Getting to the Point: Projectile Point Analysis and Typology in the American Southwest
Arizona Archaeological Council Fall Conference

NOVEMBER 6 and 7, 2015
Sedona Poco Diablo Resort

Sponsored by
Verde Valley Archaeology Center and Arizona Archaeological Council


The Arizona Archaeological Council (AAC) and the Verde Valley Archaeology Center (VVAC) are pleased to announce the 2015 AAC Fall Conference and Symposium. This year’s conference will be held at the Sedona Poco Diablo Resort on Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7, with an opening Reception on November 5.

The Friday theme is “Getting to the Point: Projectile Point Analysis and Typology in the American Southwest." Projectile points are used as key cultural and chronological indicators, yet there is no current consensus how to properly analyze projectile points, nor is there agreement on how to assign them to existing typological styles or what is required to identify new types or styles. Other important issues include technological design, refurbishing, and repurposing of projectile points. Standards are needed for reporting the results of analysis, as well as the creation of comparative data bases for the more common projectile point types found in Arizona. The AAC and VVAC are inviting speakers to present papers following this theme. Selected conference papers will be published

The Friday session will include paper and poster presentations, and possibly workshops, on all things related to projectile points. The Saturday session will present papers on topics to be determined by the AAC president that are not related to projectile points.

Initial Conference Schedule

 November 5  6 - 9 pm  Reception Cash Bar  Conference Center 
 November 6  8 - 10 am  Conference papers  Conference Center
   10 - 10:30 am  Break  Conference Center Hallway
   10:30 - Noon  Conference papers  Conference Center
   Noon - 1:00 pm  Optional Buffet Lunch  Canopy Patio
   1 - 3:00 pm  Conference papers  Conference Center
   3 - 3:30 pm  Break  Conference Center Hallway
   3:30 - 5 pm  Conference papers  Conference Center
 November 7  TBD  TBD  Conference Center


Conference Registration

Conference Registration will open in September.  Conference registration for AAC members is free. The registration fee is included in your 2015 AAC membership. Registration for all others will be $50 and will be available online in September. Full-time students may register for $25.  For registered members of Native American Tribes, conference registration is free with a valid Tribal enrollment identification card or Certificate of Indian Blood.

Conference Venue - Sedona Poco Diablo Resort

The Conference Resort is the Sedona Poco Diablo Resort, a Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation owned hotel, located at 1752 State Route 179, Sedona AZ 86336.

The Resort will hold a limited number of single/double occupancy rooms at the following rates:  Traditional: $119, Patio Deluxe: $139, Poco King: $159, Elite Spa: $169. Additional Person: $20 per night.  Poco Diablo Resort charges an additional $15 nightly resort fee. This fee entitles guests to resort amenities including unlimited local calls, luxurious guest robes, unlimited incoming faxes, high-speed wireless internet, tennis, heated pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center, two bottles of water per day, grab and go coffee and fresh fruit in lobby 5am-7am and resort parking.

Each individual registrant must make their own reservations by calling (928) 203-5923 by Tuesday, October 6, 2015. They must identify themselves as members of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center Symposium Group. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.