Thursday, April 22, 2010

Translated book on Peruvian archaeometallurgy

Available from the GSA Bookstore:

Mining and Metallurgy in Ancient Perú
by Georg Petersen

Translated by William E. Brooks
2010, 90 p,

In 2009, Perú was the world’s leading producer of silver, the world’s second leading producer of copper, and the leading producer of gold in Latin America. However, Perú’s role as a producer of metals extends for centuries into the past. Mining and Metallurgy in Ancient Perú documents the use of minerals, metals, and mineral resources in ancient Perú for pigments, industrial stone, and the aesthetic and artistic use of gold, silver, copper, and platinum. The tools and methods used for mining, as well as ancient mining sites in the extensive Andean region, are described here, as are metallurgical techniques and fabrication procedures. The volume also provides forward-thinking analytical data on metals, artifacts, and alloys. A detailed pyrite mirror, featured on the cover of the book, symbolizes the spectacular workmanship and blending of utilitarian craft and mineral resources in ancient Perú

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy 25th anniversary, Geoarchaeology

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations, the virtual special issue (25 Papers from 25 Years) is now live on the Geoarchaeology web page.

25 Papers from 25 Years: A Special Virtual Issue of Geoarchaeology, April 2010
Edited by Jamie Woodward, Gary Huckleberry, Paul Goldberg and Rolfe Mandel

    This collection of downloadable pdf files has been compiled to mark the publication of the 25th volume of Geoarchaeology. The broad aim was to produce a Virtual Special Issue of 25 papers to showcase some of the most important and influential papers that have been published in the journal over the last 25 years. At the same time, a key objective was to ensure that, as far as possible, the collection covered all areas of geoarchaeology and was broadly representative of the journal's history. We have combined qualitative and quantitative data to assemble this Virtual Issue by canvassing all of the journal's Associate Editors (inviting them to identify the most influential papers in their respective fields), and by using citation data (as one measure of impact in the wider academy) to fine tune the list. The selected papers are listed in chronological order and present a diversity of theories, models, approaches, and empirical datasets derived from research across six continents. We anticipate that this Virtual Issue will be of use to both students and researchers, and we hope it will generate debate. It is a fitting way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Geoarchaeology: An International Journal.

    Late Quaternary environmental history of the southern Levant
    Paul Goldberg

    Rates of fluvial sedimentation: Implications for archaeological variability
    C. Reid Ferring

    Paleorivers and geoarchaeology in the southern Egyptian Sahara
    William P. McHugh, John F. McCauley, C. Vance Haynes, Carol S. Breed, Gerald G. Schaber

    A "marginality" model to explain major spatial and temporal gaps in the old and new world Pleistocene settlement records
    Karl W. Butzer

    Impact of hydro-isostatic Holocene sea-level change on the geologic context of Island archaeological sites, Northern Ha'apai group, Kingdom of Tonga
    William R. Dickinson, David V. Burley, Richard Shutler Jr.

    Geochronology of paleoenvironmental change, clovis type site, Blackwater Draw, New Mexico
    C. Vance Haynes Jr.

    Short-term, post-burial change in a humic rendzina soil, Overton Down Experimental Earthwork, Wiltshire, England
    J. Crowther, R. I. Macphail, G. M. Cruise

    Solving archaeological problems using techniques of soil magnetism
    Rinita A. Dalan, Subir K. Banerjee

    Evaluating artifact burial by Eolian versus Bioturbation processes, South Carolina sandhills, USA
    David S. Leigh

    Soil constraints on Northwest Yucatán, Mexico: Pedoarchaeology and Maya Subsistence at Chunchucmil
    Timothy Beach

    The Loess/Paleosol record and the nature of the Younger Dryas climate in central China
    David B. Madsen, Li Jingzen, Robert G. Elston, Xu Cheng, Robert L. Bettinger, Geng Kan, P. Jeff Brantingham, Zhong Kan

    A reinterpretation of the Great Pit at Hofstaoir, Iceland using sediment thin section micromorphology
    Ian A. Simpson, Karen B. Milek, Garðar Guðmundsson

    The evolution of Paleoindian geochronology and typology on the Great Plains
    Vance T. Holliday

    Prehistoric shepherds and caves in the Trieste Karst (Northeastern Italy)
    Giovanni Boschian, Emanuela Montagnari-Kokelj

    Geochronology and climate change of the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in the Darb el Arba'in Desert, Eastern Sahara
    C. Vance Haynes Jr.

    The sedimentary records in Mediterranean rockshelters and caves: Archives of environmental change
    Jamie C. Woodward, Paul Goldberg

    The microstratigraphic record of abrupt climate changes in cave sediments of the Western Mediterranean
    Marie-Agnès Courty, Josep Vallverduc

    Darwin would be proud: Bioturbation, dynamic denudation, and the power of theory in science
    D. L. Johnson

    The effects of temporal and spatial patterns of Holocene erosion and alluviation on the archaeological record of the Central and Eastern Great Plains, U.S.A.
    E. Arthur Bettis III, Rolfe D. Mandel

    Dynamic landscapes, artifact taphonomy, and landuse modeling in the western Mediterranean
    C. Michael Barton, Joan Bernabeu, J. Emili Aura, Oreto Garcia, Neus La Roca

    Geoarchaeology of the Kostenki-Borshchevo sites, Don River Valley, Russia
    Vance T. Holliday, John F. Hoffecker, Paul Goldberg, Richard I. Macphail, Steven L. Forman, Mikhail Anikovich, Andrei Sinitsyn

    Biogeochemical studies of a Native American runoff agroecosystem
    Jonathan A. Sandor, Jay B. Norton, Jeffrey A. Homburg, Deborah A. Muenchrath, Carleton S. White, Stephen E. Williams, Celeste I. Havener, Peter D. Stahl

    Identification of lime plaster in prehistory using petrographic methods: A review and reconsideration of the data on the basis of experimental and case studies
    Panagiotis Karkanas

    The surface archaeological record in arid Australia: Geomorphic controls on preservation, exposure, and visibility
    Patricia C. Fanning, Simon J. Holdaway, Ed J. Rhodes, Tessa G. Bryant

    Mid-Pleistocene pozzolanic volcanic ash in ancient Roman concretes
    Marie Jackson, Daniel Deocampo, Fabrizio Marra, Barry Scheetz

    Saturday, April 10, 2010

    SAS meeting at the SAA

    The official business meeting of the SAS will be at the International Sympoisum on Archaeometry in Tampa.

    But there will be a meeting of the SAS at the SAA to discuss issues.

    Society for Archaeological Sciences Meeting
    at the SAA 75th Anniversary Meeting St. Louis, Missouri April 15, 2010
    Renaissance Grand St. Louis, Landmark Ballroom (6 R)

    Members of the Society for Archaeological Sciences are cordially invited to attend a meeting during the SAA in St. Louis, on Thursday April 15th, between 5-6 PM at the Renaissance Grand St. Louis (R), Landmark Ballroom (6 R), Level 1.

