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COVID-19 UPDATE: March 25, 2020

Pecos Conference and the Cordell/Powers Prize competition are scheduled for August 6-9, 2020. We are monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and public health responses, including legal restrictions on public meetings and travel. Registration for Pecos Conference is delayed until a clearer picture emerges for the safety, legality, and economic viability of holding the conference this year. Please monitor this space for further information.

-The Board of Directors of Southwestern Archaeology, Inc.

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Each August, archaeologists gather under open skies somewhere in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. We set up a large tent for shade, and then spend three or more days together discussing recent research, problems of the field, and the challenges of the profession. Most participants camp at the conference. 

Continue The Conversation...

The Pecos Conference is founded on building community ties between archaeologists in the American Southwest. Check out our new forum called The Pecos Connection which is a place to continue conversations started at the conference. Click the link below to explore!
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