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November 15, 1996
is 1,866,118 days since
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December 2 - 6, 1996
THE 5TH SYMPOSIUM ON MATERIALS ISSUES IN ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY will be held in Boston 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 ARCHAEO-METRY CONFERENCE will be held at the Australian Museum in Sydney. 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 21 - 22, 1997
THE 14TH ANNUAL VISITING SCHOLAR'S CONFERENCE, sponsored by the Center for Archaeological Investigations at Southern Illinois University, will be held in Carbondale, Ill. The 1997 conference, entitled Hierarchies in Action, will examine the evolution of social hierarchies by asking the question "Who benefits (and how) from the operation of the hierarchy?" Contributors are asked to specifically address one of the following questions: In the hierarchy that you study: (1) What are the costs and benefits that accrue to those of high status? (2) What are the costs and benefits that accrue to those of low status? (3) In general, to what extent may it be said that the hierarchy is beneficial for all whom it encompasses? Abstracts of approximately 150 words must be received by January 3, 1997. For further information or to submit an abstract, contact Michael Diehl, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, (618) 453-5031/453-5057, 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 1 - 6, 1997
THE CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE RUPESTRE will be held in Cochabamba, Bolivia. For more information, contact Matthias Strecker, Secretario General SIARB, Casilla de Correo 3091, La Paz, Bolivia, fax (+59 1) 2711809.

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
ANATOLIAN 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 ARCHAEOLOGICAL 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 more information, please contact Dan or Phyllis Morse, email

July 21 - 25, 1997
THE 17TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CARIBBEAN ARCHAEOLOGISTS will be held at the Bahamian Field Station, San Salvador Island, Bahamas. For more information, contact John Winter, Program Chair, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570, (516) 678-5000, fax (516) 678-7295, 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 on Polynesian social organization, prehistoric adaptation, linguistics, paleo-environments, and the archaeology of stone architecture are especially encouraged. For information, 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 ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONFERENCE will be held at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman, Mont. Deadline for proposals is March 15, 1997. For 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

September 22 - 26, 1997
THE XII CONGRESO NACIONAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA ARGENTINA will be held at the Facultad de Cs. Naturales, Universidad de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N, 1900, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The deadline for abstracts is April 15, 1997. For more information, call (+54 21) 256134, fax (+54 21) 257527, or email

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