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.

Go to the Submissions page for more details.

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 may not be 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

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 Sponsorship

While attendance fees will cover many of the expenses, we are soliciting additional financial support to defray the cost of the conference and the subsequent research publication. There are numerous opportunities for your organization to help by sponsoring the symposium and its activities. Click HERE to download the sponsorship opportunities announcement. The deadline for sponsorships is October 10.

You can become a sponsor online by registering HERE as a sponsor.  Thanks in advance for your consideration.

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 maximum of forty (40) rooms 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.