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Conversation on Early Agriculture Conference, Oct. 4-7
12:00am EDT, 26 Sep 2007
PLATTSBURGH, NY (September 26, 2007) - The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh will welcome anthropologists from across the country and as far away as Paris, to participate in a unique conference titled, "A Conversation on Early Agriculture," Oct. 4-7.
The conference, which will include experts from SUNY, Ohio State University, the University of Notre Dame, and University of California - San Diego, just to name a few, is intended for anthropologists and students but may also be of interest to members of the general community.
Dr. Mark Cohen, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Plattsburgh, received a SUNY "Conversation in the Disciplines" grant to bring together scholars who have various approaches to the problem of why prehistoric mobile foraging populations adopted sedentary agriculture economies - the so-called "Neolithic Revolution."
"We are proud to host such a premier group of experts in the field of anthropology," said Cohen. "This conference includes a fascinating range of topics in anthropology by some of the scholarly leaders in the field."
The conference will take place in the Angell College Center on the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh. General registration is $50. Students pay just $25. The conference is free of charge for faculty, staff, and students of SUNY Plattsburgh. You can register by going online at www.plattsburghcas.com
and clicking on "Conference & Event Services." Or you can call Kate Chilton at 518-564-3054 or send her an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The line-up of speakers for the conference is impressive:
Mark Cohen, Organizer, SUNY Plattsburgh
Topic: Distribution of early agriculture in time and space, paleopathology, summation
Robert Bettinger, University of California - Davis
Topic: Foraging theory/paleoclimatology
J-P Bouquet-Appel, National Center for Scientific Research, Paris
Topic: Neolithic demographic transition
Timothy Gage, SUNY Albany
Kris Gremillion, Ohio State University
Topic: Human ecology
Brian Hayden, Simon Fraser University
Topic: Socio-cultural approaches
Ian Kuijt, University of Notre Dame
Topic: Neolithic archaeology and technology
Patricia Lambert, Utah State University
Andrew Merriwether, SUNY Binghamton
Deborah Pearsall, University of Missouri
Topic: Archaeobotany discussant
Delores Piperno, South American Archaeology National Museum of Natural History
Margaret Schoeninger, University of California - San Diego
Topic: Isotope/chemical analysis
Bruce Winterhalder, University of California - Davis
Topic: Human behavioral ecology
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