Advanced Seminars

1996

SARMay 20–23, 1996Archeological Research on the Pajarito Plateau: Present and FutureCo-chaired by James N. Hill, University of California at Los Angeles and Robert P. Powers, National Park Service
SAROctober 13–17, 1996Evolution of LanguageChaired by Barbara King, Department of Anthropology, College of William and MaryRecent studies of nonhuman primates suggest that monkeys and apes have semantic, representational, and possibly symbolic communication. This advanced seminar was convened to apply an evolutionary perspective to the question of language development.
SARNovember 3–7, 1996Material Culture: Habitats and ValuesCo-chaired by Fred R. Myers, Department of Anthropology, New York University and Annette B. Weiner, Department of Anthropology, New York UniversityParticipants from the U.S., England, and Australia discussed recent research in several intersecting arenas of material culture: exchange theory, the movement of objects in a cultural hierarchy from things to fine art, and the circulation of objects between cultures.
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