Save the Date! MAS 2019 Annual Meeting: Saturday, November 16

The business meeting will be held from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM, lunch from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM and talks from 1:00 PM until 3:30 PM.

Three speakers will be presenting during the afternoon session:

Speaker: Dr. John P. Hart
Title: Recent Research on Northern Iroquoian Agriculture
Abstract: It is well known that Iroquoian people were highly dependent on maize-based agriculture for subsistence. In this presentation I will review the results of recent research on carbon and nitrogen isotopes that provide new information on how Iroquoian farmers in New York and Ontario maintained the fertility of agricultural fields and how much maize was included in fourteenth- to seventeenth-century Iroquoian diets in Ontario.
Brief Bio: Dr. John P. Hart is Director, Research and Collections Division at the New York State Museum in Albany, where he has worked since 1994. Dr. Hart’s archaeological research is focused on the histories and evolutions of Native American agriculture in northeastern North America. In recent years he has also done research using social network analysis to understand how people were interacting across northern Iroquoia from the mid-fourteenth to mid-seventeenth centuries. In 2017 he was presented with the Society for American Archaeology’s Award for Excellence in Collections-Based Research.

Speaker: David S. Robinson

Abstract: Underwater Archaeology off Block Island.

Brief Bio: Chief Archaeologist/State Underwater Archaeologist,Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources

MAS Nov 2019 M Dudek Abstract and Short Bio

More information will be posted as it becomes available. 

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