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  • 10/04/2019 17:39 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)


    Archaeologist – Phoenix

    HDR is seeking applications for an Archaeologist in our Phoenix office in Arizona. This is a fulltime staff position

    within our cultural resources group, which is part of a dynamic, interdisciplinary environmental team which works on

    a variety of infrastructure projects across Arizona and the Southwest.

    The job posting can be found at

    Cultural Resources Specialist 1

    Job #155765

    Primary Responsibilities

     Perform archaeological construction monitoring, survey, testing, data recovery, report preparation, record

    checks, research

     Assist with laboratory processing of artifacts and samples

     Take field photography

     Performing site recording and survey using GPS equipment and digital applications

     Record information on site survey forms and digital survey equipment

     Perform record checks and assist with obtaining permits as well as preparing project close out documents

     Maintain field equipment and supplies

     Perform other duties as needed

    Required Qualifications

     Bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Architectural History or closely related field

     At least 2 years of field experience in archaeological survey and excavation

     Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and GPS equipment

     Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills

     Willingness to work under varied weather conditions

     Ability to travel out of town for extended periods

     Ability to work independently and as part of a team

     Ability to walk for prolonged periods of time in rugged terrain, stand for prolonged periods of time while


     Good organizational skills, a positive attitude, strong work ethic and willingness to learn

     Demonstrated experience with Arizona archaeology and familiarly with the Southwest

     Must have a valid driver's license

     An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

    Preferred Qualifications

    • GIS software experience
    • Familiarity with FileMaker and Collector

    About Us

    At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most

    well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart

    infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our

    multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe

    diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action


    Why HDR

    At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the

    strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each

    other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you

    license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the


  • 10/04/2019 17:38 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)




    Some Thank-Yous


    Upcoming Activities


    Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s Youth Education Programs


    Our Mission and Support


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          Old Pueblo Archaeology Center is recognized as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization under the U.S. tax code, so donations and membership fees are tax-deductible up to amounts specified by law. Please visit to make a contribution – Your donations help us continue to provide hands-on education programs in archaeology, history, and cultures for children and adults!

          This communication was posted to a listserve and does not include any illustrations. If you would like to receive versions of Old Pueblo’s monthly “upcoming activities” emails that contain color photos and other illustrations pertaining to the activities, you can subscribe to our email address book by visiting Old Pueblo’s home page and scrolling down to the “Subscribe” box to enter your name and email address. (You can unsubscribe from our activities emailings any time you wish.)






          This month we thank the following folks (in somewhat alphabetical order) who have joined or rejoined Old Pueblo Archaeology Center as members or who have made donations to support our general education programs since our last email broadcast on August 31st:  Jeffrey Allen & Barbara Bergman, Connie Allen-Bacon, Roger Ames, Michael Bencic, Allan Brockway, Kathleen Burnett, Madelyn and Alex Cook, Allen Dart, Carolyn O’Bagy Davis, Jane Delaney, Sue Durling, Jeffrey & Catherine Eighmy, Bill Enríquez, Benjamin Everitt, Butch Farabee, Barbara Harper, Steve Foley & Judith Henderson,  Armando Lazarte, Eddie Leon, Melissa Loeschen, Laura Mackin, Marianna & Steve Marenfeld, Douglas Meriwether, Sharon Miller, Janet Prinz, Daniel Pyevich, Tom & Irma Robinson, Deni Seymour, Carol Swinney, Peggie Jo Vincent, AJ Vonarx, Robin Wakeland, Mary Wood, Robert Wood, and our anonymous "Third Thursday Food for Thought" donors!

          Thank you all so much!





    NOW AVAILABLE!:  “This Picture Rocks” petroglyphs T-shirts to benefit Old Pueblo Archaeology Center!

          Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s brand-new 100% cotton T-shirt features a photograph of a splendid array of ancient petroglyphs at the Picture Rocks archaeological site near Tucson. The glyphs shown on the featured rock art panel appear to represent humans interacting with whimsical animals, a possible bow-and-arrow, and other rock symbols made by Hohokam Indians between A.D. 650 and 1450. Printed on a sky-blue shirt, the design hints at what this magnificent panel looks like against the background of a clear blue southern Arizona sky. Your purchase of this beautiful shirt will benefit Tucson’s Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, allowing Old Pueblo to provide more archaeology and culture education programs for children and adults.

          Available in medium, large, and extra large sizes. $25 per shirt (add $8 for shipping anywhere in the U.S.). Supply is limited! The shirts will be available at Old Pueblo’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner programs and its guided tours to the Picture Rocks petroglyphs site; or can be purchased at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center (by appointment only: 2201 W. 44th Street in Tucson), or we can ship them for an added shipping charge. To purchase your shirts you can mail a check payable to Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, PO Box 40577, Tucson AZ 85717; or call 520-798-1201 to provide your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card payment authorization; or make your purchase using the PayPal “Donate” button on Old Pueblo’s home page (and be sure to specify in the online form what your payment is for). Once payment is received, Old Pueblo will make arrangements to deliver your shirts to you.

