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September 15, 1996
is 1,866,057 days since
the Maya zero date

October 2-4, 1996
JORNADAS DE ANTROPOLOGIA DE LA CUENCA DEL PLATA will be held at Rosario city, Santa Fe, Argentina. For information, contact Jornadas de la Cuenca del Plata, Escuela de Antropologia, Entre Rios 758, 2000 Rosario, Argentina, (+54 41) 21-5113 or 40-0107, fax (+54 41) 25-4446, email

October 3 - 5, 1996
9th MOGOLLON ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCE will be held at the Western New Mexico University Museum. To receive conference information, contact the program organizer, Cynthia Ann Bettison, Director, Western New Mexico University Museum, Box 680, Silver City, NM 88061, (505) 538-6386, fax (505) 538-6178, email

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, Minn. Those interested in presenting papers should contact Scott Anfinson; those interested in registration information should contact Michele Decker. Both are at the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office, (612) 296-5434.

October 16 - 20, 1996
THE 50TH NATIONAL PRESER-VATION CONFERENCE, "Preserving Community: City, Suburb, and Countryside," will be held at Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Ill. For more information, call the National Trust for Historic Preservation at (800) 944-6847.

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 19, 1996 2ND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MIDWEST EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIASPORA (MEAD) will be held at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. We invite participation from all archaeologists working in Europe. For more information, contact Glenn R. Storey or James G. Enloe, Department of Anthropology, 114 Macbride Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1322, (319) 335-0522, fax (319) 335-0653, email or There are still openings for papers, and abstracts may be submitted.

October 24 - 26, 1996
CONFERENCE ON THE ARCHAIC PREHISTORY OF SOUTHWESTERN NORTH AMERICA will take place at the University of New Mexico. The goals of the conference are to bring together scholars from contract, academic, museum, and agency settings to discuss theoretical and methodological approaches to Archaic prehistory, review the current state of knowledge, describe research results, and explore opportunities for information sharing and cooperative research. For information, contact W. H. Wills (Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, email, B. B. Huckell (Maxwell Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, email, P. Hogan (Office of Contract Archeology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, email, or D. J. Phillips (President, New Mexico Archeological Council, P.O. Box 1023, Albuquerque, NM 87103, 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. 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 6 - 9, 1996
THE SOUTHERN ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE will be held at the Sheraton Civic Center in Birmingham, Ala. For more information, contact Ian Brown, Program Chair, Alabama Museum of Natural History, University of Alabama, Box 870340, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0340, (205) 348-9742, fax (205) 348-4219.

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, and transportation. Send suggestions and session 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

November 20 - 24, 1996
THE 95TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION will be held in San Francisco, Calif. The theme of this year's meeting is "Anthropology: A Critical Retrospective." In addition to the many sessions sponsored by the Archaeology Division, Yolanda Moses, AAA president, has given the division a "Presidential session," which has been organized by Elizabeth Brumfiel on the topic "The Place of Archaeology within Anthropology." The Division's General Meeting will feature Jeremy A. Sabloff, who will speak on "The Past and Future of American Archaeology."

December 2 - 6, 1996
THE 5TH SYMPOSIUM ON MATER-IALS ISSUES IN ART AND ARCH-AEOLOGY will be held in Boston, Mass., as part of the fall meeting of the Materials Research Society. Content questions should be addressed to Pamela Vandiver, CAL, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, (301) 238-3700 x162, fax (301) 238-3709, email

December 5 - 7, 1996
AUSTRALIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 1996 will be held at the Dzintari Camp, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. For information, contact Colin Pardoe, South Australian Museum, University of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide, S.A. 5000, (08) 207-7611, email

February 10 - 13, 1997
6TH AUSTRALASIAN ARCHAEOM-ETRY 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

March 26 - 29, 1997
THE 20TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY OF ETHNOBIOLOGY will be held at the University of Georgia, Athens. For information, contact LaBau Bryan, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1619, (719) 542-1433.

April 2 - 5, 1997
THE 66TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS will be held at the Adam's Mark Hotel, downtown St. Louis, Mo. For program information, contact Clark Larsen, Research Laboratories of Anthropology, Alumni Building, CB#3120, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3120, (919) 962-3844, email For local arrangements, contact Charles Hildebolt, Department of Radiology, 510 South Kingshighway Blvd., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, (314) 362-8410, email

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

April 16 - 18, 1997
THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL SPACE SYNTAX SYMPOSIUM will be held at the University College London. The symposium will bring together researchers and designers currently using space syntax techniques to discuss theoretical and methodological issues. For information, contact Mark David Major, Symposium Organizer, Space Syntax Laboratory, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, 1-19 Torrington Place, University College London, Gower St., London WC1E 6BT, email, web

April 20 - 24, 1997
ANATOLION PREHISTORY: ON THE CROSSROADS OF EURASIA AND AFRICA, an international symposium, will be held at Liège University, Belgium. Abstracts should be sent to Marcel Otte, Université de Liège, Service de Préhistoria, 7 place du XX Août, Bât A1, 4000 Liège, Belgium.

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

June 7 - 8, 1997
THE 18TH MID-SOUTH ARCH-AEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE will meet at the Arkansas State University Museum in Jonesboro, Ark. Topics are "Native American Reaction to Archaeology," "History of Archaeology," and "Current Research in the Mid-South." For information, contact Dan or Phyllis Morse, email

August 5 - 9, 1997
SOUTH SEAS SYMPOSIUM: EASTER ISLAND IN PACIFIC CONTEXT. The Easter Island Foundation and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, are cosponsoring a conference on Easter Island and the Pacific region. Papers focusing on Polynesian social organization, prehistoric adaptation, linguistics, paleo-environments, and the archaeology of stone architecture are especially encouraged. For more information, please contact Christopher Stevenson, ASC Group, 4620 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214, (614) 268-2514, fax (614) 268-7881, email

September 18 - 21, 1997
THE 3RD BIENNIAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANTHROPOLOGIC-AL CONFERENCE will be held at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman, Mont. Deadline for proposals is March 15, 1997. For more information, contact Ken Cannon, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center, Federal Bldg., Room 474, 100 Centennial Mall N., Lincoln, NE 68508-3873, (402) 437-5392 x139, fax (402) 437-5098, email; or Jack Fisher, Department of Sociology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-0238, (406) 994-6879, email *

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