    The agenda will include a discussion of future plans for the society and welcoming of Dr. Michael Gregg as our new Vice President for Membership Development.

    The SAS is sponsoring an all day symposium on April 15th, on:
    The Taphonomy of Archaeological Residues (Part I) and 
    Current Applications of Residue Analysis to Archaeological Questions (Part II)
    organized by Maria Raviele, having Hanneke Hoekman-Sites as Chair. Room: 232 (AC) Time: 8:00 AM–9:45 AM and 1:00 PM–4:00 PM. 

    On April 16th, SAS is supporting:
    Archaeological Science 2010: PART I and II, 
    a poster session running all day, organized by Christopher Wolff, Javier Iñañez and Jeff Speakman, having Andrew Boehm as Chair, Exhibit Hall 1 (AC), 9:00 AM–11:00 AM and 3:00 PM–5:00 PM. 

    SAS will acknowledge an outstanding student poster for its innovative contribution in the use of scientific technologies to archaeological research by granting the R. E. Taylor Award, consisting of 100 US dollars and a one-year subscription to the SAS Bulletin.

    Image from Science.

    Friday, April 9, 2010

    Archaeometry at SAA 75 - Sunday, April 18

    The annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology will be in St. Louis, April 14-18.

    Here are some sessions on Sunday that appear to emphasize archaeometry or geoarchaeology.

    Sunday Morning April 18, 2010

       Room: 106 (AC)
       Time: 8:00 AM–9:45 AM
       Organizers: Alan Greene and Charles Hartley 
       Chairs: Charles Hartley and Alan Greene
    8:00  Alan Greene and Charles Hartley—The Structure of Ceramic Analysis: Multiple Scales and Instruments in the Analysis of Production
    8:15 Erin Hegberg—X-Ray Fluoroscopy in your own Backyard: A Method for Analyzing Ceramic Formation Techniques 
    8:30 Maryfran Heinsch—Wheel-Finished versus Wheel-Formed: Inferences and Implications from Radiographic Evidence of Ceramic Forming Techniques at Velikent 
    8:45  Andrew Duff—Producing Structure: The Role of Ceramic Production in Understanding Chaco-period Communities in the American Southwest
    9:00 Charles Hartley and Alan Greene—From Structure to Composition and Back: Digital Radiography and Computed Tomography; Some Cases for Anthropological Contemplation
    9:15 Katie MacFarland—Laterality and Directionality in Pottery Painting and Coiling
    9:30 Pamela Vandiver—Discussant 

       Room: 104 (AC)
       Time: 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
       Organizers and Chairs: Kristen Gardella and Katharine Davis 
    8:00 Mark Aldenderfer—Animal utilization during the Late Archaic-Early Formative Transition: The Evidence from Jiskairumoko
    8:15 Matthew Warwick—Zooarchaeology of the Rio Pukara Valley: New data from the northern Lake Titicaca basin Formative
    8:30 José Capriles, Melanie Miller and Christine Hastorf—Stable Isotope Analysis of Fish Remains from Lake Titicaca
    8:45 Randi Gladwell—The Role of Camelids in Ritual Contexts at Khonkho Wankane (Bolivia) during the Formative Period
    9:00 Katharine Davis—Heterarchy and Whole Camelid Butchering among Urban Residential Populations in the Classic Tiwanaku Period, Muru Ut Pata, Bolivia
    9:15 Claudine Vallieres—Living with Garbage and Ancestors: The Case-study of Mollo Kontu in Tiwanaku, Bolivia
    9:30 Elizabeth Arratia—The Economic Role of Fish in Mollo Kontu, Tiwanaku, Bolivia (600-1100 AD)
    9:45 Kristen Gardella—Inka Feasting and the Past: Spaces of Celebration, Integration and Memory Construction at Tiwanaku, Bolivia
    10:00 Katherine Moore—Discussant
    10:15 Susan deFrance—Discussant

       Room: 102 (AC)
       Time: 8:00 AM–10:45 AM
       Organizers: Elizabeth Reitz, David Thomas and Irvy Quitmyer 
       Chair: Elizabeth Reitz
    8:00 David Thomas—Seasonality and Mobility on the Georgia Bight: Why We Should Care
    8:15 Elizabeth J. Reitz, Bruce M. Saul, Jason W. Moak and G. Denise Carroll—Interpreting Seasonality from Modern and Archaeology Fishes on the Georgia Coast
    8:30 Margaret Scarry—What can Plants and Plant Data tell us about Seasonality?
    8:45 Irvy R. Quitmyer and Douglas S. Jones—Annual Incremental Shell Growth Patterns in Hard Clams (Mercenaria spp.) from St. Catherines Island, Georgia: A Record of Seasonal and Anthropogenic Impact on Zooarchaeological Resources
    9:00 Douglas S. Jones, Irvy R. Quitmyer and Chester Depratter—Oxygen Isotope Validation of Annual Macroscopic Shell Growth Increments in Modern and Zooarchaeological Hard Clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) from the Litchfield Beach Estuary, South Carolina
    9:15 Nicole Cannarozzi—Evaluating the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) as a Proxy for Season of Zooarchaeological Collection
    9:30 Carol Colaninno—Evidence for Year-Round Occupation at Late Archaic Shell Rings of the Georgia Coast: Data from Oxygen Isotopic Profiles and Seasonally Sensitive Vertebrate Fauna
    9:45 Sarah Bergh—Intra-site Variability in Seasonal Occupation at Back Creek St. Catherines Island, Georgia
    10:00 Deborah Keene and C. Fred T. Andrus—An Integrated Approach for Asses Sedentism in the Georgia Bight
    10:15 Douglas Kennett and Brendan Culleton—Testing Behavioral Ecological Models with Isotope Seasonality Studies in Coastal Settings
    10:30 Gregory Waselkov—Making a Case for Coastal Subsistence Seasonality

