Seven Research Proposals Funded

This year AAHS awarded $5784.56 in Research Grants to seven researchers from seven different institutions. There were no Travel Grants awarded due to COVID-19.

Jonah Jankovik (Eastern New Mexico University) for work in the Sapillo Valley in the Gila National Forest of southwestern New Mexico; Jeffery Jones (Pima Community College/Tierra Right-of-Way for the analysis of macrobotanical samples recovered during Pima Community College’s Centre for Archaeological Field Training student and data recovery excavations at the Rooney Ranch site; Douglas Mitchell (Pueblo Grande Museum) for four AMS C14 dates collected from a project adjacent to Pueblo Grande; Daniel Perez (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), for his project entitled “The Role of Style in Community Identity and Group Affiliation”. This project focuses on the Virgin Branch Puebloan region of the North American Southwest; Kelsey Reese (University of Notre Dame),  for her project entitled “Mesa Verde North Escarpment Survey”; Kimberly Sheets (Washington State University) ,for her project entitled “The Social Lives of Animals: Inferring Identity from Animal Use and Procurement in the Homol’ovi Settlement Cluster, Northeastern Arizona” and Ariane Thomas (University of Iowa), $942.65 for genetic sequencing of prehistoric Athapaskan dogs.

We look forward to hearing the results!


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

    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 AAHS membership [...]Read More »

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Desperation Ranch Excavation

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Cocoraque Butte Rock Art

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