Message #303: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Invitation to Attend the AZ Archaeological Council's (AAC) Fall Meeting Date: Mon, 16 Sep 96 08:47:00 MST Encoding: 130 TEXT [ The Arizona Archaeological Council (AAC) sent out this notice to it's members. SWA is posting the notice to help draw attention to the AAC and to attract new members. You can attend this upcoming conference by becoming a member of this excellent organization. Annual dues are very inexpensive. If you wish to join the AAC, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and AAC contacts. -- SASIG Ed. ] FALL 1996 AAC MEETING CONFERENCE PROGRAM October 11-12, 1996 Pueblo Grande Museum 4619 E. Washington St. Phoenix, Arizona Friday, October 11 9:00-11:00 a.m. Registration and Business Meeting ?? a. m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch Break* 1:15 p.m. Archaeology and the Media [ 'The Anasazi occupied the mesa top spasmodically' (The Arizona Republic, sometime in the early 1980s) ]. HUH? Are archaeologists the only ones to notice the difference between spasmodically and sporadically? This session is designed to help us, as archaeologists, present our research and findings to the lay public in a straightforward, understandable manner. Articulating with representatives of the press is a crucial step in this direction. The panelists in this session will help us avoid some common pitfalls when dealing with the press and give suggestions on how to hone our PR skills. Panelists: Todd Bostwick, Archaeologist, City of Phoenix Eric Miller, Arizona Republic Ellen Bilbrey, Arizona State Parks 2:00-2:45 p.m. Audience and Panel Discussion 2:45-3:00 p.m. Break 3:00 p.m. The 106 Compliance Process - Eligibility and Site Deflnition With the increased costs of archaeological investigations and a somewhat hostile Congress, federal and state agencies are facing more difficult and complex decisions as to what constitutes a significant (potentially eligible) site and what does not. Where does sufficient information end and redundant data begin? Add to this the current discussion of all prehistoric sites potentially being TCPs and we have a complex situation indeed. And it all starts with that first recordation: site or no? Eligible or not? This discussion will focus on the notion of what is a site and what makes it eligible. Panelists: Ann Howard and Carol Heathington, State Historic Preservation Office Barry Holt, Gust Rosenfeld Nina Swidler, Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department 3:45-4:30 p.m. Audience and Panel Discussion Saturday, October 12 8:15 a.m. Publications and Editing - Responsibilities and Ethics [ 'The Hohokam diverted the waterflow in the canals with tampons' (should have read, "taphons," something the editor missed!). There is certainly more to editing and publications than correct grammar and punctuation. Rewrites, punctuality, intellectual property rights, and copyrights are just a few. In addition, there is the ever increasing heft of CRM reports. The panelists in this session will discuss some of the problems and solutions in the editorial and publication arenas. Panelists: Jon Czaplicki, Bureau of Reclamation Jeff Altschul, Statistical Research Bettina Rosenberg, ADOT 8:30-9:45 a.m. Audience and Panel Discussion 9:45-10:00 a.m. Break 10:00 a.m. Chronology and Temporal Afriliations - Problems, Methods, and Interpretations "...but the two Soho phase structures ... date to the Civano phase" (actual excerpt from a site report). Chronologies and temporal designations are the cornerstones of any good research project. There are many ways to build chronologies, some good, some bad. The panelists in this session will discuss and argue the merits of different chronological methodologies and temporal interpretations. Panelists: Kathy Henderson, Northland Research Dennis Gilpin, SWCA, Inc. Henry Wallace, Desert Archaeology 10:45-11:30 a.m. Audience and Panel Discussion 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break 1:00 p.m. Chipped and Ground Stone Analyses: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights? Advances in the chipped and ground stone analytical genre have been limited in recent years. Or have they? The panelists in this topical area will discuss the future (and the past) of lithic studies. Panelists: Jane Sliva, Desert Archaeology Jenny Adams, Desert Archaeology Bob Gasser, ADOT 1:45-2:30 p.m. Audience and Panel Discussion 2:30-2:45 p.m. Break 2:45 p.m. Alternative Explanations: Incorporating Native American Views in Archaeological Interpretation Native Americans can and do make significant contributions to the study of archaeology. The panelists will discuss how we can incorporate traditional knowledge into archaeological studies. Panelists: Robert Begay, Navajo Nation Archaeology Division Kurt Dongoske, The Hopi Tribe John Welch, Fort Apache Ron Chiago, Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Judy Brunson-Hadley, Salt River Project 1:45-2:30 p.m. Audience and Panel Discussion * FRIDAY OCT 11, 1996 - AAC will sponsor a luncheon at Pueblo Grande Museum. The lunch will be catered by Capistrano's Deli and will include sandwiches, salads, and cold drinks. You must pre-register for the lunch; the cost is $7.00 per person and payment is requested by October 7. To register for the lunch contact Debbie Webster at Northland Research, Inc. (602-894-0020). Checks should be made out to the AAC and mailed to Debbie Webster, NRI, 2308 S. Rural Rd. Tempe, AZ 85282.