    LOOKING AHEAD: Monday December 2, 2019
          December 2nd is the deadline to purchase tickets for “The Jim Click Millions for Tucson Raffle
    of a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit, Two First-Class Round-Trip Airline Tickets to Anywhere in the World, and $5,000 Cash” sponsored by Tucson’s Jim Click Automotive Team to benefit Old Pueblo Archaeology Center & other Tucson charities.

          See full announcement for this event below.




    Tuesday October 1, 2019: Clarkdale, AZ

        “Ancient Southwestern Native American Pottery” free presentation by archaeologist Allen Dart for Clarkdale Historical Society at Yavapai College Verde Campus “M” building’s room M-137, 601 Black Hills Dr., Clarkdale, Arizona; cosponsored by Arizona Humanities*

          2-4 p.m. Free

          In this presentation Mr. Dart shows and discusses Native American ceramic styles that characterized specific peoples and eras in the U.S. Southwest prior to about 1450, and talks about how archaeologists use pottery for dating archaeological sites and interpreting ancient lifeways. He discusses the importance of context in archaeology, how the things people make change in style over time, and how different styles are useful for identifying different cultures and for dating archaeological sites. His many illustrations include examples of ancient pottery types made throughout the American Southwest from about 2000 to 500 years ago. This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities.

          * This is not an Old Pueblo Archaeology Center event. For more information contact Isabel Erickson at 970-203-4340

  • 09/18/2019 09:02 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Next AZSITE Board Meeting

    10 am, October 2nd 2019
    Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ

  • 09/11/2019 10:59 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Clerical Assistant


    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) of Tempe is seeking to hire a clerical assistant on behalf of the Gila River Indian Community’s Cultural Resource Management Program for work in their Sacaton office. The duties include scanning, filing, digital file organization, data entry, and other tasks as assigned. For more information, please click on the Employment tab in the second row of tabs on the ACS website: If you’re interested in applying, please send your current resume with a cover letter and the names and phone numbers/e-mail addresses for three references who can comment on your office experience to: acs_jobs’at’acstempe’dot’com (type it as a normal email with an @ sign in place of ‘at’ and a period in place of ‘dot’). Please include Clerical Assistant in the subject line. No phone calls please. The position is open until October 31, 2019, or until filled, whichever is sooner.

  • 09/03/2019 15:14 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Please see official job posting here:

  • 08/29/2019 10:07 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Research Specialist, Digital Curation


    Campus: Tempe

    Research Specialist

    Job Description

    Digital Curators contribute to the development and expansion of the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR), an international repository of digital data and documents related to archaeological investigations. Curators follow established procedures relating to digital data entry, file storage, file maintenance, and security of the archaeological data stored in tDAR. Digital Curators need to have professional knowledge and experience in at least one of these areas:  archaeology (field, lab and classes); digital preservation and digital data management; information technology, scripting, and programming.

    Job Family

    Research & Laboratory

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    VP Code


    Scope of Search


    Grant Funded Position

    This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

    Salary Range

    $35,280 - $48,100 per year; DOE

    Close Date




    Essential Duties

    Curators work with outside clients and Digital Antiquity staff to draft administrative and descriptive metadata for digital files to be deposited in tDAR. Work may include digitizing paper documents, records, and images (scanning), following established best practices and national standards. Curators routinely create metadata records for digital files using tDAR data entry forms. In consultation with Digital Antiquity staff and supervisors, Curators identify and redact sensitive and/or confidential information found in digital files. In consultation with Digital Antiquity staff and supervisors, Curators assist in organizing digital files and correcting or modifying existing metadata in tDAR. Curators also assist in the Center for Digital Antiquity's development, improvement and maintenance of the tDAR digital repository. Curators may train and supervise students and/or part-time curators, and perform quality control on the work done by students and/or part-time curators.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

    Desired Qualifications

    ·        Master’s degree in Anthropology Archaeology, History, American Indian Studies, or Museum Studies.

    ·        Experience organizing and managing research data, specifically archaeological data.

    ·        Experience and familiarity with CRM archaeology and the range of archaeological data and documents.

    ·        Experience with research data management, digital repositories, digital preservation and metadata standards.

    ·        Experience ensuring project activities are carried out in an efficient and timely manner. 

