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  • 05/26/2018 11:54 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    EnviroSystems Management, Inc. is hiring a Cultural Resources Division Director. The job announcement is attached here.

    ESM CR Division Director Job Announcement.pdf

  • 05/18/2018 07:47 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona Archaeological Council (AAC) is extremely pleased to announce that Governor Ducey vetoed House Bill 2498.  The AAC would like to thank all of our members who showed up to legislative committee meetings, wrote letters, sent e-mails, and made phone calls to the legislature and Governor Ducey.  We would also like to thank the Coalition for American Heritage, the Society for American Archaeology, the Society for Historic Archaeology, the Register of Professional Archaeologists, the American Cultural Resources Association, the Arizona Site Steward Foundation, the Arizona Preservation Foundation, and the American Rock Art Research Association for their support.  We would also like to thank the Tohono O’odham Nation, San Carlos Apache Tribe, and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community for their support in opposition of the bill, as well as the tireless efforts of numerous individuals that stepped up and kept the momentum going through this arduous process.  Finally, I would like to thank Governor Ducey for listening to Arizona’s tribal communities and heritage resource professionals.  We still have a lot of work to do, but can move forward with confidence that are voices will be heard.

  • 05/16/2018 08:18 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce that we will be hiring a new compliance review archaeologist.  The application for this position has been posted on the State of Arizona job board, and can be accessed by using the link below:

  • 05/16/2018 08:02 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The AZSHPO is pleased to announce a new Guidance Point (No. 12; May 2018) that focuses on drafting agreement documents (MOAs and PAs) for Section 106 undertakings. The title is “SHPO Guidance on Drafting Section 106 Agreement Documents for Undertakings in Arizona.” This document builds upon the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s 2015 guidance on agreements and provides actual template language that can be used for recitals and stipulations that pertain directly to projects occurring within Arizona. This standardized language has been vetted with the ACHP and through Section 106 consultations, and can assist federal agencies, their consultants, SHPO, Tribes and other consulting parties in streamlining the process of generating and reviewing MOAs and PAs.

  • 05/16/2018 07:59 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The AZSITE Manger (part-time) position is currently posted on the UA Careers website. The posting can be found at

  • 05/16/2018 07:57 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    ACS is hiring field archaeologists. You can download the job posting here.


  • 05/03/2018 20:51 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    HB 2498 has passed and is going to Governor Ducey. It will likely be signed or vetoed tomorrow. The AAC has sent the below letter to Governor Ducey. This issue requires immediate action.  Please call, email, and tweet the Governor and spread the word.

    Office of Governor Doug Ducey
    State Capitol
    1700 West Washington
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Phone: 602/542-4331
    Fax: 602/542-7601
    Twitter: @dougducey


  • 04/30/2018 17:34 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The website for the 2018 Pecos Conference of Southwestern Archaeology is now live at It includes information about the conference location, amenities, and the presentation submission form. If you are not planning on camping with us, please visit the Notes and Accommodations sections soon to plan your hotel stay. Early Registration and Vendor Registration will open about May 1, so please make sure to periodically check the website for new information. The conference will be held at the Flagstaff Hotshot Camp on the Coconino National Forest, August 9-12. Individuals and organizations interested in assisting in the organization as partners, sponsors, or vendors may contact Kimberly Spurr at

  • 04/30/2018 17:22 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Gila River Indian Community is hiring an archaeologist. The job description is attached. You can apply online at the following link: Application

    GRIC Archaeologist Job Posting.pdf

  • 04/22/2018 12:57 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

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    Danny Rucker, RPA

    Information Officer/Newsletter Editor

    Arizona Archaeological Council

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