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  • 02/01/2023 21:28 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Join SAA for a conversation about what topics should be workshopped.

    In 1974, the rise of the cultural resources management industry spurred the holding of a conference at the Airlie House retreat in Maryland. The report from that meeting in 1977 helped pave instruction for archaeological practices and the shape of the federal archaeology program in the next decades. But the world is rapidly changing, and archaeology needs to reconvene a new Airlie House for a new century. As part of the effort to define workshop topics on the future of archaeology, the SAA is hosting a webinar on February 8, 2023 to review the impact that Airlie House had on the profession, outline the results of a recent survey on priority topics, and open the floor for conversation about missing or additional workshop topics. 

    Please join us on February 8 for this important and informative event. 

    • Registration will close February 6.
    • Registrants will receive a confirmation email immediately and an email with log in information the day before the event. If you do not receive the automated confirmation email, please double-check that you have completed registration.
    • This event is FREE.

    https://ecommerce.saa.org/SAA/SAAMember/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=DIS202301


  • 01/21/2023 10:53 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona SHPO is hosting a virtual workshop on FCC project reviews. It will go over what SHPO is looking for and updates to required documentation.

    There is a choice of either a morning session or afternoon session on Monday January 30th.  Please see attached flyer to register

     AZ SHPO FCC Workshop 2023-01.pdf

  • 01/07/2023 21:51 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona Archaeological Council is holding its next board meeting on January  18th, 2023 at noon. The meeting agenda can be accessed by AAC members and can be found here: 

    2023 January AAC Meeting Agenda.pdf

  • 12/17/2022 19:26 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The 2023 American Rock Art Research Association (ARARA) annual conference will be in Tucson, March 10-13.

    Submission deadline is January 15th.

    Student research grant applications are due by January 20th

    • Undergraduate: $500
    • Masters: $1500
    • PhD: $2500

  • 11/28/2022 19:30 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona Archaeological Council is holding its next board meeting on December 7th, 2022 at noon. The meeting agenda can be accessed by AAC members and can be found here: 

    2022 December AAC Meeting Agenda.pdf

  • 09/24/2022 20:05 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The 2023 Southwest Symposium Archaeological Conference will be held in person at the historic La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, NM. Conference presentations will highlight alternate approaches to interpreting the archaeological record of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico at multiple scales. We will follow the traditional format of the Southwest Symposium, with four non-concurrent sessions held over two days:

    Attributes to Networks: Multi-scalar Perspectives on Understanding the Past in the Southwest US and Northwest Mexico
     
    Session 1: On Common Ground: Collaborative and Integrative Approaches to Archaeology and Ethnography in the American Southwest (Organizers: Mark R. Agostini and Robert W. Preucel)
    Session 2: Multi-scalar Perspectives on the Early Agricultural Period (Organizers: Michelle Carpenter and Robert Hard)
    Session 3: Emergent Material Networks in the US Southwest and Mexican Northwest and Beyond (Organizers: Andrea Torvinen, Robert Bischoff, and Christopher Schwartz)
    Session 4: First Person Archaeology: Interpreting and Understanding the Past on a Human Scale (Organizers: Ann L.W. Stodder and Mollie Toll)
     
    In addition, we will have a poster session with cash bar on Friday evening with around 20 individual poster presentations.
     
    For more information on the conference theme and details about the preliminary program go to: https://southwestsymposium.org/program/

    Registration is now open online: https://southwestsymposium.org/registration/
    Reduced rates for early registration are available until December 15, 2020:

    $150 for regular attendees

    $75 for students of accredited institutions, participants from outside of the US, and members of tribal organizations.

    We have negotiated a very favorable conference room rate at the La Fonda Hotel: $149 per night single or double occupancy for a traditional room. Discounts are also available for upgraded rooms by contacting the hotel directly.

    To Contact Hotel directly:
    Reservations:  800-523-5002, Option #1 or 505-982-5511, Option #1
    Group Code: 1038155 or Event: SW Symposium
    Please call between the hours of 8 am – 5 pm (Mountain Time), 7 days a week. 
    Direct Reservation Link: https://be.synxis.com/?Hotel=207&Chain=56&arrive=1/5/2023&depart=1/8/2023&adult=1&child=0&group=1038155

    The cut-off date for making reservations is Monday, December 5, 2022
    Individual reservations must be canceled at least 72 hours before the guest’s scheduled arrival dates to avoid a penalty charge of the first night’s room and tax. 
     
    Discounted Overnight Valet Parking:  $20.00, plus tax, per Vehicle, per Night
  • 08/13/2022 12:55 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The AAC is currently accepting nominations for next-year’s AAC Board Members. The following positions are open for 2023:

    • President-Elect (three-year term: one year as President-Elect, one year as President, one year as Immediate Past President)
    • Information Officer (two-year term)
    • Secretary (two-year term)
    • Member-at-Large (two-year term; two positions available)

    Additional information about each position can be found in our Bylaws Page and in this document: AAC OFFICERS DUTIES 12-21-20.pdf. If you are interested, please send a brief candidate statement to Shannon Plummer (splummer@arizona.edu) by September 16, 2022. 

  • 06/22/2022 21:25 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The Arizona Archaeological Council is holding its next board meeting on June 29th, 2022 at noon. The meeting agenda can be accessed by AAC members and can be found here: 

    2022 June AAC Meeting Agenda.pdf

  • 06/03/2022 17:10 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    2022 AAC Fall Conference

    Sept. 9; 8:30am-4:00pm

    Flagstaff, AZ (location TBD)

    Best Practices and Ethical Approaches to Arizona’s Archaeology

    Archaeologists have long focused on developing better approaches to the methodology and interpretive frameworks of our discipline. Like archaeological communities across the country, Arizona archaeologists have strived to be at the forefront of such advances. Considering recent calls for increased focus on ethical approaches to archaeology and the protection and preservation of cultural resources in a multi-perspective and inclusive space, Arizona archaeology is primed to remain at the forefront of practice and industry. Addressing issues of sexual harassment, racial and social injustice, and gender equality as well as confronting our colonial legacy as a discipline is vital to contemporary practices and training. In addition, rising curation costs have encouraged practitioners to consider how to preserve Arizona’s cultural resources more efficiently without impeding development or sacrificing quality (e.g., fieldwork, artifact and data collection, respect for descendant communities). This year’s conference theme seeks to address these issues head-on to encourage best practices and ethical approaches that promote better preservation of Arizona’s cultural heritage going forward.

    We invite submissions for presentations related to this year’s conference theme that focus on ethical, technical, and theoretical approaches to Arizona archaeology. Please submit presentation title and a 100-word abstract by August 1, 2022 to aacboard@gmail.com. If you have any questions about submissions or the conference, please contact Jim Watson at watsonjt@arizona.edu.

    2022_AAC_Fall_Conference-call_for_papers.pdf

  • 05/21/2022 11:37 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The CoAS Spring 2022 Newsletter is hot off the digital press! We are very pleased to include the minutes from the 2022 Annual Business Meeting of CoAS as well as the winners of the 2022 State Archaeology Celebration Poster Contest. We’re also excited to introduce you to new SAA board members. We are extremely grateful to all of our CoAS members that submitted updates and news from their respective organizations to include in this newsletter.

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