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The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society sponsors three awards.

The Byron Cummings Award is given in honor of Byron Cummings, the principal professional founder of the Society, the first head of the University of Arizona’s Department of Archaeology (later Anthropology) and the first Director of the Arizona State Museum.

The Byron Cummings Award may be given for outstanding research and contributions to knowledge in anthropology, history, or a related field of study or research pertaining to the southwestern United States or northwest Mexico. Recipients of the Byron Cummings Award.

The Victor R. Stoner Award is given in honor of Reverend Stoner, a strong avocational historian, supporter of the Society and one of the founders of Kiva. The Victor R. Stoner Award may be given for outstanding contributions in leadership or participation in the Society; fostering historic preservation; or bringing anthropology, history or a related discipline to the public. Recipients of the Victor R. Stoner Award.

In 2017 AAHS established the Alexander J. Lindsay, Jr. Unsung Hero Award. This award is given in honor of Dr. Lindsay, a long-time southwestern archaeologist, AAHS member and Officer. It recognizes lifetime service of those individuals whose tireless work behind-the-scenes has often gone unrecognized, but which is critical to the success of others’ research, projects, and publications. Recipients of the Alexander J. Lindsay, Jr. Unsung Hero Award.

The AAHS Awards Committee handles the nominations process for these three awards which are presented annually at the Pecos Conference.

The AAHS Board of Directors may present Appreciation Awards to recognize people who have volunteered their services or made other contributions on behalf of the Society and its programs for at least the previous two years.