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May 15, 1996
is 1,865,934 days since
the Maya zero date

June 5 - 7, 1996
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND THE PHOEBE A. HEARST MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UC-BERKELEY, are sponsoring a conference for nonfederal and federal participants to address major issues related to the long-term management of federally associated collections. The goals of the conference are to foster communication and cooperation, build new strategies of action, create new and revive old partnerships, and improve technical expertise related to managing federally associated collections. For more information, please send your name, address, institutional affiliation, phone number, fax number, and email address to Fritz Stern, University of California-Berkeley, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall #3712, Berkeley, CA 94720-3712, fax (510) 642-6271, email

June 12 - 15, 1996
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC AND ARTISTIC WORKS will address the topic of "Collaboration in the Visual Arts" in its general session. For information, contact Jay Krueger, AIC vice-president and program chair, National Gallery of Art, DCL, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005, (202) 452-9545, fax (202) 452-9545.

June 29 - 30, 1996
THE 17TH MEETING OF THE MID-SOUTH ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE will be held at Ellis Auditorium, University of Memphis. The program organizers and sponsors are: Charles McNutt, Department of Anthropology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, (901) 678-2618, email; Mitchell Childress, Garrow and Associates, 510 S. Main, Memphis, TN 38103, (901) 526-8008; and Rick Walling, Panamerican Consultants, 15 S. Idlewild, Memphis, TN 38104, (901) 274-4244, email Its theme is "Results of Recent Investigations in the Greater Mid-South." For further information, contact any of the above sponsors.

July 1 - 6, 1996
THE 37TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR ECONOMIC BOTANY will be held at the Imperial College, London. Its theme is "Plants for Food and Medicine." The society is meeting jointly with the International Society for Ethnopharmacology, and with the sponsorship of several other British societies. For information, contact either Lucille N. Kaplan, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393, (617) 287-6850, fax (617) 287-6650, or The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1V 0LQ, (+44)(0) 171-434-4479, fax (+44)(0) 171-287-9364, email

August 3 - 9, 1996
THE CULTURAL ASPECTS OF ASTRONOMY: AN INTERSECTION OF DISCIPLINES, an international meeting to study the importance of astronomical phenomena in human culture, will be held at St. John's College in Santa Fe, N.M. This will be the fifth in a series of triennial Oxford Conferences in Archaeoastronomy. Oxford V will serve as a meetingplace for those working in a number of disciplines who share a common interest in the reaction of traditional societies of the past and present to these phenomena. For further information, email, or contact Rolf Sinclair, Program Director for Special Programs, Division of Physics, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, (703) 306-1809, fax (703) 306-0566, email

August 4 - 11, 1996
THE XXIV MEETING OF THE MEXICAN SOCIETY OF ANTHROPOLOGY will be held in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. The theme will be "Anthropology and History of Western Mexico." For further information, please contact Linda Manzanilla, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM-Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico D.F., fax (525) 622-9651, email

August 15 - 18, 1996
THE 69TH ANNIVERSARY PECOS CONFERENCE will be held in Flagstaff, Ariz. For more information, contact David R. Wilcox, Museum of Northern Arizona, Route 4, Box 720, 3001 Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001, (520) 774-5213. If you plan to give a presentation, send your abstract to Wilcox, and after coordinating with him, send a copy of your informal presentation, your formal abstract, or your paper to <>; for free Internet publication prior to, or after, the conference.

September 8 - 14, 1996
THE XIII INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE UNION OF PREHISTORIC AND PROTOHISTORIC SCIENCES will take place in Forli, Italy. For more information, contact Sarah Milliken, c/o Segreteria XIII Congresso U.I.S.P.P., Via Marchesi, 1, 47100 Forli, Italy, fax 39-543-35805.

September 24 - 27, 1996
ANNOUNCING THE IV CONGRESO DE LA ASOCIACION LATINOAMERICANA DE ANTROPOLOGIA BIOLOGICA AND II JORNADAS NACIONALES DE ANTROPOLOGIA BIOLOGICA which will be held at the Centro de Estudios Avanzados (CEA), University of Buenos Aires. For general information, contact Raul Carnese, Sección de Antropología Biológica, Instituto de Ciencias Antropológicas, Facultad de Filo y Letras, UBA, Puán 480, 1406 Buenos Aires, Argentina, (541) 432-0606/0218/0334/2487, fax (541) 432-0121, email Abstracts are due on June 30, 1996, and should be sent to Maria Antonia Luis, Departamento Científico de Antropología, Museo de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N, 1900 La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (542) 121-8217/906, 3-9125, ext 39, fax (542) 125-7527.

