Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Tuesday, 07/Jan/2020
8:30am
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5:00pm
MTG-01: ACUA Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Gardner
2:00pm
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3:00pm
VOL-1: Volunteer Orientation
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer
3:00pm
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6:00pm
REG - 1: Registration
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer

Registration and Pre-Registration Pick-Up will be located in the Grand Ballroom Pre-Function Area on the 2nd Floor of the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

Date: Wednesday, 08/Jan/2020
7:30am
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9:00pm
REG - 2: Registration
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer

Registration and Pre-Registration Pick-Up will be located in the Grand Ballroom Pre-Function Area on the 2nd Floor of the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

8:30am
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5:00pm
MTG-02: SHA Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Dalton
9:00am
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5:00pm
T3: Tour of Plimoth Plantation

www.plimoth.org

Bus departs from Sheraton Boston at 9am

To mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's arrival, join David Landon, Associate Director, Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Massachusetts Boston, for a tour of Plymoth, Massachusetts, including: dig sites of Project400, a collaborative archaeological project; and a newly opened exhibition at Plimoth Plantation, home of the legendary historical archaeologist James Deetz, titled "Biography of the Landscape", that highlights the findings of Project400.  A "Traditional Plimoth Buffet" lunch in included with this tour.

T4: Tour of Strawbery Banke Museum

www.strawberybanke.org

Bus departs from Sheraton Boston at 9am.

A guided tour of this 10-acre outdoor history museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, its nearly 40 extant buildings, and 29 archaeological sites will be followed by lunch on your own in the museum cafe and optional time at the museum's ice skating rink (skate rentals available) or visits to the nearby Portsmouth African Burying Ground or Warner House.

WKS-01: WKS-1 Practical Aspects of Bioarchaeology and Human Skeletal Analysis
Location: Berkeley
Chair: Thomas A. Crist
Chair: Kimberly A Morrell
Organizers: Thomas A. Crist, Ph.D. (Utica College) and Kimberly A. Morrell (AECOM)Full-day: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Maximum Enrollment: 25Cost: $80 for SHA members, $100 for non-members, $50 for SHA student members, and $70 for student non-members. This workshop will introduce participants to the practical aspects of locating, excavating, storing, and analyzing human remains from historic-period graves. It also will address the appropriate role of the historical archaeologist in forensic investigations and mass fatality incidents. Using coffin hardware and actual human remains, this interactive workshop is presented by a forensic anthropologist and an archaeologist who collectively have excavated and analyzed more than 2,000 burials. Among the topics that will be covered are: effective methods for locating historical graves; correct field techniques and in situ documentation; the effects of taphonomic processes; appropriate health and safety planning; and fostering descendant community...
WKS-02: WKS-2 Photogrammetry for Archaeology
Location: Clarendon
Organizer: Brian Crane, Ph.D., Maryland National Capital Park and Planning CommissionFull-day: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Maximum Enrollment: 25Cost: $80 for SHA members, $100 for non-members, $50 for SHA student members, and $70 for student non-members. Photogrammetry is a powerful tool for quickly recording large and complex archaeological features as well as artifacts with a very high degree of accuracy. This course will provide participants with an introduction to the use of structure-from-motion technology in archaeology including software, equipment, and overall workflow for creating and sharing 3D models. The class will include hands-on training in taking photographs to support photogrammetry projects, processing a well-structured photo set suitable for archiving, and performing the steps for photo alignment necessary to create a model capable of supporting quantitative analysis. The class will discuss the importance of following best practices for data capture and processing, as...
WKS-03: WKS-3 Digital Heritage for Historical Archaeology: A Practicum in 3D Modeling
Location: Exeter
Chair: Edward Gonzalez-Tennant
Organizer: Edward Gonzalez-Tennant (University of Central Florida)Full-day: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Maximum Enrollment: 25Cost: $120 for SHA members, $130 for non-members, $100 for SHA student members, and $110 for student non-members. The cost covers a memory drive for each participant containing exercise data and a full color 120+ page workbook. This workshop introduces best practices for 3D modeling cultural resources, including improving models created with photogrammetry. Participants will learn how to use site documentation (e.g., measured drawings) to construct 3D models of archaeological objects and contexts. We will use the latest version of Blender (www.blender.org), a free and open source 3D modeling program popular with indie game developers and 3D artists, which is available for MAC, PC, and LINUX computers. The workshop assumes participants have no prior experience, although experienced attendees will benefit from the shortcuts and workflows presented. The workshop explores...
WKS-04: WKS-4 Dealing with the Living: The Art of Public Interpretation
Location: Fairfax B
Organizers: Tristan Harrenstein (FPAN) and John McCarthy (Delaware State Parks)Full-day workshop: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Maximum Enrollment: 30Cost: $80 for SHA members, $100 for non-members, $50 for SHA student members, and $70 for student non-members As with many pests, “the living” are everywhere and will show up whether you want them to or not. Unlike other pests, however, spraying them with chemicals is not a recommended response. Instead, consider that “the living” may, in fact, be worth encouraging as they offer many benefits to archaeology as a discipline. Public education and outreach are, actually, important parts of the archaeological enterprise. This workshop will review why these actives matter and how to design effective interpretive programming: what to talk about (and when to stop talking), speaking and basic visual/exhibit design tips, and a model to guide program creation. There will be an opportunity to practice some of your new skills in a small group environment...
WKS-06: WKS-6 Archaeological Illustration
Location: Gardner B
Instructor: Jack Scott (Jack Scott Creative) Full-day workshop: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Maximum enrollment: 25 Cost: $80 for members, $100 for non-members, $50 for students, and $70 for student non-members Want your pen-and-ink drawings to look like the good ones? Attend SHA’s Archaeological Illustration Workshop. Pen and ink is all basically a matter of skill and technique that can be easily taught. It may be the old-fashioned way, but it is still the best. The workshop has been offered almost every year since 1999. Jack Scott is a well-known archaeological illustrator living in Chicago, with a distinguished client list and illustrations in many publications. Besides a degree in anthropology and fieldwork and lab experience, he brings over 40 years’ experience in the commercial art business to his ‘nuts-and-bolts’ approach to learning illustration. The workshop covers materials and techniques, page design and layout, maps, lettering, scientific illustration conventions, problems posed...
10:00am
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11:00am
T2 - 1: Tour of the Paul Revere House

www.paulreverehouse.org

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Paul Revere Memorial Association's new Education and Visitor Center, "The Midnight Ride in Revere's Own Words" exhibit, and learn how archaeological excavations contributed to this revolutionary expansion project.