  • 08/27/2019 12:48 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    A talk by Chris Loendorf at Pueblo Grande Museum

    Tuesday, September 10th at 7pm

    Talk at Pueblo Grande Museum

  • 08/08/2019 07:40 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Field Director - Archaeology/Cultural Resources

    Tierra ROW Services, New Mexico Operations


    Tierra Right of Way Services is seeking a motivated and experienced archaeologist/cultural resources manager who can fulfill the duties of Field Director/Archaeologist in either our Albuquerque or Santa Fe, New Mexico offices. The successful candidate must be a team player. They must have the ability to multi-task, including supervising multiple small surveys and/or monitoring projects concurrently. Experience directing large block surveys as well as archaeological testing and data recovery investigations is also desired. The successful candidate must meet qualifications to be listed in Tierra’s cultural resource investigation permits for the State of New Mexico, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and other regulatory agencies. The candidates must have knowledge of the literature and practice of prehistoric and historic archaeology in the American Southwest. The position may involve some travel and a current valid driver’s license is required. The successful candidate must be a United States citizen or hold a federally approved work visa.


    Duties include:

    Ÿ  Directing fieldwork

    Ÿ  Staffing and scheduling input

    Ÿ  Writing reports and preparing forms to pertinent agency standards

    Ÿ  Delegating tasks to junior staff

    Ÿ  Problem resolution in field and office settings

    Ÿ  Training archaeological technicians in field methods, preparation of forms, and report writing

    Ÿ  Maintaining current knowledge of literature and professional reports

    Ÿ  Assisting in the preparation of scopes of work and budgets for proposals

    Ÿ  Analyzing collections of cultural materials that fall within your particular analytic specialty


    Full-time or part-time employment will be considered.


    Compensation is competitive, and is based on experience and education. The successful candidate must be based out of either our Albuquerque or Santa Fe, New Mexico office, though occasional travel is required.  Partial telecommuting options are also available.


    Minimum qualifications include:

    Ÿ  Seven years of experience in CRM at increasing levels of responsibility, such as technician, crew chief, assistant field director, field director, at least three years of which has been in New Mexico.

    Ÿ  Thorough knowledge of the NHPA Section 106 process and associated federal, state and local laws and regulations.

    Ÿ  Graduate degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field preferred.

    Ÿ  Focus in a particular analytic specialty in material culture or an aspect of environmental archaeology a plus.


    Tierra has been conducting cultural resource projects in the American Southwest for nearly twenty-five (25) years. We are committed to meeting our clients’ land services needs in the highest quality manner, delivered with the highest ethical and professional standards.  Tierra is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


    Please submit letter of interest and CV/resume to

  • 07/02/2019 12:58 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Position: Archaeologist/GIS Technician


    Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the western United States with offices in Arizona, California, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance as well as infrastructure siting, Class I and Class III studies, Historic Property Treatment Plans, and environmental construction management and monitoring.


    Job Description:

    We are seeking a full-time or part time Archeologist/GIS technician for assignments located in Arizona. Both field and office work will be required. Fieldwork will involve one-day and multiple-day assignments. Archaeologist duties will include conducting or overseeing Class I literature review and background research, Class III pedestrian survey, Archaeological (cultural) monitoring, resource evaluation for the National Register and Arizona Register, and writing and/or reviewing cultural resources reports field surveys and projects. GIS technician duties include processing field-collected GIS data, generating project areas, conducting background research, and producing results maps (i.e., site sketch maps) for cultural resource projects. This individual may also georeference and digitize cultural resource maps for legacy data management projects throughout the West. Candidates applying for this position will be based out of Transcon’s Mesa, AZ office.



    • Undergraduate degree in archaeology, or closely related field
    • Proficiency in Arizona prehistoric and/or historic archaeology
    • At least four years of full-time professional experience in archaeological research or cultural resource management
    • Ability to perform work duties independently with short deadlines and work with other disciplines
    • Highly organized, motivated, thorough, accurate, dependable, and trustworthy
    • Experience with ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro
    • Familiarity with ArcToolbox
    • ·        Experience with data collection and processing workflows
    • Experience generating project area, background research, and results maps for cultural resource projects
    • Experience generating archaeological sketch maps
    • Experience in building and managing geodatabases
    • Experience using digitization and georeferencing tools
    • ·        Experience with ArcGIS Online, Collector, and Survey 123 Connect



    • Graduate degree in archaeology, or closely related field
    • Graduate level or professional level certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS)
    • Previous experience interacting with State Historic Preservation Offices and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices
    • Experience driving a four-wheeled vehicle off-road or in rough terrain
    • Familiarity with NHPA, Sections 106 and 110, and NEPA
    • Proficient in Arizona archaeology and meets qualifications for listing as Crew Chief or Field Director on state and federal permits


    The full-time position is exempt (salary) and eligible for full benefits. Part time positions are hourly and are not eligible for full benefits. On multiple day assignments, employee will be reimbursed for meals and lodging. We anticipate that employment will begin in July 2019. Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug (including marijuana/THC) and alcohol testing.



    Send the following documents to

    • one-page cover letter (mention any archaeological permits you may hold)
    • resume (3-page limit)
    • three references (include a supervisor and a co-worker)
    • writing sample


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