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2012 Annual Meeting

South Dakota Archaeological Society Annual Meeting

 

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology,

University of South Dakota

and the

Vermillion Chapter of the SDAS

October 12-14, 2012

Vermillion, South Dakota

The Department of Anthropology, University of South Dakota, and the  Vermillion Chapter of the Archaeological Society of South Dakota is hosting this year's annual meeting in Vermillion from October 12-14 at the W. H. Over Museum. Talks, tours, banquet speaker, and many other activities are planned.  This meeting will be a venue for speakers to present the results of their most recent field and research work. Excavation projects, cultural history, technology and individual archaeological specialties in South Dakota will be featured. Researchers, vocational and volunteer archaeologists, teachers, students, and the public are encouraged to attend and/or present papers. Please visit this site regularly for updated information. 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday,

   Oct. 12

4:00 pm thru

    10:00 pm

Welcome and ‘get acquainted’ brat party and meeting registration at the W.H. Over Museum, Vermillion

 

 

 

Saturday,

   Oct. 13

7:30 am thru

    5:00 pm

Registration, silent auction, merchandise, events, coffee, tea and snacks will be set up and running all day at the W.H. Over Museum

 

 

 

 

  8:00 –  9:00 am

SDAS Board Meeting 

 

  9:0010:00 am

SDAS Business Meeting - All Invited 

 

10:00 – 12:00 am

Morning Presentations and Posters 

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch (On Your Own)

 

  1:00 – 5:00 pm

Afternoon Presentations and Posters 

 

  5:00 – 7:00 pm

Reception and Cocktails ( W.H. Over Museum)

 

  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Banquet and Announcements (W.H. Over Museum)

 

  8:00 – 9:00 pm

Banquet Address (W.H. Over Museum)

 

 

 

Sunday,

   Oct. 14

10:0012:00 am

Tour of Spirit Mound

GENERAL RESEARCH PAPERS:

 

All members and attendees are strongly encouraged to present their current or past research on Saturday.  If you are interested in presenting, please let the organizers know.  Abstracts will be accepted up until the last minute. The abstract should be a brief synopsis (1-2 paragraphs) that will be included on the program. To give a presentation, you can contact either Michael Fosha or Bill Ranney with a title and abstract.

 

Mike Fosha, Assistant State Archaeologist

William Ranney

Archaeological Research Center

Vermillion Chapter, SDAS

2425 East St. Charles Street

31228 S.D. Highway 19

Rapid City, SD  57703

Vermillion, SD  57069

Phone: 605-394-1903 / Fax: 605-394-1941

Phone: 605-624-3164 / 605-638-0969

Email:  Mike.Fosha@state.sd.us

Email:  s_d_a_s@earthlink.net

 

If emailing, please put "Annual Meeting" in the subject box. Paper versions of abstracts can be mailed or faxed. Digital versions can also be mailed or sent as e-mail attachments. If requested, a confirmation of receipt will be returned. The paper's title and the name, affiliation, address, phone number and/or email address of the author and/or paper's presenter should be included with the abstract. Also indicate what equipment will be needed (slide projector LCD projector, overhead projector, puppets or other equipment). If possible, power point presentation disks should be made available with as much lead time as possible. Just prior to a presentation is not the time to discover that your machine won't talk to my machine - why tempt the gods of technology? Presentations will be timed to 20 minutes in length. However, papers shorter than 20 minutes will also be accepted and that should be noted on the abstract.

 

All papers and/or posters will be presented either during the morning session after the regular SDAS business meeting or during the afternoon session on Saturday, Oct. 13, and will be given at the W. H. Over Museum.  If there are a large number of presentations, a second session on Sunday will be added, and the scheduled field trip will be moved to the afternoon. Students are especially encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to hone their abilities in front of a friendly "home town" audience.

 

BANQUET ADDRESS:

 

This year's banquet speaker will be Dr. Matt Sayre of the U.S.D. Department of Anthropology.  Dr. Sayre's banquet address will be "From the Andes to the Plains: Plant Use across the Ancient Americas." 