       Room: 227 (AC)
       Time: 8:00 AM–10:45 AM
       Organizers and Chairs: Christopher Hays and Diana Greenlee 
    8:00 Michael Hargrave, R. Berle Clay, Rinita Dalan and Lewis Somers—Recent Magnetic Gradient, Susceptibility, and Resistance Surveys at Poverty Point
    8:15 Berle Clay, Michael Hargrave and Rinita Dalan—Geophysical Survey at Poverty Point: Raising Issues for Future Research
    8:30 Diana Greenlee, Evan Peacock, Michael Hargrave, Berle Clay and Rinita Dalan—Preliminary Results from Excavations in the Plaza at Poverty Point
    8:45 Lee Arco and Anthony Ortmann—Jaketown’s Buried Landscape: Recent Research at a Poverty Point Settlement in the Yazoo Basin, Mississippi
    9:00  Anthony Ortmann—Comparative Analysis of Chipped Stone Assemblages from the Poverty Point and Jaketown Sites
    9:15 Robert Connolly—Using the Material Record to Interpret the Poverty Point Site
    9:30 Tim Hunt and Carl Lipo—Technological and Formal Analyses of Stone Plummets from Poverty Point, Louisiana
    9:45 Mark Hill, Diana Greenlee and Hector Neff—Sourcing Poverty Point Copper: Testing the Lake Superior Hypothesis using LA-ICPMS Analysis 
    10:00 Christopher Hays, James Stoltman, Robert Tykot and Richard Weinstein—Investigating the Exchange of Poverty Point Objects and Pottery in the Poverty Point Culture Using X-Ray Fluorescence and Petrographic Thin Sectioning
    10:15 Sarah Spivey and Tristram Kidder—The Origins of Poverty Point
    10:30 Rebecca Saunders—Discussant

       (Sponsored by Geoarchaeology Interest Group)
       Room: 105 (AC)
       Time: 8:00 AM–11:45 AM
       Organizer and Chair: Jennifer Smith 
    8:00 Manuel Arroyo-Kalin, Yannick Devos and Cristiano Nicosia—The Geoarchaeological Study of Anthropogenic Dark Earths
    8:15 Donald Thieme and Dennis Blanton—Landscape Changes and the Early Spanish Presence in Middle Georgia, USA
    8:30 Kristen Arntzen and Julieann Van Nest—A Case Study of Mid-Holocene Landscape Evolution and Archaic Lifeways in the Midwestern Uplands: The Allscheid Rockshelter in Monroe County, Illinois
    8:45  Andrew S. Gottsfield and Rolfe D. Mandel—Modeling the Geologic Potential for Cultural Resources in the Upper Neosho River Basin, East-Central Kansas
    9:00 Nicholas Kessler and Rolfe Mandel—Late-Quaternary Landscape Evolution and Environmental Change in the Red Hills of South-Central Kansas: Implications for Archaeological Research 
    9:15 Rolfe Mandel, Jack Hofman and Steven Holen—Geoarchaeology of Stratified Early Paleoindian Cultural Deposits at the Kanorado Locality, Northwestern Kansas
    9:30 Louis Fortin—Depositional Sequences at Cox Ranch Pueblo, New Mexico: A Geoarchaeological Perspective
    9:45 Kara Rothenberg and E. Christian Wells—Using Soil Chemical Residue Analysis to Prospect for Ancient Activity Loci at the Prehispanic Site of Palmarejo, Northwest Honduras
    10:00 Nichole Bettencourt and Melissa Goodman-Elgar—All Fired Up: The
    Geoarchaeological Investigation of Adobes from Chiripa, Bolivia
    10:15 Christopher Lockwood and Britton Shepardson—Assessing Kohala Field System
    Land Use through Geochemistry
    10:30 Bonnie Blackwell, Aislinn E. Deely, Thomas M. Truongchau, Christopher Hill and Anne R. Skinner—ESR Dating Pluvial Events at Paleolithic Sites in the Egyptian High Desert Oases
    10:45 Katherine A. Adelsberger, Danielle S. Fatkin, Benjamin W. Porter and Bruce Routledge—Geoarchaeology at Dhiban: Research Potentials of a Multiperiod Site in Central Jordan
    11:00 Susan Mentzer, Mihriban Özbasaran and Mary Stiner—Micromorphological Investigations of Anthropogenic Features at the Aceramic Neolithic site of Asikli Höyük, Turkey
    11:15 Tico Wolff—Living Spaces and the Micromorphological Perspective: Recent Examples from the South Italian Bronze Age
    11:30 Scott Worman and James L. Boone—People, a Plague on the Planet? A Landscape Geoarchaeology Study of Islamic Portugal

    Tuesday, April 6, 2010

    Archaeometry at SAA 75 - Saturday, April 17

    The annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology will be in St. Louis, April 14-18.

    Here are some sessions on Saturday that appear to emphasize archaeometry or geoarchaeology. Did I miss any? Don't forgot all those other papers in various sessions.

    Saturday Morning April 17, 2010

    Room: 222 (AC)
    Time: 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
    Organizers and Chairs: David Peterson and John Dudgeon
    8:00 David Peterson and John Dudgeon—The Promise of Social Archaeometry: Building an Anthropologically Relevant Archaeological Science
    8:15 Tim Taylor—Why Possibly or How Necessarily? A British Perspective on the Science - Archaeology Nexus
    8:30 John Dudgeon, David Peterson and Monica Tromp—Traces of the Trade: Bronze Age Metal Producers in the Eurasian Steppes Determined Through Skeletal Trace Metals
    8:45 Ian Lindsay—Holding Down the Fort: Magnetic Survey in the Investigation of Political Dynamics at a Late Bronze Age Fortress Settlement, Tsaghkahovit, Armenia
    9:00 Ling-yu Hung and Jianfeng Cui—Investigating Majiayao Painted Pottery Production with LA-ICP-AES
    9:15 John Matsunaga—Technological Practice and Household Ceramic Production at Vinca-Belo Brdo
    9:30 Randolph Donahue, Maura Pellegrini, Julia Lee-Thorp and Margherita Mussi—The Seasonal Mobility of Ungulates in Peninsular Italy for Testing Late Glacial Hunter-Gatherer Subsistence-Settlement Strategy Models
    9:45 Tristan Carter—Sourcing Without the Social? Obsidian Characterisation in the Eastern Mediterranean 40 years On
    10:00 Herb Maschner and Buck Benson—Interaction Spheres and Aleut Ethnogenesis
    10:15 Nicole Misarti, Herbert Maschner and Bruce Finney—Isotopes and Social Complexity in the Aleut Region
    10:30 Jamie Anderson—Dating the Interaction between Human Settlement and the Climatic/Environmental Change in the Norse North Atlantic, AD 800-1600
    10:45 Kat Hayes—Mineralogical Routes to Social Interactions: Investigating Locallymade Earthenwares at the Sylvester Manor Site
    11:00 Diane Davies —The Value of Chemical Analysis in Understanding the Function and thus Activities carried out in Ancient Structures: Results from the Maya site of San Bartolo, Petén, Guatemala
    11:15 Daniel Contreras and Kristin Nado—Interpreting Geochemically Characterized Obsidian from Chavín de Huántar, Peru
    11:30 Lisa Niziolek—A Geochemical Study of Earthenware Production and Distribution in the Protohistoric Philippines
    11:45 Robert Tykot—Discussant 