10:00am
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5:00pm
EX-001: SHA Book Room Exhibitor Move-In
Location: Back Bay Ballroom
11:30am
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12:30pm
T2 - 2: Tour of the Paul Revere House

www.paulreverehouse.org

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Paul Revere Memorial Association's new Education and Visitor Center, "The Midnight Ride in Revere's Own Words" exhibit, and learn how archaeological excavations contributed to this revolutionary expansion project.

12:00pm
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1:30pm
T1 - 1: Tour of the Abandoned Half-Mile-Long MBTA Boylston Street Subway Tunnel

This exclusive tour of the country's first subway is not available to the public and tickets will go quickly.  Wear sturdy, waterproof boots.  This tour is not handicapped accessible.  Registrants will be given walking directions to the tunnel entrance in their registration packets.

1:00pm
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3:00pm
WKS-10: WKS-10 How to Write Archaeology For Normal Human Beings
Location: Hampton B
Chair: Chip Colwell

Two-hour Workshop: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Instructor: Chip Colwell (Editor-in-Chief, Sapiens and winner of the SHA 2020 James Deetz Book Award) Costs: $20 for SHA members, $30 for non-members, $10 for SHA student members, and $15 for student non-members

Increasingly, archaeologists are seeking ways to connect their research, discoveries, and thinking to a broad, public audience. But how? This workshop explains the importance of storytelling and provides practical insights into the art and science of writing for the public. Attendees will learn how to master storytelling techniques that speak to the heart as well as the head, and the practicalities of writing for SAPIENS and other popular magazines and newspapers. Public engagement is a craft that must be cultivated, so please come join us to sharpen your skills and learn about how you can engage a broad public audience to make your research matter.

1:00pm
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4:00pm
FOR-GMM: Government Maritime Managers Meeting: Like a Compass, We Provide Direction But Not The Map For Resource Stewardship
Location: Back Bay Ballroom D
Chair: Susan Langley
Chair: Victor T. Mastone
1:00pm
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5:00pm
WKS-05: WKS-5 ACUA Underwater Cultural Heritage
Location: Gardner A

Cultural resource managers, land managers, and archaeologists are often tasked with managing, interpreting, and reviewing archaeological assessments for submerged cultural resources. This workshop is designed to introduce non-specialists to issues specific to underwater archaeology. Participants will learn about different types of underwater cultural heritage (UCH) sites and the techniques used in Phase I and II equivalent surveys. This workshop is not intended to teach participants how to do underwater archaeology, but will introduce different investigative techniques, international best practices, and existing legislation. The purpose of this workshop is to assist non-specialists in recognizing the potential for UCH resources in their areas of impact, budgeting for UCH resource investigations, reviewing UCH resource assessments, developing interpretive strategies, and providing sufficient background information to assist in making informed decisions regarding UCH resources.

WKS-09: WKS-9 The Dating Game: Identifying Historic Ceramics
Location: Hampton A
Chair: Alicia Paresi
Half-day Workshop: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Instructors: Alicia Paresi (National Park Service) and Jessica Costello (National Park Service) Costs: $40 for SHA members, $50 for non-members, $20 for SHA student members, and $30 for student non-members Do you ever feel overwhelmed when identifying ceramics? Do the hundreds of ware and decoration types make your head spin? Then this is the workshop for you! Ceramics are some of the most common finds on archaeological sites, but are also one of the most diverse artifacts; always challenging to identify. Join Alicia Paresi and Jessica Costello as they break down how to identify and date historic ceramics. Whether you’re new to ceramics or just want to brush up on your skills, please join us for a fun filled session. This workshop includes a survey of historic ceramic forms common to the eastern United States from the 17th-19th centuries. Through hands-on instruction with artifacts from the Boston African Meeting House and other historic New...
 
1:30pm
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3:00pm
T1 - 2: Tour of the Abandoned Half-Mile-Long MBTA Boylston Street Subway Tunnel

This exclusive tour of the country's first subway is not available to the public and tickets will go quickly.  Wear sturdy, waterproof boots.  This tour is not handicapped accessible.  Registrants will be given walking directions to the tunnel entrance in their registration packets.

4:00pm
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5:00pm
VOL-2: Volunteer Orientation
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer
6:30pm
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8:00pm
PLENARY: Plenary Session
Location: Grand Ballroom

The Society for Historical Archaeology’s 2020 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology is being held in Boston, a city known for its pivotal role in the American Revolution.  This year marks the anniversary of many revolutionary events in history, including the 400th anniversary of the founding of nearby Plimoth Plantation, the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre, and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote.  This year’s theme, Revolution, is not only an acknowledgement of Boston’s legacy, but also a reflection on the many revolutions that we can interrogate archaeologically, and a call for revolution within our discipline.  This plenary session will feature two revolutionary leaders in historical archaeology who will share their reflections on historical and contemporary revolutions in our discipline.

