Susan Pollock

Big Histories, Human LivesSAR Press PublicationBig Histories, Human Lives: Tackling Problems of Scale in ArchaeologyThe contributors consider something archaeologists seldom think about: the intersection of micro-scale human experience with large-scale and long-term histories.
Breathing New Life into the Evidence of DeathSAR Press PublicationBreathing New Life into the Evidence of Death: Contemporary Approaches to BioarchaeologyTaking cues from current theoretical perspectives and capitalizing on the strengths of new and sophisticated methods of analysis, Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death showcases the vibrancy of bioarchaeological research and its potential for bringing “new life” to the field of mortuary archaeology and the study of human remains.
2009, September 26–October 2
Toward a Global Human HistoryAdvanced SeminarToward a Global Human History: Agency and the Explanation of Long-Term ChangeWhy do there appear to have been long periods of little change early in human archaeological history? Can we square such explanations with those we use to explain, say, the state?
2008, September 11–12
Breathing New Life Into the Evidence of DeathShort SeminarBreathing New Life Into the Evidence of DeathThis seminar gave various bioarchaeologists the opportunity to discuss their most up-to-date methods and theories regarding mortuary evidence.
Uruk Mesopotamia & Its NeighborsSAR Press PublicationUruk Mesopotamia & Its Neighbors: Cross-cultural Interactions in the Era of State FormationIn Uruk Mesopotamia & Its Neighbors, ten field and theoretical archaeologists working in the area today offer an overview and analysis of new data and interpretations for Greater Mesopotamia during the late fifth and fourth millennia B.C.
1998, March 1–5
Advanced SeminarMesopotamia in the Era of State Formation: Aiming for ConsensusAlthough explaining the origins of complex societies has been a core issue of anthropological research for many years, basic agreement on some essential issues has remained elusive. This seminar included participants chosen for their expertise on each subregion of Mesopotamia.

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