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March 15, 1998
is 1,866,603 days since
the Maya zero date

April 8-11, 1998
1998 Society for California Archaeology Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Islandia Hotel in San Diego (800) 233-1234. Symposia and workshops will explore diverse subjects including archaeological education and public outreach, Native American issues, Late Holocene cultures on the California coast, industrial archaeology, zooarchaeology, and southern California desert prehistory. For information, contact Michael Sampson, California State Parks, 8885 Rio San Diego Dr., Suite 270, San Diego, CA 92108, (619) 220-5323, email msampson@parks.ca.gov.

April 15-18, 1998
The 21st Annual Meeting of the Society of Ethnobiology will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno. For information, please contact Catherine Fowler, Departmentof Anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, (702) 784-4686, email csfowler@scs.unr.edu.

April 16-18, 1998
The 51st Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference will be held in Missoula, Mont. For information, please contact Thomas Foor, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 59812, fax (406) 243-4918, email tafoor@selway.umt.edu, web http://taylor.anthro.umt.edu/anthclub/nwconf/nwhome.htm.

April 17-18, 1998
SIU/CAI 15th Annual Visiting Scholar's Conference will be held at Carbondale, Ill. The theme is "Perishable Material Culture in Archaeological Research." Deadline for abstracts is December 31, 1997. For more information, see http://www.siu.edu/~cai, or contact Penelope Drooker, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Faner 3479, Mailcode 4527, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4527, (618) 453-5032, fax (618) 453-3253, email pdrooker@siu.edu.

April 22-26, 1998
The CINARCHEA Internationales Archaologie-Film-Festival presents its biennial festival and scholarly conference on recent films about archaeology in Kiel, Germany. It will focus on recent international productions, previous international prize winners, notable older productions, and experimental archaeology. The third festival will include a section of "archaeology of the cinema," with the reconstruction of a G. W. Pabst film. The 1998 conference (April 22, 23) will deal with new media and archaeology. For more information, please contact Kurt Denzer, Director, Kiel CINARCHEA, Breiter Weg 10, D-24105 Kiel, Germany, (+49-431) 579-4941 or 4943, fax (49-431) 579-4940.

May 1-3, 1998
82nd Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association will be held at Bonnie Castle Resort Hotel, Alexandria Bay, New York. The conference theme is St. Lawrence River archaeology. Although the modern U.S.-Canadian border did not exist in prehistory, its presence has nonetheless had a significant impact on the way we interpret the culture history of the valley. It raises the question whether the cultural complexes we use are really objective constructs, or whether they are more influenced by the border and the limits that it places on research. For additional information, contact Tim Abel, Program Chair, at P.O. Box 81, Philadelphia, NY 13673, (315) 642-0202, email abeltj@northnet.org.

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May 18-22, 1998
Third World Congress on Mummy Studies will be held in Arica, Chile. The congress hopes to create an agreeable atmosphere for multidisciplinary discussion between bioanthropologists, archaeologists, ethnohistorians, cultural anthropologists, physicians, and geneticists, focusing on such topics as conservation, scientific methodologies, paleopathology, archaeology, mummification practices, and mortuary rituals. For information, please contact Calogero M. Santoro, Third World Congress of Mummy Research, Departamento de Arqueología y Museología, Universidad de Tarapacá, Casilla 6-D, Arica, Chile, (+56-58) 20-5551/5553, (fax) (+56-58) 20-5552, email csantoro@vitor.faci.uta.cl.

June 1-7, 1998
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is devoting the greater part of its 26th Annual Meeting to the topic of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The meeting will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va., bringing together a broad audience of conservators, museum professionals, and organizations providing disaster response services. The meeting will address repeated inquiries to the conservation profession with a wide range of up-to-date information about how to better respond to disasters in order to protect cultural material. Workshops will be offered on the topics of fire suppression and detection systems, salvage of cultural material from a staged real fire, how to perform triage on cultural material, and an on-site drill at a museum. For additional information, please contact the AIC office, 1717 K St. N.W., Suite 301, Washington, D.C. 20006, (202) 452-9545, fax (202) 452-9328, email infoaic@aol.com, web http://palimpsest.standford.edu/aic/.

