AAHS gives two Orrell Curriculum Development Awards

Several years ago AAHS established a program to help introduce elementary school children to archaeology. Funded by a donation from F. Lewis Orrell, Jr. these curriculum development awards of up to $500 each are available on a competitive basis to schools in Southern Arizona.

Innovation Academy in Oro Valley received a grant to develop an excavation site on campus and create plaques identifying native plants and their use by Native Peoples.

Lulu Walker Elementary received their second award to sponsor a day at Catalina State park for all their fourth graders including a tour of Romero Ruins and firing of pottery vessels that the students have made.

If you are a teacher, or know a teacher who might be interested in helping his/her students learn more about archaeology, 2020 grant proposals will go out next spring and will be due June 2020. https://www.az-arch-and-hist.org/?p=4933


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The State of AAHS - President's Report

The month of May marks the official business meeting of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society. As reported by President John Douglass the Society has much to be proud of as it enters it’s 103rd year.


  • 2019 Cummings, Stoner and Lindsay Awards Announced

    For more than 30 years AAHS has recognized outstanding contributions to the field through the presentation of the Byron Cummings Award for research and the Victor R. Stoner Award for public service. In addition, the Alexander H. Lindsay, Jr. Unsung Hero Award recognizes significant contributions in support of the field. This year Jerry B. Howard and David [...]Read More »

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