AAHS Establishes the Alexander J. Lindsay, Jr. Unsung Heroes Award

Since 1987 AAHS has annually presented two awards recognizing scholarship and public outreach: the Cummings Award and the Stoner Award.

The new Alexander J. Lindsay, Jr. Award is named in honor of Dr. Lindsay, a long-time southwestern archaeologist, AAHS member and officer. The award will be given annually in recognition of lifetime service from those individuals whose tireless work behind-the-scenes has often gone unrecognized, but which is critical to the success of others’ archaeological, anthropological and historical research, CRM projects, and the preservation of information about the past; it will be limited to the Southwest/Northwest regions of the US and Mexico. Nominations for the award should be sent to Ron Towner, Chair of the AAHS Awards Committee by April 1, 2017.

Awardees will be selected by the Awards Committee and approved by the AAHS Board of Directors. Awards will be presented at the Pecos Conference in August.

Presidents Message

Upcoming AAHS Used Book Sale

During the Festival of Books

Saturday, March 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., on ASM’s front lawn

An all new selection of used anthropology books with emphasis on U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico. General interest, history, biography even a novel or two. Books start at $1, most under $5. Ninety-percent of the proceeds from this book sale go to benefit the Arizona State Museum library.

Upcoming Lectures

Just Published

New In Press and On Line

Kiva 82(3) is hot off the press, in your mail boxes and on-line.  Saul Hedquist, the winner of the 2016 Julian D. Hayden Student Paper Competition has the lead article “Ritual Practice and Exchange in the Late Prehispanic Western Pueblo Region: Insights from the Distribution and Deposition of Turquoise at Homol’ovi I.

AAHS nyoutubeow has it’s own YouTube Channel where we will be broadcasting videos of our lectures. Just uploaded Matt Pailes Archaeology in the Valleys of the Sierra Madre Occidental.

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