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Check in here for recent AAC news. members feel free to comment. Please contact AAC@Arizonaarchaeology.org if you have a news post that you would like to submit.

  • 06/09/2017 16:09 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona State Museum (ASM) invites you to a first in a series of SB 1418 Public Forums related to its new proposed rate and fee structure for mandated cultural resource management services: Tuesday, 13 June, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Sonoran Room at the Hilton El Conquistador, in Oro Valley. The Forum is being held in conjunction with the 2017 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference, but conference registration is not required to attend and no RSVP is required.

    The purpose of the SB 1418 Forum is to listen to cultural resource management (CRM) stakeholders and improve articulation between the proposed rate and fee structure and CRM business practices.

    While the forum is designed to be a moderated, focused discussion, if you are interested in a broader overview of SB 1418 and changes to ASM's cultural resource management service rates and fees, ASM's Director, Dr. Patrick Lyons, will be speaking on this subject in a conference session on Thursday, 15 June, from 9:50 am to 10:40 am. Attendance at this session requires conference registration.

  • 06/02/2017 10:49 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

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

    Field Supervisor 2017-03-13.pdf

    Principal Investigator 2017-03-13.pdf

  • 06/02/2017 10:46 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    2017 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference 

    You don't want to miss the best networking, professional development conference in the Southwest!

    Registration will be closing shortly.  Be part of the action and the great learning environment.  Learn what's happening in cultural resource management and historic preservation at this year's conference.

    Choose from among these amazing special pre- and post-conference sessions, workshops, and tours as well.

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017:

    • Theory and Praxis in Decolonizing the Federal Historic Preservation Program $45/pp
    • Bonnie and the Mudman - Featuring Jim Garrison - Adobe Making, Rehab and Construction (Part 1) $35/pp (for Parts 1 and 2)

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017:

    • Desert Botanical Laboratory/Tumamoc Hill/Mission Garden $35/pp
    • Technology at Work - Google® It! - Government-to-Government Toolkit Workshop $FREE with Conference Registration
    • Bonnie and the Mudman - Featuring Jim Garrison - Adobe Making, Rehab and Construction (Part 2) $35/pp (for Parts 1 and 2)
    • Certified Local Government Commissioner Training $FREE to Commissioners / $25/pp Others
    • Main Street Lab: Community Transformation Strategy $FREE with Conference Registration
    • Pre-Conference Social Networking Reception $FREE with Conference Registration

     Thursday, June 15, 2017:

    • It's In Our Nature to Opt Outside: Take a Hike! $FREE with Conference Registration
    • Welcome Reception at the Hotel $FREE with Conference Registration

    Friday, June 16, 2017:

    • Steam Pump Ranch Site Tour and Breakfast Buffet $FREE with Conference Registration
    • Awards in Historic Preservation Luncheon $FREE with Conference Registration / $60/pp

     Saturday, June 17, 2017:

    • Colossal Cave Mountain Park (Cave Tour and Civilian Conservation Corps Architecture) $40/pp

    If you are unsure if you have registered for any of these options, please look at your email confirmation that you received when registering and it will show you the list of items for which you are registered.

    If you would like to register for any of these options, please call 602-568-6277 or email questions@azpreservation.com for immediate assistance.

    Further details can be found at the website https://azpreservation.com/registration/

    We hope to see you there!

  • 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 jsimon.bruder@wcrminc.com 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 (http://www.acstempe.com). 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 - http:azpreservation.com/2017-awards/

    If you have any questions about nominating someone for these awards, please feel free to contact Kris Powell at 602-542-7141or kpowell@azstateparks.gov. 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.

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