AAHS Receives Historic Preservation Award 

The Tumamoc Hill Rock Art Recording Project carried out by AAHS under the leadership of Peter Boyle and Gayle Hartmann has just received an Historic Preservations Award from the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission. The award citation reads:

“Volunteers undertaking this project documented and mapped the rock art, thus providing a baseline for land managers  to evaluate impacts, and prepared a successful National Register of Historic Places nomination for the archaeological component of Tumamoc Hill, which was listed at the national level of significance.” 

Congratulations to the AAHS members who put in many hours on this project. Copies of the recent Arizona State Museum Anthropological Paper documenting this work are available through the AAHS website store.


Presidents Message

Guest Editor Sought for 100th Anniversary Issue of Kiva

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) in 2016, the AAHS Publications Committee is seeking a guest editor to create a forward-looking issue of five to six articles about how we practice anthropology and history in the Southwest United States and northern Mexico, a region where some of the most innovative work in North America was and is being conducted. Topics could include, but are not limited to, collaborative U.S.–Mexican projects, indigenous views of history, big science/big data, the new conservation archaeology, communication to scholarly and public audiences.

AAHS seeks a guest editor who can encourage narrative articles that consider disciplinary history in the Southwest while looking forward and who is committed to creativity in finding voices who can write for avocational and professional audiences. Proposals will also be judged based upon how well they fit with the AAHS’s objectives:

  • to encourage scholarly pursuits in the history and anthropology of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico;
  • to encourage the preservation of archaeological and historical sites;
  • to encourage the scientific and legal gathering of cultural information and materials;
  • to publish the results of archaeological, historical and ethnographic investigations;
  • to aid in the functions and programs of the Arizona State Museum; and
  • to provide educational opportunities through lectures, field trips, and other activities.

Please reply with a letter of interest that summarizes your vision for this issue, a proposed table of contents (you do not need to contact authors in advance), and a curriculum vitae. Materials should be addressed to: Publications Committee, c/o Sarah Herr (sherr@desert.com) by July 1, 2014.

A draft volume will be due to the acquisitions editor of Kiva one year after a contract is signed for publication in volume year 81. A stipend will be offered when the final draft of the volume is submitted.





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Saturday, September 27, 2014
ASM Library Benefit Book Sale
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the ASM lobby
This very popular USED book sale is hosted by the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society. Books start at $2, journals as low as 50¢, huge selections in anthropology with emphasis on U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico; non-academic materials, too! [...]

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