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September 15, 1997
is 1,866,422 days since
the Maya zero date

September 18-21, 1997
The 3rd Biennial Rocky Mountain Anthropological Conference will be held in Bozeman, Mont. For 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
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 pièce de résistance. 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

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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

October 18-19, 1997
The Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposium will have a theme of "Variations in the Expression of Inka Power." The symposium is open to scholars ($40) and advanced graduate students ($30). Registration is limited to 200; the fee is due by October 1, 1997. Information on area hotels and taxis will be sent to registrants once their registration is confirmed. For information, contact Pre-Columbian Studies, Dumbarton Oaks, 1703 32nd St., N.W., Washington, DC 20007.

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. Currently an imponderable number of traditions, cotraditions, horizons, phases, and "cultures" are in use in the archaeological literature of the Great Lakes region. The goal is to identify new directions for a taxonomy that would enhance communication among researchers in neighboring regions. 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 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 6-9, 1997
The Eastern States Archaeological Federation will hold its annual meeting at the Travelodge Hotel and Conference Center, Mt. Laurel, N. J. For program information, contact Herbert C. Kraft, (201) 761-9543, email; for arrangement information, contact Debra Campagnari Martin (302) 832-0653, 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 T2N 1N4, Canada, (403) 220-5227, fax (403) 282-9567, 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. Please 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.

November 19-23, 1997
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

February 27-March 1, 1998
The Transition from Prehistory to History in the Southwest will be held in Albuquerque, N.M. It will include perspectives from both historians and archaeologists focusing on current research, synthetic presentations, and theoretical perspectives from southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. Results will be published. For more information, please contact Deni Seymour, 2301 Yale Blvd. S.E., Suite B2, Albuquerque, NM 87106, (505) 246-2606, email, or Patrick H. Beckett, 317 N. Main, Las Cruces, NM 88001, (505) 524-8471.

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

April 1-4, 1998
The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists will be held at the Salt Lake Hilton, downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. For program information, contact Clark Larsen, Research Laboratories of Anthropology, Alumni Bldg., CB# 3120, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3120, (919) 962-3844, email For local arrangements information, contact Dennis O'Rourke, Physical Anthropology Program, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, (703) 306-1758, email

April 8-11, 1998
The 1998 Society for California Archaeology Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Islandia Hotel in San Diego (800) 233-1234. The program will have symposia and workshops on diverse subjects including archaeological education and public outreach, Native American issues, Late Holocene cultures on the California coast, industrial archaeology, zooarchaeology, and southern California desert prehistory. For information, contact Michael Sampson, California State Parks, 8885 Rio San Diego Dr., Suite 270, San Diego, CA 92108, (619) 220-5323, email

October 14-17, 1998
The 56th Annual Meeting of the Plains Anthropological Conference will be held at the Radisson Inn, Bismarck, N.D. For more information, contact Fern Swenson, State Historical Society of North Dakota, 612 E. Blvd. Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505, (701) 328-3675, email

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