8:00pm
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11:00pm
REC-002: Opening Night Reception
Location: Grand Ballroom Pre-Function
Date: Thursday, 09/Jan/2020
7:00am
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8:00am
MTG-03: UNESCO Committee Meeting
Location: Beacon A
MTG-04: Government Affairs Committee
Location: Beacon B
MTG-05: Student Subcommittee of the APTC
Location: Beacon D
MTG-06: Communications Editors Advisory Board
Location: Clarendon
MTG-07: Gender and Minority Affairs Committee Meeting
Location: Dalton
MTG-08: Conference Committee
Location: Exeter
7:30am
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5:30pm
REG - 3: Registration
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer

Registration and Pre-Registration Pick-Up will be located in the Grand Ballroom Pre-Function Area on the 2nd Floor of the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

8:00am
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9:15am
SYM-11: An Archaeology Of Freedom: Exploring 19th-Century Black Communities And Households In New England
Location: Berkeley
Chair: John Crawmer
Chair: Lissa J. Herzing
Discussant: Nedra K Lee
8:00am
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10:00am
FOR-03: Strategies in Community Archaeology: Keeping Archaeology Relevant in the Eyes of the Public
Location: Constitution A
Chair: Thomas J Cuthbertson
8:00am
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11:30am
SYM-05: From the Bottom Up: Socioeconomic Archaeology of the French Maritime Empire
Location: Public Garden
Chair: Annaliese Dempsey
Chair: Marijo Gauthier-Bérubé
Discussant: Annaliese Dempsey
Discussant: Marijo Gauthier-Bérubé
8:15am
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12:00pm
SYM-10: Boxed but not Forgotten Redux or: How I Learned to Stop Digging and Love Old Collections
Location: Independence West
Chair: Michael T Lucas
Chair: Jordon D Loucks
8:30am
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12:00pm
GEN-01: On the Edge: the Archaeology of Frontiers, Missions, and Rural Places
Location: Commonwealth
Chair: Sarah J Noe
SYM-03: Historical Memory, Archaeology, And The Social Experience Of Conflict and Battlefields
Location: The Fens
Chair: Mark Axel Tveskov
Chair: Ashley A. Bissonnette
Discussant: Douglas D. Scott
Discussant: Christine M DeLucia
SYM-08: Arming the Resistance: Recent Scholarship in Chinese Diaspora Archaeology
Location: Gardner
Chair: Chelsea Rose
Chair: Douglas E Ross
8:30am
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5:00pm
EX-002: SHA Book Room
Location: Back Bay Ballroom

Visit the SHA 2020 Book Room between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm in the Back Bay Ballrooms.

9:00am
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11:00am
Poster-01: Cemeteries and Burials
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer
Poster-02: Survey, Technology, and Methodology
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer
9:00am
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11:45am
SYM-01A: Plus Ultra: An Examination of Current Research in Spanish Colonial/Iberian Underwater and Terrestrial Archaeology in the Western Hemisphere
Location: Constitution B
Chair: Christopher E. Horrell
Chair: Kristi M Nichols
Chair: Melanie Damour
SYM-02A: Roads, Rivers, Rails and Trails (and more): The Archaeology of Linear Historic Properties
Location: Fairfax A
Chair: David J. Mather
9:00am
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12:00pm
FOR-01: Pedagogy in the Age of Unreason-Part II
Location: Independence East
Chair: Kelly M Britt
Chair: Diane F George
FOR-12: Antiracism and the Challenges of Interpreting Race and Slavery: A Behind the Big House Workshop
Location: Hampton
Chair: Jodi Barnes
Chair: Jodi Skipper
9:00am
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5:00pm
TECH-01: SHA Technology Room
Location: Back Bay Ballroom

The Technology Room will feature a number of presentations of various underwater and terrestrial technologies with interactive elements on Thursday and Friday. Minimally, presenters will be there for a 2-hour block to engage SHA members and showcase technology usage in historical archaeology scenarios.  Some presenters may be there longer. 

9:30am
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12:00pm
SYM-09: Bridging Connections and Communities: 19th-Century Black Settlement in North America
Location: Republic A
Chair: Matthew A. Beaudoin
Chair: Holly Martelle
Discussant: Christopher N. Matthews
9:45am
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12:00pm
GEN-02: Archaeology of Urban Spaces
Location: Republic B
Chair: Madeleine T. Bray
SYM-04: Archeology, Citizen Science, and the National Park Service
Location: Riverway
Chair: Teresa S. Moyer
SYM-07: The Glen Eyrie Middens: Recent Research into the Lives of General William Jackson and Mary Lincoln “Queen” Palmer and their Estate in Western Colorado Springs, Colorado
Location: Fairfax B
Chair: Michael J. Prouty
10:00am
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11:45am
GEN-03: Archaeology of Immigrant Communities
Location: Berkeley
Chair: Miriam A. W. Rothenberg
10:00am
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12:00pm
FOR-04: Turning the Tide: Women and People of Color in Underwater Archaeology
Location: Constitution A
Chair: Morgan Smith
Chair: Aleck Danielle M. Tan
10:30am
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12:00pm
SYM-22: African Diaspora in Florida
Location: Exeter
Chair: Lori Lee
Chair: James M. Davidson
11:00am
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12:00pm
SYM-12: “And in his needy shop a tortoise hung”: Construction Of Retail Environments And The Agency Of Retailers In Historical Archaeology
Location: Dalton
Chair: Christopher M Booth
Chair: Christopher N King
12:00pm
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1:00pm
Brown Bag Lunch: Brown Bag Luncheon on Sexual Harrassment
Location: Constitution B

Open discussion with SHA President Mark Warner and President-Elect Barbara Heath.

12:00pm
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1:30pm
LUNCH 1
RL-1: Archaeology, Advocacy, and Engaging Communities
Location: Clarendon

Hosts: Allison Manfra McGovern (VHB Engineering) and Sarah Kautz (Preservation Long Island)

How might archaeologists better engage with local communities to protect historical and cultural resources in and around their research sites? In this roundtable luncheon, we will discuss how to achieve meaningful equity between archaeologists and the public. Through the use of case-studies, we will highlight strategies for connecting archaeological research to community-based preservation advocacy. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own experiences in community-driven research project to supplement the case-studies provided, as we engage in an open and honest dialogue about successful and not-so-successful approaches to community engagement. 

