Welcome to the Arizona Archaeological Council Website

The Arizona Archaeological Council is a non-profit voluntary association that promotes the goals of professional archaeology in Arizona. Dedicated to preserving cultural resources through education and advocacy, the Council embraces a diverse membership drawing from avocationalists, academics, private business, local communities and federal, state and tribal agencies.

2022 AAC Meeting Schedule

January 26,

 April 6,

June 29, 

December 7 

AAC Meetings are held on Fridays at 10:00 am (Arizona Time). Meetings are expected to be held online using Zoom Video Conferencing Software. The meetings will have an "open" session, where all AAC members are invited to attend, and an "executive" session at the end that is only for the board members. Meeting agendas and invitation instructions will be emailed to the membership one week prior to the meeting.  


The Fall 2021 issue (Volume 9 Number 1) of the Journal of Arizona Archaeology is available for AAC members and can be found in the members-only section here. Subscribers to the hard copy edition will also receive their paper issues in the mail. 

Doug Craig Memorial Research Grant Established

In memorial of beloved Arizona archaeologist Douglas (‘Doug’) B. Craig, the AAC, in partnership with the AAHS, has established an annual research grant to honor his legacy. The Douglas B. Craig Memorial Research Grant aims to fund archaeological research in Arizona and presentations at local and national conferences. The grant is open to students and professionals alike. Grant applications are due May 20 with award notification by June 17. Details on the grant and proposal instructions can be found on this AAC webpage

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