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UCLA Alumni, Faculty headline SAA Program

by eric — last modified April 06, 2010 10:17 AM

UCLA Alumni, Faculty Headline SAA Program

The Society for American Archaeology, which holds the largest annual archaeological conference in the U.S., will feature three UCLA-affiliated archaeologists as part of the opening night festivities for the 75th anniversary meeting in St. Louis on April 14, 2010.  The opening session will focus on the topic “Archaeology Now: Intersections of Theory, Method, and Practice” in which presenters will encapsulate the state of the art of archaeological method and theory.  Elizabeth Arkush, who graduated with a Ph.D. in Anthropology in 2005 and is now on the faculty at the University of Virginia, will present the highlights of current research on ancient warfare.  Monica Smith, who is on the faculty in the UCLA Anthropology department, will examine new trends in the study of early urbanism.  The event is being coordinated by James Snead, co-chair of the 75th anniversary task force for the SAA, who also is an alumnus of UCLA Anthropology and a current Cotsen Institute research associate.

The complete program (PDF) for the SAA meetings can be found here.

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