Call for collaboration from archaeologists who have collected hackberry endocarps (Celtis occidentalis or other species) at sites. A student is nearing completion of dissertation research investigating stable isotope analysis of the hackberry to indicate paleoclimate data and to provide a detailed look at use of the hackberry as a C-14 dating substrate. The research seeks to incorporate analysis of other archaeological site hackberries into this work. Please contact Hope Jahren at the University of California-Berkeley (Division of Ecosystem Science), 108 Hilgard Hall, UCB, Berkeley, CA 94720, (510) 643-6910, fax (510) 643-5098, or email Hope Jahren.
Call for referees: Public Archaeology Review, the journal of the Center for Archaeology in the Public Interest at Indiana-Purdue University, Indianapolis, has initiated a peer review process. This new journal is devoted to issues of ethics, public education, outreach, stewardship, and other topics of archaeology conducted in the public interest. The journal seeks qualified reviewers for manuscripts and books. Interested candidates may send a current c.v. and indication of areas of expertise to April K. Sievert, Editor, Public Archaeology Review, Department of Anthropology, 425 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202, or email April K. Sievert.
An intensive collection-based course, "Taphonomic and Use-Wear Analysis of Bone," will be taught at the Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, New York, June 5-23, 1995. The instructor, John Tomenchuk, will incorporate analytical techniques he has developed, as well as existing ones that he has refined. This course is intended primarily for graduate-level students and professionals, with enrollment limited to 20. One of its strengths is the Hiscock Site collection, consisting of thousands of complete and fragmentary bones of the Pleistocene and Holocene, derived from one of the richest North American sites of these ages. A broad spectrum of taphonomic processes and events has affected this bone assemblage. Of particular interest is a growing number of Pleistocene bone, antler, and ivory tools that reflect a wide range of functions and activities. Tuition is $750 for applications postmarked before March 19, and $800 for those postmarked later. No applications accepted beyond May 5. A letter of recommendation from academic advisor or professional supervisor is required. For information and application, please contact Richard S. Laub, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211, (716) 896-5200, fax (716) 897-6723.
The Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. announces a Foundation Grant Competition available for studies concerning ancient Mesoamerica. Awards normally range between $1,000 and $5,000, with a maximum award of $10,000. Applications are welcome from scholars in anthropology, archaeology, art history, history, humanities, linguistics, and social sciences, before April 30 and September 30. To receive a brochure detailing policies and requisite qualifications, write to Sandra Noble Bardsley, FAMSI, 268 S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5498, fax (904) 795-1970, or email Sandra Noble Bardsley.
The National Register is beginning to prepare for publication of a bulletin on use of the National Register after a property has been listed. The expected audience includes property owners, preservation organizations, tourism planners, public officials, Main Street managers, cultural resource managers, individual citizens, and others seeking benefits from the recognition of properties through National Register listing. The bulletin will deal with interpretation and will discuss how to help the public understand the stories that historic places have to tell and how to appreciate the importance of these places to maintaining economic health and quality of life in the areas where they are located. Its usefulness will depend on the examples that can be provided of innovative and effective techniques for presenting historic places to the public, new ground-breaking ideas, and creative uses of traditional methods. Included will be examples of particularly effective, high- quality applications of such interpretive media as publications, exhibits, audiovisual programs, walking or driving tours, festivals, and celebrations. The objective is to highlight both new and traditional ways of communicating the history of a place, on site or off site. Please submit examples of programs to Marilyn M. Harper, National Register of Historic Places, P.O. Box 37127, Washington, D.C. 20013- 7127, (202) 343-9546, or email Marilyn M. Harper. Programs should be described briefly, a contact person should be identified, and a return address should be given in the event that additional information is required. A consultant is already working on the bulletin -- immediate input would be appreciated.
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center sponsors an annual field school, four weeks in duration for 40 students, entering ninth grade and up, and would like to exchange information and/or sponsor a conference to share current thinking about precollegiate education. If you are working with high school students in a field school setting, please send the following information: name of program, name of director, address for further communication, institution involved, duration of program, number of years program has been offered, age requirements for students, number of students attending, and number of educators. If you have a written curriculum or outline, please include it also. Respond to Pam Wheat, Director of Education, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 23390 County Rd. K, Cortez, CO 81321, (800) 422-8975 x138.
