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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.  

2022 AAC Fall Conference - Call for Papers

We invite submissions for presentations related to this year’s conference theme that focus on ethical, technical, and theoretical approaches to Arizona archaeology. Please submit presentation title and a 100-word abstract by August 1, 2022 to aacboard@gmail.com. If you have any questions about submissions or the conference, please contact Jim Watson at watsonjt@arizona.edu.

2022 AAC Fall Conference Call for Papers

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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