2021 Subvention Awards Announced

AAHS each year grants subvention awards to aid in the publication of books and journals of interest to the AAHS community. These grants are given through a competitive process judged by the AAHS Publications Committee.

This year we are pleased to give three awards totaling $5,000.

Publications to be supported include funding for color photos in an upcoming volume of Kiva on Tijeras Canyon (Sandra Coombs and Judith Habicht-Mauche); Coastal Foragers of the Gran Desierto: Investigations of Prehistoric Shell Middens along the Northern Sonoran Coast (Douglas R. Mitchell, Jonathan B. Mabry, Gary Huckleberry, Natalia Martínez Tagüeña) and a popular volume on Birds of the Sun: Macaws, Parrots, and People in the Pre-Hispanic U.S. Southwest and Mexican Northwest (Christopher W. Schwartz, Stephen Plog, and Patricia A. Gilman)

We are pleased to be able help support the publication of these volumes which will make important contributions.

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.


  • FEB 15, 2022 Deadline for Submitting Research and Travel Grant Proposals

    It’s that time of year for AAHS members to submit proposals for Research and Travel Grants. The deadline is February 15th. We love giving away funds to support research in Southwest US and Northwest Mexico in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, ethnology and history. Research grants are available up to $1,000 and Travel grants up to [...]Read More »

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