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

[240]  SYMPOSIUM   SEARCHING FOR STRUCTURE IN CERAMIC ANALYSIS: APPLYING MULTI-SCALAR FRAMEWORKS AND TECHNIQUES TO THE INVESTIGATION OF POTTERY
PRODUCTION 
   Room: 106 (AC)
   Time: 8:00 AM–9:45 AM
   Organizers: Alan Greene and Charles Hartley 
   Chairs: Charles Hartley and Alan Greene
Participants:
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 

[245]  SYMPOSIUM   RECENT ADVANCES IN THE ZOOARCHAEOLOGY OF THE LAKE TITICACA BASIN 
   Room: 104 (AC)
   Time: 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
   Organizers and Chairs: Kristen Gardella and Katharine Davis 
Participants:
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

[250]  SYMPOSIUM   COASTAL SEASONALITY: METHODOLOGIES AND SUBSTANTIVE
APPLICATIONS 
   Room: 102 (AC)
   Time: 8:00 AM–10:45 AM
   Organizers: Elizabeth Reitz, David Thomas and Irvy Quitmyer 
   Chair: Elizabeth Reitz
Participants:
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

[251]  SYMPOSIUM   CURRENT RESEARCH ON THE POVERTY POINT CULTURE 
   Room: 227 (AC)
   Time: 8:00 AM–10:45 AM
   Organizers and Chairs: Christopher Hays and Diana Greenlee 
Participants:
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

[259]  SYMPOSIUM   GEOARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH 
   (Sponsored by Geoarchaeology Interest Group)
   Room: 105 (AC)
   Time: 8:00 AM–11:45 AM
   Organizer and Chair: Jennifer Smith 
Participants:
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

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