RL-2: Sharing Heritage at Risk with the World of Law- and Policy-Makers
Location: Clarendon

Hosts: Marcy Rockman (ICOMOS) and Sarah E. Miller (FPAN)
Sponsor:
SHA Heritage At Risk Committee

Archaeologists are rising to the challenge of documenting and recording sites impacted by climate change, but boots on sites is not enough. We must also walk the halls of legislators and be more effective in talking about what is at risk, why it matters, and what can be done. Come share what’s happening to heritage at risk in your part of the world and hear new ideas from Washington, DC about how to share information from and about archaeology at risk with law- and policy-makers.

RL-3: Publishing Opportunities for My Research: Exploring Various Modes of Production
Location: Clarendon

Hosts: Christopher Matthews (Editor, Historical Archaeology) and Meredith Babb (University of Florida Press)

Description:  The world of scholarly publishing is changing daily. Come hear about the different options for getting your research into the world. What is open access? Why should I care about impact factor? How long does it take to see it in print/online? What are libraries buying these days? SHA Journal Editor Chris Matthews and Director of UPF Meredith M. Babb will answer these and more questions at this roundtable. Essential for new Ph.D.s, grad students, tenure track, and anyone with an interesting project.

RL-4: Collections and Curation
Location: Clarendon

Hosts: Sara Rivers-Cofield (Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory)
Sponsor: SHA Collections and Curation Committee

The SHA Curation and Collections Committee offers this roundtable as a forum for discussing current and ongoing issues surrounding the long-term care of collections and data generated by the work that we do. Committee Chair Sara Rivers Cofield will bring to the table experience with the curation of artifacts and records (including digital formats), but the discussion will be driven by participant concerns and topics.  

 

 
1:00pm
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2:15pm
GEN-05: The Analysis of the Artifact and Consumerism
Location: Dalton
Chair: Thomas E. Beaman
Chair: Benjamin M.J. Kolb
1:00pm
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2:30pm
SYM-06: Archaeology and Analysis of the Belvoir Quarter
Location: Exeter
Chair: Julie Schablitsky
Discussant: Patricia Samford
SYM-23: Reinterpreting New England’s Past For the Future
Location: Berkeley
Chair: Holly Herbster
1:00pm
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2:45pm
GEN-04: Carriers of Industry and Trade Through Time
Location: Republic A
Chair: Michelle M. Damian
1:00pm
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3:00pm
FOR-05: Integrating UCH into the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)
Location: Constitution A
Chair: Dave Ball
Chair: Amanda Evans
Poster-03: Current Research Along the Central Pacific Railroad Grade, Box Elder County, Utah
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer
Poster-04: Military, Battlefields, and War
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer
SYM-16: From Maryland’s Ancient and Chief [Seat] of Government: Papers in Honor of Henry M. Miller
Location: Commonwealth
Chair: Travis G. Parno
Chair: Silas D. Hurry
   
1:00pm
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3:15pm
SYM-19: New Research on the “Old Colony”: Recent Approaches to Plymouth Archaeology
Location: Independence West
Chair: Christa M Beranek
Chair: David Landon
1:00pm
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3:30pm
SYM-01B: Plus Ultra: An examination of current research in Spanish Colonial/Iberian Underwater and Terrestrial Archaeology in the Western Hemisphere
Location: Constitution B
Chair: Christopher E. Horrell
Chair: Kristi M Nichols
Chair: Melanie Damour
SYM-02B: Roads, Rivers, Rails and Trails (and more): The Archaeology of Linear Historic Properties
Location: Fairfax A
Chair: David J. Mather
Discussant: Holly K. Norton
SYM-14: “We Go to Gain a Little Patch of Ground. That hath in it no profit but the name”: Revolutionary Research in Archaeologies of Conflict
Location: Fairfax B
Chair: Ryan K. McNutt
Chair: Terence A Christian
Discussant: Ryan K. McNutt
Discussant: Iain Banks
SYM-20: Considering Frontiers Beyond the Romantic: Spaces of Encroachment, Innovation, and Far Reaching Entanglements
Location: The Fens
Chair: Dana Olesch
Discussant: Minette C. Church
SYM-21: Recent Development of Maritime and Historical Archaeology Programs in South Florida
Location: Riverway
Chair: Frederick H. Hanselmann
Chair: Matthew S. Lawrence
Discussant: Joshua L. Marano
Discussant: Sara Ayers-Rigsby
 
1:00pm
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3:45pm
SYM-15: Slow Archaeology + Fast Capitalism: Hard Lessons and Future Strategies from Urban Archaeology
Location: Republic B
Chair: Rebecca S. Graff
Chair: Krysta Ryzewski
1:00pm
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4:00pm
FOR-16: Inclusivity in Archaeology
Location: Hampton
Chair: Jocelyn Lee
Chair: Lissa J. Herzing
SYM-18: Gender Revolutions: Disrupting Heteronormative Practices and Epistemologies
Location: Gardner
Chair: Jennifer A. Porter-Lupu
Chair: Laura E. Heath-Stout
Discussant: Anna S. Agbe-Davies
Discussant: Chelsea Blackmore
1:00pm
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4:15pm
SYM-17: Comparative Perspectives on European Colonization in the Americas: Papers in Honor of Réginald Auger
Location: Public Garden
Chair: Steven R Pendery
Chair: Allison L Bain
1:00pm
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5:00pm
Ethics Bowl: Seventh Annual SHA Ethics Bowl
Location: Independence East
Chair: Molly E Swords
3:30pm
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5:00pm
SYM-24: Public Archaeology in New Hampshire: Museum and University Research
Location: Berkeley
Chair: Alexandra G. Martin
Chair: Meghan C.L. Howey
3:45pm
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5:00pm
SYM-25: Innovative Approaches to Finding Agency in Objects
Location: Exeter
Chair: Rachel Matheny
Chair: Megan C Hagseth
4:00pm
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5:00pm
GEN-06: Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and the Threats of Climate Change
Location: Dalton
Chair: Joe A. Downer
4:30pm
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6:00pm
REC-003: Past President's Student Reception
Location: Commonwealth

SHA greatly encourages attendance from undergraduate and graduate students alike as the conference provides a unique opportunity to not only learn about exciting research and developments in the field, but provides a forum for showcasing student work. This event is open to all students registered for the SHA 2018 Conference and provides a venue to engage SHA’s leaders in conversation and make contacts that will help foster future careers in archaeology.

