2022 AAC Fall Conference 

Best Practices and Ethical Approaches to Arizona's Archaeology

In Cooperation with

Friday, September 9, 2022

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Du Bois South Union, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff and simulcast on ZOOM

Archaeologists have long focused on developing better approaches to the methodology and interpretive frameworks of our discipline. Like archaeological communities across the country, Arizona archaeologists have strived to be at the forefront of such advances. Considering recent calls for increased focus on ethical approaches to archaeology and the protection and preservation of cultural resources in a multi-perspective and inclusive space, Arizona archaeology is primed to remain at the forefront of practice and industry. Addressing issues of sexual harassment, racial and social injustice, and gender equality as well as confronting our colonial legacy as a discipline is vital to contemporary practices and training. In addition, rising curation costs have encouraged practitioners to consider how to preserve Arizona’s cultural resources more efficiently without impeding development or sacrificing quality (e.g., fieldwork, artifact and data collection, respect for descendant communities). This year’s conference theme seeks to address these issues head-on to encourage best practices and ethical approaches that promote better preservation of Arizona’s cultural heritage going forward. 

Conference Sponsors

The conference is free to attend for AAC members; however, we are asking for donations from the professional archaeological community to underwrite conference expenses, including expendable safety equipment, beverages, continental breakfast, and other incidental costs. We very much appreciate your support of AAC! If you would like to make a $150 donation, simply visit the AAC website store and pay by credit card: https://aac.wildapricot.org/Sys/Store/Products/268847

As a sponsor, you/your firm will be acknowledged at the conference and your firm’s logo will be included on the AAC website (below) and in conference materials. Once you complete the transaction, a confirmation email will give instructions on providing a high-quality version of your logo. 

Call for Papers


Conference Questions/Additional Information

Contact Jim Watson (aacboard@gmail.com) with questions about the conference or conference events.

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