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The Arizona Archaeological Council is a non-profit voluntary association that promotes the goals of professional archaeology in Arizona.

Dedicated to preserving cultural resources through education and advocacy, the Council embraces a diverse membership drawing from avocationalists, academics, private business, local communities and federal, state and tribal agencies.

2018 Annual Arizona Archaeological Council Fall Conference

Conference Date: October 19, 2018

Abstracts Due: October 1, 2018 (see instructions below)

Venue: Arizona History Museum, Tucson

Conference Organizer: David R. Hart

Conference Theme: Recent Research in Commodities Exchange in Arizona Archaeology.

Abstract: The AAC Fall Conference of 2018 will address recent archaeological research in production and exchange of commodities among populations of Arizona and neighboring regions. Presenters are invited to consider the full range of commodities, including crafts, raw materials, agricultural products, and meat, and to address the context of production (e.g. households, villages, and quarries), the context of exchange (markets, trading partners, and inter-household reciprocity) and the role of exchange in maintenance of networks, social identity and adaptive systems.

Afternoon Panel Discussion: The future of the past and its effect on the present: The present state of archaeology as affected by the current political climate.

Abstract: Recent political efforts to change natural and cultural resources laws at the Federal and state level, including in Arizona, have the potential to drastically affect the practice of archaeology. As part of the 2018 Fall Conference the AAC panelists will discuss current challenges and solutions to keep archaeology viable in the foreseeable future.

Instructions: Presentations are limited to 20 minutes per paper. Submit an abstract of not more than 300 words to David R. Hart ( by October 1, 2018.

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