Message #96
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998
Subject: AAAC Award Winners

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

The Arizona Archaeology Advisory Commission’s 1998
Awards in Public Archaeology in celebration of 1998
Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month.

The Arizona Archaeology Advisory Commission would like
to announce its award recipients for the twelfth annual
Awards in Public Archaeology. These awards honor
individuals and programs that have contributed time and
energy to promoting the protection and preservation of,
and education about, Arizona’s non-renewable
archaeological resources. The following four winners were
chosen:

Avocational Archaeologist:
Joan Clark, Carefree. Ms. Clark has been a long and
extremely active member of the Arizona Archaeology
Society (AAS) and its activities. She has served
several terms as chairperson of the Desert Foothills
Chapter, as well as Chairperson of the State AAS
organization. She was also instrumental in the
formation of the AAS Certification Dept., which is
recognized as being one of the best in the country!
Also, her work in the formation and organization of
the “Q” Ranch Field School was outstanding. She has
acted as Advisor to both old and new members of the
AAS and school children.

Professional Archaeologist:
Jeffrey H. Altschul, Ph.D, Tucson. Dr.Althschul founded
Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), a private
archaeological consulting firm which, for more than a
decade, under his active leadership, has supported public
archaeology and education projects within his company's
scope of operations. He has encouraged his employees to
include public archaeology in all company contracts. He
has worked with the public and has generated creative
ideas for giving information back to the public through
site tours, brochures, books, interpretive displays and
signs, and through public participation on site. He is
always most active in Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month
and the annual Archaeology Expo. His outreach activities
in bringing the past alive have reached both children and
adults, teachers and students.  

Site Steward:
Kay Rosenow, Tucson. Ms. Rosenow has been a Site Steward
since 1987 and Regional Coordinator of the program’s
Tucson Region. She has done an excellent job of
coordinating a program of over 60 Site Stewards in her
region, which, due to its success in helping the program
to grow, is now being divided into four regions!  She
plans outings for the Stewards, coordinates training with
land managers, coordinates special events (e.g., Catalina
State Park’s Arts and Heritage Day), and conducts
archaeology workshops for elementary school students. She
also volunteers for various state and federal agencies and
private archaeological consulting firms, and enjoys working
closely with law enforcement officials in helping to
protect sites in the Tucson area.

Other:
Donald R. Diamond, Tucson. Mr. Diamond donated two
archaeological preserves, located within the Madera
Reserve, a new subdivision he has developed in Green
Valley, to the Archaeological Conservancy. The two tracts
of land that Mr. Diamond donated contain ruins of Hohokam
pithouse villages dating from A.D. 950 to 1450. His
donations have demonstrated that preservation goals can be
achieved while allowing developers to accomplish their
objectives of land development. Mr. Diamond and the
Conservancy hope that the Madera Reserve example will serve
as a model to inspire other developers nationwide who are
facing similar challenges between preservation and progress.

For further information on these awards, please contact
Roger Lidman, Chair, Arizona Archaeology Advisory
Commission, 602/495-0901, or Ann Howard, SHPO Public
Archaeology Programs Manager, 602/542-7138.