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Calendar of Events—2012 Meetings

MARCH 8 – 9, 2012

The first Zooarchaeology in Portugal conference (ZAP 2012), to be held in Portugal on the 8th and 9th March 2012. More information here.

MARCH 14 – 17, 2012

The Southern Anthropological Society's 47th Annual Meeting will meet in Birmingham, Alabama. The conference theme is Peace, Justice, and the Environment (from an Anthropological Perspective). Check out the conference website.

MARCH 24 – 25, 2012

A "Subsistence and Animals" session will be held at the conference Where the Wild Thins Are: Recent Advances in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Research at the University of Durham, UK. More at the conference website.

APRIL 11 – 14, 2012

The Society of Ethnobiology invites you to our 2012 conference, "Conservation and Communities." to be held April 11 – 14, 2012 at the Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado. This year's conference theme explores the importance and power of linking conservation efforts to communities. See the announcement in BoneCommons for more details.

APRIL 18 – 22, 2012

The Society for American Archaeology conference will take place in Memphis, Tennessee. The program lists a number of archaeozoology-related sessions, including "The Human/Dog Relationship," "Raw Material Perspectives on Technological Choice and Change," "Paleoecology and Taphonomy of Faunal Landscapes," "Zooarchaeology of Coastal Mesolithic," "Zooarchaeology and Animal Use," and "Zooarchaeological Methods and Applications." View the full program.

APRIL 21, 2012

The Association for Environmental Archaeology spring conference New trends in Environmental Archaeology will be held at Plymouth University, UK. Abstracts are due March 1, 2012. See here for more details.

APRIL 30 – MAY 5, 2012

"Bioarchaeology in the Ancient Near East" session at the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE). View the full program.

MAY 14 – 16, 2012

Early Farmers: The view from Archaeology and Science conference will be held at Cardiff University, UK. Visit the conference website for more information.

MAY 29 – 31, 2012

El Encuentro Latinoamericano de Zooarqueologia (ELAZ) in Santiago, Chile.

JUNE 1, 2012

The first academic meeting of the Neotropical Zooarchaeology Working Group (NZWG) will be held in Santiago de Chile on June 1, 2012. It will be a one-day workshop on the issue Towards a Zooarchaeology of the Neotropics. See the NZWG page for more information.

JUNE 4 – 6, 2012

The next ICAZ working group on Archaeozoology and Genetics will take place in Basel, Switzerland from June 4 – 6, 2012. See the A&G Working Group page for more details.

JUNE 18 – 23, 2012

The third independent meeting of the Archaeomalacology Working Group (AMWG) will be held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Visit the AMWG website for more details.

JUNE 21, 2012

A one-day conference on Integrating Zooarchaeology and Stable Isotope Analyses will be held at the MacDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge. Abstract submissions should be sent no later than Wednesday, 14 March 2012 for full consideration. Please send abstracts and questions to Suzanne Pilaar Birch (sp518@cam.ac.uk).

JUNE 28 – 30, 2012

The "Human/Animal" symposium of the International Medieval Society (IMS) will be held in Paris, France.

JULY 20 – 22, 2012

The 8th annual Stanley J. Olsen Memorial Eagle Lake Zooarchaeology Conference will be held at Eagle Lake Field Station in northeastern California, USA. This year's theme is Zooarchaeology and Ecology: A Match Made in Heaven. Contact Deanna Grimstead (dng@email.arizona.edu) or Kelly Beck (raymond.beck@anthro.utah.edu).

AUG 27 – SEPT 1, 2012

The 7th BWG meeting will be held August 27 – September 01, 2012, at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania. There will be three days of presentations plus a trip of one/two days to Moldavia region/Danube Delta. View the call for papers and registration form in BoneCommons.For more information about the conference, contact: Luminita Bejenaru, E-mail: lumib@uaic.ro

SEPT 12 – 14, 2012

The 2nd ICAZ Taphonomy Working Group meeting titled Taphonomy and archaeozoological research: recent approaches will be held in Santander (Spain). You can find more info here: http://www.taphowgicaz.unican.es/

OCT 4 – 7, 2012

The biennial business meeting of the ICAZ International Committee and the business meeting of the Executive Committee will be held at the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul, Turkey. The business meeting will be followed by a one-day scientific meeting (October 6, Saturday) entitled World Archaeozoology Today: International Approaches to Common Problems.

NOV 10, 2012

The international conference on Use-Wear Analysis will be held in Faro, Portugal. See the conference website for more information.

NOV 3 – 4, 2012

The Postgraduate Zooarchaeology Forum provides a friendly forum for postgraduate and early career zooarchaeology researchers to present their research and to meet and socialise with others in a similar position. The event will be hosted by the University of Sheffield Zooarchaeology Laboratory on the 3rd and 4th November, 2012, at the University of Sheffield, Humanities Research Institute (HRI). The deadline for abstract submission for oral presentations and posters is the 1st October. The registration deadline is the 19th October. The event has a £10 registration fee which will cover tea and coffee, Saturday lunch, and a wine reception in the evening. Please contact Lizzie Wright (e.wright AT sheffield.ac.uk) for further information.

NOV 10 – 12, 2012

Environmental Archaeologies of Neolithisation, the autumn conference of the Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA), at the University of Reading, United Kingdom. contact: r.bendrey AT reading.ac.uk or visit the website.

NOV 15 – 16, 2012

The International Conference Archaeology of farming and animal husbandry in Early Medieval Europe (5th – 10th centuries) will be held in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) between the 15th and 16th November 2012. Information about the congress can be found at the web page: https://sites.google.com/site/farmingandhusbandry/.

NOV 29 – DEC 1, 2012

Making Meat: practices and representations, a conference of the Institut Européen d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation (IEHCA) in Tours, France. contact: horard AT univ-tours.fr or visit the website.

You can announce an upcoming meeting or event on the ICAZ Website or in the next ICAZ Newsletter* by e-mailing ICAZ Newsletter Editor Angela Trentacoste at a.trentacoste@sheffield.ac.uk.

*Submission deadlines for the biannual ICAZ Newsletter are April 15 (Spring issue) and October 15 (Fall issue).


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