Welcome to the Arizona Archaeological Society
The Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS) welcomes you to our web site where you can learn more about archaeology around the state and how to actively participate in learning about and preserving our Arizona heritage.
For information on this years 50th Anniversary State Meeting
, to be held October 24, 25 and 26 in Phoenix click here
. For a PDF version
Show "your support" and order a special edition AAS 50th Anniversary T-shirt available for a limited time only, for information
The Member-Only Section
There is a new
page, Planning Committee
, in the Member Only section. Check this page to see the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings. Also check this page for the Draft version of the purposes Bylaws changes.
Be sure to check the Archaeological Opportunities page. It changes periodically.
Arizona Archaeologist Number 21 downloadable pdf file is now available in the Members-Only section (also 4, 19, 29, 38, and 39).
New Arizona Archaeologist Number 39 Publication
The newest number of The Arizona Archaeologist is now available. Number 39 in the series is the long-awaited "Coyote Ruin, NA 6654, A Prescott-Area Community" assembled by Mary Spall and over a dozen other Yavapai Chapter contributors and outside specialists. This monograph documents excavations at the Coyote Ruin conducted in the late 1920s by J. W. Simmons, and between 1998 and 2004 by the Yavapai Chapter, along with exhaustive analyses of the materials recovered, including ceramics, lithics, shell artifacts, plan
t remains, animal bone, and human remains. The site consists of a small hilltop stone pueblo, with additional masonry rooms, pit structures and agricultural features on the surrounding slopes, dating from perhaps the A.D. 900s until after 1300. Data from Coyote Ruin and surrounding sites is synthesized for discussions of subsistence, social organization, trade, and conflict in the Prescott Culture.
The Arizona Archaeologistis a benefit of AAS membership and is available to members as a printed report free of charge; please contact your Chapter President by the end of March to request a printed copy. Members can also download a free PDF copy from the "Members Only" page of the website at any time. The publication is also available for sale through Amazon.
The Society is currently in the process of converting all of its past publications to be for sale on Amazon. Announcements will be made as back numbers become available.
Arizona Archaeologist Numbers 21 and 29 link to Amazon for hard copy purchase newly available in Publications area.