Department of Anthropology at 2014 Society for American Archaeology Meeting

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(cross-posted with Campus Archaeology Program)

Next week from Thursday, April 24 to Sunday, April 27, the annual Society for American Archaeology meeting is being held in Austin, TX. There is going to be great representation of members of the Department of Anthropology, Campus Archaeology, and the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative. .

Check out all the presentations below, in alphabetical order of presenter. Session number for program reference is listed in brackets.

Brock, Terry [258]

  • Session- Blogging Archaeology, Again
  • Presentation- SHA Social: Developing a 21st century Social Media Strategy for the Society for Historical Archaeology
  • Saturday, April 26, Room: 9B (ACC)Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Burbank, Joshua [303]

  • Session- Lighting Dark Passages Part 2: Celebrating 30 Years of James E. Brady’s Contribution to Cave Archaeology
  • Presentation- Interpreting a Specialized Cache of Human Remains in Actun Kabul, Central Belize
  • Thursday, April 24, Room: 12AB (ACC), Time: 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Daggett, Adrianne [58]

  • Session- Worlds at Different Scales: Population Interactions and Dynamics Over Time in Africa
  • Presentation- The View from Bluff’s Edge: South Sowa, Botswana in the Early Iron Age
  • Thursday, April 24, Room: 17A (ACC) Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Deskaj, Sylvia [64], [89], [303]

  • Session- Establishing a Bioarchaeology of Community
  • Presentation- The Walking Dead: Establishing and Maintaining Community in Northern Albania
  • Thursday, April 24, Room: 17B (ACC) Time: 1:00 PM – 4:15 PM
  • Session- Europe During the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Viking Age
  • Co-Presentation- The 2013 Field Season of the Projekti Arkeologjikë i Shkodrës (PASH), Northern Albania
  • Thursday, April 24, Room: 8A (ACC) Time: 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Session Organizer: The Link Between Mortuary Analysis and Advances in Scientific Methods: Developing Cultural Context
  • Co- Presentation- Exploring the Relationship Between  Sampling Loci and Developmental Age in Isotopic Studies of Human Teeth: A Pilot Study from Kamenica, Albania
  • Saturday, April 26, Room: 16A (ACC) Time: 2:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Dunham, Sean [34]

  • Session- Archaeological Studies in Settlement Ecology: Recent Advances from the Americas
  • Presentation- An Analysis of Late Woodland Archaeological Site Locations in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • Thursday, April 24, Room: 11AB (ACC) Time: 9:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Goldstein, Lynne [64], [184], [303]

  • Session- Establishing a Bioarchaeology of Community
  • Co- Presentation- Emblematic Identities of the Effigy Mound Manifestation: Symbolic Patterns
  • Thursday, April 24, Room: 17B (ACC) Time: 1:00 PM – 4:15 PM
  • Forum: Gender Disparities in Research Grant Submissions
  • Friday, April 25, Room: 8A (ACC) Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Session Organizer: The Link Between Mortuary Analysis and Advances in Scientific Methods: Developing Cultural Context
  • Presentation- Discussant
  • Saturday, April 26, Room: 16A (ACC) Time: 2:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Kooiman, Susan [48]

  • Session- Great Lakes
  • Presentation- A Multidimensional Approach to Functional Pottery Analysis: A Case Study in the Upper Great Lakes of North America
  • Thursday, April 24, Room: 9A (ACC) Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lovis, William [73], [229], [261]

  • Session- New World Ceramics
  • Co- Presentation- An Empirical Test of Shell Tempering as a Proto-Hominy Processor
  • Saturday, April 26, Room: 11AB (ACC) Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Session Organizer: Marking the Land: Hunter-Gatherer Creation of Meaning Within Their Surroundings
  • Thursday, April 24, Room: 13AB (ACC) Time: 1:15 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Forum- Error, Sensitivity Analysis and Uncertainty in Archaeological Computational Modeling
  • Saturday, April 26, Room: 8B (ACC) Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Meyers, Katy [36], [258]

