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December 1­5, 1999
An international Wetlands Archaeology Conference (WARP) will be held in Gainesville, Florida, with the theme, "The Significance of the Survival of Organic Materials from Archaeological Contexts." Emphasis will be on new sites, comparison of wet/dry/frozen sites and materials, preservation techniques, and the responsibility of government and developers to protect the heritage component of wetlands. On Friday, December 3, there will be an all-day field trip to several Florida springs and wetland sites. For more information, contact Barbara A. Purdy, 1519 NW 25th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32605, email: bpurdy@ufl.edu.

January 14­15, 2000
The Southwest Symposium 2000 will be held at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Four half-day sessions and poster presentations will explore the theme, "At the Millennium: Change and Challenge in the Greater Southwest." For further information, contact Sarah Schlanger, New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 27115, Santa Fe, NM 87502-7115, tel: (505) 438-7454, email: sschlang@nm.blm.gov.

February 26­17, 2000
The 28th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory will be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The deadline for abstracts is January 31, 2000. For information, contact Richard Sutter, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499, tel: (219) 481-667, fax: (219) 481-6985, email: SutterR@ipfw.edu, Web: www.ipfw.edu/cm1/sutterr/web/midwest/default.html.

March 3­4, 2000
The 17th Annual CAI Visiting Scholar Conference will be held at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The conference will explore theoretical and methodological issues relating to social power and power relations. For program and registration information, contact Maria O'Donovan, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Faner 3479, Mailcode 4527, Carbondale, IL 62901-4527, email: modonova@siu.edu, Web: www.siu.edu/~cai/vs.htm.

March 17­18, 2000
The 18th Symposium on Ohio Valley Urban and Historical Archaeology will be held at Shakertown at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. For more information, contact Kit W. Wesler, Wickliffe Mounds Research Center, P.O. Box 155, Wickliffe, KY 42087, tel: (270) 335-3681, email: kit.wesler@murraystate.edu.

April 5­9, 2000
The 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia. For information, contact SAA Headquarters, 900 Second St. NE #12, Washington, DC 20002, tel: (202) 789-8200, email: meetings@saa.org, Web: www.saa.org.

April 6­8, 2000
The international Clark Conference will address the issues raised when the art of several areas of the world is brought together, as in a museum, a university course, a book, a theory, a library, or a database. Clark Conferences annually strive to convene a group of major scholars from around the world to explore and debate a vital topic raised by the study, presentation, and explanation of art, whether in universities or museums, exhibitions or books. This year's "Compression vs. Expression: Containing and Explaining the World's Art" is organized by John Onians, director of the World Art Research Programme at the University of East Anglia, and consultative chair of Research and Academic Programs, Clark Art Institute. The conference will be held at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. For more information, call the Events Office at (413) 458-2303, ext. 324.

April 12­15, 2000
The 69th Annual Meeting for the American Association of Physical Anthropologists will be held at the Adam's Mark Hotel on the riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. For program information, contact Mark Teaford, Dept. of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 725 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205, tel: (410) 955-7034, fax: (410) 955-4129, email: mteaford@jhmi.edu. For information on local arrangements, contact Sarah Williams-Blangero, Dept. of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, P.O. Box 760549, tel: (210) 258-9434, fax: (210) 670-3317, email: sarah@darwin.sfbr.org.

April 26­29, 2000
The Western Social Science Association Annual Meeting will be held at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, California. The anthropology section seeks papers on all subfields and topics, but interdisciplinary and/or western states focus is encouraged. For information, contact Barbara Lass, Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall, #3712, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 94720-3712, tel: (510) 526-1245 or (510) 642-6843, email lass@uclink4.berkeley.edu.

April 26­29, 2000
The fourth biennial CINARCHEA Internationales Archäologie-Film-Festival will feature films about archaeology made between 1996 and 2000. Screenings will be held at the Stadtgalerie in central Kiel. The program includes recent international productions, previous international prize winners, notable older productions, and films about experimental archaeology. The associated scholarly conference will emphasize underwater archaeology with the theme, "Meer Gedächtnis" (SeasMinding Memory), which will also be illustrated by the exhibition "The Baltic SeaOur Heritage Underwater." A bilingual (German/English) compilation of 1998 symposium papers on "Archaeology and the New Media" is available for DM 20. Entry deadline is December 14, 1999. Contact: Kurt Denzer, Director, CINARCHEA, Breiter Weg 10, D-24105 Kiel, Germany, tel: + (49-431) 57-94-941/942, fax: (49-431) 57-61-94-940, email: agfilm@zentr-verw.uni-kiel.de, Web: www.uni-kiel.de/cinarchea/index.htm.

May 15­19, 2000
The 32nd International Symposium of Archaeometry (Archaeometry 2000) will be held in Mexico City. For information, contact Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM Circuito Exterior s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán 04510 Mexico, D.F., Mexico, fax: + (525) 622-9651 or + (525) 665-2959, email: archaeom@servidor.unam.mx, Web: www.archaeometry.unam.mx.

