The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is the largest professional association of archaeologists in the world. It is also a CfAS Partner, and many CfAS Associates are members. The Society’s annual meeting will take place in Portland, Oregon, March 29 – April 2, and CfAS is sponsoring several events and presentations during the meeting:
- CfAS Open Meeting—Thursday, March 30th in Willamette 4 from 9:00–10:00 AM—The purpose of the meeting will be to introduce CfAS’ 5-year strategic plan and to answer questions regarding CfAS’ current Request for Information for the upcoming design workshop on governance and sustainability.
- To Have and to Have Not: A Progress Report on the Global Dynamics of Wealth Inequality (GINI) Project (Session 142)—Friday, March 31st, Room C122, 1:00—4:45 PM—The GINI Project, sponsored by the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis, managed through the Center for Collaborative Synthesis, and funded by NSF, is a coalition of researchers investigating the dynamics of wealth inequality in a rigorous and repeatable way, making comparisons across regions and through time to isolate factors associated with variable levels of wealth difference.
- CfAS Get Together—Friday, March 31st after the GINI session—We are planning an informal get together for CfAS Partners, Associates, and those interested in learning more about CfAS. The gathering will be at Pacific Standard, 100 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. (971) 346-2992. We will gather following the conclusion of the SAA business meeting, around 7pm. Pacific Standard is a 10-minute walk from the Convention Center.
- Modeling a Collaborative Archaeological Synthesis of Human Migration for a Long-Term Global Perspective (CfAS Human Migration Group)—Saturday, April 1, Room A103 & A104, 2:30pm, in Session 217, entitled, “Seeing Migrant and Diaspora Communities Archaeologically: Beyond the Cultural Fixity/Fluidity Binary”—Since September 2019, a group of scholars funded by the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis have met regularly, in-person and online, to model a collaborative archaeological synthesis of human migration for a long-term, global perspective.
In addition, CfAS Associates will be giving many presentations on their work. Below is a list of presentations submitted by Associates. We hope many of you will check them out!
Bamforth, D. B., “Warrior Art, Osteological Evidence of Violence, and Colonial-Era Changes in Warfare and Male Status on the Western Great Plains. 24: BEYOND “BARBARIANS: DIMENSIONS OF MILITARY ORGANIZATION AT THE BLEEDING EDGE OF THE PREMODERN STATE, Thursday, 10:45am, C123.
KC Carlson and D. Bamforth, How Many People Occupied 25BD1 at AD 1300? 184: PEOPLING THE PAST: CRITICALLY EVALUATING SETTLEMENT AND REGIONAL POPULATION ESTIMATES WITH NEW
METHODS AND DEMOGRAPHIC MODELING, Saturday, 10:30am, C122.
CfAS Migration Collective, Modelling a collaborative archaeological synthesis of human migration for a long-term, global perspective. 217: SEEING MIGRANT AND DIASPORA COMMUNITIES ARCHAEOLOGICALLY: BEYOND THE CULTURAL FIXITY /FLUIDITY BINARY, Saturday, 2:30pm, A103 & A104.
Cooper, Z., Ortman, S., Artifact Density and Population Density in Bronze Age China. 184: PEOPLING THE PAST: CRITICALLY EVALUATING SETTLEMENT AND REGIONAL POPULATION ESTIMATES WITH NEW METHODS AND DEMOGRAPHIC MODELING, Saturday, 10:45am, C122.
Duke, D., Stueber, D., Haskett: What Is It, When Is It, Where Is It? 89: Late Pleistocene Stemmed Points across North America: Continental Questions and Regional Concerns, Friday, 8:15am, A105.
Heilen, M,, and Manney, S., Refining Archaeological Data Collection and Management. 142: THE IMPORTANCE OF ETHICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, Friday, 1:00pm, Exhibit Hall A.
Kandel, A. W., Gasparyan, B., Bruch, A. A., ter Schure, A. T.M., Boessenkool, S., Sedimentary Ancient DNA Metabarcoding for the Recognition of Human Plant Use at Aghitu-3 Cave, Armenia. 56: PLEISTOCENE LANDSCAPES AND HOMININ BEHAVIOR IN THE ARMENIAN HIGHLANDS, Thursday, 3:00pm, C120 & C121.
Smith, M. E., Urban Life in the Distant Past, 26: poster session, Architecture and urban archaeology. Thursday, 10:00am, Exhibit Hall A.
Rockman, M., Climate Change Has a History and Landscape Learning Is One of Its Storytellers, 96: ARCHAEOLOGY AND LANDSCAPE LEARNING FOR A CLIMATE-CHANGING WORLD. Friday, 9:00am, B118-B119.
Szuter, C., Discussant,195: Forum–What Are the Prospects and Implications for Open Access Publications and the SAA? Saturday, 1:00pm, Ballroom 201.