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February 1, 1997
is 1,866,196 days since
the Maya zero date

March 7-8, 1997
SOUTHEAST ASIAN HERITAGE: PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION, & MANAGEMENT will be hosted at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the East-West Center, the University of Hawai'i. We welcome participants with backgrounds in archaeology, art history, historic preservation, urban planning, and tourism to join this multidisciplinary international conference. Individuals who wish to attend the conference should direct their inquiries to conference coordinator Lowell Angell, Historic Preservation Program, American Studies Department, University of Hawai'i, Moore Hall 324, Honolulu, HI 96822, email, fax (808) 956-4733.

March 15, 1997
20TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MIDWESTERN CONFERENCE ON MESOAMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND ETHNOHISTORY will be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This informal conference emphasizes recent fieldwork and analysis. For further information, please contact Jeffrey R. Parsons, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, 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? For further information, contact Michael Diehl, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, (618) 453-5031/453-5057, email

March 22-23, 1997
SYMPOSIUM ON OHIO VALLEY URBAN AND HISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY will be held at the Executive Inn, Paducah, Ky. For more information, contact Kit W. Wesler, Wickliffe Mounds Research Center, P.O. Box 155, Wickliffe, KY 42087, (502) 335-3681, email

March 26-29, 1997
ANNOUNCING THE 20TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY OF ETHNOBIOLOGY, which 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 FORTHCOMING 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) 271-1809.

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 S. 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 2-6, 1997
SOCIETY FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCES ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING will be held in conjunction with the SAA 63rd Annual Meeting,at the Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tenn. Date, time, and place will be announced at the SAA Registration area at the meeting.

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, or visit the web site at

April 16-19, 1997
THE 10TH NAVAJO STUDIES CONFERENCE will be held at the University of New Mexico. For more information, contact Lucille Stilwell, Director, American Indian Student Services, Mesa Vista Hall, Room 119, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, email

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.

May 7-11, 1997
30TH ANNUAL CANADIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE will be held at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at the Delta Bessborough Hotel. Proposed sessions include public archaeology, women in archaeology, Canadian archaeologists abroad, native people and archaeology, forestry industry and archaeological resource management, pottery technology in Northern Plains and Boreal Forest, contact archaeology, historical archaeology, development of archaeological interpretive centers, and developments in Saskatchewan archaeology. For information on the conference and the proposed field trip, please contact Margaret Kennedy, Conference Coordinator, Department of Anthropology/Archaeology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5A5, Canada, (306) 966-4182, email

May 27-30, 1998
THE 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GROUND-PENETRATING RADAR, GPR '98, will be hosted by the University of Kansas in Lawrence. For more information, contact Richard Plumb, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory, University of Kansas, 2291 Irving Hill Rd., Lawrence, KS 66045-2969, (913) 864-7735, fax (913) 864-7789, email, web

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 11-13, 1997
NATURAL CATASTROPHES DURING BRONZE AGE CIVILIZATIONS: ARCHAEOLOGICAL, GEOLOGICAL, ASTRONOMICAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES will be held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, England. The conference, organized by the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies, will bring together historians, archaeologists, climatologists, and astronomers to discuss whether the astronomical evidence of neo-catastrophist astronomers can be substantiated by the archaeological and climatological record. For information, contact Benny J. Peiser, Liverpool John Moores University, School of Human Sciences, Byrom St., Liverpool L3 3AF, England, (0151) 231-2490, fax (0151) 298-1261, web

June 16-20, 1997
THE IX CONGRESO NACIONAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA URUGUAYA, sponsored by the Uruguayan Archaeological Society, will be held at Colonia del Sacramento (declared a world heritage site by UNESCO). The deadline for abstracts is April 15, 1997. For additional information, contact Comision Organizadora, Gral. Flores 174, Colonia, Uruguay, phone or fax (598+522) 3768, 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

July 28-August 1, 1997
A WAR WITHOUT END: CROSSING THE THRESHOLD OF THE MILLENNIUM, a conference sponsored by the College of Anthropology of Yucatan, Mexico, will commemorate the 150-year anniversary of the start of the Guerra de Castas de Yucatan. Symposia and paper topics related to the theme of the conference are invited. For more information, contact Luis A. Varguez Pasos, Calle 16 No. 439, Col. Petcanche, C.P. 97145, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, fax (91 99) 28-5115, email

August 5-9, 1997
SOUTH SEAS SYMPOSIUM: EASTER ISLAND IN PACIFIC CONTEXT, a conference on Easter Island and the Pacific region, will be cosponsored by the Easter Island Foundation and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. Papers on Polynesian social organization, prehistoric adaptation, linguistics, paleoenvironments, 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 in Bozeman, Montana. The organizers encourage participation of researchers from all areas of anthropological study pertaining to the Rocky Mountains, including fields addressing issues of past environmental conditions. Interested individuals are encouraged to organize forums as a possible alternative to symposia to enable thoughtful, focused, and more open discussion of carefully delineated themes. Deadline for completed forum/symposium packages is March 15, 1997, and for individual contributed paper abstracts, March 31, 1997. For additional information, please contact Ken Cannon, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center, Federal Bldg., Room 474, 100 Centennial Mall North, 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) 994-5250, fax (406) 994-6879, email; or visit the conference web site at

September 22-26, 1997
THE XII CONGRESO NACIONAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA ARGENTINA will be held at the Facultad de Ciencias 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) 25-6134, fax (+54 21) 25-7527, or email

November 13-16, 1997
THE 30TH ANNUAL CHACMOOL CONFERENCE will be held on the theme, "The Entangled Past: Integrating History and Archaeology." Suggested session and paper topics include colonialism and culture contact, oral history, maps, museums and the presentation of history, photography as a historical resource, perceptions of time, multivocality in history, and critical analysis of historical sources. Abstracts are due March 15, 1997. For more information, contact Nancy Saxberg, Chair, 1997 Conference Committee, Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T2N1N4, Canada, (403) 220-5227, fax (403) 282-9567, email

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