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March 1, 1997
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March 15, 1997

THE 20TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MIDWESTERN CONFERENCE ON MESOAMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND ETHNOHISTORY, emphasizing recent fieldwork and analysis, will be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 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. For information, contact Michael Diehl, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, (618) 453-5031/453-5057, email

March 22-23, 1997

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

March 26-29, 1997


OF ETHNOBIOLOGY, which will be held at the University of Georgia, Athens. For information, please 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 he held at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 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 information on 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

SOCIETY FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCES ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING will be held in conjunction with the SAA 62nd 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, please contact Mark David Major, Symposium Organizer, Space Syntax Laboratory, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, 1-19 Torrington Place, University College, Gower St., London WCl E6BT, 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 17-19, 1997

THE 50Th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NORTHWEST ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONFERENCE will be held at Central Washington University, Ellensburg, with the theme "Celebrating Interdisciplinary Research, Teaching, and Applications." Reservations are available for five presentations in the half-day Poster Sessions. For information, please see our Web page

April 20-24, 1997

ANATOLIAN PREHISTORY: ON THE CROSSROADS OF EURASIA AND AFRICA, an international symposium, will be held at Liege University, Belgium. Abstracts should be sent to Marcel Otte, Universite' de Liege, Service de Prehistoria, 7 place du XX Aout, Bat Al, 4000 Liege, Belgium.

April 26, 1997

THE CONFERENCE ON NEW ENGLAND ARCHAEOLOGY (CNEA) invites new and current members to join us for our 16th annual conference, "Creating and Interpreting New England's Environments. "The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Mass. CNEA membership annual dues (U. S. $12) include the conference registration fee and subscription to the CNEA Newsletter. Nonmembers conference registration is U.S. $8. Either fee maybe paid at the door or sent in advance to Paul Robinson, Treasurer, RI Historic Preservation Corumission, 150 Benefit St., Providence, RI 02903, (401) 277-2678.

May 7-11, 1997

THE 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 period and historical archaeology, development of archaeological interpretive centers, and developments in Saskatchewan archaeology. For information, please contact Margaret Kennedy, Conference Coordinator, Department of Anthropology/Archaeology, University of Saskatchewan, Sasketoon, SK, 57N 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, 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. 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. Organized by the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies, historians, archaeologists, climatologists, end astronomers will discuss whether the astronomical evidence of neo-catastrophist astronomers can be substantiated by the archaeological and climatological record. For information, please 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. The deadline for abstracts is April 15, 1997. For more information, contact Comision Organizadora, Gral. Flores 174, Colonia, Uruguay, phone or fax (598+522) 3768, email

July 21-25, 1997 XI SIMPOSlO DE INVESTIGACIONES ARQUEOLOGICAS EN GUATEMALA will be held at the Museo Nacional de Arquelogia y Etnologia Participants must submit abstracts by March 15 to Dora de Gonzalez, Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Etnologia, Edificio 5, La Aurora Zone 13, Guatemala.

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 information, please 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, sponsored by the College of Anthropology of Yucatan, Mexico, will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Guerra de Castas de Yucatan. Symposia end paper topics are invited. For 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 encouraged. For additional 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 ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONFERENCE will be held in Bozeman, Mont. Participation of researchers from all areas of study pertaining to the Rocky Mountains is encouraged. Participants are encouraged to organize forums as an alternative to symposia. For more 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, www

September 22-26, 1997

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 (+5421) 25-6134, fax (+5421) 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 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. For additional information, please 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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