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.