    Saturday Afternoon April 17, 2010 

    Room: Exhibit Hall 1 (AC)
    Time: 12:30 PM–2:30 PM
    200-a Ann Ramenofsky and Adam Okun—OHD and Glaze-Paint Ceramics: Multiple Chronologies, One Solution
    200-b Margaret Beck—Current Investigations at the Scott County Pueblo (14SC1)
    200-c Christopher Garraty—Social Identity and Political Competition in a Culturally Diverse Landscape: Decorated Pottery from the Mescal Wash Site, Southeastern Arizona
    200-d Kari Schleher and Marit Munson—Ceramics and Rock Art in the Northern Rio Grande: A Comparison of Design
    200-e Matt Peeples—Social Boundaries and Ceramic Technology across the Cibola Region: AD 1150-1325
    200-f Meaghan Trowbridge, Jeffery J. Clark, Wm. Randall Haas, Jr., Deborah L. Huntley and Barbara J. Mills—A Social Network Approach to Macroregional Ceramic Distributions in the Greater Southwest
    200-g Sophia Asbury—Rim Arcs of Cibola: Feasting on the Pueblo/Mogollon Interface
    200-h Lauren O'Brien, Albert Gonzalez and Brooke M. Morgan—Make it Hot, Hot, Hot: Experiments in Thermal Efficiency of Micaceous Clay Cookware
    200-i Katherine Brooks—Determining Variation in Mogollon Ceramic Vessel Use in Southwestern New Mexico Through Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic (FT-IR) Analysis
    200-j Michael Perry and Donna Glowacki—Developing Methods for the Application of PIXE Analysis on Mesa Verde Black-on-white Paints at Aztec Ruin, New Mexico
    200-k Charles Speer—Understanding the Effects of Heat Treatment in Edward's Plateau Chert
    200-l Chris Oswald, Jeffrey Ferguson, Todd VanPool and Christine VanPool—Obsidian Source Use on the Northern Casas Grandes Frontier
    200-m Harry Lerner—Raw Material Intra-Type Variability as a Factor in Use-wear Formation: An Example From the Late Archaic of Northwestern New Mexico
    200-n Cynthia Hotujec—Mineralogical and Compositional Analysis of Geologic Sources for Cultural Turquoise in New Mexico
    200-o Eva Jensen and Mark Slaughter—Back to the Old Salt Mines 

    Room: 231 (AC)
    Time: 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
    Organizer and Chair: Christina Waskiewicz Pugh
    1:00 Stanley Ambrose, Elizabeth Arnold and Aimee Carbaugh—Identifying Birth Seasonality in Masai Sheep and Goats with Tooth Enamel Oxygen Isotopes
    1:15 Abigail Smith—Archaeological Population Origins, As Revealed by Isotopic Analysis
    1:30 David Meiggs and Benjamin Arbuckle—Where Shepherds Roam: Tracing Changes in Pastoral Management at Kösk Höyük, Central Turkey
    1:45 James Burton and T. Douglas Price—Multiple Isotope Systems In Determining Human Mobility
    2:00 Yu Dong, Stanley Ambrose, Honghai Chen, Yaping Cui and Yaowu Hu—Paleodietary Reconstruction at Late Neolithic Zongri Site, Western China
    2:15 John Krigbaum, Bryan D. Tucker and Lindsay Lloyd-Smith—Isotopic inferences of Holocene Diet and Seasonality at Niah Cave (Sarawak, East Malaysia)
    2:30 Gypsy Price, John Krigbaum and Paul Thacker—Inferring Sociopolitics Using Faunal Stable Isotope Data from the Late Woodland Donnaha Site
    2:45 Chris Widga—Paleoecology of the Pleistocene Extinctions: Stable isotopes and Landscape-Use of Mammoths, Mastodons, and Bison
    3:00 Colin Betts and Stanley Ambrose—Spatial, Temporal, and Seasonal Sources of Isotopic Variability in Plains Bison
    3:15 Christina Waskiewicz Pugh and Stanley Ambrose—Turkey Management and Bison Trade at T’aitöna (Pot Creek Pueblo)
    3:30 Kristin Hedman—Mississippian Diet—Stable Isotope Evidence for Dietary Variation in the American Bottom
    3:45 Stanley Ambrose—Discussant 

    (Sponsored by International Quaternary Association (INQUA))
    Room: 220 (AC)
    Time: 1:00 PM–4:45 PM
    Organizer and Chair: Ted Goebel
    1:00 Stuart Fiedel—Discussant
    1:15 Vance Holliday, David Meltzer and Todd Surovell—Did a Younger Dryas Extraterrestrial Impact Affect Paleoindians (or Even Happen)?
    1:30 Allen West, David Anderson, Albert Goodyear, Thomas Stafford, Jr. and James Kennett—Multiple Lines of Evidence for a Human Population Decline during the Initial Younger Dryas
    1:45 Blaine Schubert and Russell Graham—“Clovis-Folsom Drought”: Afloat with the Vertebrates
    2:00 Paige Newby—Changing Conditions during the Younger Dryas Interval in Northeastern North America
    2:15 John Lothrop, James Bradley and Arthur Spiess—The Younger Dryas and Late Pleistocene Occupations of the New England-Maritimes
    2:30 Eric Grimm—Vegetation and Climate Change in the Upper Midwest during the Younger Dryas Interval
    2:45 Christopher Ellis, Dillon Carr and Thomas J. Loebel—The Younger Dryas and Late Pleistocene Peoples of the Great Lakes Region
    3:00 Scott Meeks and David Anderson—Evaluating the Effect of the Younger Dryas on Paleoindian Cultures in the Southeastern United States
    3:15 Michael Waters—Geomorphic and Human Response to the Younger Dryas at the Buttermilk Creek Site and other Localities in Central Texas
    3:30 David Meltzer and Vance Holliday—The Impact (or not) of Younger Dryas age Climate in the Plains and Rocky Mountains
    3:45 Ted Goebel, Bryan Hockett and Kenneth Adams—Climate and Environmental Change in North America’s Great Basin during the Younger Dryas, and Its Effect on Human Populations
    4:00 Leslie Reeder, Jon Erlandson and Torben Rick—Archaeology of the Younger Dryas on the Pacific Coast of North America
    4:15 Daryl Fedje, Quentin Mackie, Terri Lacourse and Duncan McLaren—Younger Dryas-age Environment and Archaeology on the Northwest Coast
    4:30 Kelly Graf and Nancy Bigelow—Human Technological Responses to the Younger Dryas in Central Alaska

    Room: Exhibit Hall 1 (AC)
    Time: 3:00 PM–5:00 PM
    Organizer: Beverly Chiarulli
    Chair: Meghen Pace
    233-a Meghen Pace—Ground Penetrating Radar Investigations of Memorial Park, Indiana County
    233-b Jonathan Libbon—Geophysical Investigations Along the Allegheny Portage Railroad
    233-c Jason Pare—Ground Penetrating Radar Investigations at the Dividing Ridge Site

    Sunday, April 4, 2010

    Archaeometry at SAA 75 - F, April 16

    The annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology will be in St. Louis, April 14-18.

