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  • 09/26/2017 19:15 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking a full-time Environmental Project Manager, Sr. in its Phoenix office to serve as the Historic Preservation Team Leader. Candidates must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Qualification Standards for Archaeology and must have supervisory experience. For a full job description and application procedures, please visit

  • 09/14/2017 17:55 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The 2017 AAC election polls are now open. Sign in and vote under the "Member Access Only" section. The polls will close on Thursday, October 19th. Good luck to all of the candidates!

  • 09/09/2017 10:49 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The Fall issue of the AAC newsletter is now posted under the "Member Access Only" section on the AAC website. Sign in and download the newsletter today!

  • 09/08/2017 14:06 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona SHPO invites you to a one-day workshop to help develop guidance for the documentation and reporting of historical in-use structures on State, county, municipal, and private land during archaeological survey. The workshop is limited to two people per firm. 

    Tentative Agenda

    1. Review of ASM policy on Historical In-use Sites and Features 

    2. Use / Modification of Historic Property Inventory Forms

    3. Professional Standards

    4. Database Management and Research

    5. Draft Guidance Document

    WHEN: Wednesday Oct 11

    WHERE: 1110 E. Washington St (behind the Evans House) - Room 250

    TIME: 9:00 to 4:00

    PARKING - visitor’s garage on Washington, just west of 10th Ave; OR parking garage on 10th Ave between Adams and Washington (4th level or higher); OR street in front of Carnegie Library

    Cafe next door for breakfast, coffee, snacks, and lunch. 1 hour lunch break.

    Call in number and final agenda will be provided at a later date. 

    Please RSVP to Mary-Ellen Walsh ( by September 21, 2017, and let her know if you will be calling in or attending in person.

  • 09/01/2017 16:04 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)
    The AAC Board-of-Directors is seeking to fill four seats for Board Members whose terms expire at the end of 2017. Open positions for 2018-2019 include President-elect, Treasurer, and two at-large members. The Treasurer and at-large members hold office for two years; the President-elect holds office for three years. If interested, please submit a candidate statement by September 11th, 2017 to The online election will begin on September 12th and close on October 16th. Good luck!
  • 08/18/2017 15:19 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    March is Arizona’s Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month (AAHAM). Throughout Arizona, many organizations contribute to celebrating Arizona’s diverse and exciting prehistory and history through lectures, tours, and demonstrations. We have scheduled the kickoff meeting for August 29 at 10 am in room 250 of the ADEQ building at 1110 W. Washington Street in Phoenix. Please join us as we will be selecting a new theme for this year’s AAHAM and will be brainstorming on possible poster ideas. All are invited to attend. For those who cannot make the meeting in person, we will have teleconferencing options - please contact Kris Powell, SHPO Archaeological Compliance Specialist at  602-542-7141 or for more information.

  • 08/14/2017 18:01 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    All members of the Arizona Archaeological Council are cordially invited to attend our 2017 annual conference on Friday October 6th at the Moose Lodge in beautiful Star Valley, AZ. The theme of this year's conference is Occupation of the Hinterlands. We purposely selected a broad topic to encourage a more diverse group of presenters, so please consider submitting an abstract. Abstracts are due by September 8th. Please send abstracts to  with AAC Conference Abstract in the subject line.

    We are excited to host this year's conference at a new location. And what self-respecting archaeologist can say no to pine trees, crisp fall air, and a venue with a bar attached? We encourage folks to stay the night; designated drivers will be available to transport people back to their hotels if needed.

    Following Friday's conference, Scott Wood has graciously offered to give a tour of ongoing investigations at Goat Camp Ruin, a 25+ room pueblo located at the northern end of Payson. The tour will begin at 9:00am and likely last an hour.

    Directions, conference schedule, and details regarding Saturday's site tour will be made available in the near future. We hope to see you all there!

  • 08/02/2017 19:20 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    PaleoWest Archaeology is looking to immediately fill crew chief and crew positions for multiple projects based out of our Phoenix, Arizona office. Successful crew chief candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Anthropology, or have commensurate supervisory experience with Southwest archaeology. Crew members must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology or another applicable field and have experience conducting archaeological survey in the Southwest. Pay will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience. Camping may be required for certain projects; however, a generous per diem will be provided for camping projects. Successful candidates should be motivated, resourceful, dedicated, and organized, and able to walk several miles per day over uneven terrain. All candidates will work under the supervision of a Field Director or Project Director. Familiarity with GPS units and digital data collection are a plus but not required. Please submit a current CV and brief letter of intent/personal statement to, with “Archaeological Crew Chief – Phoenix” or “Archaeological Technician – Phoenix” in the subject line.

  • 07/12/2017 14:54 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona State Museum is seeking to fill the AZSITE Manager Position. Please see the job posting at The posting number is A21837.

  • 06/09/2017 16:09 | AAC Board 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.

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