As a member of the Arizona Archaeological Society, many opportunities are open to learn more about:
- The history and prehistory of the great Southwest. From the historic old mines that dot our state to the earliest dwellings of the first inhabitants of the Southwest
- How the climate and geology of the Southwest changed from earliest man to the time of the cowboys
- The tools, weapons, and implements that were fashioned from rock and wood
- Foods, both animals and plants used by the early man
- How studying what early inhabitants left behind can tell us more about their lives and traditions
- Treatment of the artifacts and ruins to preserve and protect them from opportunists
And AAS provides assistance in your interests:
- Monthy meetings with lectures and presentations by top people in their fields
- The monthly newsletter the Petroglyph keeps you up to date on what other Chapters are doing in the State.
- Annual issues of the Arizona Archaeologist professionaly written papers about archaeological research in the Southwest.
- Classes in everything from field survey to stabilization of pueblo walls, or how to make ceramics like the prehistoric peoples did. And how to read the sherd of ancient ceramics and lithics left behind by those peoples. These classes can lead to your certification in various skills needed by professional archaeologists.
- Field Schools in actual archaeological research locations where you practice what you learn in the classes. Becoming accomplished in the skills of reading the cleaning, classifying, and preparing the artifacts, for curation.
- Projects which extend the use of your archaeological skills and assist some of the the best archaeologists in the Southwest.
Best of all, you get to participate in all these activities with great people of similiar interest in the great open air of the Desert, Foothills, Highlands and Mountain Forests of the Southwest.
To join a chapter, visit the Chapter Map and select the chapter in your area. Attend the next chapter meeting to complete an application, or you can contact the Chapter President, or the person shown with "Membership" responsibilities. Individual chapter dues vary.
You are welcome to join as an At-Large Member if you wish to support the Society and learn about archaeology opportunities. Through e-mail delivery of the monthly newsletter, Petroglyph, you are kept up to date on archaeology opportunities throughout Arizona and at local chapters. At-large dues are $35.00 per year. To join as an at-large member download the application and mail with your check to the address shown on the application.
You can also join and pay online by filing out the application below. You will be redirected to PayPal to complete the process.