    Friday Morning April 16, 2010

    Room: Landmark 1 (R)
    Time: 8:00 AM–12:00 PM

    Room: 224 (AC)
    Time: 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
    Organizers and Chairs: Kimberly Kasper and Margaret Morris
    Eva Hulse—Jill of All Trades and Master of None?: The Challenges of Doing Soil Chemistry Analysis as an Archaeologist
    Kimberly Kasper and Kevin McBride—The Spatial Significance of Plants
    Quentin Lewis—Unequal Variables: GIS and Spatialities of Inequality
    Brian Jones—An Exploratory Data Analysis Approach to Artifact Density Correlation
    Meredith Hardy—It’s a Small World? Settlement and Interaction on St. Croix, Virgin Islands
    Ezra Zubrow, Eva Hulse, Greg Korosec and Dustin Keeler—Supra-regional Issues in Archaeology
    Ray Whitlow—Linking Spatial Theories and Archaeological Data with the help of Formal Ontology
    Margaret Morris—Are We the Tools of our Tools? Understanding Impacts of GIS Approaches on Archaeological Research
    Elizabeth Lynch—Bedrocks Metates along the Chaquaqua Drainage: Building an Conceptual Framework for Prehistoric Landscape Knowledge
    Sarah Sportman—Daily Practice, Social Identity and the Organization of Domestic Space at Hammondville, NY, 1870-1900
    Angele Smith—Archaeological Landscapes: Exploring Scale, Movement and the Politics of Spatiality
    Christine B. Anderson—Scottish Space: A Multidisciplinary Approach

    Room: Exhibit Hall 1 (AC)
    Time: 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
    Organizer and Chair: Laure Dussubieux
    121-a Alison Carter—LA-ICP-MS of Carnelian and Agate: Analysis of Geological Sources from Central, South, and Southeast Asia and Beads from Iron Age sites in Cambodia
    121-b Rahul Oka, Chapurukha Kusimba and Vishwas Gogte—Using Chemical Analyses (LA-ICP-MS) of Ceramics to Investigate Ancient Commercial Behaviors: Trade Booms, Market Capture, and Competition in the Indian Ocean Trade
    121-c Mark Golitko and John Edward Terrell—Applications of LA-ICP-MS to the Study of Holocene Social Networks on the Sepik Coast of Papua New Guinea
    121-d Emily Stovel—Looking Closely at One in the Face of Many: Characterizing San Pedro de Atacama Ceramics
    121-e Jennifer Zovar—LA-ICP-MS Analysis of Ceramics from Late Prehispanic Bolivia
    121-f Sutee Veerawan—Technological Variation of the Production of Glazes on Khmer Ceramics from Ban Kruat, Thailand
    121-g Laure Dussubieux, Richard Cox, Mark Golitko and Patrick R. Williams—ICP-MS with Adaptable Chamber Laser: Quantitative Analysis of Glass, Metal and Ceramic Artifacts in the Museum Environment
    121-h Misty Brum, Ryan Williams, Abigail Levine and Charles Stanish—Basalt Sources in the Andean Altiplano
    121-i Kevin Vaughn, Laure Dussubieux, Ryan Williams and Sarah Cross—Changing Political Economy in Nasca: A Pilot Compositional Analysis of Ceramics from the Kroeber Collection
    121-j Sofia Chacaltana—Using LA-ICP-MS Method to Observe Imperial – Local Dynamics in the Upper Moquegua Valley during Inca Occupation
    121-k Nicola Sharratt, Mark Golitko, P. Ryan Williams and Laure Dussubieux—Clay Procurement in the Middle Horizon; LA-ICP-MS Analysis of Wari and Tiwanaku Ceramics from the Moquegua Valley, Peru
    121-l Mamadou Cissé, Susan McIntosh, Laure Dussubieux and Marilee Woods—Early Glass Trade at Gao Saney (Mali): 700–1000 A.D.

    (Sponsored by Society for Archaeological Sciences)
    Room: Exhibit Hall 1 (AC)
    Time: 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
    Organizers: Christopher Wolff, Javier Iñañez and Jeff Speakman
    Chair: Andrew Boehm
    123-a William I. Woods, Laurent Verslype, Bailey K. Young, Paul Hudson and Ines Leroy—Geoarchaeological Investigations of a Medieval Castle and Outer Bailey (Walhain, Belgium)
    123-b Leslie G. Cecil, Melissa Logan and Linda Scott Cummings—Ancient Maya Food Processing as Evident Through Grater Bowls
    123-c William Whitehead—Using pXRF to Identify Local versus Non-local Wood Use in the Lake Titicaca Basin
    123-d Christian Wells—Alkaline Earth Metals as Human Activity Markers in Archaeological Soils
    123-e Sharon Hull, Mostafa Fayek and Joan Mathien—Fingerprinting Turquoise Deposits in the American Southwest
    123-f Tim Riley—Coprolite Research in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands: A Record of Individual Dietary Decisions
    123-g Martin Giesso, Victor Durán, Valeria Cortegoso, Lorena Sanhueza R. and Michael Glascock—Provenance of Obsidian Artifacts from Sources in Central Argentina and Central Chile
    123-h Corinne Rosania—Paleozoology and North American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) Ecology
    123-i Andrew Boehm, Conor Hall and Erik Otarola-Castillo—Experimental Bison Butchery: Is Marrow Extraction Worth It?
    123-j Erik Gjesfjeld—Analysis of Ceramics from Kuril Islands, Russian Far East
    123-k Nathan Stevens and Douglas Harro—Lithic Use-Wear Analysis using Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy
    123-l Thomas Urban, Krysta Ryzewski and John Hermance—Cumberlandite: Using Residual Gravity to Delineate an Historically Important Ore Body
    123-m Michael Hilton—Petrographic Thin Section Analysis of Plaster Floor Construction and Pyrotechnology from the Site of Ashkelon, Israel
    123-n Kyle Freund and Robert H. Tykot—Lithic Technology and Obsidian Exchange Networks in Bronze Age Nuragic Sardinia (Italy)

    Room: 232 (AC)
    Time: 9:00 AM–11:45 AM
    Organizer: Michael Gregg
    Chairs: Paul Goldberg and David Killick
    Paul Goldberg—Discussant
    Ofer Bar-Yosef—Discussant
    Ariane Burke—Discussant
    Michael Chazan—Discussant
    Robert Tykot—Discussant
    Charles Kolb—Discussant
    Hector Neff—Discussant
    Douglas Price—Discussant
    John Yellen—Discussant
    Anna Roosevelt—Discussant

