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Preliminary Program& Registration InformationSociety79 th for American ArchaeologyAnnual MeetingApril 23–27, 2014 • Austin, Texas

TABLE OF CONTENTSThis Year’s Meeting in Austin 3Abstracts Viewing Center 3Childcare 3Badge Use 3Hotel Information 4Flying to Austin 4Meeting Registration 5Exhibit List 6Opening Session/President’s Forum 6Special Events 6Excursions 7Workshops 10Summary Schedule 12Preliminary Program 14Advance Registration Form 37Membership Application Form 39Dear Colleagues,Welcome back to Austin for the 79th Annual Meeting, April 23–27, 2014.We are delighted to be returning to this vibrant city for the meeting,during which there will be a broad array of papers, posters, forums, andworkshops.This year’s meeting will open with the President’s Forum “PublishingArchaeology in the 21st Century.” Here, we will explore the opportunities and challenges thatface SAA, including digital publishing, the future of print, open access, and a variety of othertopics. I encourage all to attend.We have designed a number of events specifically with students in mind. New to theAnnual Meeting is the Speed Mentoring session. Continuing in Austin, there will also be theResume/CV Review for students and post-docs. The CRM Expo is back in Austin,highlighting the diversity of research and employment opportunities in the CRM field.I look forward to seeing you there and around Austin for what promises to be one of themost memorable Annual Meetings to date!Jeffrey H. Altschul, RPAPresidentFROM THE PROGRAM CHAIRDear Colleagues,Volume 18, Issue No. 1 of the PreliminaryProgram of the 79th Annual Meeting of theSociety for American Archaeology. Publishedannually in December.Cover image: Vessel design by Jeradine Redcorn.From the permanent collection of the HistoricArkansas Museum, Little Rock, Arkansas.The 79th Annual Meeting is returning to Austin. The conference willinclude more than 180 organized paper and poster sessions, more than 600papers and 400 posters in general sessions, and more than 20 forums. ThePresidential Forum, “Publishing Archaeology in the 21st Century,” willtake place on Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and the SAA AnnualBusiness Meeting and Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday at 5 pm. Sessions will runfrom 8 am until noon and from 1 pm to 5 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; from 6 pmuntil 10 pm on Thursday; and from 8 am until noon on Sunday. Badges will be necessary foradmission to conference events and meeting spaces. Aside from the conference, Austin boastsgood venues for music and feasting, and it has a vibrant urban bat colony. See you there!Christopher Rodning, Program ChairTulane UniversityFROM THE LOCAL ADVISORY CHAIRSFROM THE LOCAL ADVISORY CHAIRDear Colleagues,Society for American Archaeology1111 14th St. NW, Suite 800Washington, DC 20005Telephone: +1 202/789-8200Fax: +1 202/789-0284Email: meetings@saa.orgWelcome to Austin, the city that celebrates live music and so much more inthe “heart” of Texas! I encourage you to explore the city’s vibrant downtownas it offers an abundance of dining, entertainment, and cultural destinations.Also, don’t forget to partake of the available conference tours. On Friday,you have the opportunity to be part of an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tourof the 17th century La Belle shipwreck exhibit at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, orventure to San Antonio to learn about the state’s Hispanic heritage at Mission San José andCasa Navarro State Historic Site. Saturday’s choices include trips to the National Museum ofthe Pacific War and the Gault Archaeological Site. Also, don’t miss the MARS Interest Group–sponsored tour to Camp Mabry on Saturday or the Geoarchaeology Interest Group–sponsoredtrip to the Richard Beene Site on Wednesday.Whatever you choose to do, the 79th Annual Meeting of the SAA promises to be amemorable one. I look forward to seeing everyone in April!Pat Mercado-Allinger, Local Advisory ChairArcheology Division, Texas Historical Commission2

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