78th Annual Meeting - Society for American Archaeology

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78th Annual Meeting - Society for American Archaeology

PROGRAM OF THE78TH ANNUAL MEETINGApril 3-7, 2013Honolulu, Hawaii


THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Society for American Archaeology provides aforum for the dissemination of knowledge and discussion. The views expressedat the sessions are solely those of the speakers and the Society does notendorse, approve, or censor them. Descriptions of events and titles are those ofthe organizers, not the Society.Program of the 78th Annual MeetingPublished by theSociety for American Archaeology1111 14th Street NW, Suite 800Washington, D.C. 20005-5622 USATel: +1 202/789-8200Fax: +1 202/789-0284Email: headquarters@saa.orgWWW: http://www.saa.orgCopyright © 2013 Society for American Archaeology. All rights reserved. No partof this publication may be reprinted in any form or by any means without priorpermission from the publisher.


Contents4................Awards Presentation & Annual Business Meeting Agenda5................2013 Award Recipients11...............Maps17...............Meeting Organizers, SAA Board of Directors, & SAA Staff19...............General Information21...............Featured Sessions23...............Summary Schedule27............... A Word about the Sessions28...............Student Day 201329...............Sessions at a Glance37...............Program180.............SAA Awards, Scholarships, & Fellowships188..............Presidents of SAA188..............Annual Meeting Sites190..............Exhibit Map191..............Exhibitor Directory199..............SAA Committees & Task Forces205..............Index of Participants


Awards Presentation & Annual Business Meeting5 PM Call to OrderAPRIL 5, 2013Call for Approval of Minutes of the2013 Annual Business MeetingRemarksPresident W. Fredrick (Fred) LimpReportsTreasurer Alex W. BarkerSecretary Janet E. LevyExecutive Director Tobi A. Brimsek5:30 PM Presentation of AwardsPresidential Recognition AwardsGene Stuart AwardStudent Poster AwardArchaeology Week Poster AwardStudent Paper AwardEthics Bowl TrophyScholarships & FellowshipsDissertation AwardBook AwardsAward for Excellence in Archaeological AnalysisAward for Excellence in Cultural Resource ManagementCrabtree AwardFryxell Award for Interdisciplinary ResearchAward for Excellence in Latin American and CarribeanArchaeologyLifetime Achievement AwardNew BusinessCeremonial ResolutionsTransfer of Presidential OfficeRemarksPresident Jeffrey H. Altschul6:30 PM Adjournment


Program of the 78th Annual Meeting 52013 AWARDSSAA award recipients are selected by individual committees of SAA members—one for each award. The Board of Directors wishes to thank the awardcommittees for their hard work and excellent selections, and to encourage anymembers who have an interest in a particular award to volunteer to serve on afuture committee.PRESIDENTIAL RECOGNITION AWARDRecipient: Diane Gifford-GonzalezThe President of the Society for American Archaeology presents this presidentialaward to Diane Gifford Gonzalez in recognition of her outstanding contributionsto the Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS) program andfor her leadership in the development of a high quality proposal from the SAA toNSAF to obtain funding for the program.PRESIDENTIAL RECOGNITION AWARDRecipients: Susan Kane, Cori Wegener, Tim Melancon, and Serena BellewDuring the multinational Operation Unified Protector, Libya, there was almost nodamage to the country’s extraordinary archaeological sites. The preservation ofthese irreplaceable resources was the direct result of the efforts of a group ofindividuals. Working closely together, they located and organized information onthe sites and provided these to the operations planners. Individuals who playedkey roles were:Susan Kane, as an archaeologist with detailed knowledge of Libya, recognizedher information could be valuable for military planning in terms of site protection.Prof. Kane took the initiative to work with colleagues around the world to puttogether and provide a high quality, comprehensive data set.Cori Wegener was the first serving Monuments Officer since World War II. Hertireless efforts in forming the US Committee of the Blue Shield and inencouraging ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention by the US Senate madepossible the network of professionals used to ensure that the informationprovided by the archaeologists made it to the organizations at Defense and Statewho could use the information wisely.Tim Melancon made sure that the cultural property data made it to the criticaloffices both at US DoD and NATO for operational planning and implementation.Serena Bellew’s work on behalf of cultural property protection in her role as theDeputy Preservation Officer at the US Department of Defense has contributed toa climate where the issue is recognized as a critical component for responsibleoperations in host nation settings.