    Room: 225 (AC)
    Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
    Organizers: Christine Hastorf, Matthew Sayre and Julie-Anne Bouchard-Perron
    Chair: Shanti Morell-Hart
    Chantel White—Discussant
    Leo Hosoya—Discussant
    Stafanie Jacomet—Discussant
    Judith Field—Discussant
    Deborah Pearsall—Discussant
    Gyoung-Ah Lee—Discussant
    Naomi Miller—Discussant
    David Goldstein—Discussant

    Friday Afternoon April 16, 2010

    (Sponsored by Prehistoric Mines and Quarries Group)
    Room: 230 (AC)
    Time: 1:00 PM–3:45 PM
    Organizers: David Field and Peter Topping
    Chair: David Field
    1:00 Dani Nadel, Sagi Filin, Danny Rosenberg and Reuma Arav—Detailed Three-dimensional Characterization of a Flint Quarrying Complex in Mt. Carmel, Israel
    1:15 Christopher Noll—The Development of Lithic Extraction Areas in the Okanogan Highlands During the Late Holocene: Evidence From Curlew Lake, Washington
    1:30 Neil Hauser, Wayne Wilson and Robert Wunderlich—Web-Based Lithic Source Database
    1:45 Phillip Johnson—Where the Hard Stone is Found: Investigations of Pre-contact Basalt Tool Industries at Tutuila, Amerika Samoa
    2:00 Paul Katz—Formal Extraction Sites on the Southern High Plains of North America
    2:15 John Rissotto—Establishing an Inventory of Middle and Upper Paleolithic Chert Quarries across North-Central Spain
    2:30 Adrian L. Burke and Pierre M. Desrosiers—The Naparutalik Siltstone Quarry, Nunavik, Canada
    2:45 Jenneth Curtis, Pierre Desrosiers, Adrian Burke and Jamie Brake—Documenting the Ramah Chert Quarries in Torngat Mountains National Park of Canada
    3:00 Ivan Gatsov and Petranka Nedelcheva—Flint Hoards form the Prehistoric Settlement at Pietrele Romania and the Problem of Raw Material Procurement
    3:15 Olaf Jaime-Riveron, Dolores Tenorio, Thomas Calligaro, Oscar Neill Cruz and Ranferi Juárez—Jade quarries of Mesoamerica used by the Olmecs
    3:30 Peter Topping—Discussant

    Room: 106 (AC)
    Time: 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
    Organizers: Jade D Alpoim Guedes and Christina Warinner
    Chairs: Christina Warinner and Jade D'Alpoim Guedes
    1:00 Shanti Morell-Hart—Practical Re-imagining of Ancient Plant Use
    1:15 John Marston—Identifying Agricultural Risk Management Using Paleoethnobotanical Remains
    1:30 Ksenija Borojevic—Investigating Modes of Arrival of Charred Seeds at tel Kedesh, Upper Galilee
    1:45 Kristie Martin—The Missing Sister: Assessing Variability in Fort Ancient Subsistence Systems
    2:00 Dana Bardolph—Finding Food in Features: A Spatial Analysis of the Lamb Site
    2:15 Christine Sievers—Experiments with Fire and Carbonization of Buried Seeds
    2:30 Leo Aoi Hosoya—Processed Food in Neolithic: Experiments and Ethnography on Wild Food Plant Processing for reconstruction of Prehistoric Subsistence Strategies in East Asia
    2:45 Jade D'Alpoim Guedes and Ming Jiang—Going back to Baodun: Challenges for Archaeobotanical sampling in the Chengdu Plain
    3:00 Amanda Henry, Timothy Rose, Alison Brooks and Dolores Piperno—Assessing Dental Calculus as a Source of Archeological Plant Microfossils Using ESEM/EDS
    3:15 Rebecca Mountain and Ksenija Borojevic—Preliminary Analysis of Fiber Source from Ancient Cordage
    3:30 Gary Crawford—Discussant
    3:45 Patti Wright—Discussant

    (Sponsored by Society for Archaeological Sciences)
    Room: Exhibit Hall 1 (AC)
    Time: 3:00 PM–5:00 PM
    Organizers: Javier Iñañez, Christopher Wolff and Robert Speakman
    161-a Michael D. Glascock, Martin Giesso, Victor Duran, Adolfo Gil and Gustavo
    Neme—Trace-Element Characterization of Obsidian Sources in Central Argentina and Central Chile Using XRF and INAA
    161-b Javier Inanez, Jeremy Bellucci, Richard Ash, William F. McDonough and Robert J. Speakman—Pb Isotope Characterization of Majolica Pottery from Spain and the Americas
    161-c Suzanne Eckert and William D. James—Using LA-ICP-MS to Determine Production Provenance for Basalt Tempered
    161-d Robert Speakman, Christine France, Paul Sheppard, Nadia Jimenez Cano and Nicole Little—Stable Isotopic and Chemical Indicators of Volcanic Eruptions in Tree Rings from Parícutin, Mexico—Implications for Dating Prehistoric Eruptions
    161-e Carl Lipo, Jelmer Eerkens and Sachiko Sakai—Ceramic technology diffusion among prehistoric mobile populations of the California deserts
    161-f Christopher Wolff, William Fitzhugh and Robert Speakman—The Utility of pXRF in the Assessment of Slate Procurement and Exchange by the Maritime Archaic of Newfoundland and Labrador
    161-g Christopher Crews—Obsidian Procurement in the Piedra Lumbre Valley: 130 Obsidian bifaces from GR-2
    161-h Julie A. Woods, Matthew T. Boulanger, Elizabeth S. Chilton, David V. Hill and Michael D. Glascock—Giving Voice to Choice: Integrating Scientific, Ethnographic and Historical Analysis to Understand 17th Century Native Pottery from Western New England
    161-i Eric Bartelink and Phillip Johnson—Paleodietary Patterns on Tutuila Island,
    American Samoa: Evidence from Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Analysis
    161-j Destiny Crider—Pottery Paints and Technological Traditions: PIXE Characterization of Central Mexican Epiclassic and Early Postclassic Pottery
    161-k Joel Blickstein , Stephanie Chen, Hirzi Amirkhanov, Bonnie A.B. Blackwell and Anne R. Skinner—ESR Dating an Oldowan Site in Dagestan, Southern Russia
    161-l James Daniels and Mark Becker—Geophysical Investigation and Archaeological Excavation of a Late Prehistoric Site
    161-m Daniel Welch—Dispersal of Volcanic Glass Resources in Ceramic-Period Samoa: Resource Control and Long-Distance Trade
    161-n Julie Boreham—Hidden Worlds made Visible
    161-o Emily McClung de Tapia—Stable Carbon Isotopes applied to Landscape Reconstruction: Teotihuacan Valley, Mexico

    Saturday, April 3, 2010

    Archaeometry at SAA 75 - Th, April 15

    The annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology will be in St. Louis, April 14-18.