5:00pm
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6:00pm
MTG-09: Annual Meeting of the Society of Black Archaeologists
Location: Gardner
6:30pm
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10:00pm
REC-004: Reception at the Peabody Museum

Buses will leave the Sheraton Boston at 6:30 p.m. and return between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University will host our Thursday Night Reception. Founded in 1866 by philanthropist George Peabody, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest anthropology museums in the world, and still occupies its original 19th-century building. The museum’s mission and operations, however, have changed considerably over the past one hundred and fifty years.  The Peabody is well known for its significant collections of archaeological and ethnographic materials from around the world, many of which were acquired during the era of European and American expansion, exploration, and colonization.  The collections number some 1.2 million objects from cultures around the world. You will enjoy local food and drink, guided tours, and unique behind-the-scenes experiences.

Date: Friday, 10/Jan/2020
7:00am
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8:00am
MTG-10: Research Editors Advisory Committee
Location: Beacon A
MTG-11: Public Education and Interpretation
Location: Beacon B
MTG-12: Academic and Professional Training
Location: Beacon D
MTG-13: Technologies
Location: Clarendon
MTG-14: Membership Committee
Location: Dalton
7:30am
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5:30pm
REG - 4: Registration
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer

Registration and Pre-Registration Pick-Up will be located in the Grand Ballroom Pre-Function Area on the 2nd Floor of the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

8:00am
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9:00am
GEN-23: Connections between Colonies
Location: Fairfax B
Chair: D. K. Abbass
8:00am
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9:15am
GEN-09: Resistance Through the Ages around the World
Location: Berkeley
Chair: Alyssa R Scott
8:00am
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10:00am
FOR-09: Archaeological Synthesis: Building Arguments for Contemporary Relevance
Location: Hampton
Chair: Terry Klein
Chair: Sarah E. Miller
8:00am
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12:00pm
WKS-07: WKS-7 GMAC Introduction to Systemic Racism Workshop
Location: Back Bay Ballroom D
Host: Lewis Jones (Gettysburg College) Half-day workshop: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Maximum enrollment: 50Cost: $5 for members, $5 for non-members, $5 for students, and $5 for student non-members This workshop provides an introductory analysis of systemic racism for the members of SHA. It will assist us (both as individuals and as a society) in beginning, strengthening, and creating a mandate to examine white privilege and interrupt institutional racism in our society and discipline. We have enlisted trainers from Crossroads to engage SHA members in a discussion on racism as a systemic issue in the United States and by extension throughout the world. We will examine racism that is embedded in institutional structures—not only as an issue of individual attitudes and actions. We will also discuss the racialization of our discipline, both historically and in our contemporary practices of pedagogy and scholarship, in an effort to understand how racism and other policies act as barriers to an...
8:30am
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11:30am
GEN-14: The Archaeology of Health and Foodways
Location: Republic B
Chair: Alexandra U. Crowder
8:30am
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11:45am
SYM-26: Monuments, Memory, and Commemoration
Location: The Fens
Chair: Richard Veit
Chair: John H Jameson
Chair: Sherene Baugher
Discussant: Lu Ann De Cunzo
SYM-62: Women’s Work: Archaeology and Mothering
Location: Republic A
Chair: Laura Seifert
Chair: Suzanne Spencer-Wood
Discussant: Laura Seifert
Discussant: Suzanne Spencer-Wood
 
8:30am
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5:00pm
EX-003: SHA Book Room
Location: Back Bay Ballroom

Visit the SHA 2020 Book Room between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm in the Back Bay Ballrooms.

8:45am
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12:00pm
GEN-07: Military Sites and the Archaeology of War
Location: Commonwealth
Chair: John Crawmer
9:00am
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11:00am
Poster-05: Frontier, Industrial, Urban, and Landscape Studies
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer
9:00am
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11:45am
SYM-13: Historical Archaeology in the Indian Ocean
Location: Exeter
Chair: Julia Haines
Chair: Mark W. Hauser
Discussant: Mark W. Hauser
SYM-38: Plantation Archaeology as Slow Archaeology
Location: Public Garden
Chair: Matthew Greer
Discussant: Barbara Heath
 
9:00am
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12:00pm
FOR-07: Towards “Conciliation Archaeology”: Developing Approaches for Restorative Justice and Reparations in Archaeology
Location: Independence East
Chair: Ellen Chapman
Chair: L. Chardé Reid
FOR-08: From the Trowel to the Trenches: Archaeology as Social Activism
Location: Constitution A
Chair: Christopher Barton
 
9:00am
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5:00pm
TECH-02: SHA Technology Room
Location: Back Bay Ballroom

The Technology Room will feature a number of presentations of various underwater and terrestrial technologies with interactive elements on Thursday and Friday. Minimally, presenters will be there for a 2-hour block to engage SHA members and showcase technology usage in historical archaeology scenarios.  Some presenters may be there longer. 

