The 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology

Michigan State University’s department of anthropology was very well represented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.  The meeting was held April 18-22, 2012, in Memphis, TN.

 

Memphis, TN; Site of the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology

 

Jennifer Bengtson presented a paper co-authored by Dr. Jodie O’Gorman and Ryan M. Tubbs entitled: “Impacts of Social Interaction among Women in the Past: A Central Illinois River Valley Case Study.”

Charlotte Cable presented a poster entitled: “A Multitude of Monuments: Characterizing and Interpreting the Distribution of 3rd Millennium BC Monuments in North – Central Oman.”

Adrianne Daggett presented a poster entitled: “Preliminary Spatial Analysis of Early Agricultural Settlements at Sowa Pan, Botswana.”

Sylvia Deskaj organized and chaired a symposium entitled: “Recent Trends in Albanian Archaeology: A Decade in Review.”  Sylvia also presented a co-authored paper in this symposium entitled: “The 2011 Field Season of the Projekti Arkeologjikë Shkodrës.”  A total of nine scholars from both American and European universities participated.

Sean Dunham presented his award-winning paper entitled: “Late Woodland Landscapes in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.”

Sarah Surface – Evans, an MSU alum, co-organized and co-chaired a symposium entitled: “Resources, Networks, Landscapes, and Family: Recent Directions in Hunter-Gatherer Research.”  In this symposium, Marieka Brouwer presented a paper entitled: “Dynamic Landscapes, Dynamic Decision-Making: Hunter-Gatherer Land Use Strategies in the Central River Valley of the Netherlands.”  Also in this symposium, Dr. William A. Lovis presented a paper entitled: “Network Maintenance in Big Rough Spaces with Few People: The Labrador Naskapi or Inuu.”

Kate Frederick presented a co-authored poster entitled: “When the Wild Strawberries are in Bloom: Pre – Contact Food Caching in Northern Michigan.”

Katy Meyers presented a paper entitled: “Co-Occurrence of Cremation and Inhumation in Cemeteries: A Case Study at Isola Sacra, Italy.”

Amy Michael presented a co-authored paper entitled: “Mortuary Patterns and Use of Space at the Sapodilla Rockshelter, Belize.”  This paper was co-authored with Dr. Gabe Wrobel et al.

Dr. Helen Pollard presented a paper entitled: “Ruling ‘Purépecha Chichimeca’ in a Tarascan World.”

Duane Quates presented a co-authored paper entitled: “The Magic Box and the Gravestones of the Displaced: Using Remote Sensing for the Enhancement, Inventory, and Public Investment of the Historic Fort Drum Cemeteries.”

Frank Raslich presented a paper entitled “Testing Applications of LA – ICP – MS in Lithic Analysis.”

Maria Raviele, MSU alum, co-organized a symposium entitled: “Reflecting on the Role of Women in Archaeology.”  In addition, Maria presented a poster entitled “Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall?: Palynological Evidence for Seasonal Mound Construction of Angel Mound A.”

Karin Rebnegger and MSU Alum Amy Hirshman co-organized and co-chaired a symposium entitled: “Mesoamerican Tarascans, Their Forbearers and Neighbors: Essays in Honor of Helen Pollard.” Karin presented a paper in this symposium entitled: “Obsidian Sources used by the Tarascan Empire Elites and Commoners in the Pátzcuaro Basin, Michoacán, Mexico.”  Christopher Stawski authored a paper entitled: “Modeling Settlement in the Prehispanic Lake Pátzcuaro Basin, Michoacán, Mexico.”

Beverley Smith, MSU alum, organized and chaired a symposium entitled: “Stone Street Ancestral Recovery & Reburial Project, Flint, MI.”  In this symposium, Nicole Raslich presented a paper entitled: “Artifact Analysis of Stone Street Burial Ground.”  Frank Raslich co-authored a paper entitled: “Mitigation through Collaboration.”

Andy Upton presented a paper co-authored by Dr. Jodie O’Gorman entitled: “A Statistical Approach to Mississippian and Oneota Ceramics at Morton Village.”

Dr. Ethan Watrall was a discussant in a forum entitled: “Capacity-Building for Archaeology in the 21st Century: How Will People Manage the Information Explosion?”

 

 

 

 

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