  • Session Organizer- Place and Space in a Digital Landscape: New Perspectives on Analyzing and Sharing Geospatial Data in Archaeology
  • Presentation- Linking the Spaces of Resting Places: GIS, Anglo-Saxon Archaeology and Linked Open Data
  • Thursday, April 24, Room: 13AB (ACC) Time: 9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Session- Blogging Archaeology, Again
  • Presentation- Discussant
  • Saturday, April 26, Room: 9B (ACC)Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • DDIG Lightning Talk
  • Friday, April 25, Room: 414 (HA) Time: 12:45 PM – 1:30PM

Michael, Amy [70], [303]

  • Session- The Link Between Mortuary Analysis and Advances in Scientific Methods: Developing Cultural Context
  • Presentation- Exploring the Relationship Between  Sampling Loci and Developmental Age in Isotopic Studies of Human Teeth: A Pilot Study from Kamenica, Albania
  • Saturday, April 26, Room: 16A (ACC) Time: 2:45 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Session- Lighting Dark Passages Part 2: Celebrating 30 Years of James E. Brady’s Contribution to Cave Archaeology
  • Co-Presentation- Interpreting a Specialized Cache of Human Remains in Actun Kabul, Central Belize
  • Thursday, April 24, Room: 12AB (ACC), Time: 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM

O’Gorman, Jodie [306]

  • Co-Presentation- Ethnicity and Childhood at Morton Village
  • Session- Bioarchaeology in North America
  • Saturday, April 26, Room: 8B (ACC) Time: 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM

Pollard, Helen [254]

  • Session- City, Craft and Residence in Mesoamerica: Research Papers presented in Honor of Dan M. Helen
  • Presentation- Tula of the Toltecs and Tzintzuntzan of the Tarascans
  • Saturday, April 26, Room: 9C (ACC) Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Upton, Andrew [261]

  • Session- New World Ceramics
  • Presentation- An Empirical Test of Shell Tempering as a Proto-Hominy Processor
  • Saturday, April 26, Room: 11AB (ACC) Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Watrall, Ethan [215]

  • Session Organizer- Heritage Management
  • Presentation- msu.seum: a model for mobile public heritage and archaeology
  • Friday, April 25, Room: 8A (ACC), Time: 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Session Organizer- SAA DDIG Digital Archaeology Projects Lightning Talks session
  • Friday, April 25, Room: 414 (HA) Time: 12:45 PM – 1:30PM

Wrobel, Gabriel [70], [335]

  • Session- Lighting Dark Passages Part 2: Celebrating 30 Years of James E. Brady’s Contribution to Cave Archaeology
  • Co-Presentation- Interpreting a Specialized Cache of Human Remains in Actun Kabul, Central Belize
  • Co-Presentation- A New Approach for Calculation of MNI in Commingled Remains: Mortuary Analysis of Caves Branch Rockshelter, Belize
  • Thursday, April 24, Room: 12AB (ACC), Time: 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM
  • Session: Multi-Scalar Approaches to Archaeological Interpretation
  • Presentation: Understanding the Multi-Scalar Complexity in Archaeological Skeletal Collections and Its Implications for Analysis
  • Sunday, April 27, Room: 9B (ACC) Time: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Campus Archaeology Program Info Session

Want to learn more about MSU Campus Archaeology? Do you have a program like Campus Archaeology at your university?

We are hosting an informal gathering at the SAAs to discuss all things campus archaeology! Kate, the Campus Archaeologist, and other members of the team will be there for this gathering.

  • When: Thursday (April 24th), 4-6pm
  • Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Red River Room

Digital Data Interest Group Digital Archaeology Projects Lightning Talk Session (Sponsored by Department of Anthropology Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative)

Today, along with many other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, archaeology is entering a new age in which “digital” is having an incredible impact on all aspects of the discipline.  Research, compliance & management, teaching, outreaching and engagement, publication and scholarly communication – all are being transformed by the innovative application of new technology. Join the Digital Data Interest Group and MSU’s Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative at SAA 2014 to share, discover, and celebrate a wide range of exciting and innovative digital archaeology projects. Have a project you want to talk about? Just sign up for a lightning talk spot.  Interested in seeing what cool stuff people are working on?  Just show up, sit back, and relax.

More information visit: http://digitalarchaeology.matrix.msu.edu/saa2014/

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