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  • 05/22/2017 21:48 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Hello – We would like to invite representatives of the professional archaeological community to visit the Florence Copper Project on Monday, 12 June 2017. As some of you know, WCRM has been conducting archaeological investigations within the Escalante Ruin Group in advance of a pilot Production Test Facility since August of last year. We would like to share our findings with you, and will welcome your input concerning the work we’ve accomplished to date.

    Appended is a map showing the project location. A WCRM representative will meet you at the gate and provide directions. The roads are graveled and can easily accommodate passenger vehicles. We ask that you park and gather at the Administration Building between 9 and 9:30 AM for a brief introduction. A bus will be available to transport you throughout the mine property. At 10 AM we will proceed to the project area where we will spend about an hour touring the excavations. At 11 AM we will drive a short distance to see the platform mound that was excavated by Dave Doyel in the early 1970s.

    We should have you back to the Administration Building by noon.

    Be aware that it will be hot and dusty. Wear sturdy footgear, and bring a hat. If any of you own safety vests, please bring them along. We will have bottled water available.

    Please RSVP via email at by 1 June to let me know how many people from your organization will be attending. We look forward to seeing all of you.

    - J. Simon Bruder, Western Cultural Resource Management, Inc.

    Florence Copper Area Map.pdf

  • 05/18/2017 20:40 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Logan Simpson is currently accepting applications for several Temporary Archaeological Field Technician positions for current and upcoming survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring projects throughout Arizona. Positions will be based out of Tempe and Flagstaff. Please see the attached document for further details.

    Temporary Archaeological Field Technicians - Arizona 170517.pdf

  • 05/15/2017 18:08 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Tierra Right of Way Services is accepting applications for a Field Director position at their Arizona and New Mexico offices. Please see the attached document for further details.

    2016 AZ NM Field Director.pdf

  • 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.



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