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  • 01/13/2021 09:28 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona Archaeological Council is holding its first board meeting of the year, on January 22nd, 2021. The meeting agenda can be accessed by AAC members and can be found here: 

    2021_Jan 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. 

  • 01/08/2021 11:50 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Archaeological and Historical Society is holding our 6th Annual Research Slam and Winter Party by Zoom next Monday, January 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  We have 9 presenters from throughout the southwest presenting 3 minute “research slams” that should be entertaining and enlightening.  

    More information including the presenter names and their titles is on our facebook page—https://www.facebook.com/ArchandHist 

    And in the attached flyer AAHS_2021_Slam Flyer Jan.pdf

  • 01/07/2021 10:19 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Earlier this year, the Southwest Symposium Archaeological Conference board met to prepare for the upcoming 18th biennial meeting. In light of the ongoing pandemic and in consultation with the meeting's hosts, we have decided to hold the next Southwest Symposium at the beginning of 2023. We are excited to have Judith Habicht-Mauche and Maxine McBrinn host that meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The website has been updated with this information, and as plans are made throughout the next two years, we will be adding more to the site (southwestsymposium.org). Please stay tuned, safe, and well.

    Mike Searcy

    President, Southwest Symposium Board

    Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

    Director, New World Archaeological Foundation

    Brigham Young University

    800 KMBL, Provo, UT  84602


  • 12/03/2020 21:19 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    If you missed the "Examining the Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Arizona Archaeology" webinar last month a recording can be viewed at the following link:


  • 11/23/2020 21:44 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona Archaeological Council is holding its last board meeting of the year, on December 4th, 2020. The meeting agenda can be found here: 2020 December AAC Meeting Agenda.pdf

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

    Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82026679463?pwd=VUlEYzNTcjlkTFEvUWpNYTdkbkFZdz09

    Meeting ID: 820 2667 9463

    Passcode: 069535

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kwq12K38w

  • 11/10/2020 14:48 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office and Arizona Archaeological Council are conducting a baseline demographic survey of Arizona’s archaeologists. The survey should take about 5 minutes to complete. Please complete this survey only once and please pass along to your colleagues. Thanks! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Archaeology-AZ

  • 11/10/2020 10:14 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona State University Anthropological Research Papers (ARP) were originally established in 1969 to publish the results of substantive research conducted by members of the ASU Department of Anthropology. After 1974, the series was expanded. Sixty titles were published between 1974 and 2016, when publication was suspended. Although all the anthropological subdisciplines are represented, the majority of the ARP monographs are concerned with topics in Southwestern archaeology.


  • 11/02/2020 19:12 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. of Tempe, AZ (ACS) is seeking resumes for 3 Field Archaeologists for a two-week data recovery project at the beginning of December in Mesa. A Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and several months of previous field experience, preferably in Arizona, are required.

    The duties of this position may regularly require standing, walking or climbing into and out of trenches and excavation units, using hands to manipulate items and to lift or carry them, talking, and hearing. They 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.

    Pay levels are competitive and commensurate with experience. The benefits that come with this position are one hour of sick leave earned for every 30 hours worked, up to a total of 40 hours per year under the new Arizona state law. The jobsite is in the Phoenix metro area so there is no lodging or per diem attached. There is the potential for future work.

    Please send a current resume with a cover letter and the names and phone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references who can comment on your relevant work experience to: acs_jobs@acstempe.com. 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. This position is open until filled or December 4, 2020, whichever comes first.

  • 10/29/2020 22:00 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona Preservation Foundation, and Arizona Archaeological Council are holding a webinar on "Examining the Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Arizona Archaeology" on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. If you would like to learn more or register, check out these options:

    ·  Facebook

    ·  Webpage

    ·  Direct Registration Page

    Examining the Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Arizona Archaeology

    ​Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m. (Arizona Time)

    This Arizona Preservation in Place webinar confronts the issues of bias, cultural justice, objectivity, race, and racism in Arizona archaeology today. The session will feature an introduction by William White on archaeology’s whiteness problem followed by a question-focused discussion with a diverse sample of Arizona’s professional Native, Black, Hispanic, and White archaeologists.

    The goal of the session is to bring awareness to different Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) perspectives, to the role of objectivity in archaeology, to the profession’s traditional bias towards a white Euroamerican perspective, to how the lack of diversity in the field does and does not affect what gets preserved or researched, and the effects that history and archaeology are interpreted in Arizona with the hope of building trust.


    ​Daniel Garcia, Arizona Archaeological Council


    ​Margaret Hangan, Kaibab National Forest

    Annie J. Lutes, SWCA Environmental Consultants

    Rebecca Renteria, University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree Ring Research

    April Sewequaptewa, Arizona Department of Transportation

    Jewel Touchin, Logan Simpson

    William White, University of California at Berkeley and Society of Black Archaeologists

  • 09/15/2020 21:53 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona SHPO has finalized the Historical In-Use Structure forms! The forms and guide are now available on the SHPO website: https://azstateparks.com/shpo-forms-and-publications

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