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  • 04/27/2017 20:54 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Phoenix Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS) invites you to come join them in the Pueblo Grande Museum Community Room on Tuesday, May 9th at 7pm for a talk entitled "Pad 'Aangam: Interpreting Landscape and Ethnohistory in the O'odham Story of Creation" by Andy Darling and Harry J. Winters, Jr. Attendance is free and all are welcome to attend. See more details in the flyer below.

    May 2017 Flyer.pdf

  • 04/11/2017 18:45 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. of Tempe, AZ (ACS) is seeking resumes for several temporary Field Archaeologist positions. A Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology or a related field and several months of fieldwork are required to be considered a Field Archaeologist. The duties of these positions may regularly require standing, digging shovel test pits, using hands to manipulate items and to lift or carry them, talking, and hearing. They could occasionally require crossing uneven terrain, climbing over fences, and stooping, kneeling, or crouching. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All employees must be able to follow instructions, ask questions when needed, be able to work independently once parameters have been set, and work cooperatively as part of a team, at both the project and company-wide levels.

    Pay levels are competitive and commensurate with experience. These are project-specific positions, and as a result are full-time, temporary positions. The only benefit that comes with these positions is holiday pay if the office is closed and the employee works the day before and the day after the holiday and accrual of paid sick leave.

    For additional information, interested parties should check “Job Opportunities” section of the ACS web site ( Please send current resume with a cover letter and the names and phone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references who can comment on your experience to: acs_jobs’at’acstempe’dot’com (replace ‘at’ or ‘dot’ with the usual @ or .). Please include the job title “Field Archaeologist” in the subject line of your e-mail. 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. These positions are open until filled or April 30, 2017, whichever comes first. 

  • 04/03/2017 19:50 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    It’s that time of year again for the year again to nominate your colleagues for one of the Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission’s Awards in Public Archaeology. 

    The Governor's Archaeology Advisory Commission (Commission) is sponsoring its annual "Awards in Public Archaeology."  The Commission is a statutory board that advises the State Historic Preservation Officer on issues of relevance to Arizona archaeology. The Awards are presented to individuals, organizations, and/or programs that have significantly contributed to the protection and preservation of, and education about, Arizona's non-renewable archaeological resources. 

    These awards can include the following categories of individuals or organizations that are worthy of recognition for their public service/education endeavors:  1) professional archaeologists, 2) avocational archaeologists, 3) Site Stewards, 4) Tribes, 5) private, non-profit entities, 6) government agencies,  7) private or industrial development entities, and 8) an individual for special or lifetime achievement.

    Please find the nomination forms and instruction on the Historic Preservation Conference website -

    If you have any questions about nominating someone for these awards, please feel free to contact Kris Powell at 602-542-7141or The nominations are due on APRIL 14, 2017.

  • 04/01/2017 15:58 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The AAC is an affiliate of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA). An added benefit for AAC members not affiliated with one of the four supporting societies (Society for Historical Archaeology, Society for American Archaeology, American Anthropological Association, or the Archaeological Institute of America) is a discounted annual RPA registration fee of $75, a $50 savings over the normal unaffiliated fee.

  • 03/31/2017 20:49 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    There are two events Saturday, April 1st. See the attached photos for details

  • 03/27/2017 16:12 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    There will be a presentation on Tuesday, April 11th at 7pm at the Pueblo Grande Museum by Scott Wood entitled "The AAS Excavation Project at Goat Camp Ruin in Payson".  See details in the flyer below

    Goat Camp April 2017 Flyer.pdf

  • 03/27/2017 13:09 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    HDR has two job postings for applicants out of their Phoenix office. They are for Cultural Resource Specialist 1 and 2. See the attached documents for details.



  • 03/16/2017 09:55 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRP-MIC) have developed the Government-to-Government Consultation Toolkit (G2G Toolkit), which has been designed to facilitate the consultation process for and among Tribes and State and Federal agencies meeting the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act or State Historic Preservation Act, as well as other state and federal statutes. The G2G Toolkit contains agency and Tribal contact information, consultation protocol, Tribal claims maps, and quick links to Tribal and Agency pages for additional information. Click on underlined words for links to additional information.

    The G2G Toolkit was developed by SHPO and SRP-MIC with assistance from the Google Earth Outreach Trainer Network and SWCA Environmental Consultants. Funding was provided by a Cultural Resource Fund (CRF) grant administered by the Mica Group and awarded to SHPO. The CRF was established by the Federal Communications Commission to mitigate positive train control noncompliance by seven railroads.

    Additional technical assistance was provided during a Google training workshop with staff from the Department of Transportation, State Land Department, Game and Fish Department, Department of Forestry and Fire Management, and State Parks; and by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

    The toolkit can be found at the following link:

  • 03/13/2017 21:24 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    AZTEC Engineering is looking to hire for several open positions for their Phoenix, AZ office. These are Archaeologist, Field Supervisor, and Principal Investigator. Please see the attached sheets for details, requirements and duties, and contact information. Good luck!

    Archaeologist 2017-03-13.pdf

    Field Supervisor 2017-03-13.pdf

    Principal Investigator 2017-03-13.pdf

  • 03/12/2017 20:08 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Members of the Arizona Archaeological Council,

    attached is a letter drafted by the Board of Directors to the Arizona State Museum in response to their proposed service fee increase.

    AAC Board Response to ASM Proposed Fee Increase.pdf

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