June 16-20, 1998

The II biennial festival of AGON, International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean Area, will be held in Rethymno, Crete, focusing on films of 40 minutes or less about Mediterranean archaeology from prehistory to modern times, folk art, and other popular Mediterranean cultural traditions, completed after January 1994. Award-winners are screened at additional locations in off-years. For information, contact Maria Palatou or Dimitria Savidis, c/o Archaiologia ke Technes, 4a Karytsi Square, 102 37 Athens, Greece, (+301) 33-12-990, fax (+301) 33-12-991.

July 12-18, 1998
XXV Mesa Redonda de la Sociedad Mexicana de Antropología (Roundtable of the Mexican Society for Anthropology) will be held in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. For additional information, please contact Patricio Dávila or Diana Zaragoza, (+525) 291-22-22, fax (+525) 291-22-59, email ccuvic@mpsnet.com.mx.

July 20-24, 1998
XII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala will be held in the Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología. Those wishing to participate are invited to submit abstracts by February 13, 1998, to Dora de González, Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Edificio 5, La Aurora Zona 13, Guatemala, Central America.

August 2-8, 1998
IV Congreso Internacional de Mayistas will be held in Antigua, Guatemala, having as its theme "Maya Identity." Proposals for roundtables, symposia, and talks will be accepted until January 30, 1998. Material is to be sent to Ana Luisa Izquierdo, Centro de Estudios Mayas, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, Circuito Mario de la Cueva s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, 05410, México D.F., (+525) 622-7490, fax (+525) 665-7874 or 622-7496, email cem@servidor.unam.mx.

September 5-7, 1998
15th Biennial Meeting of the American Quaternary Association (AMQUA) will be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. For additional information, contact Socorro Lozano Garcia, Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, Apartado Postal 70-296, 04510, México D.F., fax (+525) 550-6644.

October 1-4, 1988
10th Mogollon Archaeology Conference will be hosted by Western New Mexico University Museum in Silver City, N.M. The deadline for abstract submission is September 1, 1998. For additional information, please contact Cynthia Ann Bettison, conference organizer and program chair, Western New Mexico University Museum, P.O. Box 680, Silver City, N.M. 88061, (505) 538-6386, email bettisonc@iron.wnmu.edu.

October 4-10, 1998
El V Congreso de las Asociación Latinoamericana de Antropología Biológica y el VI Simposio de Antropología Física "Luis Montane" will be hosted by the Sociedad Cubana de Antropología Biológica, the Museo Antropológico Montane, and the Catedra de Antropología from the Universidad de La Habana, Cuba. For more information, contact Antonio J. Martinez Fuentes, Secretario, Asociación Latinoamericana de Antropología Biológica, Museo Antropológico Montane, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de La Habana, Calle 25 #455, entre J e I. Vedado, Ciudad Habana 10400, Cuba, (+537) 32-9000/79-3488, fax (+537) 32-1321/33-5774, email montane@comuh.uh.cu.

October 6-10, 1998
VIIIth annual Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico festival will award the third biennial Paolo Orsi prize for films produced after 1993 focusing on the Mediterranean as a cultural crossroads and cross-continental bond from prehistory to the Middle Ages. Foradditional information, please contact Dario Di Blasi, Artistic Director, Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico, Rovereto Museo Civico, Largo S. Caterina 43, 38068 Rovereto (TN), Italy, (+39-464) 439-055, fax (+39-464) 439-487, email dariodiblasi@museocivico.rovereto.tn.it, web http://www.museocivico.rovereto.tn.it.

October 9-10, 1998
5th Gender and Archaeology Conference, "From the Ground Up: Beyond Gender Theory in Archaeology," will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Please send abstracts of 200 words or less by April 15, 1998, to Bettina Arnold, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413 Bolton Hall, Milwaukee, WI 53201, email barnold@csd.uwm.edu or to Nancy Wicker, nancy.wicker@mankato.msus.edu. Conference abstracts will be available at the following website http://www.uwm.edu/~barnold/.

October 14-17, 1998
56th Annual Meeting of the Plains Anthropological Conference will be held at the Radisson Inn, Bismarck, N.D. For more information, please contact Fern Swenson, State Historical Society of North Dakota, 612 E. Blvd. Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505, (701) 328-3675, email ccmail.fswenson@ranch.state.nd.us.

