MSU @ SAA 2017

Next week, from March 29th – April 2nd, the 82nd Annual Society for American Archaeology meeting is taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  This year we have many MSU faculty and students presenting their work.  Make sure to swing by their talks, posters, and lightening session. The full meeting program can be found here.

CAP director Dr. Lynne Goldstein is receiving two SAA Presidential Recognition Awards.  One for her work on the Task Force on Gender Disparities in Archaeological Grant Submissions, and the other for her work on the Task Force on Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure in Diverse Academic Roles.  Congratulations Dr. Goldstein!  Learn more about each task force in the full meeting program. The award ceremony follows the annual business meeting, Friday March 31st at 5:30 PM.

Rebecca Albert (undergraduate)

Thursday –

  • Symposium: Some Like It Hot: Analytic Diversity and Complementarity in the Exploration of Past Cooking and Cuisine
  • Time – 9:45 AM
  • Room: East Meeting room 18 (VCC)
  • Paper: A-Maize-ing: Phytolith Evidence for an Early Introduction of Maize in the Upper Great Lakes Diet
  • Co-authors: Caitlin Clark, Susan Kooiman, and William Lovis
  • Note – this paper won the Institute for Field Research  (IRF) and SAA Undergraduate award

Autumn Beyer

Saturday –

  • Symposium: General Session, Archaeology in the American Midwest II
  • Time- 10:30AM
  • Room: East Meeting Room 20 (VCC)
  • Paper: Power and Purpose: The Role of Animals in Ritual Context at a Mid-Continental Site in the Fourteenth Century
  • Co-authors: Terrance Martin and Jodie O’Gorman

Lisa Bright

Saturday –

  • Poster Session: North America – California
  • Room: East Exhibit Hall B Poster Entrance (VCC)
  • Time – 10:30AM – 12:30PM
  • Poster: A Different Kind of Poor: A Multi-Method Demographic Analysis of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Historic Cemetery
  • Co-author: Joseph Hefner

Sunday –

  • Lightning Rounds – Institution for Digital Archaeology Method and Practice Project Reports.
  • Time – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Room: East Meeting Room 7 (VCC)
  • Role: Discussant

Brian Geyer

Thursday-

  • Symposium: Methods and Models for Teaching Digital Archaeology and Heritage
  • Time – 8:30 AM
  • Room: East Meeting Room 8 (VCC)
  • Paper: “LEADR at MSU: A Lab Approach to Digital Cultural Heritage in the Classroom”
  • Co-author: Brandon Locke

Dr. Lynne Goldstein:

Thursday –

  • Symposium: Archaeological Epistemology in the Digital Age
  • Time – 8:00am
  • Room: East Meeting Room 17 (VCC)
  • Paper: “Thinking Differently? How Digital Engagement, Teaching, and Research Have Influence My Archaeological Knowledge”

Sunday-

  • Lightning Rounds – Institution for Digital Archaeology Method and Practice Project Reports.
  • Time – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Room: East Meeting Room 7 (VCC)
  • Role: Moderator

Susan Kooiman

Thursday –

  • Symposium: Some Like It Hot: Analytic Diversity and Complementarity in the Exploration of Past Cooking and Cuisine
  • Time – 8:00AM – 11:00 AM
  • Room: East Meeting room 18 (VCC)
  • Role: Chair
  • Paper: Cooking and Cuisine: Culinary Clues and Contexts in the Archaeological Record (8:00 AM)
  • Paper: Beer, Porridges, and Feasting in the Gamo Region of Souther Ethiopia (9:15), co-author

Alice Lynn McMichael (LEADR Assistant Director)

Sunday –

  • Lightning Rounds – Institution for Digital Archaeology Method and Practice Project Reports.
  • Time – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Room: East Meeting Room 7 (VCC)
  • Role: Discussant

Jeff Painter

Thursday –

  • Symposium: General Session, Archaeology in the American Midwest I
  • Time – 3:30PM
  • Room:East Meeting Room 4 (VCC)
  • Paper: Foodway Variability in the Oneota Tradition: A Pilot Study of Cooking Pots
  • Co-author: Jodie O’Gorman

Dr. Jodie O’Gorman

Friday –

  • Symposium: Blood in the Waters: Violence in the Mississippian and Late Prehistoric Eastern Woodlands
  • Time – 10:45AM
  • Room: East Meeting Room 8 (VCC)
  • Paper: Life during Wartime: Children, Violence, and Security at Morton Village
  • Role: Co-author (Jennifer Bengtson, Jodie O’Gorman, and Amy Michael)

