The 63rd Annual Meeting is Just Around the Corner
By the time you read this you may already have in hand the preliminary
program for the Seattle meeting, which mailed in late December. Nevertheless,
here are some highlights:
- Opening Session: "Pacific Northwest Archaeology in the 1990s: A
Regional Overview" is the topic. As always, this officially opens the meeting
on Wednesday night.
- Plenary Session: You've been seeing a lot about global warming lately,
and that subject figures in this session as well. It deals with the vital role
archaeology plays in understanding the long-term consequence of human systems
in ecosystem development modification.
- Public Session: For the first time the public session moves out of the
general meeting area. This year the session finds a museum venue--at the Museum
of Flight--and covers a topic sure to please a public audience, as well as
archaeologists of many ilks: underwater archaeology. The theme is "What Lies
beyond the Shore? Underwater Archaeology of Prehistoric and World War II Sites"
and features speakers from the National Park Service and Florida State
- COSWA Roundtable Breakfast: COSWA for the first time is planning a
continental breakfast instead of the traditional luncheon so you can squeeze
even more events into your schedule.
- Be sure to stop by the SAA Exhibit Hall where, among the more than 60
booths, you'll find the Silent Auction sponsored by the Native American
- Thematic Roundtable Luncheons: Two luncheons (Thursday and Friday) are
planned, and, thanks to our generous sponsors, the cost of these has been
reduced to $7.10 per lunch.
SAA thanks the following for their generous support: American University,
Department of Anthropology; Archaeology Wing Faculty, Harvard University;
Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University; Department of
Anthropology, Penn State University; Department of Anthropology, University of
Arizona; Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon; Department of
Anthropology, University of South Carolina; Department of Anthropology and
Sociology, University of British Columbia; Foundation for the Advancement of
Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI); Gray & Pape, Inc.; National Park
Service; School of American Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Simon Fraser
University, Department of Archaeology; Southeast Archeological Center, National
Park Service; University of Toronto, Department of Anthropology; University of
Utah Press; University of Washington, Anthropology Department; Washington State
University, Department of Anthroplogy; and Washington University (St. Louis).
This is just a sampling of what lies ahead. Do plan to register early to beat
that February 23, 1998, deadline for early registration!