The Nevada Archaeological Association
49th Annual Meeting
March 6-8, 2020
Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino
The 49th 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’s 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 49th Annual Meeting will highlight archaeological research concerning prehistoric and historic topics of Nevada, with a particular focus on the prehistory and history of Southern Nevada and the Mojave Desert.
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 3/6 – Registration, morning workshops, afternoon papers, NAA Board Meeting, pre-dinner poster session/social
Saturday 3/7 – Registration, paper sessions, keynote address, NAA Membership Business meeting, evening social hour, banquet and awards, live auction
Sunday 3/8 – 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.
Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino
681 S Highway 160 Pahrump, NV 89048
All-in-all, we expect a good time to be had by all who attend. We all hope to see you in Pahrump this March!
Conference hotel Accommodations
The Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino is close to many restaurants and bars. Additional accommodations can be found at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pahrump, the Best Western Pahrump Oasis, and Saddle West Hotel Casino & RV Resort.
Hotel amenities include:
- Three restaurants
- Bowling alley
- Casino and bars
- Free Wi-Fi
- Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Standard King or Double Queen Rooms feature:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Mini refrigerator
- Cable television
Room rates and Reservations
A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference venue, the Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino. 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: $87.19
All rates are per night, single or double occupancy. Rates include all applicable fees and taxes.
TO ENSURE THE CONFERENCE RATE RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 21!!
To reserve a room for the meeting:
By Phone: Call the Pahrump Hotel and Casino reservations at (866) 751-6500 and mention the NAA meeting or use group code 321.
Room Reservation Payments
The Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino accepts most major credit cards. Special arrangements through the Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino will be needed if you intend to pay with a business or personal check. If you have any other problems, contact the Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino (775) 751-6500.
A Summary of Scheduled Events
- March 6 [Friday] – Registration, Morning Workshops, Afternoon Paper and Poster Sessions, NAA Board Meeting, and Evening Social
- March 7 [Saturday] – Registration, Paper Sessions, Keynote Address, NAA Membership Business Meeting (all members are welcome!), Evening Social, Banquet and Awards, Live Auction
- March 8 [Sunday] – Field Trips!!
49th NAA Meeting 2020 Program
This years theme is Southern Nevada and the Mojave Interchange! 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 49th Annual Meeting will highlight archaeological research concerning prehistoric and historic topics of Nevada, with a particular focus on Southern Nevada and the Mojave Desert 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
See Jonah Blustain with your auction donations or to get a bidding number!
All proceeds from the meeting benefit NAA.
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 submit your conference registration: snail mail and online with PayPal. Resister early for discount; NAA members always receive a discount, join today!
Limited on-site registration for the conference will be available with a $10 surcharge. Banquet, field trips, and workshop availability cannot be guaranteed.
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 February 27, 2020. Refunds issued prior to February 27, 2020 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 February 27, 2020 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 February 27, 2020. Refunds issued prior to February 27, 2020 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 February 27, 2020 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.
2020 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 February 28, 2020.
Also! This year, NAA will award $150 to the top student paper and the top student poster! If interested in entering the student competition, please indicate student status when submitting an abstract. To be eligible, a student must be the lead author, but co-authored submissions are acceptable. If two or more students are co-authors, the prize money may be split.
Want more? Check out all our Student Research Grant information.