ANNUAL MEETING

MARCH 29 – 31, 2019

The 48th Annual Meeting of the Nevada Archaeological Association will be an exciting one, with a full schedule of workshops, interesting papers, a Friday night social, a keynote discussion, the infamous auction, Andrew’ famous jewelry showcase, and much more!

We encourage all meeting attendees to present a short paper or poster on any interesting work they are currently doing (or have done) pertaining to the archaeology, history, or ethnohistory of Nevada. We still need more input from northern and eastern Nevada! Graduate students are particularly urged to present summaries or discussions of their research in what will be a friendly,low-stress meeting environment.

Find out more about us on our About Us page and our drop down tabs.


Location

Stockmen’s Casino

340 Commercial St, Elko, NV 89801-3666

(775) 738-5141

The iconic  Stockmen’s Casino and Ramada Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Elko.

All-in-all, we expect a good time to be had by all who attend. We all hope to see you in Elko this March!


A Summary of Scheduled Events

  • March 29 [Friday] – Registration, Morning Workshops, Afternoon Paper and Poster Sessions, NAA Board Meeting, and Evening Social
  • March 24 [Saturday] – Registration, Paper Sessions, Keynote Address, NAA Membership Business Meeting (all members are welcome!), Evening Social, Banquet and Awards, Live Auction
  • March 25 [Sunday] – Field Trips!!

 

48th NAA Meeting 2019 Program

Coming soon!

 


Conference Information

[Theme] Coming soon!

 

The Nevada Archaeological Association (NAA) welcomes and supports the shared interests of archaeologists, rock art scholars, anthropologists, and avocationalists. The 48th Annual Meeting will highlight archaeological research concerning prehistoric and historic topics of Nevada, with a particular focus on“[theme coming soon!]” with Keynote address regarding the history of the [topic coming soon].

 

Papers, Presentations and Posters

There are two formats for paper presentations this year. The first is the standard 15-minute presentation; the second is a 3-minute presentation for a special “speed-dating” session held either Friday or Saturday. The number of 15-minute presentations we can accept is unlimited, but we can only accept 10 presentations for the 3-minute speed-dating session. If you are determined to give a 3-minute presentation, get it in early to reserve your space.

We also encourage you to prepare posters – which this year we may combine with the Friday pre-dinner social. Specifications about poster size and other info about poster presentations is available upon request.

 


Auction Time !!!!

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED!!

The NAA wants your stuff for the silent and live auctions!

PLEASE DONATE TO A WORTHY CAUSE

(501(c)3 nonprofit, tax-deductible donation!)

Bring your treasures from the attic, garage, art,
bookshelf, jewelry box, or partner’s secret stash.

If possible, please bring your items early! We start accepting
items at 8:00 a.m. on Friday.

The sooner we get them, the
more time you’ll have to examine the loot and start the
auction bidding!

See Mark Giambastini or Jonah Blustain with your auction donations or to get a bidding number!

All proceeds from the meeting benefit NAA.

 

 


Registration

 

Interested in discounted registration? Join NAA today! Check out what we are about on our About Us page.

 

 

Submitting and Paying Annual Meeting Registration

 

We have multiple ways to join us this year: snail mail and online with PayPal. Resister early for discount; NAA members always receive a discount, join today!

Limited on-site registration will be available at the same rates  although banquet, field trips, and workshop availability cannot be guaranteed.

 

And remember…

Supporter memberships will receive one complimentary registration to the annual conference.

Patron memberships will receive one complimentary registration to the annual conference and will receive one gratis banquet ticket for the conference.

 

Registration Fee Refund and Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds for conference registration fees must be received in writing (email or regular mail) by March 20, 2019. Refunds issued prior to March 20, 2019 will be refunded in full for those registering by check, and in full less the Paypal transaction fee for those registering by electronic payment. The refund will be issued within six weeks after the conference has ended. Requests for refunds received after March 20, 2019 will not be honored.

Banquet Fee Refund and Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds for Banquet Fees must be received in writing (email or regular mail) by March 3, 2019. Refunds issued prior to March 3, 2019 will be refunded in full for those registering by check, and in full less the Paypal transaction fee for those registering by electronic payment. The refund will be issued within 6 weeks after the conference has ended. Requests for refunds received after March 3, 2019 will not be honored.

 


2019 Student Research Grant Competition: Joint NAA and Am-Arc

Undergrads and Grad Students can apply, $3000
WE WANT YOU!

We have exciting news! The NAA and Am-Arcs of Nevada are pleased to announce the second annual Joint NAA – Am-Arcs Student Research Grant Competition! This student research grant competition provides students – either graduate or undergraduate – with the opportunity to apply for funding for research that pertains to the archaeology of the Great Basin or American Southwest and has implications for the prehistory or history of Nevada.

The single grant award is $3,000! The deadline for applications is March 22, 2019. The awardee will be provided 70% of the grant at the time of the award (the NAA annual meeting, March 29-31, 2019), 20% upon receipt of a progress report, and 10% upon completion of the project/presentation of results. A progress report will be due by December 1, 2019. The awardee will be required to present research findings at the NAA 2020 annual meeting (most likely in southern Nevada, but subject to change) and at a future monthly Am-Arcs meeting (in Reno). Applicants for the 2019 award do not have to attend the 2019 NAA meeting (but it would be nice!). Applicants for the 2019 award do not have to be members of NAA or Am-Arcs of Nevada (but that would be nice, too!).

Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter explaining how the individual qualifies for the award (i.e., description of student’s university and degree program).
  • A current vita.
  • A 1,000-word maximum, single-spaced description of the proposed research, clearly documenting research questions or goals, materials, methods, and significance to archaeology in Nevada.
  • A list of references cited in the text (not included in the 1,000-word limit).
  • A budget, containing
    • An itemized list of expenses for which the $3,000 grant would be used, if awarded, and
    • A one-page maximum budget narrative that explains the expenses
  • A letter of recommendation from the student’s academic supervisor, emphasizing the student’s ability to conduct independent research.

The applicant’s budget may include estimated costs for travel/accommodations for the next NAA meeting (likely southern Nevada in 2020) and for travel/accommodations for an Am-Arcs meeting in Reno. With NAA Board approval, it may also be possible (post-award) to consider other options for the fulfillment of presentation requirements (e.g., video, use of local presenter, etc.).

Applications must be submitted electronically in PDF format to Sean McMurry at mcmurrysean@yahoo.com. With the exception of the letter of recommendation, application packets must be submitted as attachments to a single email with “2019 NAA Student Research Grant Application” as the subject. The letter of recommendation may be submitted directly from the student’s advisor to mcmurrysean@yahoo.com, or it may be included as part of the applicant’s packet. All application materials must be submitted by Friday, March 22, 2019. After all portions of the application have been received, applicants will receive a confirmation email.

Additional information is available on the NAA website (www.nvarch.org). Questions? Contact Sean McMurry mcmurrysean@yahoo.com).

Applications must be submitted electronically in PDF format to: