UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Conference 2013
Archaeologists frequently invoke the term “scale” to conjure issues ranging from the spatial and temporal to the methodological and theoretical. Though diverse, these considerations of scale share a critical approach of defining analytical universes and theorized processes under study. Scholars have considered scale as nested, hierarchical, or overlapping units of time and space, figurative social products, empirical divisions of space-time units, and abstract theoretical perspectives.
Archaeologists increasingly rely on integration of multiple lines of evidence in order to reconstruct past cultures and human activities. Scalar issues become more complex when multiple analytical, spatial, and temporal scales
are combined or integrated to develop broad regional syntheses or comparative narratives of processes and changes in the human past. Scalar Inquiries in Archaeology will provide a venue for exploring the implications of
scale in archaeological research.
For driving directions to UCLA and on-campus parking information, please visit this website: http://map.ais.ucla.edu/go/1001624
Conference events take place in Kerckhoff Hall, Royce Hall, and Fowler Musuem. Parking structures most convenient to these buildings are P4 and P7. These parking structures are accessible via Sunset Boulevard and accommodate pay-per-space visitor parking using cash or credit card: http://map.ais.ucla.edu/go/1001128
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Thank you and we look forward to the conference!
-The graduate students of the Interdepartmental Program in Archaeology
This conference is made possible by generous support from:
Alessandro Duranti, Dean of Social Sciences, UCLA
David Schaberg, Dean of Humanities, UCLA