9:30am
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12:00pm
SYM-01C: Plus Ultra: An examination of current research in Spanish Colonial/Iberian Underwater and Terrestrial Archaeology in the Western Hemisphere
Location: Constitution B
Chair: Christopher E. Horrell
Chair: Kristi M Nichols
Chair: Melanie Damour
SYM-32: Archaeological Research of the 17th Century Chesapeake
Location: Independence West
Chair: Michael W. Clem
Chair: Michael B. Barber
 
9:45am
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12:00pm
SYM-51: Excavating the Foundations of Representative Government: A Case Study in Interdisciplinary Historical Archaeology
Location: Riverway
Chair: David Givens
10:00am
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11:45am
GEN-08: The Archaeology of the House and Home
Location: Fairfax A
Chair: Michael Zimmerman
10:00am
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12:00pm
FOR-10: Harvard Yard Archaeology Forum
Location: Hampton
Chair: Patricia Capone
10:15am
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12:00pm
SYM-34: The King's Shipyard Surveys, 2019: Submerged Cultural Heritage Near Fort Ticonderoga
Location: Fairfax B
Chair: Daniel E. Bishop
Discussant: Daniel E. Bishop
10:45am
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12:00pm
SYM-29: Telling a Tale of One Ship with Two Names: Queen Anne’s Revenge and La Concorde
Location: Gardner
Chair: Lynn B. Harris
11:00am
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12:00pm
GEN-10: Ship Conservation
Location: Berkeley
Chair: James D. Spirek
12:00pm
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1:00pm
MTG-15: Budget
Location: Exeter
12:00pm
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1:30pm
LUNCH 2
RL-5: Jobs in Nautical Archaeology
Location: Clarendon

Host: Paul Johnston (Smithsonian Institution)

Description: What are the different job types and career tracks in nautical archaeology today?  This discussion will speak to public archaeology (NOAA, National Park Services, BOEM, Parks Canada, state programs, etc.); private-sector cultural resource management (contract archaeology, consulting); private foundations; academic positions and museum work (public and private); and treasure hunting. We’ll talk about the advantages and disadvantages of these various paths, as well as prospects in these fields.

RL-6: Recording and Analysing Mortuary Monument Data – New Methodologies?
Location: Clarendon

Host: Harold Mytum (University of Liverpool)

Description: Burial ground monuments often require recording within teaching, research and CRM contexts. A system of recording, refined by international application since 2000, is now available as a free download. This roundtable allows discussion of the system, and how it can help students and professionals record memorials, analyse data, and create a digital archive. Print-outs of the recording and coding systems will be provided.

RL-7: Grant-Writing
Location: Clarendon

Hosts: Eric Schweickart (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and Eric Johnson (Harvard University)

Description: What do you need to know to submit a successful grant application? Learn from recipients of recent grants from the Wenner Gren Foundation and the National Science Foundation’s Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement program on the proposal writing and submission process for both of these grants.  What hurdles or advantages do historical archaeologists face when applying to these foundations? A must attend session for graduate students.

RL-8: 8 The Past in 3-D: 3-D Scanning and 3-D Printing for Education, Outreach, Analysis, and Preservation
Location: Clarendon

Host: Bernard K. Means (Virtual Curation Laboratory)
Sponsor: SHA Technologies Committee

Description: Archaeologists are increasingly relying on three-dimensional (3-D) documentation to visualize their discoveries, ranging from individual artifacts to multi-site cultural landscapes. Come to this roundtable to discuss the various tools used in 3-D visualization, from desktop laser and structured light scanners to drones. These 3-D visualizations of the past help preserve artifacts and landscapes but also enable them to be readily shared. A wide range of public 3-D data is available even if you do not have these tools that can be used in educational, outreach, or analytical settings, especially if transformed into 3-D prints. A selection of 3-D scanners and 3-D printed items will be on hand to facilitate discussion.

1:00pm
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2:15pm
SYM-43: Mapping Crossroads: Archaeological and High Resolution Documentation of Nuclear Test Submerged Cultural Resources at Bikini Atoll
Location: Berkeley
Chair: James P. Delgado
Discussant: David L. Conlin
SYM-45: Meanwhile, In the NPS Lab: Discoveries from the Collections
Location: Fairfax B
Chair: Alicia Paresi
Chair: Jennifer McCann
 
1:00pm
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3:00pm
Poster-06: Material Culture
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer
SYM-28: Love That Dirty Water: Submerged Landscapes and Precontact Archaeology
Location: Riverway
Chair: Shawn Joy
SYM-31: “Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution”: Identifying and Understanding Early Historic-Period House Sites
Location: Public Garden
Chair: Sarah P. Sportman
Chair: Mary G. Harper
SYM-39: Perspectives from the Study of Early Colonial Encounter in North America: Is it time for a “revolution” in the study of colonialism?
Location: Republic A
Chair: William A. Farley
Discussant: Kurt Jordan
 
1:00pm
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3:15pm
SYM-36: Current Research at the Conservation Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University
Location: Independence West
Chair: Christopher Dostal
1:00pm
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3:30pm
SYM-41: Mortuary Monuments and Archaeology: Current Research
Location: Fairfax A
Chair: Harold Mytum
Chair: Richard Veit
1:00pm
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3:45pm
SYM-01D: Plus Ultra: An examination of current research in Spanish Colonial/Iberian Underwater and Terrestrial Archaeology in the Western Hemisphere
Location: Constitution B
Chair: Christopher E. Horrell
Chair: Kristi M Nichols
Chair: Melanie Damour
SYM-37: Military Sites Archaeology in the Caribbean: Studies of Colonialism, Globalization, and Multicultural Communities
Location: Gardner
Chair: Todd Ahlman
Chair: Zachary Beier
Chair: Gerald Schroedl
Discussant: Douglas V. Armstrong
SYM-40: On the Centennial of his Passing: San Diego County Pioneer Nathan "Nate" Harrison and the Historical Archaeology of Legend
Location: The Fens
Chair: Seth W Mallios
Discussant: Julia A King
   
