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March 31 - April 1, 1995 STUDIES IN CULTURE CONTACT: INTERACTION, CULTURE CHANGE, AND ARCHAEOLOGY, 12th CAI Visiting Scholar's Conference, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill. This year's conference focuses on building a new framework for the study of culture contact in archaeology, with contributions by Precolumbian, classical, and historical archaeologists. Research topics include culture contact in prehistoric interaction spheres and pre-state societies; within states and at the frontiers of states; and in colonial contact situations. For more information, contact James G. Cusick, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4527, (618) 453-5057, fax (618) 453-3253, email James G. Cusick

April 5 - 8, 1995 THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR CALIFORNIA ARCHAEOLOGYwill be held at the Eureka Inn, Eureka. The program chair is Breck Parkman, California Department of Parks and Recreation, 20 E. Spain St., Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 983-1519. Symposia on a wide variety of topics are planned.

April 7 - 9, 1995 THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE will include sessions on geomorphology, history and prehistory at Sandts Eddy, Contact Period archaeology, and general history, and prehistory, and will be held at the Sheraton Fontainebleau, Ocean City, Md. (800) 638-2100. Registration fee prior to March 15, 1995, is $20, increasing to $25 after that date. Program chair is John Sprinkle, Louis Berger & Associates, 1819 H St., N.W., Washington D.C. 20006, (202) 331-7775. For registration, contact Edward Otter, 10017 Raynor Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901, (301) 593-6546. For room reservations call the hotel.

April 26 - 30, 1995 THE CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF WETLAND ARCHAEOLOGY will discuss current issues in wetland archaeology, promote wetland management, site preservation, and object conservation, and advance the development of partnerships among indigenous peoples, archaeologists, and management agencies, in Vancouver, Canada. For further information, contact Kathryn Bernick (program organizer) or Ann Stevenson (conference coordinator), UBC Museum of Anthropology, 6393 N.W. Marine Dr., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T IZ2, (604) 822-6530, fax (604) 822-2974, email Ann Stevenson

April 1995 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE PLEISTOCENE/HOLOCENE BOUNDARY AND HUMAN OCCUPATIONS IN SOUTH AMERICA, Mendoza, Argentina. The meeting, sponsored by SUDAMQUA and organized by the Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, will provide a forum for scientists working in South America to discuss state-of-the-art knowledge on paleoenvironmental conditions and human occupations around the Pleistocene/Holocene boundary. For further information, contact Marcelo Zarate, International Symposium: The Pleistocene/Holocene Boundary, Centro de Geologia de Costas y del Cuarternario -- UNMP, Casilla de Correo 722-Correo Central, 7600 Mar del Plata, Argentina.

May 3 - 7, 1995 THE 60TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGYwill be held at the Minneapolis Hilton and Towers, Minneapolis, Minn.

May 24 - 28, 1995 THE FIFTH ANNUAL COMMON PROPERTY CONFERENCEwill center around the theme Reinventing the Commons. Papers that view common property from "all aspects of common property rights regimes" will be presented. For information, contact M. Estellie Smith, Department of Anthropology/Sociology, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126, fax (315) 341- 5423, email M. Estellie Smith

July 24 - 29, 1995 THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS FOR CARIBBEAN ARCHAEOLOGYwill be held in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies. The biennial ICCA draws archaeologists and other interested persons from the West Indies, Europe, and North, Central, and South America. The congress covers prehistoric and historical archaeology and papers are accepted in Spanish, French, or English. For information, contact Gerard Richard, Program Chair, 16th ICCA, Mission Archeologie et Patrimoine, Conseil Regional de la Guadeloupe, Avenue Paul Lacave, 97100 Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies, (590) 804079, fax (590) 807308.

August 3 - 10, 1995 THE XIV INTERNATIONAL UNION OF QUATERNARY RESEARCHwill be held in Berlin, Germany. Anne Linn, USNC/INQUA-HA-460, National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418, (202) 334-2744.

