2022 Cummings, Stoner and Lindsay Awards Announced

Sarah Herr receiving the 2022 Victor R. Stoner Award from Rich Lange.

Each year at the Pecos Conference AAHS recognizes outstanding contributions to the field through the Bryon Cummings Award for research, the Victor R. Stoner Award for public service and the Alexander J. Lindsay, Jr. Unsung Hero Award which recognizes behind-the-scenes support.

We are pleased to announce that Phil Geib and Richard J. and Sandra K. Martynec  are this year’s recipients of the Byron Cummings Award. Geib’s contributions to the knowledge of hunter-gatherers and early farmers of the Southwest, Great Basin and Great Plains are seminal. The Martynec’s have spend three decades recording and publishing sites in the southwestern Arizona desert and northwestern Sonora.

The Victor R. Stoner awardees are Bernard Siquieros and Sarah Herr. Siquieros was honored for his many contributions to cultural preservation and public education on the Tohono O’odham Nation of which he is an enrolled member. Herr’s award acknowledges her over 25 years of dedicated service to AAHS including over a decade chairing the Publications Committee.

The Alexander J. Lindsay Jr. Unsung Hero Award was given to Monica Young. Monica is part and parcel of almost every major outreach initiative in southern Arizona including the Arizona State Museum, the Southwestern Mission Research Center, Old Pueblo Archaeology, and Mission Garden.

Presidents Message

AAHS Welcomes a New President

AAHS welcomes Rebecca Renteria as our new Society President. Rebecca is currently pursuing a Ph.D in the University of Arizona Arid Lands program. Her goal is to use the tool that is archaeology to remember ways and relationships of the past,  and to teach  about dynamic and ever changing traditions of the present and future. As President of AAHS she looks forward to strengthening the diversity of our Society and broadening its impact. We are all excited to share in this mission.





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    Each year AAHS awards a single grant of $5,000 to a high-quality archaeological or historical research project that focuses on significant questions in the archaeology of the Southwestern United States or Northwest Mexico. This grant is made possible through the generosity of two AAHS benefactors: Carryl B. Martin and F. Lewis Orrell, Jr.  Electronic applications are [...]Read More »

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