Dr. Heather Walder

Saturday –

  • Lightning Rounds: Enduring Culture History: Constructions of Past Communities and Identities in the Twenty-First Century
  • Time – 8:00AM – 10:00AM
  • Room: East Meeting Room 15 (VCC)
  • Role: Moderator & Discussant
  • Poster Session: North America, Midwest I
  • Time – 2:00PM – 4:00PM
  • Room: East Exhibit Hall B Poster Entrance (VCC)
  • Poster: Compositional Analysis of Copper-Base Metal Artifacts from Michigan

Dr. Ethan Watrall

Thursday-

  • Symposium: Methods and Models for Teaching Digital Archaeology and Heritage
  • Time – 8:00am – 11:00 AM
  • Room: East Meeting Room 8 (VCC)
  • Role: Chair
  • Paper: “Building Scholars and Communities of Practice in Digital Heritage and Archaeology” (10:30 AM)

Saturday –

  • Forum: Current Challenges in Using 3D Data in Archaeology
  • Time – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Room: East Meeting Room 5 (VCC)
  • Role: Discussant

See you in Vancouver!

 

 

 

 

MSU @ SAA2016

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As we do every year, here is a look at the presentations that will be at the Society for American Archaeology’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida taking place this week. We have a number of presentations, sessions and forums involving members of the MSU Anthropology program. Check out all the presentations below, in alphabetical order of presenter. Session number for program reference is in brackets.

Dziedzic, Erica [71] (Co-Presenter with Adrianne Daggett)

  • Session: Assessing Outcomes in Public Archaeology: Imperatives, Perils and Frameworks
  • Presentation: Dig the Past: Evaluating a CampusBased Public Archaeology Program
  • Date: Thursday, April 7 at 2-4:45 pm

Goldstein, Lynne [30] (Co-Presenter with Vincas Steponaitis and William Lovis), [48], [116]

  • Session: NAGPRA Applied: Stories from the Field on its 25th Anniversary
  • Presentation: A Brief and True History of SAA’s Involvement with NAGPRA
  • Date: Thursday, April 7 at 9-11:45 am
  • Forum: The Future of American Archaeology: Engage the Voting Public or Kiss Your Research Goodbye!
  • Date: Thursday, April 7 at 1-3 pm
  • Session: Buried, Burned, Bundled and Broken: Approaches to Co-Occurrence of Multiple Methods, Treatments and Styles of Burials Within Past Societies
  • Presentation: Discussant
  • Date: Friday, April 8 at 8-10 am

Lovis, William [30] (Co-Presenter with Vincas Steponaitis and Lynne Goldstein)

  • Session: NAGPRA Applied: Stories from the Field on its 25th Anniversary
  • Presentation: A Brief and True History of SAA’s Involvement with NAGPRA
  • Date: Thursday, April 7 at 9-11:45 am

Meyers Emery, Kathryn [116]

  • Session: Buried, Burned, Bundled and Broken: Approaches to Co-Occurrence of Multiple Methods, Treatments and Styles of Burials Within Past Societies
  • Presentation: Preparing Their Deaths: Examining Variation in Cooccurrence of Cremation and Inhumation in Early Medieval England
  • Date: Friday, April 8 at 8-10 am

Michael, Amy [116] (Co-Presenter with Gabriel Wrobel)

  • Session: Buried, Burned, Bundled and Broken: Approaches to Co-Occurrence of Multiple Methods, Treatments and Styles of Burials Within Past Societies
  • Presentation: Discerning Patterns of Intentional and Unintentional Movement of Human Bones in Maya Caves
  • Date: Friday, April 8 at 8-10 am

Wrobel, Gabriel [116](Co-Presenter with Amy Michael), [158]

  • Session: Buried, Burned, Bundled and Broken: Approaches to Co-Occurrence of Multiple Methods, Treatments and Styles of Burials Within Past Societies
  • Presentation: Discerning Patterns of Intentional and Unintentional Movement of Human Bones in Maya Caves
  • Date: Friday, April 8 at 8-10 am
  • Forum: Presenting the Ancient Mayan in 3D
  • Date: Friday, April 8 at 1-3 pm

Campus Archaeology and MSU Anthropology at SAA 2014

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Next week from Thursday, April 24 to Sunday, April 27, the Society for American Archaeology will be occurring in Austin, TX. There is going to be great representation of members of Campus Archaeology and the MSU Anthropology department.

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

We also have numerous presentations, sessions and forums led by members of the MSU Anthropology program. Check out all the presentations below, in alphabetical order of presenter. Session number for program reference is 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