Open Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Kiva

You are invited to submit a contribution to a special issue of Kiva marking the 100th anniversary of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society. In addition to six seminal articles, a sample of up to 40 short mini-essays from all stakeholders in the archaeology of the U.S. Southwest and northwestern Mexico will be published. Stakeholders […]

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AAHS Spearheads Revisit to Desperation Ranch

Western Stemmed and Chiricahua type projectile points from Desperation Ranch

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A rare combination of circumstances has given AAHS the opportunity to do a strategic re-excavation of the Cave Creek Midden site near Portal, Arizona. The site was briefly investigated by the Gila Pueblo Archaeological Foundation in 1936, and despite the limited information collected at that time has become the type site defining a long interval of Southwest prehistory, the middle stage of the Cochise Culture. Unpublished but important documents are curated at the Arizona State Museum, the content of which will be included in the Society’s final report. In light of this rare opportunity, many people have stepped up to donate funding, time, curation costs, and equipment. The funding is in hand to carry out the excavation but we are seeking $4,000 in additional donations to cover the analysis of radiocarbon, pollen, and stable isotope samples. We hope you are excited about this opportunity to contribute to Southwest archaeology. For details of the project Desperation Ranch Project Description.

 

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Holiday Party will Feature 1st Research Slam

Monday, December 15, 2014
Petroglyphs, 228 S. Park Ave
6:00 pm
 
All AAHS members and guests are invited to join us for the annual Holiday Party. Please bring a dish to share. AAHS will be providing libations.
The highlight of the party this year will be the 1st Annual AAHS-sponsored Research Slam. The Research Slam’s purpose is to celebrate research […]

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