductory period. The position requires working from the ACS office in Tempe, Arizona, and is not open to telecommuting or subconsulting. Salary is negotiable based on experience. ACS benefits include vacation, holiday leave, sick leave, a percentage of the employee’s health insurance premium under the company plan, and a percentage of the employee’s dental insurance premium under the company plan; participation in a 401(k) program can begin once certain additional criteria have been met.

    Please send a current resume with a cover letter identifying the salary level at which you wish to be considered and the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references who can comment on your qualifications to: jobs@acstempe.com. We will be accepting applications from April 13-May 15, 2012, although a suitable candidate may be hired before the closing date. ACS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 04/16/2012 21:59 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) of Tempe, Arizona, is seeking to hire a Laboratory Manager. The ideal candidate will have experience in both managing an archaeological laboratory and in Southwest ceramic analysis. Although Southwest ceramic analysis is not essential, an alternative skill set is essential for ensuring a full-time position. The duties of the position involve management of processing, storage, and curation of archaeological collections, which may go to a number of curatorial facilities, each with its own set of requirements. Management of the company’s vehicles and field equipment is central to the position, as is participation in management of the physical plant. This individual must have a Master’s degree in Anthropology and excellent writing skills.

    This is a full-time position, eligible for benefits after a three-month introductory period. The position requires working from the ACS office in Tempe, Arizona and is not open to telecommuting or subconsulting. Salary is negotiable based on experience. ACS benefits include vacation, holiday leave, sick leave, a major portion of the employee’s health and dental insurance under the company plans; participation in a 401(k) program can begin once certain additional criteria have been met.

    Please send a current vitae with a cover letter identifying the salary level at which you wish to be considered and the names, phone numbers, and/or e-mail addresses of three references who can comment on your qualifications to:  jobs@acstempe.com. We will be accepting applications from April 13-May 15, 2012, although a suitable candidate may be hired before the closing date. ACS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 03/21/2012 12:37 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    Just a quick announcement that the March 2012 AAC Newsletter has been published. Members who requested electronic delivery should have received an email link to the .pdf. The printed versions will go out this week.
  • 02/21/2012 21:47 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    The Governor's Archaeology Advisory Commission recently submitted a set of policy recommendations on the management of cultural resources along the international border. 

    AAC members follow the link below to read the document.

  • 02/21/2012 21:32 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Title: History Underground: Territorial Archaeology of Downtown Phoenix

     

    Time: March 7 at 7 pm

     

    Admission: Free 

     

    Speakers: Laurene Montero, City Archaeologist, City of Phoenix

                     Todd Bostwick (association: PaleoWest and Verde Valley Archaeology Center

                     Mark Hackbarth (association: Logan Simpson Design)

                     Greta Rayle (association: Logan Simpson Design)

                     Mary-Ellen Walsh (association: Logan Simpson Design)

     

    Location: Arizona Science Center Annex (vicinity of former Sixth Street and Adams Street intersection in downtown Phoenix)

     

    Parking: Heritage Square Garage. Street parking in downtown Phoenix is free after 5 pm on weekdays. Bus transportation is available..as is light rail. The nearest station is 3rd/Jefferson. 

     

    Other Information: Reception will follow. 

  • 02/04/2012 17:39 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Partnering with the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, AAC has announced their 2012 Fall Conference: "Patterns, Problems, and Possibilities: Is the Southern Sinagua still a valid cultural construct?"


    The conference will be held October 19-20 at the Cliff Castle Casino in Verde Valley, AZ.

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