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PHOENIX—A team of SWCA archaeologists will present professional papers and posters at the Society for American Archaeology 82nd Annual Meeting March 29 – April 2 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia. The annual meeting brings together more than 3,000 archaeologists from around the world with poster sessions, forums, and symposia covering a vast range of topics and time periods.

SWCA staff presentations on Thursday, March 30:

  • 10:30 a.m. — Brandy Rinck of Seattle presents the poster “Micromorphological Analysis of Thin Sections from Bear Creek (45KI839) in Redmond, King County, Washington” as part of the poster session Paleoarchaic Settlement of the South Salish Sea During the Late Pleistocene-Holocene Transition: A View from Bear Creek.
  • 1:45 p.m. — Mike Cannon of Seattle and Sarah Creer of Salt Lake City present the paper “Patterns in the Transport of Tosawihi Chert to the Little Boulder Basin, Northern Nevada” as part of the symposium Toolstone Papers in Honor of the Careers of Charlotte Beck and George T. Jones.
  • 2:00 p.m. — Jerome Hesse and Suzanne Griset of Tucson present the paper “Tracking Footprints of Early Agricultural Farmers in Tucson, Arizona” as part of the general session Archaeology in the American Southwest II.
  • 6:45 p.m. — Jim Railey of Albuquerque presents the paper “Bell-Shaped Pits in the American Southwest” as part of the general session The Archaeology of Foodways.
  • 7:00 p.m. — Ken Lawrence of Austin presents the paper “The Paleoindian-Age Deposits of Eagle Cave: Preliminary Impressions” as part of the symposium Investigating a Ten-Millennia Record of Hunter-Gatherer Lifeways in the Northeastern Chihuahuan Desert.


SWCA staff presentations on Friday, March 31:

  • 8 a.m. — Matt Edwards of Salt Lake City participates in the forum Grappling with Complexity: A Forum in Honor of Katharina Schreiber. 


SWCA staff presentations on Saturday, April 1:

  • 8:15 a.m. — Matt Helmer of Baton Rouge presents the paper “Social Memory and the Reuse of Archaeological Ruins: Preliminary Insights from a Chimú-Inka Elite Gravesite at Samanco Nepeña Valley” as part of the symposium New Perspectives on the Archaeology of Social Memory in the Central Andes.
  • 8:15 a.m. — William Whitehead of Albuquerque presents the paper “Recent Work in Southeast New Mexico by SWCA: The Impact of TRU Analysis on How We Define Site Boundaries” as part of the general session Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory.


SWCA staff presentations on Sunday, April 2:

  • 8:15 a.m. — Megan Weldy of Albuquerque and Kevin Pintz of Carlsbad present the poster “Recent New Evidence for Late Archaic Occupation in the Pecos River Valley near Carlsbad, New Mexico” as part of the poster session North America: Southwest.