 

Matt Sayre is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Dakota. Prior to coming to South Dakota he was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Anthropology and his B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. His research at the site of Chavin de Huantar, Peru has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Brennan Foundation, the Global Heritage Fund, and the University of South Dakota.

 

Chavin de Huantar in Peru is a UNESCO World Heritage that has long attracted the interest of archaeologists and other scholars. In fact, Pablo Picasso once stated, "Of all of the ancient cultures I admire, that of Chavin amazes me the most. Actually, it has been the inspiration behind most of my art". This amazing site is the focus of ongoing research and has been the focus of Dr. Sayre's research for the past decade. This past summer seven undergraduates from USD excavated at Chavin and Dr. Sayre's talk will discuss their findings as well as possibilities for future collaborations on work in South Dakota.

CONFERENCE MOTELS:

 

We have rooms blocked out with reduced rates for SDAS members at the Prairie Inn, the Best Western and the Super 8 Motel. Make sure to mention that you’re with the South Dakota Archaeological Society annual meeting to get the rooms with reduced rates. At the present time, the Prairie Inn only has rooms on Saturday night, but Della is working to open up rooms for Friday night. Buffalo Run Resort is a Bed & Breakfast at Valiant Vineyards (good wine). The number of rooms shown below is either rooms set aside (Prairie Inn, Best Western, Super 8), or availability as of Friday, September 14. The rates shown are for two people. I strongly recommend making reservations as soon as possible. 

 

Establishment

Contact

Address

Phone #

Rooms

Rate

Prairie Inn

Della

616 N. Dakota St.

605-624-2824

4

$  65.00

Holiday Inn

Cathy

1200 N. Dakota St.

605-624-7600

4

$210.00

Best Western

Lisa / Sam

701 W. Cherry St.

605-624-8333

5

$109.00

Super 8 Motel

Alyssa

1208 E. Cherry

605-624-8005

5

$  60.00

Westside Inn

 -

1313 W. Cherry

605-624-2601

19

$  45.00

Buffalo Run Resort

 -

1500 W. Main

605-624-4500

4

$100.00

Main Street Suites

 -

7 E. Main

605-670-9061

1

$  99.00

 

There is also a city park in Vermillion that has free hook-ups for RVs. Main Street Suites requires online registration (www.themainstreetsuites). Other motels with web sites are the Prairie Inn (www.prairieinnusd.com) and Buffalo Run Resort (www.buffalorunwinery.com). If you have any questions about the accomodations, you can email or call Bill.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

Throughout the meeting, there will be a silent auction.  If you have any items that you'd like to contribute (up until the last minute), please contact Jason Kruse at kruse_k2@yahoo.com or 605-202-0173. As usual, the theme will be "eclectic."

 

We're inviting all of the attendees for a visit and tour of Spirit Mound on Sunday morning. Departure time will be approximately 10:00 am, unless the number of papers submitted require that presentations continue on Sunday morning.  The tour will be conducted by one or more members of the Spirit Mound Trust, who will describe Lewis & Clark's visit to the mound in 1804 and the current efforts of native prairie restoration.  The tour will include a walk to the top of the mound, so bring your walking shoes.

 

MEETING REGISTRATION:

Registrations will be taken up to and through the meeting, but save money by registering soon. We are changing the last day for early registration to Oct. 5 because of the late notification for the meeting.  A copy of the registration form can be printed out from the next web page, or use the link below for the pdf version. Make checks payable to "Vermillion Chapter, SDAS."  Please mail, email, or call in registration information to:

 

      William Ranney

      31228 S.D. Highway 19

      Vermillion, SD  57069

      Phone: 605-624-3164  /  605-638-0969

      Email: s_d_a_s@earthlink.net

 

Click on this link to get a copy of the registration form in pdf format:

2012 Registration Form

Please help the future of archaeology and promote the South Dakota Archaeological Society by your attendance.

 

CONFERENCE LOCATION & MOTELS IN VERMILLION:

 

 

1 – W.H. Over Museum

 

5 – Super 8 Motel

 

2 – Prairie Inn

 

6 – Westside Inn

 

3 – Holiday Inn

 

7 – Buffalo Run Resort

 

4 – Best Western

 

8 – Main Street Suites

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Last Updated 9/28/2012