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January 15, 1997
is 1,866,544 days since
the Maya zero date

February 27-March 1, 1998
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 the southwestern United States 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.

February 28-March 1, 1998
26th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnohistory will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For information, please contact Helaine Silverman, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, email

March 6-7, 1998
21st Midwest Mesoamericanists Meeting will be held at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. If you have any questions, or if you are not on the mailing list and wish to be added, please contact Helen P. Pollard, Department of Anthropology, 354 Baker Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, (517) 353-3135, fax (517) 432-5935, email

March 13-14, 1998
The Caddo Conference will be held in Arkadelphia, Ark. Suggestions for program activities and events are welcomed. Program chair is Meeks Etchieson, U.S. Forest Service, P.O. Box 1270, Hot Springs, AR 71902, (501) 321-5252, fax (501) 321-5382. Arrangements chair is Ann M. Early, (870) 246-7311, fax (870) 230-5144.

March 21, 1998
Symposium on Ohio Valley Urban and Historic Archaeology will meet at historic Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman Landing, Louisville, Ky. For information, please contact Kit W. Wesler, Wickliffe Mounds Research Center, P.O. Box 155, Wickliffe, KY 42087, (502) 335-3681, email

March 25-29, 1998
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, Seattle.

April 1-4, 1998
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, please 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
1998 Society for California Archaeology Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Islandia Hotel in San Diego (800) 233-1234. Symposia and workshops will explore 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

April 17-18, 1998
SIU/CAI 15th Annual Visiting Scholar's Conference will be held at Carbondale, Ill. The theme is "Perishable Material Culture in Archaeological Research." Deadline for abstracts is December 31, 1997. For more information, see, or contact Penelope Drooker, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Faner 3479, Mailcode 4527, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4527, (618) 453-5032, fax (618) 453-3253, email

May 1-3, 1998
82nd Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association will be held at Bonnie Castle Resort Hotel, Alexandria Bay, New York. The conference theme is St. Lawrence River archaeology. Although the modern U.S.-Canadian border did not exist in prehistory, its presence has nonetheless had a significant impact on the way we interpret the culture history of the valley. It raises the question whether the cultural complexes we use are really objective constructs, or whether they are more influenced by the border and the limits that it places on research. For additional information, contact Tim Abel, Program Chair, at P.O. Box 81, Philadelphia, NY 13673, (315) 642-0202, email

May 18-22, 1998
Third World Congress on Mummy Studies will be held in Arica, Chile. The congress hopes to create an agreeable atmosphere for multidisciplinary discussion between bioanthropologists, archaeologists, ethnohistorians, cultural anthropologists, physicians, and geneticists, focusing on such topics as conservation, scientific methodologies, paleopathology, archaeology, mummification practices, and mortuary rituals. For information, please contact Calogero M. Santoro, Third World Congress of Mummy Research, Departamento de Arqueología y Museología, Universidad de Tarapacá, Casilla 6-D, Arica, Chile, (+56-58) 20-5551/5553, (fax) (+56-58) 20-5552, email

July 20-24, 1998
XII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala will be held in the Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología. Those wishing to participate are invited to submit abstracts by February 13, 1998, to Dora de González, Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Edificio 5, La Aurora Zona 13, Guatemala, Central America.

August 2-8, 1998
IV Congreso Internacional de Mayistas will be held in Antigua, Guatemala, having as its theme "Maya Identity." Proposals for roundtables, symposia, and talks will be accepted until January 30, 1998. Material is to be sent to Ana Luisa Izquierdo, Centro de Estudios Mayas, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, Circuito Mario de la Cueva s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, 05410, México D.F., (+525) 622-7490, fax (+525) 665-7874 or 622-7496, email

September 5-7, 1998
15th Biennial Meeting of the American Quaternary Association (AMQUA) will be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. For additional information, contact Socorro Lozano Garcia, Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, Apartado Postal 70-296, 04510, México D.F., fax (+525) 550-6644.

October 1-4, 1988
10th Mogollon Archaeology Conference will be hosted by Western New Mexico University Museum in Silver City, N.M. The deadline for abstract submission is September 1, 1998. For additional information, please contact Cynthia Ann Bettison, conference organizer and program chair, Western New Mexico University Museum, P.O. Box 680, Silver City, N.M. 88061, (505) 538-6386, email

October 4-10, 1998
El V Congreso de las Asociación Latinoamericana de Antropología Biológica y el VI Simposio de Antropología Física "Luis Montane" will be hosted by the Sociedad Cubana de Antropología Biológica, the Museo Antropológico Montane, and the Catedra de Antropología from the Universidad de La Habana, Cuba. For more information, contact Antonio J. Martinez Fuentes, Secretario, Asociación Latinoamericana de Antropología Biológica, Museo Antropológico Montane, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de La Habana, Calle 25 #455, entre J e I. Vedado, Ciudad Habana 10400, Cuba, (+537) 32-9000/79-3488, fax (+537) 32-1321/33-5774, email

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

November 2-8, 1998
IV Jornadas de Arquelogía de la Patagonia will be held at Río Gallegos. The deadline for abstracts is September 30, 1998. For information, contact IV Jornadas de Arquelogía de la Patagonia, INAPL, 3 de Febrero 1370 (1426), Buenos Aires, Argentina, (+541) 783-6554, fax (+542) 783-3371, email

November 19-22, 1998
The Inter-Congress Meeting of UISPP Commission for Data Management and Mathematical Methods in Archaeology will be held in Scottsdale, Ariz. For information, please consult our web page, or contact George Cowgill,, or Keith Kintigh,, Dept. of Anthropology, P.O. Box 872402, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2402.

January 10-14, 1999
World Archaeology Congress 4 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme is "Global Archaeology at the Turn of the Millennium." For more information, please contact Carolyn Ackermann, WAC4 Congress Secretariat, P.O. Box 44503, Claremont, 7735, South Africa, +27 (21) 762-8600, fax +27 (21) 762-8606, email, web

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