ANNUAL MEETING

The Nevada Archaeological Association

48th Annual Meeting 

March 29-31, 2019

Stockmen’s Ramada Hotel and Casino

Elko, Nevada

 

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!

The Nevada Archaeological Association (NAA) welcomes and supports the shared interests of archaeologists, petroglyphs/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 the prehistory and history of the Elko County.

The NAA annual meeting is a low-key, student-friendly experience that features high-quality presentations about contemporary research.

A Preliminary Schedule of conference proceedings will be released on the NAA website and emailed to the membership soon, but at a glance:

Friday 3/29 – Registration, morning workshops, afternoon papers, NAA Board Meeting, pre-dinner poster session/social

Saturday 3/30 – Registration, paper sessions, keynote address, NAA Membership Business meeting, evening social hour, banquet and awards, live auction

Sunday 3/31 – Morning tours

All proceeds from the meeting to benefit NAA.

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!

Conference hotel Accommodations

The Stockmen’s Ramada Hotel and Casino is close to many restaurants and bars in downtown Elko, as well as the Western Folklife Center and the Northeastern Nevada Museum.

Hotel amenities include:
  • In-house Coffee Shop
  • Free breakfast
  • Casino and bars
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour business center
  • Fitness center
  • No pets (service pets only)
  • Car rental

Standard King or Double Queen Rooms feature:

  • Free wi-fi
  • Coffee/tea
  • Mini refrigerator and microwave
  • Cable television
Room rates and Reservations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference venue, the Stockmen’s Ramada Hotel and Casino (a Wyndham property). The hotel has agreed to honor the conference rate for Thursday through Saturday nights for those wishing to arrive early.

Conference Rate for Standard King or Double Queen Rooms: $60.00

Conference Rate for Government Rooms: $80.00

(If Selected During Booking, You MUST present Valid ID at Check-In)

All rates are per night, single or double occupancy, and are subject to a 13.38% Room Tax and applicable Resort Fees.

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY MARCH 22!!

To reserve a room for the meeting:

By Phone: Call the Stockmen’s Hotel and Casino reservations at (775) 738-5141 and mention the Nevada Archaeological Association meeting or use group code 032919NVA. For Government rooms, use the code LC84.

The hotel suggests that meeting attendees do not reserve a room online in order to ensure that the meeting discount is applied.

Room Reservation Payments

The Stockmen’s Ramada Hotel and Casino accepts most major credit cards. Special arrangements through the Stockmen’s Ramada Hotel and Casino will be needed if you intend to pay with a business or personal check. Also, if you are not going to have the credit card that will be paying for your room at the time of check in, you must fill out a Credit Card Authorization form prior to arrival. If you have any other problems, contact the Stockmen’s Ramada Hotel and Casino (775) 738-5141.


A Summary of Scheduled Events

  • March 29 [Friday] – Registration, Morning Workshops, Afternoon Paper and Poster Sessions, NAA Board Meeting, and Evening Social
  • March 30 [Saturday] – Registration, Paper Sessions, Keynote Address, NAA Membership Business Meeting (all members are welcome!), Evening Social, Banquet and Awards, Live Auction
  • March 31 [Sunday] – Field Trips!!
48th NAA Meeting 2019 Program

Coming soon!


Conference Information

This years theme is Elko County! Spotlighting its fantastic prehistoric and historic legacies.

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 Elko County 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  Jonah Blustain or Mark Giambastini 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 25, 2019. Refunds issued prior to March 25, 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 25, 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 25, 2019. Refunds issued prior to March 25, 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 25, 2019 will not be honored.

NAA Membership Fee

Conference registration is less expensive for members!

To renew your NAA membership now, or to become a new member, please go to our Membership tab to make a separate membership payment.


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 Nevada Archaeological Association (NAA) and Am-Arcs of Nevada are pleased to announce the second 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. 

Want more? Check out all our Student Research Grant information.