Research Team Seminars


The Shala Valley Project, Northern AlbaniaFebruary 24–25, 2010The Shala Valley Project, Northern Albania: Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Isolation and InteractionChaired by Michael L. Galaty, Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Millsaps CollegeThe international and interdisciplinary Shala Valley Project is investigating culture change in the frontier zone of northern Albania as an example of a resilient socio-ecological system.
New Archaeological Research at Pueblo BonitoMarch 10–11, 2010New Archaeological Research at Pueblo Bonito: Reopening National Geographic Society ExcavationsCo-chaired by Patricia L. Crown, Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico and W. H. Wills, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of New MexicoThis National Science Foundation team short seminar supported the synthesis of two separately funded research projects involving the archaeological record at Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.
Historical Ecology in the Pre-Columbian CaribbeanOctober 19–20, 2010Historical Ecology in the Pre-Columbian CaribbeanChaired by Peter Siegel, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Montclair State UniversityParticipants in this seminar are working together to understand the origins and dispersal of agriculture among prehistoric Caribbean societies.
Indigenous Socio-Economic Change, Health, and Well-Being in the AmazonNovember 9–10, 2010Indigenous Socio-Economic Change, Health and Well-Being in the AmazonCo-chaired by Flora Lu, Assistant Professor, Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz and Mark Sorensen, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel HillThis collaborative team of US and Ecuadorian researchers is examining the health impacts of market economies on the indigenous peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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