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The 2013 Southeastern Archaeologial Conference 70th annual meeting
The 2013 Southeastern Archaeologial Conference 70th annual meeting will take place in Tampa, Florida, from 6-9 November, 2013. Please
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Louisiana Archaeology Month
October 1-31, 2012
Archaeology Month events give an opportunity to find out about archaeological techniques, recent archaeological work in Louisiana, and what they can tell about the people who lived here in the past. This celebration promotes an appreciation of the state's complex and diverse cultures. It also encourages the preservation, protection, and understanding of their legacy. At Archaeology Month events, archaeologists around the state will share results of their research through activities such as guided tours, talks, demonstrations, and special events.
The Center for the Study of the First Americans is hosting the international public conference "Paleoamerican Odyssey", next Fall, October 17-19, 2013, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A. Would you be able to announce this event in your association's newsletter? A brief description follows, and a small advertisement is attached.
The Center for the Study of the First Americans is excited to present three days of public lectures by leaders in the field of first Americans studies (archaeologists, paleoanthropologists, and geneticists) as well as posters and artifact displays. The conference is open to the public and will be held October 17-19, 2013, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Center is excited not only about visiting this gorgeous and historic place, but also reaching a large audience of professionals, avocationals, and members of the public interested in the Ice Age peopling of the New World. So please pass on this message to colleagues, students, and friends.
Lists of speakers, exhibits, and displays, as well as information about the conference banquet and special lodging rates is available here.
For professionals and serious avocationals, there's still time to submit a poster proposal for the conference.TThe deadline is April 1, 2013. If interested, please visit our Call for Posters here. Poster space is limited, so make sure you submit your poster proposal early!
SEAC ANNOUNCES 2013 PUBLIC OUTREACH GRANT CYCLE
The Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC), in order to promote public awareness of archaeology in the Southeast, supports a program of small grants to finance public outreach projects. SEAC will provide an annual grant, not to exceed $2,000 per year, to an applicant through a competitive application process. The competition is open to anyone in or near the traditional boundaries of the southeastern culture area, and all proposals must have some tie to the southeast. For purposes of the grant, southeastern states are defined as: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee; border states are defined as: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Projects proposed for grant funding should promote public awareness of archaeology in the Southeast through any of a variety of educational and outreach activities. Examples of suitable projects might include: teacher workshops, printed material for public consumption, exhibits, workshops for adults or children, Archaeology Week/Month activities, Project Archaeology workshops, Elderhostel programs, archaeology fairs, public field trips, or other public-oriented projects.
The deadline for receipt of submissions is December 1. Grant requirements, a list of past award winners, and a grant application can be found on the SEAC web site here
For further information or questions, contact Mary Kwas, Grant Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 479-575-6549
Keynote Speaker at LAS Banquet, Dr Michael Waters
7 pm, February 25, 2012
Dr Michael Waters is a Professor and director of the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M University. Dr. Waters specializes in Geoarchaeology (the application of the geosciences to archaeological research), Late Quaternary geology, and Paleoindian archaeology and the landscape setting of prehistoric agricultural communities. Dr. Water's keynote address will be:
In Search of the First Americans. this talk will focus on the need to create a new model for the peopling of the Americas. Genetic and archaeological evidence shows that people were in the Americas about 15,000 years ago. Based on evidence from the Debra L. Friedkin site, Texas, Manis site, Washington, and other sites in North America, these early people had biface, blade, bladelet, and osseous (bone) technologies. New evidence shows that Clovis originated south of the continental ice sheets around 13,000 years ago. The Gault site and the Hogeye Clovis cache site. both in Texas, are providing new insights into Clovis origins.
Lithic artifacts from the Pre-Clovis occupation at the Debra L. Friedkin site in central Texas.