This is a call for papers for the Zooarchaeological Interest Group symposium at next year’s Society for American Archaeology meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico (April 10-14, 2019). The theme of the symposium is the use of technology-driven zooarchaeological methods (including but not limited to aDNA, isotopic analyses, digital collections management, ZooMS, etc.) and the ways that these methods address and inform zooarchaeological research questions. We hope to have an eclectic symposium with papers discussing a wide range of methods and case studies. Individuals interested in in participating in this symposium should submit a working title and abstract to the session Co-Chairs by July 20, 2018. Please see the symposium abstract and schedule below for more details.
Isabelle Lulewicz, ZIG Co-Chair
Justin Cramb, ZIG Co-Chair
**CALL FOR PAPERS**
Zooarchaeology and Technology: Case Studies and Applications
Sponsored Symposium of the SAA Zooarchaeology Interest Group
SAA 84th Annual Meeting
Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 10-14, 2019
Isabelle Lulewicz, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia; [log in to unmask]
Justin Cramb, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia; [log in to unmask]
Technology is increasingly utilized to address long-standing questions in zooarchaeological research. In this session, participants will address the ways that the development and use of technologically driven zooarchaeological methods produce and inform questions regarding cultural and ecological relationships between humans and animals. Papers in this session provide examples of how technology-based methods offer new perspectives on zooarchaeological questions and impact the field of zooarchaeology.
Examples of a few technologies and practices to consider include:
1) Isotopic analysis of faunal materials
2) AMS radiocarbon dating of faunal materials
3) Zooarchaeological mass-spectrometry (ZooMS)
4) aDNA research
5) Collections management, access, and digital curation
6) Data integration and FAIR data principals
Individuals interested in participating in this symposium should submit a working title and abstract to the session Co-Chairs by July 20, 2018.
Abstract Submission to Co-Chairs Deadline: 20 July 2018
SAA Online Submission Deadline: September 6 at 3:00pm