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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.

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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, plant 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.

AAS Supports The Arizona Site Stewards Program

The Arizona Site Stewards Program is an organization of volunteers, sponsored by the public land managers of Arizona, whose members are selected, trained and certified by the State Historic Preservation Office and the Governor's Archaeology Advisory Commission. The chief objective of the Stewards Program is to report to the land managers destruction or vandalism of prehistoric and historic archaeological and paleontological sites in Arizona through site monitoring. Many members of the AAS are site stewards and we support their efforts to preserve these sites. See the video on the Arizona Site Steward Program, narrated by actor Harrison Ford on YouTube.

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