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March 2–6, 1997

Sex Roles and Gender Hierarchies in Middle Range Societies: Engendering Southwestern Prehistory

Patricia L. Crown, Chair
Department of Anthropology
University of New Mexico

The prehistoric American Southwest presents an ideal case for investigating gender issues. This advanced seminar was the first comprehensive attempt to examine the record of this region in terms of gender.

May 18–22, 1997

Evolving New Strategies for Conserving Cultural Properties

Duane Anderson, Chair
School of American Research

A special seminar was held in May 1997 to examine the worldwide crisis brought about by the market for antiquities illicitly removed from ancient sites.

October 19–23, 1997

Catastrophe and Culture: The Anthropology of Disaster

Susanna M. Hoffman, Co-Chair
Department of Anthropology
University of Florida

Anthony Oliver-Smith, Co-Chair
Department of Anthropology
University of Florida

Participants 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.