The time has come! In less than a week Chicago will be flooded with anthropologists from all around the world for the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association.

Here is a list of all the archaeology sessions and events to help you navigate the meetings more easily. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for the Business Meeting on Friday to hear all about the current affairs of the Archeology Division (AD), to enjoy the reception, and immediately afterwards the Patty Jo Watson Distinguished Lecture, delivered this year by Robert L Kelly. Note also, on Saturday afternoon, the workshop organized by the AD Publications Committee to guide and support young scholars through successful submission and publication of their research.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Chicago!

Archaeology at the 2013 Annual Meeting

(Session titles marked with a ** are sponsored by the Archeology Division)

Wed, Nov 20, 2013

Signifying the Social: Language, Objects, and Materiality

12:00-1:45 pm Organized by Catherine R Rhodes and Joanne Baron

The Distress of Things: Materiality, Agency, and Ethics

12:00-3:45 pm Organized by Rui Alexandre da Graca Gomes Coelho

You and What Army? Papers in Honor of Lawrence H. Keeley

2:00-5:45 pm Organized by Mark Golitko and Rahul C Oka

Food: It’s What’s For Dinner

4:00-5:45 pm Organized by Tekla M Schmaus and Sheena A Ketchum

Divergent Mortuary Traditions and Analytics

8:00-9:45 pm General Session

Colonial and Capitalist Legacies in the Archaeological Record

8:00-9:45 pm Organized by Matthew A Beaudoin

Thurs, Nov 21, 2013

This Must Be the Place: An Archaeology of Homemaking

8:00-9:45 am Organized by Meredith S Chesson

North American Archaeology

8:00-9:45 am Poster Session

Engagements with Industrial Heritage and Archaeology in Michigan’s Copper Country and Beyond: Publics, Professionals, Stakeholders, and Scholars

8:00-11:45 am Organized by Timothy James Scarlett

World Archaeology

10:15-12:00 pm Poster Session

** Once You See It, You Can’t Un-See It (A Roy): Negotiating Inequality and Coloniality in Anthropological Epistemology and Archaeological Practice

1:45-3:30 pm Organized by Jane E Anderson and Uzma Z Rizvi

One Step Further: Community Archaeology, Descendant Communities and the Public

4:00-5:45 pm Organized by Katherine Shakour and Ian Kuijt

Fri, Nov 22, 2013

** Uneven Terrain: Archaeologies of Political Ecology in Comparative Perspective

8:00-11:45 am Organized by Christopher T Morehart and Santiago Juarez

Bodies in Motion: Making a Place for Archaeological Migration

8:00-11:45 am Organized by Benjamin Valentine

What the Bones Tell Us: Models and Methods in Bioarchaeology and Skeletal Biology

8:00-11:30 am General Session

Archaeology of Deathways and Lifeways

10:15-12:00 pm Poster Session

** The Bioarchaeology of Disease Ideologies: Integrating Biocultural, Historical, and Sociocultural Variables into Ancient Health Research

1:45-5:30 pm Organized by John J Crandall and Carlina de la Cova

Ceramic Ecology XXVII: Honoring Charles C Kolb

1:45-5:30 pm Organized by Kostalena Michelaki and Sandra L Lopez Varela

What’s New in Maya Archaeology?

1:45-3:30 pm General Session

Archaeologies of Intersectionality

4:00-5:45 pm Organized by Edward Gonzalez-Tennant

** Archeology Division (AD) Business Meeting

7:30-8:45 pm Includes a reception

** Archeology Division (AD) Annual Patty Jo Watson Distinguished Lecture by Robert L Kelly

8:45-10:00 pm

Sat, Nov 23, 2013

Landscape, Seascape, Settlement, Environment

8:00-9:45 am General Session

The Archaeology of Religion and Politics in the Americas

8:00-11:45 am Organized by Arthur A Joyce and Sarah Barber Andean Archaeologies

10:15-12:00 pm General Session

Archaeology of Africa and Diaspora Communities

1:45-3:30 pm General Session

Material Semeiotics: Anthropological Engagements

1:45-5:30 pm Organized by Alexander A Bauer and Zoe Crossland

** Archeology Division (AD) Publications Committee

2:00-3:45 pm Cathy L Costin and Lynne Goldstein

Sun, Nov 24, 2013

Ceramics, Technology, and People

8:00-9:45 am General Session

Interpreting the Past, Constructing the Future: Archaeological Engagement with Material Culture and Public Heritage

8:00-11:45 am Organized by Jill C Bierly

Traveler’s Log: The Past, Present, and Future of Migration and Travel in Mesoamerica

8:00-11:45 am Organized by Katherine A Miller and Alexandre A Tokovinine

More Than an Utterance: Indecipherable Scripts and the Materiality of Communication

10:15-12:00 pm Organized by Alice Yao

Household Strategies and Chronologies

10:15-12:00 pm General Session

Kostalena Michelaki is the Archeology Division secretary and an associate professor at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. Send her your questions,  news, essays and comments at: 

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