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January 15, 1996
is 1,865,813 days since
the Maya zero date

February 24 - 25, 1996
WORKSHOPS IN ARCHAEOMETRY
will be held at the 7th Annual International Conference at the University of Buffalo. For more information, contact Patrick S. Miller, psmiller@buffalo.edu, or Ezra Zubrow (716) 645-2511.

March 27 - 30, 1996
THE 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE SOCIETY OF ETHNOBIOLOGY
will be held at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. For information, contact Jan Timbrook, Department of Anthropology, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93105, (805) 682-4711 ext. 307, fax (805) 569-3170.

March 27 - 30, 1996
THE INTER-AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM ON AUTHENTICITY IN THE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
will be held in San Antonio, Tex. Specialists from all over the Americas will convene to discuss what the topic means in the cultural context of this hemisphere and its implications on the management of our cultural heritage. Working languages for the symposium will be English and Spanish, and simultaneous translation will be provided for all plenary sessions as well as for all discussion groups and associated events. Special rates will be available to all event registrants at the Saint Anthony Hotel. Additional information can be obtained from Inter-American Symposium, US/ICOMOS, 1600 H St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006, (202) 842-1866, fax (202) 842-1861.

March 29 - 30, 1996
MATERIAL SYMBOLS: CULTURE AND ECONOMY IN PREHISTORY
, the Annual Visiting Scholar's Conference, will be held at Southern Ilinois University. Presentations will include theoretical discussions and archaeological case studies, focus on relationships between economic and political behavior and symbolisms of status and prestige, gender, ritual and cosmology, and ethnicity. For more information, contact John Robb, CAI, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4527, (618) 453-5057, fax (618) 453-3253, email jrobb@siu.edu.

April 10 - 14, 1996
THE 61ST ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY
will be held at the Marriott Hotel in New Orleans, La.

April 15, 1996
HISTORY AND PREHISTORY OF CERAMIC KILNS SYMPOSIUM will be held in Indianapolis, at the annual meeting of the American Ceramic Society, sponsored by the Committee on Ceramic History. The focus will be on kiln and kiln-firing technologies across a wide cultural area and span of time. For further information, contact Prudence M. Rice, Department of Anthropology, Mailcode 4502, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, or W. David Kingery, MSE-338E Mines Building, No. 12, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721.

May 1 - 5, 1996
THE 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CANADIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
will be held at the Delta Barrington Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The theme will be Communication, including the dissemination of knowledge to the public and the development of collaborative programs with the communities we serve. Papers will be scheduled for May 2-4, with special events and workshops May 1 and 5. For further information, contact Stephen Davis, Conference Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 3C3, (902) 420-5631, or Rob Ferguson, Program Coordinator, Parks Canada, Historic Properties, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 1S9, (902) 426-9509, email rob_ferguson@pch.gc.ca.

May 20 - 22, 1996
THE AMERICAN QUATERNARY ASSOCIATION (AMQUA) 14TH BIENNIAL MEETING
will be held in Flagstaff, Ariz. For more information, contact Jim I. Mead, Department of Geology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4099, fax (520) 523-9220, email jim@vishnu.glg.nau.edu.

May 20 - 24, 1996
THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ARCHAEOMETRY
will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For further information, contact Sarah Wisseman, ATAM Program, University of Illinois, 116 Observatory, 901 S. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, (217) 333-6629, fax (217) 244-0466, email wisarc@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu.

May 24 - 26, 1996
THE 3RD EASTERN STATES ROCK ART CONFERENCE
will be held at the University of Maine at Machias. The conference will include participants from eastern and central United States and from Canada. Guided tours of prehistoric Algonkian petroglyph sites on Machias Bay are planned for Friday afternoon, May 24, and for Sunday morning, May 26. Saturday, May 25, will be given to presentations on rock art research with informal meetings and discussions Friday and Saturday evenings. For further information, contact Mark Hedden, Maine Historic Preservation Commission, 55 Capitol St., Augusta, ME 04333.

June 5 - 7, 1996
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND THE PHOEBE A. HEARST MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UC-BERKELEY, ARE SPONSORING A CONFERENCE
to provide a forum for non-federal and federal participants to address major issues related to the long-term management of federally associated collections. The goals of the conference are to foster communication and cooperation, build new strategies of action, create new and revive old partnerships, and improve technical expertise related to managing federally associated collections of all kinds. For more information, send your name, address, institutional affiliation, phone number, FAX number, and e-mail address to Fritz Stern, University of California, Berkeley, Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall #3712, Berkeley, CA 94720-3712, fax (510) 642-6271, email fstern@uclink3.berkeley.edu.

June 12 - 15, 1996
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC AND ARTISTIC WORKS
will address the topic of "Collaboration in the Visual Arts" in its general session. For information, contact Jay Krueger, AIC vice-president and program chair, National Gallery of Art, DCL, 6th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005, (202) 452-9545, fax (202) 452-9545.

August 3 - 9, 1996
THE CULTURAL ASPECTS OF ASTRONOMY: AN INTERSECTION OF DISCIPLINES
, an international meeting to study the importance of astronomical phenomena in human culture, will be held at St. John's College in Santa Fe, N.M. This will be the fifth in a series of triennial "Oxford Conferences in Archaeoastronomy" that have focused on the role that astronomical phenomena have played in human societies. "Oxford V" will serve as a meeting place for those working in a number of disciplines who share a common interest in the reaction of traditional societies of the past and present to these phenomena. For further information, http://www.phys.unm.edu/~zeilik/oxfordV, or from Rolf Sinclair, Program Director for Special Programs, Division of Physics, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, (703) 306-1809, fax (703) 306-0566, email rsinclai@nsf.gov.

August 4 - 11, 1996
THE XXIV MEETING OF THE MEXICAN SOCIETY OF ANTHROPOLOGY
will be held in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. The theme will be "Anthropology and History of Western Mexico." For more information, contact Linda Manzanilla at Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM-Cd. Universitaria, 04510 México D.F., fax (52-5) 622-96-51, email lmanza@servidor.unam.mx.

September 8 - 14, 1996
THE XIII INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE UNION OF PREHISTORIC AND PROTOHISTORIC SCIENCES
will take place in Forlì, Italy. For more information, please contact Sarah Milliken, c/o Segreteria XIII Congresso U.I.S.P.P., Via Marchesi, 1, 47100 Forlì, Italy, fax 39-543-35805.


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