    You can check out the full program, but I'll list the sessions, that in my biased opinion, are largely archaeometric/geoarchaeological in content. But, there are many archaeometric presentations among other sessions, as there should be.

    The sessions sponsored by the SAS are in red.

    For the first day of the conference, Th, 15 April:

    Thursday Morning
    (Sponsored by Society for Archaeological Sciences)
    Room: 232 (AC)
    Time: 8:00 AM–9:45 AM
    Organizer: Maria Raviele
    Chair: Hanneke Hoekman-Sites
    8:00 Andrew Barker, Barney Venables, Stanley Stevens and Steve Wolverton—
    Exploring Protein-Ceramic Interactions Using TOC Analysis, Protein Assays and
    8:15 Zuzana Chovanec—An Experimental Approach to the Analysis of Opium
    8:30 William Lovis, Gerald Urquhart, Robert Feranec and John Hart—Alkali Processing
    of Maize and Resultant d13C Values on Systematic Experimental Carbonized
    Residue C3 Food Mixes
    8:45 Maria Raviele—The Implications for Maize Microbotanical Taphonomy via
    Experimental and Archaeological Residues
    9:00 Shannon Tushingham, Jelmer Eerkens, Oliver Fiehn, Jimmy Nguyen and Diana
    Nguyen—Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Alkaloid Residue
    in Ancient and Experimental Pipes
    9:15 Charlotte Pevny, Tim Riley, James Wiederhold and Daniel Welch—Usewear and
    Residue Analyses on Tools from the Lower Pecos Canyonlands: Exploring Tool
    Function through Experimental Comparison
    9:30 Kathryn Puseman, Linda Scott Cummings and Melissa Logan—Organic Residues:
    Prehistoric Signatures and Curation Contamination
    Room: 102 (AC)
    Time: 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
    Chair: Robert Rosenswig
    8:00 Christine Dixon—Agricultural Organization and Field Boundaries: A Brief Look at
    Cerén, El Salvador
    8:15 Payson Sheets—What Were the Maya Doing with All That Manioc at Ceren?
    8:30 Robert Rosenswig, Daniel Seinfeld, Sean Higgins and Wilberth Cruz Alvarado—
    Ancient Maya Food from Formative Period San Estevan, Belize
    8:45 Kristen Scudder—An Investigation of Turtle Use at Isla Cilvituk, Campeche,
    9:00 Wendy Solis—Ancient Maya Exploration of the Jute (Pachychilus Spp.) at the Site
    of Minanha, West Central Belize
    9:15 Andrea Prentice, Elizabeth Webb, Christine White and Elizabeth Graham—Stable
    Isotope Dendroclimatology using Tropical Trees and Wooden Artefacts from
    Lamanai, Belize
    9:30 Kelley Rich and C. Fred T. Andrus—Oxygen Isotope Geochemistry of the
    Freshwater "Jute" Snail (Pachychilus sp.): A Potential Ultra-local Seasonal
    Paleoclimate Proxy for Tropical Mesoamerica
    9:45 Bruce Dahlin—A Tale of Three Cities: Revisiting the AD 536 Event in the Maya

    (Sponsored by PaleoResearch Institute)
    Room: 241 (AC)
    Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
    Organizer: R. Varney
    Chair: Linda Scott Cummings
    Kathryn Puseman—Discussant
    R. Varney—Discussant
    Linda Scott Cummings—Discussant
    Chad Yost—Discussant
    Melissa Logan—Discussant

    Room: 240 (AC)
    Time: 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
    Organizer and Chair: Francis McManamon
    Margaret Nelson—Discussant
    Katherine Spielmann—Discussant
    Keith Kintigh—Discussant
    Francis McManamon—Discussant
    Julian Richards—Discussant
    Fred Limp—Discussant

    Room: 225 (AC)
    Time: 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
    Organizers: Alejandra Gudino and Marcela Sepulveda
    Chair: Alejandra Gudino
    Moderator: Ron Lippi
    8:00 Fernanda Falabella and Oscar Andonie—Manejo diferenciado de materias primas
    en la producción cerámica Aconcagua de Chile central. Una evaluación mediante
    análisis de activación neutrónica instrumental
    8:15 Robert Thompson—The Research Potential of Maize Cob Phytoliths in Food
    Residues with Examples from Ecuador
    8:30 Gerardo Fernandez Martinez —La Arrqueometria en el Contexto de la Educacion
    8:45 Donald Johnson—Geophysical Investigations at an Inca Site in Northwestern
    9:00 Richard Burger —Three decades of sourcing Andean obsidians: changing
    collaborations, changing realities
    9:15 Veronica Williams—Pottery Manufacture, Proveniences, and Pigments of Pre Inca
    and Inca Archaeological Sites in Southern Andes
    9:30 Brandon Lewis—The Challenges of Incorporating Archaeometry into
    Archaeological Field Programs
    9:45 Julie Farnum and Elizabeth Righter—Multi-disciplinary integration in the study of
    the Pre-Columbian Tutu Village, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
    10:00 Mario Rivera, Daniel E. Shea and Jorge Moya—Dendroarchaeology in the
    Atacama Desert, Northern Chile
    10:15 Arthur Rostoker—A pedestrian approach to Tropical Forest Archaeology: in
    advance of magic bullets.
    10:30 Alejandra Gudino and Ron Lippi—How to get along: Lessons from a tropical rain
    10:45 Marcela Sepulveda and Eric Laval—Trabajo interdisciplinario para abordar el
    estudio de las pinturas rupestres
    11:00 Guillermo de la Fuente—The Abaucán Sur Research Project: initial stages in the
    collaboration between archaeologists and archaeometrists (Dpto. Tinogasta,
    Provincia de Catamarca, Argentina).
    11:15 Michael Glascock —Discussant
    11:30 Izumi Shimada—Discussant
    11:45 Luis Barba—Discussant

    Thursday Afternoon

    Room: Exhibit Hall 1 (AC)
    Time: 12:30 PM–2:30 PM
    Organizer: James Vint
    Chair: Fred Nials
    44-a Fred Nials—The Geomorphic and Stratigraphic Setting of Agricultural Features in
    the Las Capas Site, Arizona
    44-b William E. Doolittle—A View from the Other Side of the Fence
    44-c Gary Huckleberry—Early Prehistoric Canals Identified along Rillito Creek and the
    Santa Cruz River, Tucson, Arizona
    44-d Jonathan Mabry—Paleoclimatic and Environmental Contexts for Early Agriculture
    and Water Control in the Desert Borderlands, Southwestern U.S. and
    Northwestern Mexico
    44-e Hoski Schaafsma—Manipulated Landscapes and Altered Soils: Squeezing Water
    Out of a Dry Landscape
    44-f Michael Lindeman, Gary Huckleberry and Henry Wallace—The Martinez Hill to AMountain
    Irrigation Community
    44-g David Wright, Wesley Miles, and Kyle Woodson—Hohokam Irrigated Agricultural
    Fields on the Middle Gila River
    44-h James Vint—Persistence of the Las Capas Canal System, 950 B.C.-800 B.C.
    44-i Kyle Woodson—New Insights on the Snaketown Canal System and Hohokam
    Irrigated Fields

