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February 24–25, 2010

The Shala Valley Project, Northern Albania: Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Isolation and Interaction

Chaired by Michael L. Galaty, Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Millsaps College

The 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.

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March 10–11, 2010

New Archaeological Research at Pueblo Bonito: Reopening National Geographic Society Excavations

Co-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 Mexico

This 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.

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October 19–20, 2010

Historical Ecology in the Pre-Columbian Caribbean

Chaired by Peter Siegel, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Montclair State University

Participants in this seminar are working together to understand the origins and dispersal of agriculture among prehistoric Caribbean societies.

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November 9–10, 2010

Indigenous Socio-Economic Change, Health and Well-Being in the Amazon

Co-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 Hill

This 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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National Science FoundationGenerous funding for the Research Team Seminars provided by the National Science Foundation.