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 Thursday, November 5.

The 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. Selected conference papers will be published.

Click HERE for the Conference Schedule 

Conference Registration

Attendance is limited to the first 120 registrations.  Conference Registration fees are shown below. Full-time students will need to show their Student ID at check-in.  Registered members of Native American Tribes will need to show a valid Tribal enrollment identification card or Certificate of Indian Blood.

Registration $50
Member Verde Valley Archaeology Center $45
Member Arizona Archaeological Society $45
Full-time Student $25
Member Arizona Archaeological Council Free
Registered member of Native American Tribe Free


Online Registration is available or by downloading and mailing the registration form.

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.