Research Team Seminars

2014

Migration, Group Formation, and Economic Development in the Pueblo WorldMarch 17–19, 2014Migration, Group Formation, and Economic Development in the Pueblo WorldCo-chaired by Timothy A. Kohler, Regent's Professor, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University and Scott G. Ortman, Omidyar Fellow and Lightfoot Fellow, Santa Fe Institute and Crow Canyon Archaeological CenterFor the past decade, the Village Ecodynamics Project has been investigating coupled natural and human systems in the prehispanic U.S. Southwest through empirical archaeological research and agent-based modeling. The project team met at SAR to discuss how to best utilize these data to address research questions on migration, group formation, and co-evolution of institutions and economies.
Ambiguity and Experimentation: A Collaborative Ethnography of the StateApril 8–10, 2014Ambiguity and Experimentation: A Collaborative Ethnography of the StateCo-chaired by Penelope Harvey, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Manchester, U.K. and Deborah Poole, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins UniversityThis seminar convened a team of British, U.S., and Peruvian anthropologists who collectively carried out an ethnography of regional governance and state decentralization in Cusco, Peru.
The Thailand Archaeometallurgy Project: A Holistic Approach to Characterizing Metallurgy's Societal Impact in Prehistoric Southeast AsiaApril 29–May 1, 2014The Thailand Archaeometallurgy Project: A Holistic Approach to Characterizing Metallurgy's Societal Impact in Prehistoric Southeast AsiaCo-chaired by Vincent Pigott, Consulting Scholar, Asian Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Judy Voelker, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Northern Kentucky UniversityThe Thailand Archaeometallurgy Project's (TAP) excavations of three prehistoric copper-production sites in the Khao Wong Prachan Valley were conducted from 1986–1994. This seminar assembled the multinational team for the first time in one place to discuss their recent synthesis of inter- and intra-site chronology and context and to determine what analyses remain to be completed.

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