October 10 - 12, 1996
SHIPWRECKS OF THE GREAT LAKES, a conference sponsored by the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office in cooperation with the Gales of November Conference, will be held at the Radisson Hotel, Duluth, MN. Those interested in presenting papers should contact Scott Anfinson; those interested in registration information should contact Michele Decker. Both are at the Minnesota SHPO (612) 296-5434.

October 18 - 19, 1996
GENDER AND ARCHAEOLOGY: DIVERSE APPROACHES will be held at Michigan State University. For more information, or to discuss potential topics, contact Alison Rautman, Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, (517) 351-4913, email

October 30 - November 2, 1996
THE 54TH ANNUAL PLAINS ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONFERENCE will be sponsored by the Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, and held in Iowa City. Submission deadlines are August 15 for symposia and September 9 for contributed papers. For program information, contact Joseph Tiffany, Program Chair, Department of Anthropology, 319 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50010-1050, email; for general information, contact William Green, Office of the State Archaeologist, Eastlawn, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1411, fax (319) 335-2776, email, web

November 7 - 10, 1996
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ETHNOHISTORY will hold the 1996 annual meeting in Portland, Ore. For information, contact Jacqueline Peterson, ASE 1996 Meeting Chair, Department of History, Washington State University, 1812 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98663, (360) 737-2179.

November 14 - 17, 1996
THE 29TH ANNUAL CHACMOOL CONFERENCE has chosen as its theme "The Archaeology of Innovation and Science," hoping to reveal how archaeologists identify techniques, technologies, and sciences used by past cultures. Suggested topics include communications systems, numerical systems and calendrics, public works, health and healing, domestication, warfare, hydrology, transportation, and pyrotechnology. Send suggestions, session abstracts, or paper abstracts to 1996 Conference Committee, Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4, (403) 220-5227, fax (403) 282-9567, email

December 2 - 6, 1996
THE 5TH SYMPOSIUM ON MATERIALS ISSUES IN ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY will be held in Boston, MA as part of the fall meeting of the Materials Research Society. Abstract deadline is June 21, 1996. Send to MRS Headquarters, Attention: Fall Meeting Abstract Enclosed, 9800 McKnight Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237-6006, fax (412) 367-4373, email, or for information, Content questions should be addressed to Pamela Vandiver, CAL, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, (301) 238-3700 x162, fax (301) 238-3709, email

April 2 - 6, 1997
THE 62ND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY will be held at the Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tenn.

June 4 - 7, 1997
A SYMPOSIUM ON BISON ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT IN NORTH AMERICA will be held at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman, Mont., to provide a forum for information and discussion on utilizing various disciplines to understand and manage bison in North America. Sessions will provide insight into how disease, genetics, ecology, management, prehistory, and tribal concerns can affect bison. For information, contact Bison Symposium, Montana State University, 235 Linfield Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717, (406) 994-3414.

September 18 - 21, 1997
THE 3RD BIENNIAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONFERENCE will be held at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman, Mont. Deadline for symposium or forum proposals is March 15, 1997. For additional information, contact Ken Cannon, NPS, Midwest Archaeological Center, Federal Bldg., Room 474, 100 Centennial Mall N., Lincoln, NE 68508-3873, (402) 437-5392 ext. 139, fax (402) 437-5098, email, or Jack Fisher, Department of Sociology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-0238, (406) 994-6879, email

February 10 - 13, 1997
6TH AUSTRALASIAN ARCHAEOMETRY CONFERENCE will be held at the Australian Museum in Sydney, Australia. The Organizing Committee invites contributions in the form of major reviews of dating methods and other archaeometric techniques, papers summarizing recent advances in the development and application of archaeometric techniques and analysis, and papers addressing specific case studies and themes in which archaeometry has played a vital role. For information, contact Robin Torrence (02) 339-8238, email

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