Message #18:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:  "'z Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: The Central Arizona Highlands Conference
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 95 12:16:00 MST
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The Central Arizona Highlands: A Multi-Disciplinary Conference,  August 
7-10, 1996.
To be held at: Yavapai College Prescott Campus, 1100 East Sheldon Street, 
Prescott, Arizona 86301

For preliminary conference information please contact: Deborah Young, U of A 
Cooperative Extension
P.O. Box 388, Prescott, AZ 86302.  (520) 445-6590 ext. 3 / FAX: (520) 
445-6593

Definitions, Status, and Future Challenges

The Central Arizona Highlands Ecoregion, located in north-central Arizona, 
is a physiographic, climatic, and biogeographic province that forms a 
diverse ecotone between the more extensive Colorado Plateau and Sonoran 
Desert Ecoregions.  It coincides approximately with the Arizona Transition 
zone identified by geologists, and encompasses a region with a obscure 
archaeological past.  It was one of the last regions in the United States 
to be settled. 
In spite of its unique and diverse natural landscape, the area has received 
less attention from the natural sciences than most areas within the state. 
Studies of its hydrology, ecology, archeology, and post settlement land use 
history are particularly rare and are scattered in time.  The conference 
proposed here would 1) provide a forum for current and past research, 2) 
stimulate increased interest in research in the area, and 3) provide a local 
scientific basis for land use planning.

Conference Purpose
The purpose of this conference is to create interdisciplinary awareness of 
the natural science and environmental history research with the bioregion. 
Papers summarizing past research or describing current studies within the 
disciplines of geology, hydrology, ecology (including paleoecology), 
archeology, and land use history will be favored.  Subject matter and 
presentation should be slanted toward an interdisciplinary audience rather 
than specialists within each of the above fields.

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