2018 Subvention Awards Announced

For the last few years, through the AAHS Publications Committee, we have been pleased to give subvention awards to support publications which further the general interests of the Society. This year AAHS is pleased to be able to support three publications – $2,000 towards publication was awarded to Maxine McBrinn and Deborah Huntley (editors) for Linda Cordell: Detail, Passion, and Innovation in Archaeology and Beyond (Museum of New Mexico Press) and to Patrick Lyons (editor) for The Davis Ranch Site: A Kayenta Immigrant Enclave in Southeastern Arizona (The University of Arizona Press). Scott Ortman (editor) of Re-Framing the Northern Rio Grande Pueblo Economy, (The University of Arizona Press) received support of $1,000.

For more information on the AAHS subvention award program click here.


Presidents Message

January 11 Deadline for Annual Hayden Student Paper Competition

The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society and Arizona Archaeological Council sponsor an annual Julian D. Hayden Student Paper Competition, named in honor of long-time southwestern scholar Julian Dodge Hayden. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $750 and publication of the paper in Kiva, The Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History. The competition is open to any bona fide undergraduate and graduate student at any recognized college or university. Co-authored papers will be accepted if all authors are students. Subject matter may include the anthropology, archaeology, history, linguistics, and ethnology of the American Southwest and northern Mexico, or any other topic appropriate for publication in Kiva.

Papers should be no more than 9,000 words (approximately 25 double-spaced, typewritten pages), including figures, tables, and references, and should conform to Kivaformat. Please review Instructions for Authors on the Taylor & Francis Website

If the paper involves living human subjects, author should verify, in the paper or cover letter, that necessary permission to publish has been obtained. Previous entries will not be considered, and all decisions of the judges are final. If no publishable papers are received, no award will be given. Judging criteria include, but are not limited to, quality of writing, degree of original research and use of original data, appropriateness of subject matter, and length.

Deadline for receipt of submissions is January 11, 2019.
Late entries will not be accepted.

Your paper should be emailed to Lauren Jelinek in PDF format. Should your paper exceed the file size accepted by Gmail, email Lauren and she will set up a DropBox folder for your submission. You must also include a scanned copy of your current student ID as a separate PDF.



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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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