November Meeting Announcement

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Join us this Fri­day (Novem­ber 20th) at 7:00pm in Room 132 of the Archae­ol­o­gy Build­ing to hear Dr. Angela Liev­erse and Lau­ra Shut­tle­worth talk about their ongo­ing research as part of the Baikal-Hokkai­do Archae­ol­o­gy Project! All are wel­come to attend!

Abstract – Small places of large impor­tance: hunter-gath­er­er mor­tu­ary sites in ancient Siberia
This talk will focus on new and ongo­ing bioar­chae­o­log­i­cal research in the Cis-Baikal region of Siberia (Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion). The first part will present key find­ings from almost 20 years of work in the area, specif­i­cal­ly with regards to the life­ways of two dis­tinct pop­u­la­tions sep­a­rat­ed by an almost mil­len­ni­um-long ‘hia­tus’ dur­ing the mid­dle Neolith­ic peri­od (~7000–6000 years ago). The sec­ond part of the talk will focus on Shuttleworth’s ongo­ing MA research, which syn­the­sizes bio­log­i­cal data from human remains and mor­tu­ary archae­o­log­i­cal data in order to bet­ter under­stand the com­plex rela­tion­ships between iden­ti­ty (aspects such as age, gen­der, kin­ship, sta­tus) and life­ways (e.g., diet, mobil­i­ty, health, activ­i­ty).