Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tonto Forest Archaeologist Selected To Receive The Award From AAS

J. Scott Wood, Tonto National Forest archaeologist and director of Heritage has been designated by two chapters of the Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS) and chose to receive their prestigious professional archaeologist in 2011. Ron Robinson, the outgoing president of ASA will present Scott with the award on the state AAS meeting, held October 14 to 16, in Benson, Arizona Benson, Cochise Community College. The official presentation will take place Saturday, October 15, after a dinner and silent auction members.

MA degree in Archaeology at ASU, Scott worked at Pueblo Grande Museum and the Office of USS cultural resource management. His career with the Forest Service began 35 years ago and is widely considered an expert in the Tonto National Forest, particularly because of his knowledge of ceramics. He has authored or co-authored dozens of publications and articles and his book, list the types of ceramics for the Tonto National Forest refers to the entire world.

Scott is currently a member of ASA and professional consultant for both the Desert Foothills Chapter (PLC) in Cave Creek Rim Country Chapter (RCC), located in Payson. Scott has presented to the ASA, conducted field schools, lectured in seven chapters around the state and has led to visits to places of interest of members. They were members of the ASA professional projects, including a recent alliance with the students and teacher David Abbott ASU, where, under the direction of Scott, members met Perry Mesa Hohokam pottery DFC and then separated further study ceramic thoroughly. DFC President Paddi Mozilo said, "Our success as a chapter is due to the support and enthusiasm of Scott and counseling;. He gave our members a better appreciation and participation in the field of archeology"

In addition, AAS has an extensive volunteer program and its functions Tonto Forest Archaeologist, Scott, there are many advantages of a national site. He formed the majority of union delegates in the Site Steward Program website, developed by Arizona State Parks Department. He is involved in the protection and conservation, rock art and archaeological sites around the country, recently in collaboration with the City of Goat Ruin Payson to develop the site as a public attraction. RCC President Evelyn Christian is thankful for the opportunity to get their members to be part of stabilization survey, and the protection of this site. He believes that "without Scott, the site would not receive the attention and protection it deserves. Payson is a leader in efforts to prepare this site for the future of public education and fun."

ASA State President Ronald Robinson is pleased to be able to present Scott with the award. Scott noted that attends all meetings of ASA and the state of their way to be made available to members for questions and discussion. "Knowledge and experience of Scott made a valuable contribution to the growth and education of all members of ASA. We hope this award will demonstrate how much we appreciate everything you do on our behalf."

The AAS is an independent, nonprofit twelve chapters and more than 600 professionals and amateurs. The objectives of the AAS is to promote public awareness, interest, research and conservation of Arizona's rich archaeological heritage, with special emphasis on the protection of these scarce resources. ASA Members enjoy lectures, courses, excursions and certification training in various aspects of archeology. Please visit the AAS for more information and to find a chapter near you.

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