Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SAA Symposium

The Society for American Archaeology has released its preliminary program for the annual meeting to be held in Memphis in April. You can look at a copy here if you are interested.

While reviewing it a few days ago, I saw this symposium that I thought would be of interest to the dog enthusiasts who hang out here.

BEYOND DOMESTICATION: THE
ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE HUMAN/DOG
RELATIONSHIP

Organizers: Angela Perri & Jeremy Koster

Chairs: Jeremy Koster & Angela Perri

Participants: Greger Larson; Chris Widga,
Stacey Lengyel and Michael Wiant; Emmett
Brown; Angela Perri; Vladimir I. Bazaliiskii,
Robert Losey, Mietje Germonpre, Mikhail
Sablin and Sandra Garvie-Lok; Cleia Detry,
João Luís Cardoso, Catarina Ginja,
Catherine Hanni and Ana Elisabete Pires;
Catherine F. West and Torben Rick; Michael
MacKinnon; Pam J. Crabtree; Peter W.
Stahl; Jeremy Koster and Kenneth
Tankersley; Dave Schmitt and Karen Lupo;
Jacqui A. Mulville and Paul Evans

We'll know more about content once the abstracts for these papers are released in another month or so. I'll try to put up a link to the abstracts once that happens.

I'm presenting a paper at the meetings later in the week on some California work we've done that I posted about here last month. I plan on attending this dog symposium.

5 comments:

Chas Clifton said...

Looks like everyone wants to be in on that panel. Will there be media coverage?

Anonymous said...

I'll be looking forward to the abstracts!

BDL

Reid Farmer said...

Will there be media coverage?

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I've never seen media coverage at an SAA meeting

Chas Clifton said...

No science journalists? Too bad.

The one thing that I have discovered is that "expert" dog trainers are even more vicious toward each other than are archaeologists.

Therefore, a panel involving both dogs and archaeology could have the potential for producing enough fallout to make the surrounding area inhabitable for months -- if only a critical mass of dog experts would attend.

Reid Farmer said...

Knowing how nasty archaeologists are to each other that sounds like it could be a toxic situation, Chas.

The only thing is, archaeologists are so lousy at presenting their papers, any dog trainers present would fall asleep from boredom before they could cause any damage