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 ] :

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

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

If you have any questions, you can call me at
(602) 736-0501, or fax/e-mail as noted above.


T. Kathleen Henderson
ARC Newsletter Editor


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

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

B. A person shall not collect an archaeological specimen
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.