TU Anthropology represented at the SAAs in Austin

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Anthro students and faculty present at SAA conference

Five TU anthropology students and three anthropology faculty members are attending and participating in the Society of American Anthropologists Conference in Austin, Texas this week.  This is one of the major associations for archaeologists and features presentations from many renowned professors, professionals and students. 

This is the presentation schedule for the TU students and faculty:

Friday Morning, April 25

SYMPOSIUM - CURRENT RESEARCH WITHIN THE CASAS GRANDES WORLD

8:00am Dolores Dávalos Navarro and Marco Antonio Martínez Galicia (incoming TU graduate student)—Today’s understanding of Casas Grandes’ architectural variety

10:00am Michael Whalen—Ceramic Development in the Casas Grandes world

GENERAL SESSION - CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

11:45 Colleen Bell and James Holt—Is Digging Archaic? CRM’s Misuse of Academic Methodology

GENERAL SESSION - MESOAMERICAN FIGURINES

11:30 Jennifer Pirtle—Gender, Age, and Status in Ancient West Mexican Figurines through the Lens of Body Modification

Friday Afternoon, April 25

SYMPOSIUM - CURRENT RESEARCH IN EVOLUTIONARY ARCHAEOLOGY

1:00 Briggs Buchanan, Mark Collard and Michael O'Brien—Point type diversification:  a quantitative test of competing hypotheses

2:30 Mark Collard, Briggs Buchanan, Michael O'Brien and Jonathan Scholnick—Risk, mobility, or population size? Drivers of technological richness among contact-period western North American hunter-gatherers

SYMPOSIUM - RE-CONNECTING MUSEUM-BASED AND FIELD RESEARCH ON THE WEST MEXICAN SHAFT TOMB FIGURES

2:45 Robert Pickering—Results of external and internal examinations of the human figures from shaft tombs

Saturday Morning, April 26

POSTER SESSION - NORTH AMERICAN PLAINS

265-f   Veronica Mraz—Across the Landscape: An Examination of Environmental and Cultural Changes through Analysis of Late Prehistoric Lithic Assemblages from north-central Oklahoma

For more information see The Society for American Archaeology

Contact:
Kim Ivey
918-631-2348
kim-ivey@utulsa.edu