6 Program of the 78th Annual MeetingPRESIDENTIAL RECOGNITION AWARDRecipient: Melinda A. ZederThe President of the Society for American Archaeology presents this presidentialaward to Mindy Zeder in recognition of her outstanding contributions inorganizing and leading the Society’s and other archaeological organizationspositive response to the National Geographic television show “Diggers” and forher efforts in organizing the 2012 national meetings presidential forum onarchaeology and the press.GENE STUART AWARDRecipient: Julian SmithJulian Smith, an award-winning author and writer for American Archaeology, hasearned the 2013 Gene S. Stuart Award for his responsible and entertainingwriting about the fascinating capabilities and inherent problems associated withvirtual archaeology. “Virtually Recreating the Past” presents an ethicallyresponsible and engaging view on the new methods being utilized in archaeologyand the diverse ways by which both professionals and the public can use andbenefit from the technology. His article describes many different virtual methods,including the use of 3D modeling on traditional sod houses in the Canadianarctic, an interactive educational game based on a Russian fur-trading outpost onthe Northern California coast, and laser scanning of buildings at the Maya site ofCopan. Julian Smith has delivered to the public a well-balanced article detailingthe possibilities and benefits of virtual archaeology that all archaeologists canrespect.DIENJE KENYON FELLOWSHIPRecipient: Shoshana RosenbergFRED PLOG MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIPRecipient: Katherine DunganDOUGLAS KELLOGG FELLOWSHIPRecipient: Craig FertelmesARTHUR C. PARKER SCHOLARSHIP FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL TRAINING FOR NATIVEAMERICANS AND NATIVE HAWAIIANSRecipient: Rebecca Heidenreich (The Navajo Nation)NSF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL TRAINING FOR NATIVE AMERICANS ANDNATIVE HAWAIIANSRecipient: Alyssa Christine Bader (Alaska Native)Recipient: Dylan Ray Jennings (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe)Recipient: Susan MaryLouise Peone (The Colville Confederated Tribe ofIndians)SAA NATIVE AMERICAN UNDERGRADUATE ARCHAEOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPRecipient: Chi R. Woodrich (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe)


Program of the 78th Annual Meeting 7SAA NATIVE AMERICAN GRADUATE ARCHAEOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPRecipient: Davina Two Bears (The Navajo Nation)DISSERTATION AWARDRecipient: Amanda LoganDr. Amanda Logan is the 2013 recipient of the Dissertation Award.This clearlywritten dissertation incorporates archaeological, ethnobotanical, ethnographic,and historical evidence to address change in foodways over the past 1000 yearsin Banda, west-central Ghana. Countering the frequent claim that Africansocieties are in a permanent condition of food deficit, Logan illustrates how theculinary process is indicative of agentive investment at each stage of activity,from farming to cooking to consumption. The "Colombian exchange" broughtmany new foods to West Africa in particular, some of which appear to have beenquite quickly adopted (e.g., tobacco) and others which only became widely usedstaples under conditions of post-slavery economic stress and British colonialpractices of labor management and taxation (e.g., maize). Emphasizing themany stages of decisionmaking in food use, Logan writes eloquently about foodand foodways while incorporating theory from a variety of disciplines to discussthe role of memory, gender dynamics, and migrations in creating new culturecomplexes.BOOK AWARD: SCHOLARLY CATEGORYRecipient: Elizabeth ArkushElizabeth Arkush’s Hillforts of the Ancient Andes: Colla Warfare, Society, andLandscape is the ideal combination of new data and relevant theory withconnections and implications for larger anthropological issues of statecraft andwarfare. She reviews ethnohistoric evidence on the Colla people of the southernAndeas and anthropological literature on warfare before presenting results of herwork in data-rich chapters. The use of cutting-edge technologies in aerial surveyand GPS mapping complement traditional archaeological techniques andanalyses to investigate the placement, building, and motivations for buildinghillforts. Her comparative chapter on fractured landscapes and fortificationpresents a model to explain divergent regional histories and trajectories ofancient complex societies based on warfare. In short, Dr. Arkush generatessignificant insights into the role of violence in shaping political organization andregional landscapes for regional specialists and those working beyond theAndes.


8 Program of the 78th Annual MeetingBOOK AWARD: PUBLIC AUDIENCE CATEGORYRecipient: Patrick KirchPatrick Kirch’s A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization ofAncient Hawaii is a superbly written book for the layperson and scholar alike. Dr.Kirch explores a fundamental archaeological question − the emergence of divinekings and states − using accessible language and great storytelling. He drawsupon half a century’s worth of archaeological experience in Hawaii and thePacific to seamlessly weave together archaeological research, traditionalknowledge and stories, and personal anecdotes to tell the tales of ancient Hawaiiand the Hawaiians, from the initial colonization of the island archipelago byLapita people from Polynesia through contact with the European world. Perhapsmore important, Dr. Kirch keeps archaeology as the backbone of the narrativewhile skillfully combining other sources of knowledge about ancient Hawaii in thisentertaining and insightful book.AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ANALYSISRecipient: Gayle FritzGayle Fritz has earned the SAA Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysisfor her lifetime commitment to furthering the theoretical frameworks andstandards of analysis of paleoethnobotany in an ongoing effort to understand theorigins of crop domestication in the Americas. Her work is foundational indemonstrating the theoretical interrelationships between paleoethnobotanicalanalyses and anthropological questions of gender, feasting, migration, andstatus. She was central to demonstrating that eastern North America harboredan independent center of domestication. Always with an eye on and deeprespect for data, Gayle Fritz brings high and innovative standards of method andtechnique to her work, whether in the field or the laboratory, and has influencedmultiple generations of paleoethnobotanists, as both teacher and mentor. Shecontinues to expand her own horizons through research on crop domestication inCentral Asia. Gayle Fritz’s career embodies the primacy of data, centered inhigh level analyses, to archaeology.AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENTRecipient: Henry D. WallaceHenry D. Wallace has earned the SAA Excellence in Cultural ResourcesManagement Award for his exceptional and pivotal research on the Hohokam ofsouthern Arizona. His 32 years of research, from directing numerous survey andexcavation projects, has resulted in a regional perspective and refinement oftemporal and dynamic changes in Hohokam settlement patterns over time.Some highlights of his research include building a chronology of rock art styles;ceramic research that has allowed the refinement of chronological intervals to agenerational scale in the Hohokam region; and understanding how villageformation and community structure change through time and across largeregional scales. His research in CRM has enabled a broad and insightful viewand understanding of the Hohokam world, their social organization, settlementstructure, patterns of political leadership, and ritual influence, deriving fromresearch that goes far beyond a simple view of the archaeological record.


