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

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