Kiva - Call for Papers

Kiva, the Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History, the premier professional journal devoted to the anthropology of the Greater Southwest, invites submissions. Produced since 1935 by the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, the journal publishes peer-reviewed articles focused on the greater U.S. Southwest and Mexican Northwest aimed at professional and well informed lay audiences. Topics cover a broad range in Anthropology and History ranging from topics such as Paleoindian subsistence strategies to Archaic period agricultural origins to dendrochronological analysis of an early 20th century homestead to late 20th century Native American boarding school life (and everything in between).

Kiva also publishes guest edited thematic issues (typically around 5 articles) approximately once a year.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please visit

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a thematic issue or have questions, please contact either or both of the two journal co-editors:

Thomas R. Rocek <>

Alison E. Rautman <>

Presidents Message

2022 Hayden Paper Competition Winner

Congratulations to Kelsey Hanson (University of Arizona), this year’s Hayden Paper Competition winner for her article Spatial Histories of Paint Production at Pueblo Bonito: Towards an Archaeology of Chacoan Chromatic Spectacle. We are looking forward to reading it in Kiva .

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.


  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: June and July Lectures Virtual Only!

    Due to circumstances beyond our control and related to Covid 19, the June 2022 and July 2022 AAHS Lectures have pivoted back to Virtual Only!  If Covid allows we will return to hybrid lectures in the fall.   Join us June 20, 2022 and July 18, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. ONLINE for the AAHS monthly lectures.  The [...]Read More »

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