September 26th – Book Sale to Benefit ASM

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 26 for the AAHS used book sale. This sale is the primary source of funds for the Arizona State Museum library to purchase new books. Volunteers to staff the sale are urgently need. Contact Katherine Cerino if you can help out with set-up on Friday, September 25th or staffing […]

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Cummings and Stoner 2015 Awardees Announced

Each year for the past 28 years, the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society has recognized contributions to southwestern archaeology with two awards. The Byron Cummings Award, named in honor of Dean Cummings, founder of AAHS, first head of the University of Arizona’s Department of Archaeology, and first Director of the Arizona State Museum, is given for outstanding contributions to knowledge in anthropology, history, or a related field of study pertaining to the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. The Victor R. Stoner Award, named in honor of Reverend Stoner, a strong avocational historian, supporter of the Society, and one of the founders of Kiva, is given for outstanding contributions in leadership or participation in the Society, fostering historic preservation, or bringing anthropology, history, or a related discipline to the public.

Byron Cummings Awards for 2015

Jim Ayres (deceased): Historical archaeologist, former Arizona State Historic Preservation Officer

Alan Ferg: Arizona State Museum registrar and archivist, expert in Mormon archaeology and all things Apache

Victor R. Stoner Awards for 2015

Ann Howard: Deputy Arizona State Historic Preservation Officer for Archaeology, Arizona Archaeology Month coordinator

John Ware: former director of Laboratory of Anthropology and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe; former director of the Amerind Foundation, Dragoon, Arizona

Congratulations to these four who join a long list of colleagues who have made significant contributions to our field.



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