Program of the 78th Annual Meeting 9CRABTREE AWARDRecipient: Edward and Diane StasackEdward and Diane Stasack are role models for avocational archaeologistsdedicated to serving archaeology and the public. Like Don Crabtree, they havebeen drawn to a particular material aspect of the past, in this case rock art, andthrough their enthusiasm for this class of material, they have expanded the realmof what we know. The Stasacks have been recording rock art in Hawai’i andArizona for several decades, producing more than 50 reports, publications, andpresentations on more than 80 sites. This massive effort continues today. Theyintroduced many new methodologies for recording rock art in Hawai’i, and theirinventories include not just images but the microenvironments in which thepetroglyphs were placed, rises and depressions, cracks, and viewscapes foreach petroglyph. The Stasacks have trained students, volunteers, and staff atvarious institutions in their methods. The enormous database that they haveassembled informs their own research and will inform that of others in the future.THE FRYXELL AWARD FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCHRecipient: Anthony F. AveniAnthony F. Aveni has earned the Society for American Archaeology's FryxellAward for Interdisciplinary Research (Earth Sciences) based on his prominentrole in developing the interdisciplinary fields of archaeoastronomy and culturalastronomy, as well has his service to the profession through scholarship, studenttraining, and public dissemination. Dr. Aveni's extraordinary contributions toarchaeology have included the integration of the scientific and humanistic studiesof astronomical principles in ancient calendars, record keeping, urban planning,architectural design, and cosmologies. He has undertaken fieldwork inMesoamerica, the Andes, the American Southwest, Italy, Israel, and other partsof the globe, often incorporating student training through study groups runthrough his long-standing home institution, Colgate University. Themethodologies that Anthony Aveni has developed and taught to generations ofstudents for rigorously testing astronomical assertions within the culturalframework of anthropological archaeology represent a most laudable contributionto the field.


10 Program of the 78th Annual MeetingAWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LATIN AMERICAN AND CARRIBEAN ARCHAEOLOGYRecipient: Luis Guillermo Lumbreras SalcedoLuis Guillermo Lumbreras Salcedo has earned the Award for Excellence in LatinAmerican and Caribbean Archaeology 2013 for his contributions to the practiceand institutional development of Latin American archaeology and to theconstruction and dissemination of archaeological knowledge. His outstandingresearch in Peru has provided an important model for theoretical andmethodological approaches elsewhere and has inspired many generations ofcolleagues and students in the Americas. It is clear that he has been a highlyinfluential and visionary leader of Andean archaeology. The breadth and depth ofthe impacts stemming out of his theoretical and substantive works are historicand without comparison among his Andean and Andeanist contemporaries. He isone of the few archaeologists who has developed theoretical views thatchallenge and offer viable alternatives to the traditional paradigms. His ideashave transcended political boundaries. His book, Archaeology as a SocialScience, has been one of the most influential writings in Latin America andbeyond. He has served to bridge the Andean and Andeanist intellectualtraditions.LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDRecipient: Henry WrightHenry Wright is the 2013 recipient of the SAA Lifetime Achievement Award. Inhis career, he has made transformative contributions to archaeological theoryand method, and has conducted important research in North America,Mesopotamia, Africa, and China. He exemplifies the highest qualities of enduringscholarship, teaching, service, and outreach, both nationally and internationally.Henry Wright is the consummate field archaeologist, always working with strongtheoretical engagement. His fieldwork has focused on the emergence of theworld's earliest states, although he has also investigated a wide range of othertopics. Henry Wright's contributions to scholarship have been acknowledged by aMacArthur Fellowship in 1993, election to the National Academy of Sciences in1994, and a Gold Medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement from theArchaeological Institute of America in 2009. At the University of Michigan, he wasawarded a Collegiate Professorship in 2001 and the Albert C. SpauldingDistinguished University Professorship in 2006.

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