Kiva - Call for Papers

Kiva, the Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History, the premier professional journal devoted to the anthropology of the Greater Southwest, invites submissions. Produced since 1935 by the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, the journal publishes peer-reviewed articles focused on the greater U.S. Southwest and Mexican Northwest aimed at professional and well informed lay audiences. Topics cover a broad range in Anthropology and History ranging from topics such as Paleoindian subsistence strategies to Archaic period agricultural origins to dendrochronological analysis of an early 20th century homestead to late 20th century Native American boarding school life (and everything in between).

Kiva also publishes guest edited thematic issues (typically around 5 articles) approximately once a year.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please visit

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a thematic issue or have questions, please contact either or both of the two journal co-editors:

Thomas R. Rocek <>

Alison E. Rautman <>

Presidents Message

AAHS Welcomes a New President

AAHS welcomes Rebecca Renteria as our new Society President. Rebecca is currently pursuing a Ph.D in the University of Arizona Arid Lands program. Her goal is to use the tool that is archaeology to remember ways and relationships of the past,  and to teach  about dynamic and ever changing traditions of the present and future. As President of AAHS she looks forward to strengthening the diversity of our Society and broadening its impact. We are all excited to share in this mission.



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    Going to the Pecos Conference? Please stop by our table and say hi. We will have a good selection of archaeology books for sale (in support of the ASM library) as well as t-shirts and hats. The Pecos Conference is scheduled for August 11-14 in Rowe Mesa, New Mexico. There will be no AAHS lecture in [...]Read More »

Upcoming Lectures

Fri 12

Pecos Conference

August 11 @ 8:00 am - August 14 @ 5:00 pm MST (Arizona)
Oct 17

Ed Jolie – Chacoan Perishable Technologies in Regional Perspective

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST (Arizona)
Tucson AZ
United States
Oct 22

Used Book Sale to Support ASM

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm MST (Arizona)
Oct 22

Used Book Sale to Support ASM Library

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm MST (Arizona)

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Electronic Kiva Access


A benefit of AAHS membership is access to Kiva on-line through JStor – just Click here.




Current Projects

AAHS currently has no on-going projects. Passed projects include:

Desperation Ranch Excavation

Fort Mason

Cocoraque Butte Rock Art

Redtail Site Analysis



Only AAHS members can participate in our field trip programs, and current members receive our Glyphs newsletter and may subscribe to Kiva, the Journal of Southwestern History and Archaeology. Membership is required for field trip participation.

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Upcoming Field Trips

Sep 17

Chaco: From the Outside In

September 17 - September 18 (Arizona)
Oct 01

Virtual Field Trip – The Great Cave Murals of Baja California

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MST (Arizona)

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