SSWAC is a new conference aimed at highlighting current archaeological research in the Southern Southwest United States and Northwest Mexico. We aim to hold this conference every other year, each time in a different location around the region. This will allow participants to explore the history of various localities through site visits and other activities while also showcasing new and innovative research from throughout the region. Alongside sharing research, goals for the conference include building community and facilitating collaboration among those interested in the archaeology of the region.

Rather than putting a hard boundary around what constitutes the Southern SW US and Northwest Mexico, SSWAC aims simply to shift emphasis and attention southward to a broad region that often receives less attention than it merits. We aim to be inclusive and encourage all interested parties to participate in exploring new research within this area.

SSWAC 2019 will be held January 11-12, 2019 at Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix, AZ.

SSWAC 2019 Schedule and Location

Friday January 11, 2019

  • 11:00-1:00pm
  • Check-in, on-site registration, and
    set-up at Pueblo Grande Museum
  • 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • Research paper presentations
  • 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Break/Poster viewing
  • 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
  • Keynote talk followed by reception
Saturday January 12, 2019

  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Research paper presentations
    • 12:00 pm-
    • Site tours, field trips, local museums
      Details TBA

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Registration Information

Regular $45 in advance, $55 on-site*

Students $35 in advance, $45 on-site*

Advance registration is encouraged.  Advance rates are available until December 31, 2018. Beginning January 1, 2019, on-site rates will apply.

Due to space and seating limitations, registration is capped at 80 participants.

*Please note that on-site registration will be unavailable if spaces fill up in advance.

A limited number of student volunteer positions will be available. If you are a student and would like to volunteer to help with set-up, check-in/registration, and clean-up in exchange for free registration, please contact us at sswacinfo@gmail.com