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UPAC Annual Meeting

Posted by UPAC on January 19, 2016 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (16)

Save the date!

The Utah Professional Archaeological Council annual meeting will be held on March 4th & 5th at the Rio Grande in Salt Lake City.  We are currently accepting paper and poster abstracts until February 5th, please email Jody Patterson ([email protected]) with submissions.  The schedule and agenda are in the works so check back often for more information.  Look forward to seeing everyone there!


UPAC Elections

Posted by UPAC on April 15, 2015 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Morning,


Please take a moment to cast your ballot for UPAC VP Government Affairs, Secretary, Media Coordinator, and Journal Editor at the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PK25QHR (copy and paste link)

If you have any issues with the ballot or any questions please don't hesitate to contact myself or another member of the current executive committee. The winners will be announced April 27th.








Laurel H. Glidden


Fuels Archaeologist
Utah Cultural Data Representative
BLM Utah - Color Country District
[email protected]


2015 Meeting Schedule Now Available

Posted by UPAC on March 10, 2015 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The meeting schedule for the upcoming March 2015 meeting has been posted!  Visit here for more details.

Please Review the New Utah Archaeology Site Form

Posted by UPAC on January 21, 2015 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (4)


UPAC members,

As you may be aware, for the past year many state and federal agencies have been engaged in revising the archaeological site recording system in Utah. After consultation with the archaeological community, a final draft version has been completed and is posted on the Utah Professional Archaeological Council (UPAC) website (posted below).

A separate (but connected) project developing an electronic site form generator and wireless application is also underway.

The agencies are now soliciting comments on the final draft through March 15th. Be aware that the manual has not yet been formatted, so that headings, font, indentation, etc., will not be completed until the final version.

Should you have questions about the project please contact David Yoder ([email protected] or 801-537-9014


David T. Yoder
Utah Governor's Public Lands Policy Coordination Office


Final draft for the new site forms available for review.

New issue of UPAC Newsletter - Dec 2014

Posted by UPAC on December 18, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The latest issue of UPAC News has been published and is available for download

2014 USAS/UPAC Convention in Price, UT June 5-8

Posted by UPAC on May 7, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Castle Valley Archaeological Society Invites You to the
2014 USAS/UPAC Convention in Price, UT
June 5th – 8th

CVAS hopes you will join us inPrice for the 2014 USAS/UPAC Convention. We are very excited to have you visit us.  Plan for a great time of presentations,workshops and tours!  This packet is tohelp guide you through all the events.  There are many different venues so make sureyou are in the right place at the right time.  All the tours have descriptionspertaining to location and physical demands to help plan the best trip for you.

We recommend that members make their motel or camping reservationsas soon as possible!!  There areother events taking place this weekend as well as heavy industrial use and youmay not find a room  if you wait.  Please avoid disappointment by making yourreservation now!  For your convenience, amap and list of hotels/campground sites will be provided.     

You will receive additionalinformation at registration, including literature about this travel region.  If you have any questions, there are contactslisted below.  We hope to see you inJune!

 NOTE:  If anyone would liketo donate items for the auction, please bring them along.  We thank those folks in advance for theirgenerous contributions.


Download the Registration Packet (PDF) for more information.

UPAC Elections

Posted by UPAC on May 7, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)


The ballot for the 2014 UPAC Executive Committee Elections has been finalized in Survey Monkey and is ready for voting at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LT2S8DL

Voting is limited to members in good standing (ie. thosewho paid their 2014 dues). So, if you haven’t already, please take a moment tore-new your membership prior to voting.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact me directly.   


Mark Karpinski, M.A.,

Vice President of Membership and Ethics




UPAC Winter Meeting 2014

Posted by UPAC on March 12, 2014 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)



The Utah Professional Archaeological Council (UPAC) ispleased to announce that the 2013 Winter Meeting will be hosted by the WeberState University Department of Anthropology (Ogden, Utah) in the WildcatAuditorium and Fireside Lounge at the Shepherd Union Building on March 28 and29, 2014.


UPAC would like to encourage the submission of poster andoral presentations from both students and professionals. Please submit your 250word abstract using the attached form to Sonia Hutmacher, UPAC Vice Presidentof Government Affairs and Research, at [email protected] or before February 28, 2014. We have plenty of room available for up to 60poster presentations and up to 15 oral presentations!


The UPAC Executive Committee is accepting pledges tocover the 2014 Winter Meeting costs and fees. If you or your business areinterested in donating to support this event, please contact Sonia Hutmacher [email protected]


We look forward to having a great Winter Meeting andwelcome you to Ogden, Utah!


Sonia Hutmacher Cunningham, MA, RPA, PG


UPAC Vice President of Government Affairs & Research


UPDATE:  Agenda is now available


Update on Parking:

Weber State University Parking Fees

Parking on the Weber State University Campus is free on Saturdays. However, on Friday (March 28, 2014), UPAC members will need to purchase a temporary parking pass (called a day pass) from the Information Center on the west side of the University (just east of Harrison BLVD) for $2.00/day. A pay lot is also available on the west side of the Shepherd Union Building. Cost for the pay lot is $1.50 for the first hour then $1.00 for each hour or portion thereof after that.


If you can’t find parking on campus, purchase a temporary parking pass at the Information Center ($2.00) and park at the Dee Event Center. The University Shuttle will take you over to the University for free.

Elections 2014

Posted by UPAC on March 12, 2014 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

UPAC members,

 With the Winter Meetings rapidly approaching (March 28thand 29th) it is time to solicit nominations for this year's Executive Committeeelections. For 2014, the executive committee is looking for nominees for thefollowing offices:

 * President
* Vice President of Membership and Ethics
* Treasurer

Please submit nominations to me ([email protected]).Nominated individuals will be contacted to determine if they are interested inthe position and, if so, to provide a brief bio/statement.


Mark Karpinski
Vice President of Membership and Ethics