2021 Awardees Announced

In 1987 AAHS established two major awards to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of Southwestern US/Northwestern Mexican archaeology, ethnology or history. One for research and the other for public outreach. Thirty years later a third award was established to recognize contributions of those “behind the scenes” in supporting archaeological research. Traditionally these awards are announced at the August Pecos Conference.

This year AAHS is pleased to honor Katherine Morrissey (University of Arizona) and Catherine Cameron (University of Colorado) with the Byron Cummings Award for outstanding contributions to Southwestern history and archaeology. The 2021 Victor R. Stoner Award for public outreach was received by Diana Hadley (Arizona State Museum) and James Neeley (University of Texas at Austin) for their many decades of service to the public while carrying on outstanding research in their fields.

The Alexander J. Lindsay, Jr. Unsung Hero awardees were Karen Armstrong (Maxwell Museum) and John Stein (independent researcher).

Congratulations to all and thank you for your outstanding contributions to our field.


Presidents Message

2021 Hayden Paper Competition Winner

We are pleased to announce this year’s Hayden Paper winner is James Wade Campbell of Harvard University for his paper Na’nilkad bee na’niltin – Learning from Herding: An Ethnoarchaeological Study of Historic Pastoralism on the Navajo Nation. His submittal on the ethnoarchaeology of pastoralism, results from six months of living and working with shepherds on Black Mesa and studying the spatial signatures of their lives. 

The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society and Arizona Archaeological Council sponsor the annual Julian D. Hayden Paper Competition, named in honor of long-time southwestern scholar Julian Dodge Hayden. The winning entry receives a cash prize of $1,000 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/or ethnology of the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico, or any other topic appropriate for publication in Kiva.


  • New Kiva Book Editor

    Dr. Robert Stokes The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert J. Stokes will join the Kiva editorial team as book reviews editor. He will seek books -ranging from monographs and edited volumes, to popular books, text books, and CRM reports about archaeology, ethnography, history, and allied subjects of interest to [...]Read More »

Upcoming Lectures

Mar 12

Used Book Sale at Tucson Festival of Books

March 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm MST (Arizona)
Mar 13

Used Book Sale – Tucson Festival of Books

March 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm MST (Arizona)
Mar 21

Wade Campbell – TBA

March 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST (Arizona)

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Desperation Ranch Excavation

Fort Mason

Cocoraque Butte Rock Art

Redtail Site Analysis



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