ROWE MESA, N.M.--June 29, 2017--Southwestern Archaeology, Inc. (SWA), the sponsoring organization for the Pecos Conference and the Cordell/Powers Prize, is calling for nominations for elections of officers to be held at the 2017 Pecos Conference, August 10-13 at Rowe Mesa, New Mexico.
      Southwestern Archaeology, Inc. has operated under a temporary, transitional board of directors since 2016, when attendees of the Pecos Conference Business Meeting voted to make SWA the umbrella nonprofit organization for the Pecos Conference and the Cordell/Powers Prize. An election initially was proposed for the fall of 2016, but difficulties encountered in organizing the 2017 Pecos Conference prevented holding an election until now.
      The following two-year positions are on this year's ballot:
      · President (2017-2019)
      · Vice President (2017-2019)
      · Treasurer (2017-2019)
      · Secretary (2017-2019)
      · Information Specialist (2017-2019)
      Click here to view detailed descriptions of the positions. The vote will be held at the Business Meeting, with newly elected board members seated at the conclusion of the meeting.
      Please submit a brief statement of interest and qualifications in Word format to David Purcell at Your statement will be posted to a candidates page on the Pecos Conference web site, so please prepare your statement in a format that identifies you, provides a short overview of your qualifications and why you should be elected to the chosen position, and a brief statement of your vision for Southwestern Archaeology, Inc. Your nomination may be edited for length and clarity.

David E. Purcell
Pecos Conference Board 

2017 Pecos Conference Registration Is Open!

    SANTA FE, N.M.--May 8, 2017--Registration for the 2017 Pecos Conference has opened on our web site. We know many of you are eager to sign up for this year's conference, taking place August 10-13, 2017 just outside Santa Fe on Rowe Mesa, N.M.
     Registration for presenters and vendors also is open.
     This year there are two ways to register and to pay:
      --You can register online starting at the Attendee Registration, Presenter Registration and Vendor Registration pages.
      --Or you can register by downloading a PDF to fill out and email or mail.
      To pay, you can:
      --Pay online with PayPal
      --Or mail in a check
      This year we also have four dinner choices from Whole Hog Barbeque, a Santa Fe favorite. And, for souvenirs, we have six choices of t-shirts, 2017 logo hats and, something new, 2017 logo USB drives.
      All the details are on the registration pages.
     Sign up as soon as possible, so we can see you in August on Rowe Mesa!

Gary Newgent
Site Steward Foundation
2017 Pecos Conference