October 21-24, 1998
The 11th Navajo Studies Conference will be held in Window Rock, Ariz. The conference will be held in the new Navajo Nation Museum, Library, and Visitor's Center, with the theme Diné be'iina' bindii'a (The Roots of Navajo Life). Deadline for submission of abstracts if May 1, 1998. For registration package and other information, please contact Conference Secretary at NNHPD-Roads, P.O. Box 6028, Shiprock, NM 87420, (505) 368-1067. Information may also be obtained by visiting our web site at http://www.cia-g.com/~roadprog/navstudy.html.

November 2-8, 1998
IV Jornadas de Arquelogía de la Patagonia will be held at Río Gallegos. The deadline for abstracts is September 30, 1998. For information, contact IV Jornadas de Arquelogía de la Patagonia, INAPL, 3 de Febrero 1370 (1426), Buenos Aires, Argentina, (+541) 783-6554, fax (+542) 783-3371, email rafa@bibapl.edu.ar.

November 11-14, 1998
The 55th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Greenville, S.C. For more information contact Ken Sassaman, SRARP, P.O. Box 600, New Ellenton, SC 29809, (803) 725-1130, email sassamank@garnet.cla.sc.edu.

November 12-15, 1998
The 31st Annual Chacmool Conference will be held at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with the theme "On Being First: Cultural Innovation and Environmental Consequences of First Peoplings." The deadline for sessions abstracts was March 1, 1998; the deadline for paper abstracts is April 1, 1998. For further information, contact 1998 Conference Committee, Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Calgary AB T1N 2N4, Canada, fax 2820-9567, email: nicholls@acs.ucalgary.ca.

November 14-16, 1998
The biennial festival International du Film Archeologique, in Brussels, Belgium, will focus on recent production about art and archaeology with an emphasis on good cinematography. For additional information, please contact Didier Dehon, President, Francoise Fontaine, Secretary, or Serge Lemaitre, Organizing Committee Member, Brussels Asbl Kineon, Chausee de la Hulpe 579, B-1170 Brussels, Belgium, tel/fax (+322) 675-9029, emails frederic.andre@skynet.be or motte@kmkg-mrah.be, web http://www.arkham.be/pragma/kineon/index.htm.

November 19-22, 1998
The Inter-Congress Meeting of UISPP Commission for Data Management and Mathematical Methods in Archaeology will be held in Scottsdale, Ariz. For information, please consult our web page http://archaeology.la.asu.edu/uispp, or contact George Cowgill, cowgill@asu.edu, or Keith Kintigh, kintigh@asu.edu, Dept. of Anthropology, P.O. Box 872402, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2402.

January 5-10, 1999
The 1999 Society for Historical Archaeology conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah. The theme is "Crossroads of the West: 19th Century Transportation, Mining, and Commercial Development in the Intermountain West" (including emigrant trails, stagecoach routes, the Pony Express, the Transcontinental Railroad, telegraph lines and highways). Contact Don Southworth, Program Coordinator, or Michael R. Polk, Conference Chair, Sagebrush Consultants, L.L.C., 3670 Quincy Ave., Suite 203, Ogden, UT 84403, email sageb@aol.com, (801) 394-0013, fax (801) 394-0032.

January 10-14, 1999
World Archaeology Congress 4 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme is "Global Archaeology at the Turn of the Millennium." For more information, please contact Carolyn Ackermann, WAC4 Congress Secretariat, P.O. Box 44503, Claremont, 7735, South Africa, +27 (21) 762-8600, fax +27 (21) 762-8606, email wac4@globalconf.co.za, web http://www.globalconf.co.za/wac4.

March 12-13, 1999
The National Council for Preservation Education, in partnership with the National Park Service and Goucher College will hold its second national forum entitled "Multiple Views; Multiple Meanings" at Goucher College, Towson, Md. It will focus on the critical issue of historical integrity, in light of the new disciplines, approaches, and methods being integrated. The conference attempts to bring together persons from a variety of backgrounds to exchange ideas--anthropologists, archaeologists, architects, architectural historians, cultural historians, cultural and historical geographers, folklorists, historians of landscape and landscape architecture, historic preservationists, planners, social historians, and urban historians working in academic institutions, preservation offices, and private practice. For further information, please contact Michael A. Tomlan, Project Director, National Council for Preservation Education, 210 W. Sibley Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 14853, (607) 255-7261, fax (607) 255-1971, email mat4@cornell.edu.


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