August 25 - 26, 1995 THE INAUGURATION OF THE FIRST HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCE OF THE UPPER MIDWEST (and Upper Mississippi Valley) will be held at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Red Wing, Minn. (See News and Notes.) Proposal deadline is April 15. Please send proposals to Historical Archaeology of the Upper Midwest, c/o John P. McCarthy, Institute for Minnesota Archaeology, 3300 University Ave., S.E., Suite 202, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

August 1995 THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES will hold an international symposium on Alternative Pathways to the Early State in Vladivostok. Symposium objectives include analyses of the transition from pre-state politics to the early state; the differences between various forms of proto-states; and why some transformations to state have occurred while others have not. Topics for discussion are as follows: ecological, social, demographic, and ideological processes before the emergence of the state; spatial and temporal variants of proto-state societies; archaeological models of social stratification and structures of power in pre-state societies. Contact Nikolay N. Kradin, Institute of History, Archaeology, and Ethnology, Far Eastern Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, 89 Pushkinskaya St., Vladivostok, 690600, Russia.

September 15 - 16, 1995 THE DURANGO CONFERENCE ON SOUTHWEST ARCHAEOLOGY will take place at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., to explore a variety of theoretical frameworks for explaining the archaeological record. The emphasis will be on workshops and open discussion. To register, contact Randy McGuire, Department of Anthropology, SUNY, Binghamton , NY 13901, (607) 777-2737; to propose a workshop, contact David Phillips, SWCA Inc., 9100 Mountain Rd., N.E., # 109, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (602) 254-1115; for logistics questions, contact Phil Duke, Department of Anthropology, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO 81301, (303) 247-7346.

September 27 - 30, 1995 THE 2ND BIENNIAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONFERENCEwill be held at the Steamboat Sheraton, Steamboat Springs, Colo. Papers relating to anthropological topics focusing on the Rocky Mountain region or on humans and their cultures in high-altitude situations are welcome. Symposium proposals were due by February 1, 1995. Abstracts should be submitted by May 1, 1995. Late abstracts will be accepted on a space available basis. For information, contact Calvin H. Jennings, Department of Anthropology, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523, voice (303) 491-7360, fax (303) 491-7597, email Calvin H. Jennings

October 26 - 29, 1995 THE EASTERN STATES ARCHAEOLOGICAL FEDERATION will hold its 62nd Annual Meeting at the Raddison Hotel, in Wilmington, Del. Abstracts of proposed papers and/or symposia, due by June 1, 1995, should be directed to Program Chair Faye L. Stocum, DE SHPO, #15 The Green, Dover, DE 19901, (302) 739-5685. Suggested symposia topics include, but are not limited to, state/local chapter site surveys and excavations; special field and analytical methods; military sites; and coastal sites archaeology. Individual historic and prehistoric open sessions papers are welcome. For local arrangements, contact Ronald A. Thomas, MAAR Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 655, Newark, DE 19715, (302) 368-5777.

November 2 - 5, 1995 THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ETHNOHISTORY will hold its annual meeting at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, Kalamazoo, Mich. Papers, organized sessions, special events, and speakers that treat any world area are encouraged to submit abstracts of 50-100 words on appropriate submission forms. Preregistration fees of $45 (nonmembers), $35 (members), $15 (students/retired) are due by June 2, 1995. Limited travel funds will be available on a competitive basis for students presenting papers. Write for submission forms and return to ASE 1995 Meeting Chair, Donald L. Fixico, Department of History, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5020, (616) 387-4629, fax (616) 387- 3999.

November 8 - 11, 1995 THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOUTHEASTERN ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONFERENCEwill be held at the Hilton Hotel in Knoxville, Tenn. The deadline for abstracts is August 1, 1995. For local arrangements contact Jefferson Chapman, and for program arrangements contact Gerald Schroedl at SEAC Conference, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0720, (615) 974-4408, fax (615) 974-2686.

May 20 - 24, 1996 THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ARCHAEOMETRY will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Contact Sarah Wisseman, ATAM Program, University of Illinois, 116 Observatory, 901 S. Mathews, Urbana IL 61801, (217) 333-6629, fax (217) 244-0466, email Sarah Wisseman

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