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May 15, 1997
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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 information, 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, and 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
IX Congreso Nacional de Arqueología Uruguaya, sponsored by the Uruguayan Archaeological Society, will be held at Colonia del Sacramento. For more information, contact Comision Organizadora, General Flores 174, Colonia, Uruguay, phone or fax (598+522) 3768, email

July 21-25, 1997
XI Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala will meet at the Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología. For additional information, please ontact Dora de González, Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Edificio 5, La Aurora Zona 13, Guatemala City, 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, 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 Yucatán, Mexico, will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Guerra de Castas de Yucatán. Symposia and paper topics are invited. For information, contact Luis A. Varguez Pasos, Calle 16 No. 439, Col. Petcanche, C.P. 97145, Mérida, Yucatán, 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, linguistics, paleoenvironments, prehistoric adaptation, 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

August 21-23, 1997
The Conservation of Outdoor and Indoor Scupture and Monuments, a workshop at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrell's Inlet, S.C., is sponsored by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Brookgreen Gardens, SOS! (Save Outdoor Sculpture!), Southeastern Museums Conference, the North Carolina Museums Council, and the South Carolina Federation of Museums. Current issues and research in sculpture conservation--including assessment, treatment and maintenance, and strategies for conservation--will be explored in this practical, hands-on conference led by professional conservators surrounded by an outstanding collection of scuplture. To request registration materials or any additional information, please contact Sarah Luster, NCPTT, NSU Box 5682, Natchitoches, LA 71497, (318) 357-6464, fax (318) 357-6421, 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 Arqueología 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. For additional information, please call (+54 21) 25-6134, fax (+54 21) 25-7527, or email

September 22-26, 1997
X Reuniao da Sociedade de Arqueologia Brasileira will be held in Rio de Janeiro. For more information, contact Maria Cristina Tenerio or Sheila M.F. Mendonca de Souza, Departamento de Antropologia, Museu Nacional, Quinta da Boa Vista sn. Sao Cristo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. CEP 20 940 040, (55 21) 590-3789 ext. 2154, or 222-6390, fax (55 21) 280-8194 or 262-6139,,, or

October 2-5, 1997
The Society for Industrial Archaeology will hold its 1997 Fall Tour in Alexandria, La. An extant turn-of-the-century sawmill, complete with railroad equipment, is the piece de resistance. Other sites include plywood and paper mills, other process industries, and locks and dams. The event is hosted by the Louisiana Forestry Association and sponsored by the Rapides Parish Cooperative Extension Service and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. For additional information, please contact Lauren B. Sickels-Taves, P. O. Box 597, Natchitoches, LA 71458, (318) 352-5747, fax (318) 352-6619, email For a copy of the registration, fax-on-demand will be available as of July 1, 1997, at (318) 357-3214.

October 4-5, 1997
The 16th Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory will be held at the University of Maine, Orono. For information, contact Dan Sandweiss, Department of Anthropology, S. Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5773, email

October 13-18, 1997
XIV Congreso Nacional de Arqueología Chilena will be held at the Dirección de Bibliotecas y Archivos, Universidad de Chile, Copiapó. For more information contact Miguel Cervellino, Casilla de Correo 134, Copiapó, Chile, phone/fax (+56 52) 21-2313.

October 15-18, 1997
The Museum Computer Network Annual Conference will be at the Union Station Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, Mo. The conference will address issues relating to successful communication and how it is fundamental to fulfill the educational mission of cultural heritage institutions: to interpret and exhibit. For information, contact Michele Devine, Museum Computer Network, 8720 Georgia Ave., Suite 501, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 585-4413, email

November 5-8, 1997
The 54th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel, Baton Rouge, La. For more information, contact David Kelley, Coastal Environments, 1260 Main St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802, 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, museums and the presentation of history, photography as a historical resource, perceptions of time, multivocality in history, and critical analysis of historical sources. For information, contact Nancy Saxberg, Chair, 1997 Conference Committee, Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N1N4, Canada, (403) 220-5227, fax (403) 282-9567, email

October 24-26, 1997
Taming the Taxonomy: Toward a New Understanding of Great Lakes Archaeology is the theme of the 1997 Joint Symposium of the Ontario Archaeological Society and the Midwest Archaeological Conference, to be held at the Novotel Hotel, North York, Ontario, Canada. There is currently an imponderable number of traditions, co-traditions, horizons, phases and "cultures" in use in the archaeological literature of the Great Lakes region. The goal is to identify new directions for a taxonomy that would enhance rather than obscure communication among researchers in neighboring regions. A full-day plenary session will feature invited speakers and panelists addressing such topics as the evolution of sociopolitical structures, and material culture change through time, but without any reference to existing taxonomic systems. Topically related 20-minute papers are now being solicited for the moderated open sessions. For information, please contact Ronald F. Williamson, Archaeological Services, 528 Bathurst St., Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2P9, Canada, (416) 966-1069, fax (416) 966-9723, email

November 13-16, 1997
The American Society for Ethnohistory will hold its annual meeting at the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City. Papers, organized sessions, special events, and speakers that treat any world area are encouraged. Abstracts of 50-100 words on appropriate submission forms and preregistration fees of U.S. $40 (regular participants), U.S. $20 (student or retired participants), or N $40 (Mexican participants) are due by June 6, 1997. Write for submission forms and return to either William O. Autry, 1997 ASE Program Cochair, P.O. Box 917, Goshen, IN 46527-0917, (219) 535-7402, fax (219) 535-7660, email, or Jesús Monjarás, Director de Etnohistoria, INAH, Paseo de la Reforma y Calzada Gandhi, Colonia Polanco, CP 11560, Mexico City, Mexico. Limited travel funds will be available for students who are presenting papers. More detailed abstracts will be required.

November 19-23, 1998
The American Anthropological Association 96th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. Archaeologists are encouraged to reassert their presence in the association. For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Brumfiel, Archaeology Division program chair, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Albion, MI 49224, (517) 629-0432, email Be sure to consult the AAA web site at for the call for papers and meeting forms.

January 7-11, 1998
The Society for Historical Archaeology annual meeting will be held in Atlanta, Ga. To obtain additional information, please consult the web page at

March 25-29, 1998
The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology will be held in Seattle at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center and the Sheraton. The deadline for submissions is September 3, 1997. For additional information, please contact Jonathan Driver, Program Chair, Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada, (604) 291-4182, fax (604) 291-5666, email

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