Field Trip Committee Members Sought

AAHS is looking for a few good people who would be willing to serve on our 2020–2021 Field Trip Committee. Membership involves working with the Committee, which reports to the Vice President for Activities and the Field Trip Coordinator. The Field Trip Committee convenes each spring to brainstorm ideas and compose a schedule. These trips are extremely popular and can be weekend, day or 1⁄2 day trips.

Once the schedule is determined Committee members are responsible for identifying the appropriate expert and planning and coordinating two field trips each year for our members. You do not need to live in Tucson to be part of the Committee, as trips occur all over the state. We would particularly welcome members from Phoenix, Flagstaff, the Verde Valley, or the Yuma area. If you have questions or are willing to serve, please contact Katherine Cerino, the present Field Trip Coordinator. Being on the Committee is an opportunity to actively participate in AAHS, to get to know field trip leaders and AAHS members in a small group, and to have fun visiting sites that are often off the radar of all but a few archaeologists.

Presidents Message

Annual Research and Travel Grants Made

One of the missions of AAHS is to support research and we are pleased to fund six Research grants to members of five institutions and one independent researcher. Work includes analysis of metates at Pueblo Bonito, analysis of Cibola white ware from late period Tewa Basin sites, radiocarbon dates from Pottery Mound, AMS dating from three sites in Southeastern Arizona, further study of Chacoan Roads and reanalysis of Southwestern dogs housed at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

We also awarded six travel grants of $500 each to students to attend the now-cancelled SAA’s in Austin. These awards will be held for next year.

Details of awards can be found here.


  • Most AAHS Activities Postponed

    The Board of Directors has made the decision to postpone all Society events (see note on Mimbres Field trip below) are postponed until further notice.  This includes field trips, lectures, books sales, etc.  As President John Hall noted when we canceled the March lecture and general meeting: “the safety and well-being of the membership is [...]Read More »

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Ever wondered what you should do if you encounter human remains while digging in your garden or on an archaeological site? A recent blog by Homer Thiel, Desert Archaeology, gives a clear explanation. Remember as a benefit of membership AAHS members can access Kiva on-line with no charge. You can view our lectures on our YouTube Channel.

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Field Trips

May 23

Mimbres Sites and Pony Hill Petroglyphs

May 23 @ 12:00 am - May 25 @ 1:00 am
Oct 24

Some Petroglyphs of Saguaro West

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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