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July 24 - 29, 1995 THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS FOR CARIBBEAN ARCHAEOLOGY will 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 RESEARCH will 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). For information, contact 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 SCIENCESwill 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: 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 CONFERENCE will 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, (303) 491-7360, fax (303) 491-7597, email

September 29 - October 1, 1995 THE SECOND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MIDWEST BIOARCHAEOLOGY AND FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY ASSOCIATION will be held at the Holmes Student Center on the campus of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill. Informal paper and poster presentations on current research, methodological advances, and case studies are invited. Abstract deadline: September 1, 1995. For information, please contact Maria O. Smith or Denise C. Hodges, Department of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, (815) 753-0246.

October 11 - 15, 1995 THE 49TH NATIONAL PRESERVATION CONFERENCE will be held in Fort Worth, Tex., with the theme Strategies and Partnerships for a New Era. For registration information, call (800) 944-6847.

October 18 - 22, 1995 THE 53RD ANNUAL PLAINS ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONFERENCE will be held in Laramie, Wyo. Symposium abstracts/topics are due to the organizers by August 15 and paper abstracts by September 8, 1995. For more information about the conference and for local arrangements, contact Sue Powell, Plains Conference, Conferences and Institutes, Box 3972, University Station, Laramie, WY 82071, (307) 766-2124, email For more information about the program, contact Marcel Kornfeld or Charles A. Reher (307) 766-5136, email

October 21 - 22, 1995 THE 14TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON ANDEAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND ETHNOHISTORY will be hosted by the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R. I. Send titles for papers and abstracts to Elisabeth Bonnier and Edward Dwyer, Division of Liberal Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, 2 College St., Providence, RI 02903, (401) 454-6570, fax (401) 454-6586, email Feel free to request a formal letter of invitation to solicit travel funds, if needed.

October 25 - 29, 1995 THE MIDWEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE will hold its annual meeting and celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Logan Museum of Anthropology. The deadline for titles and abstracts is September 1, 1995. Contact Robert J. Salzer, Department of Anthropology, Beloit College, 700 College, Beloit, WI 53511, (698) 363-2616, fax (608) 363- 2718.

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 50100 words on submission forms. 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 CONFERENCE will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Knoxville, Tenn. Deadline for abstracts is August 1, 1995. For local arrangements, contact Jefferson Chapman, and for program arrangements, contact Gerald Schroedl, SEAC Conference, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0720, (615) 974-4408, fax (615) 974-2686.

November 10 - 12, 1995 THE 1995 CHACMOOL CONFERENCE will be held at the University of Calgary. Its theme is Archaeology into the New Millennium: Public or Perish. Contact Department of Archaeology, c/o 1995 Conference Committee, 8th Floor, Earth Sciences, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, fax (403) 282-9567, email

November 17, 18, 1995 THE FOURTH OHIO ARCHAEOLOGICAL COUNCIL CONFERENCE will synthesize archaeological research on the Archaic stage in Ohio and surrounding areas, including the mid- and upper Ohio River Valley and the Lake Erie Basin at its meetings at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. For information, contact Kent Vickery, OAC Conference Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 210380, Cincinnati, OH 45221, (513) 556-5787, fax (513) 556-2778.

January 2 - 7, 1996 THE 1996 SOCIETY FOR HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCE ON HISTORICAL AND UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY will be held at the Omni Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio. The themes are Bridging Distances: Recent Approaches to Immigration, Migration, and Ethnic Identity, and Forging Partnerships in Outreach and Education. Please contact Marcy Gray, Conference Chair, Gray and Pape, 1318 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45210, (513) 665-6707, email, or Kim A. McBride, Program Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, 211 Lafferty Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0024, (606) 257-1944, email

April 10 - 14, 1996 THE 61ST ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY will be held at the Marriott Hotel in New Orleans, LA.

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

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