International Archaeology Day Symposium: “Perspectives on the Past”

Sponsored by University of Miami

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami (Coral Gables Campus)
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33124
United States

In honor of International Archaeology Day, the University of Miami’s Department of Anthropology will be hosting its second annual Archaeology Day Symposium on October 19th, 2013, a public event entitled “Perspectives on the Past.” This event will feature lectures on archaeology and heritage issues by members of Florida’s diverse archaeological community.

At the moment, the day’s speakers and lectures are:

Traci Ardren (Department of Anthropology, University of Miami)- Plant fiber technology and Classic Maya trade at the ancient city of Chunchucmil

Karen Brunso and Matthew Fenno (Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Seminole Tribe of Florida)- Camp life: Recording historic camps as heritage

Bob Carr (Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc.)- Digging Miami: Three Thousand Years of Human Activities at the Mouth of the Miami River

Pamela Geller (Department of Anthropology, University of Miami)- Warrior Women: A biohistorical look at gender variance in the nineteenth century

Monica Faraldo and Linda Taylor (Department of Anthropology, University of Miami)- Of Supper and Salvors: Excavations at Audubon House (site 8MO220), Key West, FL

David Graf (Department of Religious Studies, University of Miami)- Edge of Empire: Artifacts of Roman Rule from Arabia

Jon Krigbaum (Department of Anthropology, University of Florida)- Isotopic evidence for hunter-gatherer paleodiet in tropical Southeast Asia

Steve Nash (Department of Anthropology, Denver Museum of Nature and Science)- Time, Trees, and Prehistory: Tree-Ring Dating at Mesa Verde National Park and Beyond

William Pestle (Department of Anthropology, University of Miami)- West Side Story: Preliminary results of the Proyecto Arqueólogico Regional de Añasco, Puerto Rico

Ali Pourmand/Arash Sharifi (Department of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, University of Miami)- Climate, the hand that rocks Mesopotamia

Jeff Ransom (Office of Historic Preservation, Miami-Dade County)- TBD

J. Marla Toyne (Department of Anthropology, University of Central Florida)- Tombs with a view: Using vertical archaeology to explore prehispanic cliff tombs in Chachapoyas, Peru

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided, and the relaxed atmosphere will provide a fantastic opportunity to (re)connect with your Floridian archaeology compatriots. 

 

 

Website: http://www.as.miami.edu/ArchaeologyDay/

Contact:
William Pestle
w.pestle@miami.edu
305-284-3761

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