1:00pm
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4:00pm
FOR-11: Histories that Have Futures: Collaborative Archaeology in Nipmuc Homelands
Location: Hampton
Chair: D. Rae Gould
1:00pm
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4:15pm
GEN-11: The Study of Archaeological Landscapes
Location: Republic B
Chair: Trevor H Gittelhough
1:00pm
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4:30pm
SYM-35: Citizen Science in Maritime Archaeology: The Power of Public Engagement for Heritage Monitoring and Protection
Location: Commonwealth
Chair: Della A. Scott-Ireton
Chair: Jennifer E. Jones
Chair: Jason Raupp
1:00pm
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5:00pm
FOR-14: From World Systems to Social Justice: A Celebration of Bob Paynter’s Career in Historical Archaeology
Location: Independence East
Chair: Michael S. Nassaney
2:00pm
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4:00pm
MTG-16: ACUA Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Jamaica Pond
3:00pm
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4:45pm
SYM-44: California: Post-1850s Consumption and Use Patterns in Negotiated Spaces
Location: Berkeley
Chair: Alexis N. Francois
Chair: Lena G. Jaurequi
Discussant: James E Snead
3:30pm
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5:00pm
GEN-12: The Impacts of Slavery on Descendant Communities
Location: Fairfax B
Chair: Elizabeth Anderson Comer
5:00pm
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6:00pm
MTG-17: SHA Business Meeting
Location: Constitution A&B

The SHA will hold its annual Business Meeting on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Boston. Join the SHA Board and congratulate the winners of the Ed and Judy Jelks Student Travel Awards, the ACUA George Fischer Student Travel Award, the Harriet Tubman Student Travel Grants, the GMAC Diversity Field School Competition, the 19th SHA Student Paper Prize, the 2020 Mark E. Mack Community Engagement Award, and the ACUA 21st Annual Photo Competition.

6:30pm
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7:30pm
REC-005: Pre-Awards Banquet Cocktail Hour
Location: Grand Ballroom Pre-Function

Cash Bar

7:30pm
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8:30pm
REC-006: Awards Banquet
Location: Grand Ballroom

Enjoy a three-course dinner with the 2020 recipients of the Cotter, Roberts, and Ruppé Awards and the J. C. Harrington Medal in Historical Archaeology.

8:30pm
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11:59pm
REC-007: Awards Ceremony and Dance
Location: Grand Ballroom

Join us for the presentation of the SHA’s John L. Cotter Award, the Daniel G. Roberts Award for Excellence in Public Historical Archaeology, the Carol V. Ruppé Distinguished Service Award, and the J.C. Harrington Medal in Historical Archaeology. Following the awards ceremony, dance the night away with DJ Mike Kelly – Good Stuff!

Date: Saturday, 11/Jan/2020
7:00am
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8:00am
MTG-18: Curation and Collections Management
Location: Beacon A
MTG-19: Ethics
Location: Beacon B
MTG-20: Development
Location: Beacon D
MTG-21: History
Location: Clarendon
7:30am
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1:00pm
REG - 5: Registration
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer

Registration and Pre-Registration Pick-Up will be located in the Grand Ballroom Pre-Function Area on the 2nd Floor of the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

8:00am
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9:45am
GEN-18: Underwater Archaeological Surveys and Technology
Location: Berkeley
Chair: Christopher R. Sabick
SYM-54: Heritage at Risk: Shifting Responses from Reactive to Proactive
Location: Gardner
Chair: Dwayne L Scheid
Chair: Valerie M.J. Hall
Chair: Sarah E. Miller
Discussant: Marcy Rockman
8:00am
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12:00pm
SYM-47: Strides Towards Standard Methodologies in Aeronautical Archaeology
Location: Commonwealth
Chair: Hunter Whitehead
Chair: Megan Lickliter-Mundon
WKS-08: WKS-8 GMAC Second-Steps Antiracist Workshop: Becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Institution
Location: Back Bay Ballroom D
Host: Lewis Jones (Gettysburg College) Half-day workshop: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Maximum enrollment: 50Cost: $5 for members, $5 for nonmembers, $5 for students, and $5 for student nonmembers Using the Crossroads’ tool, Continuum on Becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Institution, Crossroads facilitators will lead participants in a process that will help them better understand the long-term organizing work necessary to make a cultural and identity shift that changes policy, practices, and procedures. As part of exploring more deeply how institutions participate unknowingly in creating and maintaining barriers to equity and inclusion, participants will be introduced to racial equity impact assessment, which many institutions are finding useful in decision-point analysis. Participants will also learn more about the institutional transformation team development process used by Crossroads. This second-steps antiracism workshop will build upon the lessons learned in the introductory...
8:30am
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12:00pm
GEN-15: The Archaeologies of the African Diaspora Experience
Location: Constitution B
Chair: Andrew Wilkins
8:30am
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2:00pm
EX-004: SHA Book Room CLOSES at 2pm.
Location: Back Bay Ballroom

Visit the SHA 2020 Book Room between the hours of 8:30am and 2:00pm in the Back Bay Ballrooms.  The Book Room closes at 2pm today.

