Annual Recognition Awards Announced

Each year AAHS presents awards to people who have made contributions in the fields of archaeology and anthropology. The recipients of the 2018 Byron Cummings award recognizing outstanding research and contributions to knowledge in anthropology, history, or a related field of study or research pertaining to the southwestern United States or northwest Mexico are ethnobotanist Richard I. Ford and historian Malcolm Ebright. The Victor R. Stoner award given annually for outstanding contributions in fostering historic preservation; or bringing anthropology, history or a related discipline to the public recognizes the long-term work of both T.J. Ferguson and Beth Grindell. The Alexander J. Lindsay, Jr Unsung Hero Award, now in its second year, is presented to Jamie Merewether collections manager and laboratory supervisor of Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and to Marilyn Markel for her many contributions to archaeology in New Mexico. Full biographical information for this year’s recipients can be found in the August issue of Glyphs. The awards will be formally presented at the Pecos Conference in August.

Congratulations to all.



Presidents Message

Carryl B. Martin Award Applications due in November

In late 2015 the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society received a substantial bequest from the estate of Carryl B. Martin, an avocational archaeologist and long time member of AAHS, specifically to support our research program.

A single award of $5,000.00 will be given annually to a high-quality archaeological or historical research project that focuses on significant questions in the archaeology of the Southwest United States or Northwest Mexico. In the spirit of Carryl Martin projects that allow opportunities for participation by avocationalists will receive special consideration.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted electronically between November 1, 2018 November 30, 2018. All applicants must be members of AAHS.

For application details click here.



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Ever wondered what you should do if you encounter human remains while digging in your garden or on an archaeological site? A recent blog by Homer Thiel, Desert Archaeology, gives a clear explanation.

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AAHS nyoutubeow has it’s own YouTube Channel where we will be broadcasting videos of our lectures. Just uploaded Perforated Plates, Fish Bones and the Archaeology of the Upper Gila in the 14th C by Karen Schollmeyer.

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