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  • 01/23/2022 17:31 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    AAHS Research and Travel Grants - Call for Proposals!
    Deadline February 15, 2022

    *Membership in AAHS is required and all members are eligible to apply*


    AAHS Research Grants up to the amount of $1,000 are awarded annually. Travel grants are also available in amounts up to $500 to support or present research. Research in archaeology, anthropology, history or ethnology in the US Southwest and Northwest Mexico are considered. Further information on criteria and application is on our website at https://www.az-arch-and-hist.org/?p=465


    A single award of $5,000 is given annually to a high-quality archaeological or historical research project that focuses on significant questions in the archaeology of the Southwest United States or Northwest Mexico. In the spirit of Carryl Martin projects that allow opportunities for participation by avocational AAHS members will receive special consideration. For more information https://www.az-arch-and-hist.org/?p=4450 

    (The Martin proposals are normally due in the fall but we are extending the deadline this year to February 15th.)

  • 01/18/2022 21:44 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona Archaeological Council is holding its next board meeting on January 26th, 2022. The meeting agenda can be accessed by AAC members and can be found here: 

    2022 January AAC Meeting Agenda.pdf

  • 12/10/2021 13:00 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    On December 10th, the AAC sent a letter in support of the current archaeology programs at Pima Community College:

    Dear Chancellor Lambert,

    Attached, please find a letter from the Arizona Archaeological Council expressing its support for the Centre for Archaeological Field Training and Field Archaeology Certificate Program at Pima Community College. We understand that the College is considering termination of the program, and we feel its loss will be a decisive blow to the growing and understaffed private sector archaeological consulting industry in Arizona. Please consider continuation of this vital program. You are welcome to contact me by telephone or email to discuss the AAC’s request.


    Dan Garcia

    2021 President, Arizona Archaeological Council

    AAC Letter in support of Pima CC Archaeology Programs 12102021.pdf

  • 12/05/2021 17:53 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona Archaeological Council is holding its next board meeting on December 10th, 2021. The meeting agenda can be accessed by AAC members and can be found here: 

    2021 December AAC Meeting Agenda.pdf

    Current members of the AAC are invited to attend this ZOOM virtual meeting.

    Meeting details can be found at the top of the Agenda. 

  • 12/03/2021 20:54 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Last year, the AZSITE Board appointed an Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to serve in place of the AZSITE Advisory Council until the Council becomes active and its seats are filled. The Ad Hoc Advisory Committee is comprised of a cross-section of AZSITE stakeholders. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Board on matters of concern to AZSITE users and to assist with the improvement and development of the AZSITE platform as requested. There are currently three openings on the committee, for individuals representing:

    1.  State Agency (1 position)
    2. Federal Agency (1 position)
    3. Private Archaeological Consulting Firm – Small Business (1 position)

    The Committee meets roughly once per quarter, but this can vary. If you are interested in one of the above positions, please complete the attached application and email to Dan Garcia. This application will also be made available on the Advisory Council area of our website.

    Please follow up with Dan or myself with any questions. We appreciate your assistance in improving AZSITE.


    Gabe McGowan, M.S.

    Specialist, AZSITE Database

  • 11/07/2021 13:13 | AAC Admin (Administrator)


    Elizabeth Hora is the public archaeologist at the Utah State Historic Preservation Office. She runs the Utah Public Archaeologist Network, which brings together people and organizations to work together on projects to protect and preserve Utah's archaeology.  She recently wrote an article for a partnership with the Utah Office of Tourism called How to Visit Rock Imagery Sites Like an Archaeologist. The article gives people practical tips for how they can use "Visit with Respect" principles to not just protect archaeological sites for future generations, but really dive deep into experiencing the site for themselves.

  • 10/12/2021 15:40 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Please join us in congratulating Laurene G. Montero who has been selected to receive the 2021 Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award. During the past 10 years of her career, Ms. Montero has been the City of Phoenix archaeologist. She will be honored for this award at a special luncheon held in conjunction with the 2021 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference in Tempe on October 29th. Congratulations, Laurene!

  • 10/01/2021 15:42 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona Archaeology Council is going to celebrate International Archaeology Day by organizing a Happy Hour event on Friday, October 15th. We invite you to join us at Boulder's on Broadway (530 W Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282) at 4:30pm. This will be a great opportunity to meet up with friends and colleagues. If you would like to participate, we will have trivia, where no one wins and the points don’t matter! Register here: International Archaeology Day Happy Hour

  • 08/26/2021 09:40 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona Archaeological Council is holding a special meeting on August 27th, 2021 to go over a proposal to modify the bylaws to clarify the role and procedure for the Editor of the Journal position. The meeting agenda can be accessed by AAC members and can be found here: 

    AAC Special Meeting Agenda - bylaws amendment proposal.pdf

    Current members of the AAC are invited to attend this ZOOM virtual meeting.

    Meeting details can be found at the bottom of the proposal. 

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