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 for additional 
information and AAC contacts. -- SASIG Ed. ]


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 

Panelists:     Ann Howard and Carol Heathington, State Historic Preservation 
          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 
"...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.