    (Sponsored by SAS [Society for Archaeological Science])
    Room: 232 (AC)
    Time: 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
    Organizer: Hanneke Hoekman-Sites
    Chair: Maria Raviele
    1:00 Hans Barnard, Alek Dooley and Kym Faull—The Search for Molecular Evidence of
    Ancient Wine
    1:15 Rosa M Lamuela Raventos, Rosa Guasch, Olga Jaúregui and Cristina Andres-
    Lacueva—Chemicl Analysis of Old Egyptian Wine Residues
    1:30 Hanneke Hoekman-Sites—How did Animal Product Use Change through time on
    the Great Hungarian Plain during the Neolithic and Copper Age Periods?
    1:45 Casey Riggs and Tim Riley—Resource Processing in the Chihuahuan Desert: A
    Microbotanical Analysis of Stone Tools from West Texas
    2:00 Melissa Logan and Linda Scott Cummings—Organic Residue Analysis: Finding
    Evidence of Foods Using FTIR
    2:15 Neil Duncan—Gourd Artifact Residues and Macroremains Reveal Feasting in Late
    Preceramic Peru
    2:30 Robert Lusteck—Small Things Forgotten: Recovery of Phytoliths from Food
    2:45 Mary Malainey, Phillip J. Innes and Timothy J. Figol—Taking a Second Look:
    Results of the Re-analysis of Archaeological Lipid Residues from North America
    and Beyond
    3:00 Andrea D. Crider—The Use of Residue Analysis in Determining Resource
    Procurement Strategies: A View from Appalachia
    3:15 Eleanorea Reber—Absorbed Residue Analysis from the George Reeves site
    (11S650), an Emergent Mississippian Blufftop Settlement
    3:30 Sean Rafferty—Analysis of Tobacco Pipe Residues through GC/MS and Raman
    3:45 Daniel Seinfeld—Carbon Isotope Analysis of Ceramics from Two Sites in

    Thursday Evening April 15, 2010

    Room: 106 (AC)
    Time: 6:00 PM–8:15 PM
    Organizers: James Enloe and Jason Thompson
    Chair: Jason Thompson
    6:00 Jason Thompson—Ground-Penetrating Radar and Imaging of Complex
    Subsurface Archaeological Materials
    6:15 Lawrence Conyers—Ground-penetrating Radar Visualization Techniques for
    Anthropological Analysis
    6:30 Shawn Patch and Danny Gregory—Refining Middle Woodland Site Structure:
    Ground Penetrating Radar Investigations at Site 40Mi70, Marion County,
    6:45 William Whittaker— Limitations of Expectations: Ground-Penetrating Radar
    Survey of Five Frontier Forts
    7:00 Victor Thompson, Phillip Arnold, Thomas Pluckhahn and Amber VanDerwarker—
    Shallow Geophysics and the Analysis of Persistent Places
    7:15 Ben Vining—Assessing the Complexity of Built Archaeological Environments: A
    Multi-data Geophysical Approach
    7:30 Jennie Sturm—Using GPR to Study a Historic Denver Neighborhood
    7:45 Lawrence Conyers—Discussant
    8:00 James Enloe—Discussant

    Room: 242 (AC)
    Time: 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
    Organizer: Bob Benfer
    Chair: Rubén Mendoza
    6:00 Rubén Mendoza—Archaeoastronomy and Solar Eucharistic Worship in the
    Millennial New World
    6:15 Andrew Munro—Astronomy and the Design of Late Bonito Great Houses at Chaco
    6:30 Kim Malville and Nancy Malville—The High Communities of Chimney Rock:
    Ceremony, Trade, and Astronomy
    6:45 Francis Scardera, Laurie Rush, Margaret Schulz and Randy Amici—Consideration
    for astronomically-aligned stone features in the Northeast
    7:00 Michael Grofé—The Copán Baseline and the Outlier Stelae: The Orion
    Hearthstones and the Solar Zenith
    7:15 Rosanna Quiroz Ennis—Eclipses and the Southern Cross at Cañada de la Virgen
    7:30 John Major Jenkins—Astronomy and the Long Count
    7:45 James Zeidler—Archaeoastronomy, Community Plan, and Domestic Structure
    Orientation at Real Alto, Coastal Ecuador: Why Don't the Houses Face the Plaza?
    8:00 Phyllis Pitluga—Andean Milky Way Model Tested on Nasca Zones 6-7-8
    8:15 Larry R. Adkins and Robert A. Benfer—Lunar Standstill Phenomena at the
    Preceramic Buena Vista Site in Perú
    8:30 Robert Benfer—New Solar Alignments from Buena Vista, Peru
    8:45 Steven Gullberg—Cosmology of Inca Huacas: Designed Effects of Light and

    Room: 240 (AC)
    Time: 6:30 PM–9:00 PM
    Chair: James VanderVeen
    6:30 Jason Laffoon, Menno Hoogland and Roberto Valcarcel Rojas—Exploring Mobility
    and Origins in Caribbean Contexts: An Isotopic Perspective
    6:45 Claudette Casile—Statistical Perspectives on the Palynological Investigation of
    Marie Galante, FWI
    7:00 John Jones, Peter E. Siegel, Nicholas P. Dunning and Deborah Pearsall—Human
    Occupation and Settlement on Trinidad: Pollen Evidence from a Series of
    Sediment Cores
    7:15 Hayley Mickleburgh and Roberto Valcarcél Rojas—What's in a Smile? Patterns of
    Dental Wear and Pathology at El Chorro de Maíta, Cuba
    7:30 James VanderVeen—Evaluating Classic Taíno Culture History: An Interesting
    Intersection of Carbon Dating, Cholesterol, and Ceramics
    7:45 Emma Bate—Lucayans and Spaniards: Early Contact at the Long Bay Site, San
    Salvador, Bahamas
    8:00 William Pestle—Intra-societal Dietary Variation in Pre-historic Puerto Rico
    8:15 Michael Young—Technological Style and the Atlantic World System: A Case
    Study in African-Caribbean Pottery from Montserrat
    8:30 Stephan Lenik—French Jesuits and Plantation Landscapes in the West Indies
    8:45 Paula Saunders—Up from the Ground: An Architectural Study of Enslaved
    Houses at a Nineteenth-Century Coffee Plantation in Jamaica