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 Unpublished but important documents are curated at the Arizona State Museum, the content of which will be included in the Society’s final report.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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The Holiday Party and first Research Slam was great fun and a financial success raising close to $2,000 for our Research and Scholarship Fund. First place winner was Janine Hernbrode, followed by Mary Prasciunas and Jonathan Mabry. Applications for Scholarship and Research Funds are open as of January 1, 2015.
 
 

 
 

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