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Several current and former members of our lab will be presenting their research in Chattanooga, TN, this week as part of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference. Below are the details and links to PDFs of the posters. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 26

[3] Symposium – From the Other Side in the Lower Southeast: Contestation and Negotiation of the Late Woodland – Mississippian in the Eastern Woodlands (Part I)

Location: Meeting Room 3

8:40am  C. Trevor Duke and Neill J. Wallis – Breaking the Mold: The Organization of Domestic Pottery Production at the Late Woodland-Mississippian Transition in Tampa Bay, Florida


[13] Symposium – From the Other Side in the Lower Southeast: Contestation and Negotiation of the Late Woodland – Mississippian in the Eastern Woodlands (Part II)

Location: Meeting Room 3

1:00pm  Erin Nelson, Lindsay Bloch, Ashley Rutkoski, and Neill J. Wallis – A View from the Northern Gulf Coast: Tracing Social Interactions During the Late Woodland to Mississippian Transition

2:00pm  Neill J. Wallis and C. Trevor Duke – Late Woodland Migrations to the Central and Southwest Florida Gulf Coast: Insights from Radiocarbon Modeling


[19] General Poster Session – Southeastern Archaeology Foodways

Location: Banquet Room G

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

19O  Jennifer Green, Nicole Fuller, Michelle J. LeFebvre, and Neill J. Wallis – Archaeology of the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica): Collection and Curation Practices by North American Practitioners


Friday, October 27

[27] Workshop – How to Participate in the Pan-American Ceramics Project

Organizers: Andrea Torvinen and Neill J. Wallis

Location: Meeting Room 11

Time: 8:00-10:00am

The Pan-American Ceramics Project (www.panamericanceramics.org) is a new open-access web application designed to enhance the accessibility and reusability of ceramic data from across the Americas and all time periods, and advance our understanding of ceramic traditions at varying scales of geographic and temporal coverage. During this workshop, we will introduce you to the app’s current browsing capabilities, provide instruction on how to register and contribute data, and discuss future developments and areas for improvement. We also invite you to bring your own data set and computer to begin uploading your data on-site with our guidance. For more information visit: www.panamericanceramics.org/about.


[38] General Poster Session – Pre-Contact Studies

Location: Banquet Room G

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

38D  Ann Cordell – Using Petrography to Fine-Tune Temper and Fabric Recognition of Indigenous Pottery in Florida [SEAC 2023 – Cordell and Wallis]


Saturday, October 28

[42] General Session – Pre-Contact Studies in Southeastern Archaeology

Location: Meeting Room 6

11:00am  Ashley M. Rutkoski – Riddled with Post-Molds: Exploring Ingenuity and Connectivity through Construction Variability in the Middle and Late Woodland Periods


[43] General Poster Session – Methods in Southeastern Archaeology

Location: Banquet Room G

Time: 8:00-10:00am

43B  Lindsay Bloch, Erin Nelson, Ashley Rutkoski, and Neill J. Wallis – Testing the Identification of Shell Temper Type in Pensacola Mississippian Pottery using a Standardized Guide

43I  Anthony Farace – Cahokian Imports or Local Negotiations: Ramey Incised Technology in the Cairo Lowland [Farace_SEAC2023]

43T  Domenique Sorresso – Transitional Ceramic Traditions of Late Woodland Communities from the Upper Tombigbee River Drainage, Mississippi [D.Sorresso SEAC 2023]