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    The purpose of ECCNAA is to help preserve Nevada's antiquites, encourage the study of archaeology and to educate the public as to the aims of archaeological research. Members agree to abide by the Code of Ethics of the Nevada Archaeological Association.
    We are a group of people who have an interest in archaeology and history. The group includes professional and amateur archaeologists as well as individuals who simply want to learn more about the field.
    As a group we do many community projects. Some of the activites include: construction of the Northside School exhibit; participation in the Cold Creek archaeological excavation, the Spring Creek Mastodon excavation, the Carlin Chinese cemetery excavation, bringing in Chautauqua performers and speakers, facilitating hands-on educational workshops and arranging group field trips. We have also established a scholarship endowment at Great Basin College to assist a student in attending the Great Basin College Field School or pursuing an anthropological field of study.

    If you would like more information please contact one of the folks listed under Contacts below.

Please Send an Email! We welcome your comments, questions and ideas!



The next meeting will be Friday, December 2nd at 7 p.m. in the classroom off of the cafeteria at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital.
If you have any questions, please email Donna (murphys@citlink.net) or call 775 738-6269.



ECCNAA (Elko County Chapter Nevada Archaeological Association) is a group of people who are interested in Nevada's history and prehistory. The chapter formed as a part of NAA (Nevada Archaeological Association) back in 1991. We invite anyone and everyone who is interested in history and prehistory and who is willing to sign the Code of Ethics to Protect and Preserve our HIstory and Prehistory!

     For a membership application, check here Membership


Meetings are usually held on the first Friday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. in the classroom at the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital. Please check each month as times may change.
If you are interested in archaeology and history you are welcome to attend!

If you have any questions please call Donna at 738-6269 or email murphys@citlink.net.



    NAA, or the Nevada Archaeological Association, is the statewide Archaeological Association. It was founded in 1972 to assist in coordinating the work of professionals and amateurs in Archaeology, Anthropology, Historical Archaeology and related fields of endeavor in an effort to preserve the archaeological and historical sites of Nevada; to record sites and preserve the artifacts of those sites endangered by development; to encourage public interest, education and involvement in the responsibilities of archaeological and historical preservation in Nevada and elsewhere; to encourage both professionals and amateurs to make public the results of their efforts by publishing a journal, the Nevada Archaeologist; and to encourage and assist the many amateur collectors, treasure hunters and tohers in the responsible recording of their finds, all to the benefit of the collectors, the professionals, and the future generations of Nevadans.
    Members can join one of a number of chapters or affiliates:
Churchill County Chapter, Elko County Chapter, Lincoln County Chapter, White Pine Historical and Archaeological Society, Am-Arcs of Nevada, Archaeo Nevada Society or a Member-at-Large.

    Membership is open to any person interested in archaeology and its allied sciences, upon written application and payment of dues. Applicants are asked to sign a Code of Ethics, agreeing to:

Interesting Sites - Check these out!

Great Basin Anthropological Association
Home of the Great Basin Anthropological Conference.

Nevada Archaeological Association
A good place to find out what is going on around the state.

Internet Archaeology
An e-journal for archaeology. Is indexed by the British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography and the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences.

Nevada Dept. of Cultural Affairs
Past and current cultural things and events in Nevada.

Nevada Rock Art FoundationWorking for the Conservation of Nevada's Rock Art Heritage.

State Historic Preservation Office
Check out the Site Stewardship program and other Historic Preservation things going on in Nevada.


Questions and Comments

Tim Murphy is a retired, professional archaeologist, board member and advisor for the association. He has a degree in anthropology from University of Arizona and worked as an archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management for 30 plus years.


If you have any questions or comments you would like addressed, please send an email to him at: murphys@citlink.net.


Tim Murphy
(775) 738-6269
email: murphys@citlink.net


    Membership in the Elko County affiliate chapter of NAA includes membership in the statewide organization. You will receive the quarterly publication, the Nevada Archaeologist and their newsletter. You will also receive a newsletter from the local chapter.
     For a membership application, check here Membership Application
    The Elko County Chapter Code of Ethics are:

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