The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center seeks candidates for the Robert H. Lister Fellowship in Southwestern Archaeology. This fellowship was established in 1993 to commemorate the life and work of the late Robert H. Lister, a noted southwestern researcher, educator, and project leader. The Lister Fellowship is designed to support outstanding graduate students working in southwestern archaeology, and is offered in alternate years. In 1995-1996 the fellowship will provide a stipend of $5,000 in four installments to assist a Ph.D. student whose dissertation project shows promise of making a significant advance in archaeological knowledge of Native American cultures in the American Southwest. Projects based on historic as well as prehistoric archaeology are eligible, as are ethnoarchaeological or paleoenvironmental studies. Applicants must have been admitted to a Ph.D. program at a recognized university in North America and be engaged in dissertation research or writing in the academic years 1995-1996. Presentation of a colloquium at Crow Canyon is required during the fellowship year. The award is not renewable. Fellowship tenure is from September 1, 1995, through August 31, 1996. Application deadline is June 9, 1995, and the award will be announced on or about July 14, 1995. For further information, contact Robert H. Lister Fellowship, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 23390 County Rd. K, Cortez, CO 81321, (303) 565-8975, fax (303) 565-4859.
The Hermitage will host its seventh year of internships in historical archaeology during the summer of 1995. This year, interested students may apply for either five- or two-week sessions. The five-week sessions include Session I: May 28-July 1, and Session II: July 9-August 12, and the two seek sessions include Session A: June 16-July 1, Session B: July 16-29, and Session C: July 30-August 12. Fieldwork will focus on investigations of slave dwelling sites in two different areas of Hermitage property. Interns will participate in all phases of field excavation and laboratory processing of finds, and they will receive room, board, and a stipend. A written application should be sent by April 10, including a summary of education and research experience, and a statement detailing your specific interest in the program. Be sure to indicate if you are applying for the two- or five-week internship, and include a first and second session preference. Applicants must have a letter of recommendation sent under separate cover. Send letters and inquiries to Larry McKee, The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel's Lane., Hermitage, TN 37076. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by May 1.
The National Institute for Conservation of Cultural Property (NIC) serves as a forum for conservation and preservation activities. Through its Increasing Funds for Collections Care Project, NIC sponsors workshops to teach collecting institutions how to use collections care, conservation, and preservation for fund raising. A workshop is scheduled immediately before the American Association of Museums Annual Meeting on May 20, 1995, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel. The workshop will demonstrate how collections care can be an effective tool for raising money and invigorating a fund-raising program. Registration is $100, with discounts offered for Development and Membership members and additional registrations from one institution. For information, call Kristen Overbeck at NIC (202) 625- 1495.
The First Historical Archaeology Conference of the Upper Midwest (and Upper Mississippi Valley) will be inaugurated at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Red Wing, Minn., August 25-26, 1995. The conference will consist of panels of 20-minute papers, each of which will be followed by a 5-minute discussion period. A keynote address and other activities are planned as well. Presenters must agree to submit their papers in written form so that they can be collected into a proceedings volume for distribution to conference attendees and others. Proposals addressing any aspect of historical archaeology in the region are sought. Submit abstracts of 100 to 200 words in hard copy and electronic form on 3.5 inch disk (IBM or Mac) along with a cover letter committing to participation in the conference and proceedings volume. Proposals should be sent by April 15 to Historical Archaeology Conference of the Upper Midwest, c/o John P. McCarthy, Institute for Minnesota Archaeology, 3300 University Ave., S.E., Suite 202, Minneapolis, MN 55414.
