The 2014 Annual Meetings will be hosted by SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Canton and St Lawrence University. The meetings will be held on the campus of SUNY Potsdam on Friday April 11 and Saturday April 12. Registration and Paper/Panel submission will open on January 1, 2014.
"Weathering Storms & Shifting Landcapes"
This year’s conference theme can be addressed metaphorically or literally, historically or contemporaneously. Anthropologically, we can consider the multitude of ways in which humans weather political, economic, cultural, ethical and environmental "storms" and their resultant “shifts” in landscapes. Landscapes shift in response to climatic events, changing demographics, human migrations, plagues, disease, economic upheavals, conflict, new technologies and modes of communication. Landscapes are altered due to generational shifts and shifts in cultural contexts. Archaeologically, sites contain the material patterns of both metaphorical (e.g. conflict, disease, technological innovation) and literal storms that changed lives and cultures, and have affected site preservation and visibility. We invite papers and panels from all five fields that reflect the diversity our discipline to contribute to a stimulating and engaging 2014 NEAA conference.