Message #124 From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 20:39:13 -0700 Subject: Historic Archaeology At AAC Spring Meeting May 29-30 [ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : ARIZONA ARCHAEOLOGICAL COUNCIL March 16, 1998 Dear AAC Member: The Spring Meeting of the Arizona Archaeological Council will be held May 29 and 30, 1998, at the Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix. The topic for the conference will be historic archaeology, and include both workshops and paper presentations. The schedule will consist of the business meeting to be held on Friday morning, followed by two workshops on historic artifact recognition and description on Friday afternoon. The Saturday meeting will consist of short papers that discuss specific historic site projects in Arizona. Mark Hackbarth is coordinating the papers and Andy Christenson is coordinating the workshops. This meetings announcement is also a Call for Papers. Individual papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length and discuss some aspect of historic sites archaeology. Topics may include research at a specific site, time period, artifact class, curation, or culture. Those persons willing to present a paper should contact Mark Hackbarth, Northland Research at (602) 736-0501 or firstname.lastname@example.org I would also like to remind everyone that the deadline for contributions to the spring (April) issue of theAAC Newsletter is Friday, March 27, 1998. Information on events, work or field school opportunities, current or upcoming projects, letters to the newsletter, new publications, and general items pertinent to Arizona archaeology are all welcomed. Items prepared in WordPerfect 5.1, 6.0 or 6.1 sent on disk or as attached e-mail documents will be most appreciated. The mailing addresses and Fax number are: T. Kathleen Henderson, Editor AAC Newsletter Northland Research, Inc. 2308 S. Rural Road Tempe, AZ 85282 Fax: (602) 894-0957 e-mail: email@example.com If you have any questions, you can call me at (602) 736-0501, or fax/e-mail as noted above. Sincerely, T. Kathleen Henderson ARC Newsletter Editor NEWS FROM THE STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This has been a busy legislative session. Most of the following proposed legislation needs immediate action. If you wish to support or oppose any of the following legislation, you need to call, write, or attend hearings now. House Bill 2510, Re-authorization of Arizona State Parks and Heritage Fund Grants to Tribes Arizona State Parks had its Sunset Review to determine if it should be re-authorized as an agency. An amendment (introduced by Rep. Griffin) was attached to the re-authorization that would eliminate Heritage Fund grants for tribes and Heritage Fund trails grant funding for federal agencies. After an opinion was given by Attorney General's Office regarding the legality of grant awards to tribes and federal agencies, and testimony, calls, and letters were received in support of grant eligibility for tribes and federal, agencies, the amendment was dropped and Arizona State Parks was re-authorized as an agency (for two years only). The Parks budget request was held for a period before being passed pending the same issue. The State Legislature did ask the State Parks Board to reconsider its decision to allow tribes and federal agencies to be eligible applicants for Heritage Fund grants. At the February 19th State Parks Board meeting, tribes, hiking and equestrian groups, and Boy Scouts of America spoke in support of continuing to allow tribes and federal agencies as eligible applicants for Heritage Fund Grants. If passed, House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 2025 would bring to the voters the proposal of using Lottery revenues for college scholarships (introduced by Representatives Weiers, Groscost, and Brimhall). Lottery revenues provide support for the Heritage Fund. If this passes and the voters support it, the Heritage Fund will not have a revenue source and there will not be a Heritage Fund program. The Arizona State Parks Board has gone on record as opposing HCR 2025, although they do support education. Education and conservation/historic preservation should not be mutually exclusive activities, and the Heritage Fund revenue stream should not be diverted for other programs. House Bill (HB) 2683 would amend Title 39, Chapter 1, Article 2 of the Arizona Revised Statutes related to Public Records (introduced by Representatives Cardamone, Jackson, Loredo, Aguirre, Amstead, Carruthers, Cheuvront, Clark, Daniels, Fagin, Foster, Gerard, Gonzales, Gray, Groscost, Hanley, Johnson, Knaperek, Lynch, Nichols, Morris, Pickens, Preble, Salinger). The Arizona Public Records Law favors the disclosure of information when a request is made for records of a state agency. This amendment would allow an officer of a state agency to decline to release information on the location of archaeological discoveries or places or objects listed on the Arizona Register of Historic Places if the officer determines that the release of the information creates a reasonable risk of vandalism, theft or damage to the archaeological discovery, place, or object. Arizona State Land Department; Arizona State Parks, the State Historic Preservation Office; the Arizona State Museum; the AZSITE Consortium; as well as a number of tribes are in support of this Bill. House Bill (HB) 2684 would amend 41-841 of the Arizona Antiquities Act relating to Archaeological Discoveries (introduced by Cardamone, Gray, Aguirre, Armstead, Carruthers, Clark, Daniels, Fagin, Foster, Gardner, Gerard, Gonzales, Groscost, Hanl,ey, Hershberger, Home, Johnson, Knaperek, Loredo, Nichols, Pickens, Preble, Salinger, Verkamp, Wong, and Senator Cirillo). The following changes in the language are capitalized: 41-841 Archaeological and vertebrate paleontological discoveries. A. A person, except when acting as a duly authorized agent of an institution or corporation referred to in section 41-842, shall NOT excavate in or upon any historic or prehistoric ruin, burial ground, archaeological or vertebrate paleontological, site, or site including fossilized footprints, inscriptions made by human agency — or any other archaeological, paleontological, or historic feature, situated on lands owned or controlled by THIS state, or any agency OF THIS STATE. B. A person shall not collect an archaeological specimen OR VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGICAL SPECIMEN situated on lands owned or controlled by this state or any agency of this state without obtaining a permit authorizing the activity as provided under section 41-842.