8:45am
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12:00pm
GEN-16: The Archaeology of Burials, Cemeteries, and Mortuary Contexts
Location: Independence West
Chair: Erika Ruhl
SYM-48: Before, After, and In Between: Archaeological Approaches to Places (through/in) Time
Location: Republic B
Chair: Erin Schwartz
Chair: Colleen M Betti
Discussant: Audrey J Horning
9:00am
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10:00am
SYM-42: Specialized Ceramic Vessels, From Oyster Jars to Ornaments
Location: The Fens
Chair: Meta Janowitz
9:00am
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12:00pm
FOR-15: Synonyms are a Thing: Developing a Thesaurus of Archaeological Catalog Terms
Location: Independence East
Chair: Sara Rivers Cofield
SYM-30: Beyond Ornamentation: New Approaches to Adornment and Colonialism
Location: Riverway
Chair: Eric D. Johnson
Chair: Barbara Heath
Discussant: Lauren K. McMillan
9:15am
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12:00pm
SYM-49: Digital Technologies and Public Archaeology
Location: Hampton
Chair: Edward Gonzalez-Tennant
Chair: Terry P. Brock
Discussant: Lisa E. Fischer
9:30am
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12:00pm
GEN-17: Coastal Processes and Management Issues
Location: Republic A
Chair: Stefan H. Claesson
9:45am
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12:00pm
SYM-50: Revolutionizing Approaches to Campus History - Campus Archaeology's Role in Telling Their Institutions' Stories
Location: Fairfax B
Chair: Megan R Victor
SYM-52: Expressions of Social Space and Identity: Interior Furnishings and Clothing from the Swedish Warship Vasa of 1628
Location: Fairfax A
Chair: Frederik M. Hocker
Chair: Cecilia Aneer
10:00am
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11:30am
GEN-13: Ship Analysis
Location: The Fens
Chair: Raymond L Hayes
10:00am
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12:00pm
FOR-13: Crafting Best Practices and a Path Forward With Climate Change
Location: Constitution A
Chair: Kimberly L. Faulk
Chair: Sarah E. Miller
Poster-07: Presidential Sites
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer
Poster-08: Public Archaeology and Engagement
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer
SYM-46: Hard Science on Hard Steel: Scientific Studies of the USS Arizona
Location: Public Garden
Chair: Katie M.C. Bojakowski
Chair: David L. Conlin
10:00am
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2:00pm
PUBLIC DAY: Public Archaeology Day at Boston Public Library

Public Archaeology Day is a free and family-friendly event featuring archaeologists, educational displays, and activities geared toward the general public.  The open-house style archaeology fair will also feature a short question and answer presentation.  As part of the SHA Annual Conference, the event will focus on the unique and local history of the Boston area and New England at large.  The event will be hosted at the Boston Public Library’s central building, just steps from the conference hotel in Copley Square.  Featuring 19th-century architecture, as well as John Singer Sargent murals, the library and Public Archaeology Day are not to be missed!

10:30am
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12:00pm
SYM-53: The Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site of Canada: 2016-2019 Underwater Archaeological Investigations
Location: Gardner
Chair: Marc-André Bernier
Chair: James A Moore
Chair: Charles Dagneau
Discussant: Matthew W. Betts
10:45am
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12:00pm
GEN-19: Interdisciplinary Documentation in the Deep Sea
Location: Berkeley
Chair: Scott R Sorset
12:00pm
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1:00pm
MTG-22: Heritage at Risk
Location: Dalton
MTG-23: Committee Chairs
Location: Exeter
12:00pm
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1:30pm
LUNCH 3
1:00pm
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2:30pm
GEN-22: Battlefields and Battlescapes
Location: Berkeley
Chair: Kristina J. Fricker
1:00pm
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3:00pm
FOR-06: New Media, New Audience: Engagement Through Video Presentations
Location: Constitution A
Chair: Thomas J Cuthbertson
Poster-09: Public Archaeology and Engagement
Location: Constitution Ballroom Foyer
1:00pm
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3:15pm
SYM-27: Advocacy in Archaeology: Thoughts from the Urban Frontier
Location: Republic A
Chair: Kelly M Britt
Discussant: Margaret Purser
SYM-60: Lives Revealed: Interpreting the Human Remains and Personal Artifacts from the Civil War Submarine H. L. Hunley
Location: The Fens
Chair: Heather G. Brown
Chair: Michael Scafuri
SYM-61: Historical Archaeology of Capitalism’s Cracks
Location: Riverway
Chair: Attila Dezsi
Chair: LouAnn Wurst
 
1:00pm
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3:30pm
SYM-57: East Carolina University Partnerships and Innovation with Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
Location: Fairfax B
Chair: Jennifer F McKinnon
Chair: Jason Raupp
Chair: Nathan T Richards
1:00pm
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4:00pm
SYM-58: Urban Archaeology: Down by the Water
Location: Independence West
Chair: Eleanor Breen
Chair: Tatiana Niculescu
Chair: Benjamin A. Skolnik
Discussant: Rebecca Yamin
SYM-64: Medieval to Modern Transitions and Historical Archaeology
Location: Gardner
Chair: Kathryn A Catlin
Chair: Douglas Bolender
Discussant: Stephen Mrozowski
1:00pm
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4:15pm
GEN-21: Public Archaeology: Education, Outreach, and Collaboration
Location: Republic B
Chair: Julie Woods
SYM-55: The Nuts and Bolts of Ships: The J. Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory and the future of the archaeology of Shipbuilding
Location: Public Garden
Chair: Arik J. K. Bord
Chair: Olivia L. Thomas
Chair: Benjamin M Ioset
1:00pm
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4:30pm
GEN-20: Innovations in Archaeological Method and Technology
Location: Commonwealth
Chair: Melissa M Darroch
Chair: Adam S Wiewel
SYM-59: Historical Archaeology on the Island of Ireland: New Perspectives
Location: Hampton
Chair: Audrey J Horning
Discussant: Nicholas Brannon
1:00pm
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5:00pm
FOR-02: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Archaeology
Location: Independence East
Chair: Kathryn Sampeck
SYM-63: Northeast Region National Park Service Archeological Landscapes and the Stories They Tell
Location: Fairfax A
Chair: James Nyman
Chair: Margaret W. Wilkes
Discussant: David J. Goldstein
1:00pm
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5:15pm
SYM-56: Community Archaeology in 2020: Conventional or Revolutionary?
Location: Constitution B
Chair: Camille Westmont
Chair: Elizabeth C. Clay
Discussant: Carol McDavid
Discussant: Matthew Reeves
2:00pm
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5:00pm
EX-005: SHA Book Room Exhibitor Move-Out
Location: Back Bay Ballroom
3:30pm
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5:15pm
SYM-33: Reckoning with Violence
Location: The Fens
Chair: Tiffany C. Cain
Chair: Maia Dedrick
Discussant: Edward Gonzalez-Tennant
5:00pm
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8:00pm
MTG-24: SHA Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Berkeley

 
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