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Nine Mile Canyon
The Shoshoneans: The People of the Basin-Plateau, Expanded Edition.
A Prehistory of Western North America: The Impact of Uto-Aztecan Languages
Writing Western History: Essays on Major Western Historians
Seeing Underground: Maps, Models, and Mining Engineering in America: Maps, Models, and Mining Engineering in America
Archaeologist's Toolkit
Ethics and Anthropology: Ideas and Practice
Archaeology, Heritage, and Civic Engagement: Working toward the Public Good
Radiocarbon Dating, Second Edition: An Archaeological Perspective
Field Archaeologist's Survival Guide: Getting a Job and Working in Cultural Resource Management
Consultation and Cultural Heritage: Let Us Reason Together
Sandals of the Basketmaker and Pueblo Peoples: Fabric Structure and Color Symmetry
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers
A Timeline History of Early American Indian Peoples
Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859
The Casper Site: A Hell Gap Bison Kill on the High Plains
The Agate Basin Site: A Record of the Paleoindian Occupation of the Northwestern High Plains
Current Developments in Anthropological Genetics: Ecology and Population Structure
A Report of Archaeological Excavations at Antelope Cave and Rock Canyon Shelter, Northwestern Arizona OP #19
A Survey of Vandalism to Archaeological Resources in Southwestern Colorado


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  • Bylaws: The bylaws were last updated August 2008 and is available here as a pdf.
  • Code of Ethics:  The code of ethics were adopted on July 24, 1982, and outline the professional expectations of the membership.  The file is available here as a pdf.
  • Membership Application:   Application for membership is available online or by printing the membership form and mailing it to the current treasurer with dues payment. 
  • Linear Sites Guidelines: These guidelines were adopted by UPAC in 2008 and provide the best management practice approach to record linear archaeological resources.

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Honors/Award Recipients

  • UPAC Fellows:  Those individuals who have been recognized by the UPAC membership as being an influential scholar or manager in archaeology and has made a substantial contribution to Utah archaeology through research and/or service
  • Dr. Steven R. Simms (2004)
  • Ms. Renae Weder (2001)
  • Dr. David B. Madsen (1997)
  • Dr. Richard A. (Ric) Thompson (1993)
  • Dr. Joel C. Janetski (1983)
  • Dr. Jesse Jennings  (1982)
  • Dorman Award Recipients:  Avocational archaeologists (USAS members) who have been recognized by the UPAC membership for a lifetime of distinguished service to the archaeology of Utah. 
  • Roy Macpherson (2010)
  • Mark Stuart (2009)
  • Lawrence & Rhoda DeVed (2004)
  • George Tripp (2002)
  • Dr. J. Eldon "Doc" Dorman (2000)

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