Call for Papers: Environmental Archaeological Approaches in Southeast Asia (SAA2015)

This is a call for papers for the Society for American Archaeology conference in April, 2015. The conference will be held in San Francisco, California (USA). Please see below for the session details:

Environmental Archaeological Approaches in Southeast Asia

Organizers: Hannah G. Van Vlack and Cyler Conrad

Abstract: The aim of this session is to report on recent environmental archaeological approaches to understanding human behavioral adaptations in Southeast Asia (mainland and island). We aim to survey the various ways that environmental conditions affected hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies throughout the late-Pleistocene and Holocene. Paper topics of this session may include research of subsistence regimes, technological change and/or development, forager efficiency, paleoecology, transition into agriculture, and any relevant research involving these themes. We welcome novel research, papers involving meta-analysis, or historical reviews.

Discussant: Rasmi Shoocongdej, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Silpakorn University

For anyone interested in participating in this session, please send your name, contact email and preliminary paper title to Hannah (hgvanvlack@gmail.com) or Cyler at (cylerc@unm.edu). Please let us know no later than September 1st, and do not hesitate to write us with any questions you may have! Details about the conference can be found here. Feel free to share this information.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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