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May 15, 1998 is 1,866,664 days since the Maya Zero date.

June 1-7, 1998
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is devoting the greater part of its 26th Annual Meeting to the topic of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The meeting will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va., bringing together a broad audience of conservators, museum professionals, and organizations providing disaster response services. The meeting will address repeated inquiries to the conservation profession with a wide range of up-to-date information about how to better respond to disasters in order to protect cultural material. Workshops will be offered on the topics of fire suppression and detection systems, salvage of cultural material from a staged real fire, how to perform triage on cultural material, and an on-site drill at a museum. For additional information, please contact the AIC office, 1717 K St. N.W., Suite 301, Washington, D.C. 20006, (202) 452-9545, fax (202) 452-9328, email, www

June 16-20, 1998

The II biennial festival of AGON, International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean Area, will be held in Rethymno, Crete, focusing on films of 40 minutes or less about Mediterranean archaeology from prehistory to modern times, folk art, and other popular Mediterranean cultural traditions, completed after January 1994. Award-winners are screened at additional locations in off-years. For information, contact Maria Palatou or Dimitria Savidis, c/o Archaiologia ke Technes, 4a Karytsi Square, 102 37 Athens, Greece, (+301) 33-12-990, fax (+301) 33-12-991.

June 29-July 3, 1998
Primera Mesa Redonda de Monte Albán (First Roundtable of Monte Albán) will be held in Oaxaca, Mexico, sponsored by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. For additional information, please contact Nelly Robles García, Zona Arqueológica de Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico, (+951) 612-15 or 670-77, email

July 12-18, 1998
XXV Mesa Redonda de la Sociedad Mexicana de Antropología (Roundtable of the Mexican Society for Anthropology) will be held in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. For additional information, please contact Patricio Dávila or Diana Zaragoza, (+525) 291-22-22, fax (+525) 291-22-59, email

July 20-24, 1998
XII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala will be held in the Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología. For more information, please contact 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." For information, please contact 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.

September 29-October 4, 1998
The seventh festival of recent films about archaeology will unfold under the presidency of noted Italian narrative and documentary filmmaker and film historian, Carlo Lizzani, at the Rassegna Internazionale del Film Archeologico. Afternoon talks by archaeologists and filmmakers are traditionally held. A roundtable entitled "Archaeological Documentaries: From Production to Market" is planned for October 3. For additional information, please contact Roberto Penza, Festival Director, Via Mura di Porta d'Azeglio, 40136 Bologna, Italy, fax (+39-51) 23-8524.

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, NM 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 5-9, 1998
IXth annual Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico festival will feature "The Adventure of Archaeology" as this year's theme. For additional information, please contact Dario Di Blasi, Artistic Director, Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico, Rovereto Museo Civico, Largo S. Caterina 43, 38068 Rovereto (TN), Italy, (+39-464) 439-055, fax (+39-464) 439-487, email, web

October 7-11, 1998
The FERCO International Conference on Climate and Culture at 3000 B.C. will be held at the University of Maine, in Orono. For information, please contact Dan Sandweiss, Anthropology Department, S. Stevens Hall, UMaine, Orono, ME 04469-5773, (207) 581-1889, email General information is available on the web at

October 9-10, 1998
5th Gender and Archaeology Conference, "From the Ground Up: Beyond Gender Theory in Archaeology," will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For more information, please contact either Bettina Arnold, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413 Bolton Hall, Milwaukee, WI 53201, email or Nancy Wicker, email Conference abstracts will also be made available at the web site

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

October 21-24, 1998
The 11th Navajo Studies Conference will be held in Window Rock, Ariz. The conference will be held in the new Navajo Nation Museum, Library, and Visitor's Center, with the theme "Diné be'iina' bindii'a (The Roots of Navajo Life)." For registration package and other information, please contact Conference Secretary at NNHPD-Roads, P.O. Box 6028, Shiprock, NM 87420, (505) 368-1067. Information may also be obtained by visiting our web site at

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 more information, please 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 11-14, 1998
The 55th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Greenville, S.C. For more information contact Ken Sassaman, SRARP, P.O. Box 600, New Ellenton, SC 29809, (803) 725-1130, email

November 12-15, 1998
The 31st Annual Chacmool Conference will be held at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with the theme "On Being First: Cultural Innovation and Environmental Consequences of First Peoplings." For further information, please contact 1998 Conference Committee, Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Calgary AB T1N 2N4, Canada, fax 2820-9567, email

November 12-15, 1998
The American Society for Ethnohistory will hold its annual meeting at the Radisson Metrodome/University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Papers, organized sessions, special events, and speakers that treat any world area are encouraged. Abstracts (on submission forms) of 50-100 words and preregistration fees ($50 for regular participants, $25 for students and retired participants) are due June 12, 1998. Limited travel funds will be available on a competitive basis for students presenting papers. For information, contact Jean O'Brien-Kehoe, Department of History, University of Minnesota, 614 Social Science Tower, Minneapolis, MN 55455, email or Brenda Child, Program in American Studies, University of Minnesota, 104 Scott Hall, Minneapolis, MN 55455, email

November 19, 1998
The Council for British Archaeology/British Universities Film and Video Council Working Party (CBA/BUFVC) will collectively celebrate its 21st anniversary this year with an award ceremony at the House of Lords, sponsored by Channel 4 Television. Departing from standard procedures, on this occasion, overall winners will be selected in each film category from among previous winnning films. Productions released from 1996 on will be eligible for consideration. For additional information, please contact Cathy Grant, 55 Greek St., London W1V5LR England, (+44-171) 734-3687, fax (+44-171) 287-3914, email, www

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,, Department of Anthropology, P.O. Box 872402, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2402.

January 5-10, 1999
The 1999 Society for Historical Archaeology conference on historical and underwater archaeology will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah. The theme is "Crossroads of the West: 19th Century Transportation, Mining, and Commercial Development in the Intermountain West" (including emigrant trails, stagecoach routes, the Pony Express, the Transcontinental Railroad, telegraph lines, and highways). Please contact Don Southworth, Program Coordinator, or Michael R. Polk, Conference Chair, Sagebrush Consultants, 3670 Quincy Ave., Suite 203, Ogden, UT 84403, email, (801) 394-0013, fax (801) 394-0032.

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." Further information can be obtained by contacting Carolyn Ackermann, WAC4 Congress Secretariat, P.O. Box 44503, Claremont, 7735, South Africa, +27 (21) 762-8600, fax +27 (21) 762-8606, email, web

March 12-13, 1999
The National Council for Preservation Education, in partnership with the National Park Service and Goucher College will hold its second national forum entitled "Multiple Views; Multiple Meanings" at Goucher College, Towson, Md. It will focus on the critical issue of historical integrity, in light of the new disciplines, approaches, and methods being integrated. The conference attempts to bring together persons from a variety of backgrounds to exchange ideas--anthropologists, archaeologists, architects, architectural historians, cultural historians, cultural and historical geographers, folklorists, historians of landscape and landscape architecture, historic preservationists, planners, social historians, and urban historians working in academic institutions, preservation offices, and private practice. For further information, please contact Michael A. Tomlan, Project Director, National Council for Preservation Education, 210 W. Sibley Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, (607) 255-7261, fax (607) 255-1971, email

March 24-28, 1999
The 64th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology will be held in Chicago at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. For information, please contact LuAnn Wandsnider, Program Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Nebraska, 126 Bessey Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0368, (402) 472-8873, email

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