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  • 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.

  • 06/02/2017 10:49 | AAC Board 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 Board 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 for immediate assistance.

    Further details can be found at the website

    We hope to see you there!

  • 05/22/2017 21:48 | AAC Board 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 Board 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 Board 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 Board 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

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