Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring OAS Meeting and New Archaeology Blog

Are you ready for the Spring meeting of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society?  It is coming up on April 20th in Norman, with a wonderful theme: "OAS - A is for Anthropology".  Program and meeting details are available here: OAS Spring Meeting Agenda

Featured speakers include a number of OU professors and grad students: Lauren Cleeland, Susan Vehik, Patrick Livingood, Asa Randall, Holly Andrew, and Bonnie Pitblado.  Their topics range widely: parasites, gender relations, politics, climate change, and collaboration between professional and citizen archaeologists.  Talk about relevant!

Also, the Archaeology Department at the Sam Noble Museum has a new blog: SamNobleArchaeology.  Currently the blog is focused on a major project to inventory and rehouse collections from the Spiro mound site, with the help of a generous grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Watch for updates, especially after mid-May when our undergraduate interns have finished writing a series of entries on Spiro artifacts.