Call for submissions to the second SAA sponsored QUANTARCH poster symposium – Submission deadline: August 25th 2018, 11:59 PM EST
The SAA’s Quantitative Methods and Statistical Computing in Archaeology Interest Group (QUANTARCH) is accepting abstract submissions for our 2nd poster symposium, entitled “Novel Statistical Techniques in Archaeology”, to be held at the 84th Annual Society for American Archaeology Meeting (SAA), Albuquerque, New Mexico April 10 – 14, 2019.
Individuals interested in participating should e-mail submissions including a title, list of authors, an abstract (200 words max), and primary author contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 25th 2018, 11:59 PM EST.
Submissions will be answered by August 31st, 2019. Abstract content should fit to the outlined symposium topic, while explicitly addressing points 1 and 2 of the rationale below. Please feel free contact the QUANTARCH co-chairs with any inquiry or visit the SAA QUANTARCH Facebook group.
Erik Otárola-Castillo, Purdue University (email@example.com),
Max Price, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Jesse Wolfhagen, Stony Brook University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
QUANTARCH FB group
Statistical data modeling is fundamental to archaeological inquiry. This type of modeling is applicable to all research questions, and serves to evaluate how well archaeological observations support theoretical expectations. Pioneering archaeological questions, however, are not always answerable with standard techniques – requiring development of innovative modeling methods. The purpose of this symposium is to exhibit the range of cutting-edge analytical techniques advanced to evaluate novel archaeological hypotheses. Symposium participants answer groundbreaking archaeological hypotheses regarding cultural variability by developing or adapting a wide range of analytical modeling methods derived from computational, mathematical, spatial, statistical, and graphical approaches.
In their abstracts and presentations, symposium presenters address archaeological questions across diverse sub-disciplines, geographical regions, and temporal ranges. These symposium presentations are explicit about
1. why the novel technique required development or adoption and,
2. the impact of these new methods on their respective field.
All participants of the Society for American Archaeology meeting are encouraged to attend this symposium, as it will give them the chance to become aware of analytical advancements potentially applicable to their individual specializations.
SAA call for submissions: http://www.saa.org/Portals/0/Call%20for%20Submissions%202019.pdf
SAA guidelines for poster presentations: http://saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeeting/GuidelinesforPosterPresentations/tabid/192/Default.aspx