May 19­21, 2000
The Third National Conference on Women and Historic Preservation will be held at Mount Vernon College, Washington, D.C. It is sponsored by the Preservation Planning and Design Program, University of Washington; the Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service; and the Organization of American Historians; and hosted by the American Studies Department and Historic Preservation Program, George Washington University, and the Women in Power Leadership Program, George Washington University at Mount Vernon College. Proposals for presentations on any aspect of women and historic preservation are invited, particularly those that address the intersections of gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality in the context of historic preservation or which provide an international basis for comparison. Submit proposals for papers, panels, or workshops to Gail Dubrow, Conference Chair, Conference on Women and Historic Preservation, Preservation Planning and Design Program, University of Washington, P.O. Box 355740, Seattle, WA 98195-5740, email: womenpres@hotmail.com, Web: www.caup.washington.edu/WomenPres.

June 5­10, 2000
Screenings of the 3rd AGON International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean Area will be held at the Apollon Theater at 19 Stadiou St. in Athens, Greece. Continuing established traditions, daytime sessions of this biennial festival will focus on films about Mediterranean archaeology from prehistory to modern times. To be eligible, they must run 50 minutes or less and have been completed after January 1, 1996. Documentaries about folk art and other endangered Mediterranean popular traditions will be shown at evening sessions, along with productionsincluding some narrative selectionshighlighting other aspects of Mediterranean culture. Award-winners may be featured at additional screenings in off-years. For information, contact Maria Palatou, Secretary. AGON 2000 c/o Archaiologia ke Technes (Archaeology and Arts), 4a Karitsi Square, 105 61 Athens, Greece, tel/fax: + (30-1) 33-12-991.

July 10­14, 2000
The International Congress of Ameri-canists will hold its 50th meeting in Warsaw, Poland, with the theme, "Praying for Rain: Style and Meaning as a Response to the Environment in Ancient American Art and Architecture." Natural phenomena such as topographic and astronomical features, weather, and flora and fauna composed an ecological web that provided inspiration for ancient American artists and architects. The manipulation and control of natural forces was a major leitmotif of most precontact art styles. This symposium will address art and architecture as the most tangible and enduring manifestation of human reaction to the environment in the Americas, with emphasis on the adversarial aspects of the human/nature relationship. Interdisciplinary papers will incorporate ecological, archaeological, ethnohistorical, and art historical data. Abstracts are due by December 1, 1999, to E. Michael Whit-tington, Curator of Pre-Columbian and African Art, Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC, 28207, tel: (704) 337-2074, fax: (704) 337-2101, email: mwhittington@mintmuseum.org, or Virginia E. Miller, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, University of Illinois, 202A Henry Hall, 935 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-7039, tel: (773) 413-2467, fax: (773) 413-2460, email: vem@uic.edu.

August 7­12, 2000
The Fifth International Conference on Easter Island and the East Pacific will be sponsored by the Easter Island Foundation and hosted by the Hawai'i Preparatory Academy on Hawai'i Island. Papers will focus on Polynesian prehistory, island landscape studies, arts of the Pacific, Polynesian languages and literature, colonization and exploration, paleobotany, and conservation issues. For further information, contact Pacific 2000, Easter Island Foundation, P.O. Box 6774, Los Osos, CA 93412, email: rapanui@compuserve.com.

November 15­19, 2000
The 99th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association will be held at the San Francisco Hilton and Towers, San Francisco, California, with the theme, "The Public Face of Anthropology." The deadline for submissions is April 19, 2000. For submission information, see the January 2000 Anthropology News or contact AAA Meetings, 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 640, Arlington, VA 22203-1620, tel: (703) 528-1902 ext. 2, email: jmeier@aaanet.org.

October 5­7, 2000
The 26th Great Basin Anthropological Conference will be held at the David Eccles Conference Center, Ogden, Utah. The conference Web site www.isu.edu/GBAC can be checked for information on past participants, conference development and, as the time approaches, for conference details. The program chair is Steven Simms, Utah State University, email: ssimms@hass.usu.edu, and local arrangements chair is Brooke Arkush, Weber State University, email: barkush@weber.edu.

November 16, 2000
The CBA/BUFVC Channel 4 Film Awards Ceremony will be held in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle. These biennial awards sponsored by Britain's Channel Four Television are presented by the Council for British Archaeology/British Film & Video Council Working Party to British-made broadcast and non-broadcast productions. Due to a departure from the usual selection process in 1998 in conjunction with the 21st anniversary of the whole British Archaeological Awards program, productions released from 1996 are eligible for the current competition. Prize winners also are screened during the Theoretical Archaeology Group meetings. The entry deadline is June 30, 2000. For information, contact Cathy Grant, Honorary Secretary, Council for British Archaeology/British Universities Film & Video Council Working Party, 77 Wells St., London W1P 3RE, England, tel: + (44-171) 393-1500, fax: + (44-171) 393-1555, email: bufvc@open.ac.uk (with "Attn: Cathy Grant" on the subject line), Web: www.bufvc.ac.uk.

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