The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) Advisory Committee for the Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities requests nominations for the 1995 competition in the field of Classical Studies/Archaeology. Gustave O. Arlt (1895-1986) was the first president of the CGS, former faculty member and dean of the Graduate School at UCLA, and a scholar of German language and literature. In 1971 he established the award that bears his name to provide yearly recognition to a young scholar who has written a book that represents an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the humanities. Nominations must be submitted by the office of the graduate dean or equivalent institutional officer, on a CGS nomination form, by June 1, 1995. The nominator should elaborate in a separate letter on the scholarly contribution made by the nominee's book. There can only be one nominee from each institution. Three copies of the book must accompany a nomination, with the understanding that they will not be returned. To be eligible for competition, the nominee must meet the following criteria: the recipient must have received a doctorate within seven years of the award, and currently be teaching at a North American university; the recipient must have taken the degree at a North American university; the book being considered must have been published within seven years of the award, and must have been written in or translated into English; the book must represent an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the field. The award, made at the time of the CGS Annual Meeting, carries a stipend of $1,000, a certificate, and reasonable travel expenses to attend the annual meeting in Washington, D.C., December 6-9, 1995. Nominations should be sent to Catherine Lafarge, Chair, Advisory Committee for the Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899.
The second edition to a guide for archaeological films is now available. Up-to-date listings, annotation, production, and distribution information for more than 700 films and videos have been compiled, and are very useful for instructional purposes. Available from Kendall/Hunt Publishing, Order Department, 4050 Westmark Dr., Dubuque, IA 52002.
The archaeological video, Indian America: A Gift from the Past, winner of the Cine Golden Eagle, is now available. Using stunning location footage, archival film of the excavations of the Makah whaling village Ozette, interviews, animation, 3 foot high marionettes, and extraordinary artifacts, this 57-minute documentary explores how a 15th- century village became a prize of immeasurable worth to Indians and non- Indians. For the first time on video, the Makah tell a story of what the Ozette discoveries mean to them, and how the possessions of their ancestors and the oral tradition that is their history define who they are today. The video is now available on VHS for SAA members through May 31, 1995. Contact Media Resource Associates, Inc., 3643 Tilden St., N.W., Washington D.C. 20002, (202) 686-4457, fax (202) 362-0110.
A five-day forensic archaeology short course will be held at Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. from May 22-26, 1995. The seminar will expose participants to state-of-the-art techniques employed by forensic anthropologists in the recovery, analysis, and interpretation of human remains from outdoor contexts. For more information, please contact Dennis C. Dirkmaat, Department of Anthropology, Mercyhurst College, Glenwood Hills, Erie, PA 16546, (814) 824-2105, fax (814) 824-2594, or email Dennis C. Dirkmaat.
The Wenner-Gren Foundation announces publication of the second edition of Preserving the Anthropological Record. Complimentary copies are offered to interested scholars and information specialists. The book presents essays on the nature and use of anthropological records, the need for preservation, the issues confronting different subfields, and guidelines for individual anthropologists and associations. This expanded second edition contains six new chapters, including reports on ongoing efforts for preserving the record. To receive a complimentary copy, send a request to the Wenner-Gren Foundation, 220 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10001, (212) 683-5000. Limit one book per order; please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
The Cultural Resource Branch of the Bureau of Reclamation's Phoenix Area Office is exploring the use of CD-ROM as an alternative publishing medium for technical reports. As currently envisioned, CD-ROM would be used in lieu of the traditional printed technical report. The advantages to using CD-ROM as a publishing medium are many; however, there are also some potential disadvantages to using CD-ROM technology. To help make a more informed decision about the applicability of CD-ROM publishing, SAA Bulletin readers are asked to express their thoughts about the concept. A limited number of sample CD-ROM copies of a 1993 research report entitled "Shelltown and the Hind Site, A Study of Two Hohokam Craftsman Communities in Southwestern Arizona," by William S. Marmaduke and Richard J. Martynec are available for review. This report was selected as a test that had to be considered in producing a CD-ROM version. Anyone interested in obtaining a sample CD-ROM version of this report should contact Jon S. Czaplicki, Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office PXAO-150, Phoenix, AZ 85068, (602) 870-6566. All reviewers must return the sample CD after using it and complete a questionnaire about it and the utility of the CD-ROM as a publishing medium.