Message #253 Date: Tue 20 Oct 1998 Subject: McDowell Mountains Archaeological District Symposium [ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : From: K.J. Schroeder (602) 921-4055 Call For Papers Roadrunner Archaeology & Consulting and the City of Scottsdale would like to invite you to present an academic paper at a symposium on the archaeology of the McDowell Mountains and surrounding area. The format for papers is fairly open, but papers will be grouped into four general temporal periods - Archaic (Preceramic), Preclassic, Classic/Proto Historic, and Historic. The McDowell Mountain Archaeological (District) Symposium is being planned to present and share, between the academic and public communities, the archaeological data of the McDowell Mountain District compiled in recent years. With the rapid growth of the McDowell Mountain area, numerous surveys and several archaeological excavations have been completed that have significant bearing on the overall regional view of prehistory and history. This symposium will allow the various archaeological firms that have conducted investigations in the district to share their data not only with the academic community, also with the public at large. By so doing, we will all have a better understanding of our predecessors and the environment in which they lived. In turn, this understanding will provide the current community the opportunity to preserve and incorporate the rich legacy of the McDowell Mountains. The area being considered as the McDowell Mountains archaeological District includes the entire range of the McDowell Mountains to the Rio Verde on the east, south to the confluence of the Rio Verde with the Rio Salado at Red Mountain, all of the bajada area north of the Rio Salado and south of the McDowell Mountains, the geographical area known as Paradise Valley on the west, and north to Granite Mountain. Essentially, this is the area of precipitation runoff from the McDowell Mountains. Papers will be limited to 15-20 minutes each, but more than one paper on a single site may be presented, provided each paper covers a different aspect of the data. Individuals my author or co-author several papers, however, no individual may present more than two papers at the symposium. Topics might include: regional perspectives; a general overview of site types in the District (or a portion of it) during all or any of the four temporal peiods given above; specific site overviews; and the character and influence/ significance of a specific artifact type (i.e., ceramics, shell, projectile points, et cetera). Contributing authors will need to provide an abstract of their paper by January 15, 1998. Papers presented at the Symposium will be considered for publication. Contact K.J. Schroeder at (602) 921-4055 by November 15, 1998, if you would like to participate. The Symposium will be held at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library Auditorium on Saturday, March 20, 1999. For those who preregister, an 'indigenous' lunch will be provided. To preregister, contact Rosemary Van Kalsbeek at the Scottsdale Tourism Development Office, (602) 994-7989. Registration is free. Leading up to the Symposium, the City of Scottsdale will also sponsor events for children and the general public to increase awareness and support of both archaeological and human resources extant within the McDowell Mountain Archaeological District. Plans are still being made, but might include presentations at Scottsdale Libraries, the Desert Discovery Center, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and Fort McDowell Indian Community. Individuals who wish to get involved with this aspect of the Symposium should contact Judy Register, Scottsdale Library Director, at (602) 994-2454.