Standing Committees and Appointees

Annual Volume Honoree, Chair: Hayward Franklin

The Annual Volume Honoree Committee seeks nominations and recommends to the Trustees the person(s) who should be honored in the Annual Volume. The Honoree is selected at the Spring Board meeting and is notified the following Monday. If you know of anyone who should be honored, please notify the committee chair of your nomination and describe why you believe he/she should be the Honoree by December 31 of the current year. Your society president has the notice and the nomination guidelines.

Richard A. Bice Achievement Award, Chair: John Guth

This committee solicits candidates for Archaeology Achievement Award from general membership through Affiliate Societies, reviews applicants, recommends qualified candidate(s) to Trustees; arranges for award plaque/certificate; and participates in award presentation.

Internal Financial Review Committee, Chair: John Hayden, Advisor

The Budget and Finance Committee normally meets once a year in January to review the treasurer’s records. The committee compares the treasurer’s accounting records to receipts and expenses in order to ensure that they are current and accurate. This committee advises the treasurer in developing a budget for the upcoming year based the Society’ assets, cash flow, and previous years expenditures.

Certification Council, Chair: Roger Moore, Advisor

The Archaeological Society of New Mexico (ASNM) sponsors a certification program for avocational archaeologists, open to members of ASNM and affiliated member Societies. The purpose of the program is two-fold. It is a means whereby a person interested in archaeology, but not academically trained as a professional, can receive formal training. It also will be a means whereby the field of archaeology can benefit from a body of concerned and knowledgeable people who are in a position to perform a real service toward achieving the goals of preserving the past for the future.

History/Archives, Chair: Nancy Woodworth, Advisor

The History/Archives Committee maintains the society’s permanent files by collecting, organizing, and filing information relating to the history of the society and its affiliated local societies, with a view to making this information available through publication.

La Jornada, Editor: Helen Crotty, Advisor

The newsletter editor compiles the quarterly newsletter of the society, La Jornada. La Jornada includes archaeology news and announcements of interest to society members, notes from the Board meetings, and information about the Annual Meeting. Submissions of news and announcements of events from members are welcome. Submissions can be emailed to jhcrotty947 “at” gmail “dot” com, or snail-mailed to:

Archaeological Society of New Mexico
La Jornada Editor
P.O. Box 3485
Albuquerque, NM 87190-3485.

Membership, CoChairs: Sally McLaughlin and George Ruebelman


Nominations, Chair: Chris Turnbow

A committee consisting of the Chair, whom the President appoints and two members of the Society make nominations for election to the Board of Trustees. Call for nominations are announced in the fall La Jornada Newsletter. Members of all affiliate societies are encouraged to submit names to the Chairman by January 31st prior to the winter meeting. A slate of six (6) candidates, along with a short written background, is presented to the Board of Trustees at the winter meeting. The names of the nominees, along with their paragraphs, are published in the March La Jornada. The Ballot listing all six (6) names is also published in the March La Jornada. Members vote for four (4) candidates out of the six (6) names submitted. The candidates receiving the most votes will serve on the Board to fill each vacancy. The candidates receiving the least votes will serve as alternates. The new Trustees will serve a term of three (3) years. The Alternates will serve a term for one (1) year and will fill any Board vacancy should a Trustee resign.

Publications, Annual Volume, Chair: Emily Brown, Advisor

Every year ASNM publishes a full-length volume of contributed papers in honor of an individual or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the archaeology of the Southwest.  The committee is responsible for the task of soliciting and editing the papers and preparing the books for publication.

Editors:  Carol Condie, Helen Crotty, Emily Brown


Before submitting a paper, please contact Emily Brown by email, Manuscripts are accepted entirely at the discretion of the publications committee. Manuscripts accepted for publication must conform to the author guidelines. No remuneration is given for manuscripts.

Publications, Special Volumes, Editor: Dave Kirkpatrick, Advisor

The Special Publication series was established to publish manuscripts and reports of historical importance or significant contributions to the study of Southwestern archaeology and anthropology. Nominations are reviewed by the Special Publication editor and the final selection is made by the Board of Trustees. Special Publication volumes are not published on a yearly schedule. See for the list of past publications. Please contact the Special Publication editor if you would like to submit a manuscript for consideration.

Rock Art Council, Chair: Gretchen Obenauf, ASNM Advisor

This committee was established to guide the rock art recording community in New Mexico. Click here for more information

Scholarship, Chair: Matt Barbour

ASNM offers a scholarship to full time students attending one of the following academic institutions:

  • Eastern New Mexico University,
  • Highlands University,
  • New Mexico State University
  • San Juan College,
  • University of New Mexico

Applicants are limited to junior, senior, and Master’s degree students in any of the fields covered by the term “anthropology.” Students demonstrating a financial need and an anthropological thesis or approved project relevant to the greater southwest are considered.

Members of the Scholarship Committee are:

  • Ted Frisbie, Mentor
  • Dave Kirkpatrick,
  • Joan Mathien
  • Doris Morgan

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