Learn more about Native American history by attending one of the many conferences and lectures this weekend that help reveal the ancient civilizations of the Americas:
May 17, 12:00 PM
San Diego Archaeology Center Lecture
“How Did This Get Here? An Examination of Late Prehistoric Obsidian Artifact Distribution and Frequency in San Diego County, California”
Perfect for flint-knapping and beautiful to behold, obsidian is always an exciting find at an archaeological site. However, as an exchange item with at least 80km between its quarry sources and San Diego County, its discovery also provides valuable information about exchange networks during the last period of our local prehistory. This presentation will outline how social organization and settlement patterns can be investigated through the examination of obsidian artifact distribution and frequency.
Nikki Falvey will be completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego in June 2013. She has been a volunteer at the San Diego Archaeological Center since 2007 and at the South American Archaeology Lab at the University of California, San Diego since 2011. Currently, she is an intern with the California State Parks South Service Center.
Bring a lunch and notebook. Drinks will be provided by the Center.
Lunch Time Lectures are free to Center Members or with Center Museum admission.
Annemarie Cox at 760-291-0370 or via email at email@example.com.
San Diego Archaeological Center
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road
May 18, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
The South American Archaeology Seminar, co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Americas, SAS, University of London, Beta Analytical Ltd., and the UCL Institute of Archaeology, will be held on 18 May.
Seminar organiser: Bill Sillar
10.00am – Coffee / Registration
• 10.30: Melissa Goodman Elgar (Washington State University) Public architecture and social change in early villlages: A geoarchaeologist’s consideration of the Bolivian Formative
• 11.10: Christine A. Hastorf (University of California, Berkeley) Cultural exchange, choice and selection in chilli use on the coast of Peru
• 11.50: Marisa Lazzari (Exeter University), Lucas Pereyra Domingorena (CONICET and Museo Etnográfico ‘Juan B. Ambrosetti’, Universidad de Buenos Aires) A social landscape without a centre: the circulation of artefacts, materials and skills in ancient NW Argentina during the first millennium AD
• 1.30: Erell Hubert (University of Cambridge) Moche colonial identity in the Santa valley, north coast of Peru
• 2.10: Peter Eeckhout (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) Architectural and Political Dynamics at Pachacamac
• 3.30: Tiago Hermenegildo (University of Cambridge), Heiko Prümers (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Bonn, Germany), Eduardo Góes Neves (Universidade de São Paulo), Vera Guapindaia (Museu Paraense Emíilio Göeldi, Belém, Brasil) and Tamsin O’Connell (McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge). A Stable Isotopes Approach to Resource Management and Dietary Patterns in the South American Tropical Lowlands
• 4.10: Jennifer Watling (Exeter University), Jose Iriarte, Denise Schaan, Francis Mayle, Alceu Ranzi. Investigations into the environmental impact of the pre-Columbian geoglyph builders of western Amazonia
Please e-mail Bill Sillar to reserve a place at the seminar. Participants will be asked to make a contribution of £7.50 towards the cost of coffee, tea, lunch & administration on the day.
Institute of Archaeology
University College of London
May 18, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Society for Georgia Archaeology Spring Meeting
“Digging and Diving into the Past: Celebrating 20 Years of Georgia Archaeology Awareness”
Presentations and Tours
Lunch* & travel/transition to Ocmulgee National Monument, located at 1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217
(*boxed lunch will be available; must pre-register)
Tour with Dan Bigman, on the “Plateaus”
Presentations: “Ocmulgee Archaeology: The Past 25 Years”
Tour on your own/Museum
Feel free to walk around the newly renovated NPS Museum or visit Dunlap Hill (with the Mississippian period Dunlap Mound and the Historic Dunlap House) to the north of the Museum
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame,
301 Cherry Street,
May 18, 2:00 PM
El Paso Archaeological Society Lecture
“Archaeological Investigations in the Cottonwood Spring Site in South Central New Mexico”
Meade F. Kemrer, PhD., is a research collaborator with the Jornada Experimental Range. Over the past five years he has worked in the Cottonwood Spring Site, the largest prehistoric site known in south central New Mexico. His work involves mapping and collecting other data. This lecture will describe the contents of this unique site including four villages dating to A.D. 900-1400, numerous rock art images, and the defensive system. He’ll also discuss environmental studies and unmanned aerial vehicle remote sensing at Cottonwood.
El Paso Museum of Archaeology
The one-story reddish-brown color building on the north side of Transmountain Road, adjacent to the National Border Patrol Museum. The two museums are the only buildings on the north side of Transmountain Road, west of Highway 54, surrounded by the Castner Range open space.
May 19, 2:00 PM
“Migration Route from Mesa Verde to Present Day Santa Ana and History of Metallurgy and Smelting
At Coronado State Monument”
Walter Cristobal and Julian Garcia, members of the Santa Ana Pueblo Tribal Preservation Office
Lecture at Coronado State Monument
Courtesy Mike Ruggeri