Monday, April 20, 2009

Archaeometry at SAA - Saturday, 4/25

Here are some sessions for Saturday that have an archaeometric focus. Come to SAS-sponsored session 184, but don't miss those gems in other sessions.

Room: International A
Time: 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
Chair: Sarah Kansa

8:00 Margaret Bruchez, Elizabeth I. Louden and Joel Gordon—Painted Indian Cave (41BC1), Blanco County, Texas: A Study in 3D Cultural Visualization and Acoustic Mapping
8:15 Christopher Goodmaster—Mapping at a Scale of One to One: The Implications of High Definition Documentation for Archaeological Sites and Artifacts via 3D Laser
8:30 Sarah Kansa and Eric Kansa—Yes, it is all about you: User Needs, Archaeology and Digital Data
8:45 Jessica Freas—3D Scanning Using the NextEngine Generations for Artifact Analysis and Public Education
9:00 Bulent Arikan—A New Approach in Site Mapping: Grass GIS and Vector Repositioning
9:15 Jorgen Bergstrom—Computer Assisted Radar Tomography for Geophysical Investigations of Archaeological Sites

(Sponsored by Society for Archaeological Sciences and the International Association for Obsidian Studies)
Room: International A
Time: 1:00 PM–4:30 PM
Organizers and Chairs: Mostafa Fayek and Sharon Hull

1:00 Carolyn Dillian, David Braun and Emmanuel Ndiema—Obsidian Characterization and Theories of Interaction, Koobi Fora, Kenya
1:15 Anne Hamilton, Mostafa Fayek and S. Brooke Milne—Palaeo-Eskimo Lithic Exploitation Strategies: Assessing Inferences of Culture Change Through Chert Sourcing on Southern Baffin Island
1:30 Rachel ten Bruggencate and Mostafa Fayek—Sourcing quartz quarries from Granville Lake, Manitoba, Canada using trace elements and oxygen isotopes
1:45 Alyson Thibodeau, Joaquin Ruiz and John Chesley—Tracing Turquoise from Site to Source Using Radiogenic Isotopes
2:00 Judith Habicht-Mauche—Studying Glaze-Paint Production and Exchange in the American Southwest Using Lead Isotope Analysis
2:15 Mostafa Fayek and Sharon Hull—Fingerprinting Turquoise Provenance Regions in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico
2:30 Matthew Boulanger and Michael Glascock—Salvage Archaeometry: Rescue, Preservation, and Dissemination of Geochemical Data
2:45 Tom Fenn, Peter Robertshaw, Marilee Wood and John Chesley—Early IslamicCommerce with sub-Saharan Africa: Chemical and Isotopic Analyses of Late 1stMillennium A.D. Glass Beads from Igbo-Ukwu, Nigeria
3:00 Lisa Molofsky and David Killick—Sources of Tin in Prehistoric Bronzes: A Novel Approach
3:15 Jeffrey Dobereiner, William Saturno and Robert H. Tykot—Source Analysis of Obsidian from San Bartolo and Xultun, Guatemala by X-ray Fluorescence
3:30 Daniel Contreras and Nicholas Tripcevich—Research at the Quispisisa obsidian source in the central Peruvian highlands
3:45 Steven Shackley—Discussant
4:00 Hector Neff—Discussant
4:15 Robert Tykot—Discussant

(Sponsored by Geoarchaeology Interest Group)
Room: Marquis Lobby
Time: 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
Organizers: Melissa Goodman-Elgar and Kelly Derr
Chair: Melissa Goodman

175-a Louis Fortin—Lithic Investigations Along the Tambo-Ilo Coast of Southern Peru
175-b Kara A. Rothenberg and E. Christian Wells—Soilscape Legacies of the Palmarejo Valley, Northwestern Honduras
175-c Donald Thieme, Suanna Selby Crowley, Joseph Schuldenrein and Michael Michael Aiuvalasit —Cultural and Natural Site Formation Processes in Stratified Alluvium of the Susquehanna River, southern New York
175-d Louise Purdue—Geoarchaeology and Micromorphology of the Long Term Hohokam Irrigation System
175-e Bonnie Blackwell, Anne R. Skinner, Joel I.B. Blickstein and Andres Montoya—Answering Key Questions with Geoarchaeology: ESR's Ability to Determine the Site Age
175-f Risa Carlson and James Baichtal—Paleogeography of the Late Pleistocene and Quaternary Coastlines of Southeast Alaska and their potential Archaeological Significance
175-g Gavin Gillmore, Doug Sims and Peter Hooda—Environmental contamination associated with historic mining and milling within Nelson, Nevada, USA
175-h Melissa Goodman-Elgar and Louis Fortin—Geoarchaeological Assessment of floor variability in a Formative sunken court complex, Taraco Peninsula, Bolivia
175-i Kelly Derr, Patrick Dolan and Colin Grier—Shaping the Past: Interpreting Landscape Management in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada
175-j Patrick Dolan, Melissa Goodman-Elgar, Colin Grier and Kelly Derr—Tracking Dirt: Bringing Geoarchaeology into the House

Room: Marquis Lobby
Time: 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
Organizer and Chair: Linda Cummings

176-a Linda Cummings—Synergy: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts
176-b Kathryn Puseman—Know What You're Dating! A Look at the Top Three Reasons why you Should Identify Material Being Radiocarbon Dated
176-c R.A. Varney—Adapting to change: Subsistence and mobility in response to climate change
176-d W. Gear and Linda Cummings—People, Food, Residues, and Meals
176-e Chad Yost—Recent Applications of Plant Opal Phytolith Analysis of Coprolites, Privies, Sherds and Stratigraphic Columns
176-f Elizabeth Hickey—Subsistence at O'Neill Crater
176-g Peter C. Condon and Maria E. Hroncich—An Assessment of Late Puebloan Socio-Economic Dynamics in the Trans-Pecos Region. Excavations at 41EP1623, El Paso County, Texas

Room: M302
Time: 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
Chair: Elyse Anderson

4:00 Erin Thornton—Zooarchaeological and Isotopic Perspectives on Ancient Maya Economy and Exchange
4:15 Erol Kavountzis—Evaluating cave use through spatial analysis of animal remains from Maya caves in Guatemala and Belize
4:30 Elyse Anderson—Animals and Ritual: A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Petexbatun Caves
4:45 Nawa Sugiyama and William Fash—Reinterpreting the Copan Felines

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