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Prof. Karl Butzer Honored at 'The Anthropocene in the Longue Duree' and Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting Sessions

UT Geography Faculty and Students Participate in Archaeology Events

Posted: April 20, 2014
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The city of Austin will be host to several significant Archaeology events in April 2014. On Tuesday April 22-23 there will be a workshop on the 'Anthropocene in the Longue Duree', organized by Dr. Arlene Rosen of the Department of Anthropology at UT.  It brings together a small crowd of international specialists, and should be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Dr. Karl Butzer will be the featured speaker at the 'Anthropocene in the Longue Duree' workshop on the topic of Anthropocene as an Evolving Paradigm. His lecture will be delivered in the CLA Glickman Conference Center at UT, on 22 April at 9:05 am. At issue is the way that environmental modification began to be drastically accelerated by the impact of human agency, and defining the time where that agency begins, a.k.a. ‘The Anthropocene’ era. UT's Mesoamerican Archaeological Research Laboratory and the UT Anthropology and Geography Departments are also hosting a pre-SAA workshop meeting of the IHOPE-MAYA Research Group 22-23 April, in the ATT Center. 

The Anthropocene and IHOPE workshops precede the Society for American Archaeology’s (SAA) 79th Annual Meeting, which will also be held in Austin, Texas from April 23 to April 27, 2014. Dr. Butzer will also be honored at an SAA Session, and GRG students and faculty will be presenting at these events.

 

 

In addition to Dr. Butzer’s lead address, ‘The Anthropocene in the Longue Duree' workshop will include the presentations by UT CoLA members-

(April 22, CLA Glickman Conference Center): 

Introduction

9:05     K. W. Butzer

Anthropocene as an Evolving Paradigm

Agricultural Communites and Complex Societies

1:00   T. Beach and S. Luzzadder-Beach
The Mayacene: an Ancient Maya Microcosm for the Anthropocene

2:00   A. Rosen, J. Lee, M. Li, H. Fang
The Anthropocene and the Landscape of Confucius: An historical ecology of landscape changes in central China during the middle to late Holocene

 

Specific 2014 SAA presentations honoring Dr. Butzer include-

 

SYMPOSIUM- SOCIETAL STABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: PAPERS IN HONOR OF KARL W. BUTZER

Room: Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center) Thursday Morning, April 24, Time: 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Chairs: Carlos Cordova, and Arlene Rosen (UT Austin Anthropology)

Participants and Papers:

8:00 Carlos Cordova—Bridging disciplines in a global context: Environment and society in Karl Butzer’s academic journey

8:15 Laura Basell, Tony Brown, P Toms, D Ongwen and C Kinyera-Okeny—Human Evolution at the Headwaters of the Nile

8:30 Steven Rosen—Basic Instabilities? Climate and Culture in the Negev over the Long Term

8:45 Joanne Rowland and Judith Bunbury—Environmental change in the western Nile Delta from the Middle Palaeolithic into the Neolithic: new considerations regarding the mobile and settled communities in the vicinity of Merimde Beni Salama

9:00 Clive Waddington—Paradise lost, paradise regained: Mesolithic resettlement of the north-east British coast after a catastrophic North Sea tsunami

9:15 Georgina Endfield—Re-particularizing climate: the importance of context, culture and complexity

9:30 Tony Brown—Examining the Archaeology - Soil Erosion Paradox

9:45 *Arlene Rosen—Geoarchaeology at the Edge: Measuring the pulse of process and human agency at the interface of landscape and site in Neolithic through Iron Age China

10:00 *Timothy Beach, *Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Thomas Guderjan and *Samantha Krause—Maya Wetland and Floodplain Formation: Societal Stability and Environmental Change

10:15 *Jonathan Flood—Settlement Continuity and Change on the Mochlos Plain in East Crete

10:30 Isabel Rivera-Collazo and Amos Winter—Human adaptation strategies of abrupt climate change ca 3.8kya

10:45 Joseph Schuldenrein—Geoarchaeology, Forensics, and the Prosecution of Saddam Hussein: A Case Study from the Iraq War, 2005-2008

11:00 *Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach—Discussant

Other Events with UT Geography and the Environment Participants-

SYMPOSIUM: INVESTIGATIONS IN THE LAND OF CHOCOLATE AND HONEY: RECENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH ON CHETUMAL BAY

Room: 18D (Austin Convention Center) Thursday Evening, April 24, Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Paper Presentation:

7:00 pm *Samantha Krause, Thomas Guderjan, *Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach and *Timothy Beach—Visualizing Maya Agriculture Along the Rio Hondo: a Remote Sensing Approach

 

SYMPOSIUM- CLIMATE CHANGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY IN MESOAMERICA: A MIRROR FOR THE ANTHROPOCENE (Sponsored by Anthropocene, Elsevier Journal)

 Room: 18A (Austin Convention Center) Friday Morning, April 25, Time: 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM

 Organizer and Chair: *Timothy Beach

SYMPOSIUM- MASTER TEACHER, MASTER CRAFTSMAN, JACK OF ALL TRADES: A SESSION IN HONOR OF JAMES A. NEELY

 Room: 19B (Austin Convention Center) Saturday Morning, April 26, Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Paper Presentation:

9:00 am *William Doolittle—The Gristmills of La Orotava

 

SYMPOSIUM- THE VALUE OF THINGS: COMMODITIES IN THE MAYA REGION FROM PREHISTORIC TO CONTEMPORARY

Room: 16A (Austin Convention Center)

Sunday Morning, April 27, Time: 8:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Paper presentation:

8:00 am *Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, *Timothy Beach, Steven Bozarth, Thomas Guderjan and *Samantha Krause—Wetland Agricultural Commodities in the Maya Lowlands

For Anthropocene Program and Abstracts please see:

http://blogs.utexas.edu/anthropo/

For Information about IHOPE-MAYA please see:

http://ihopenet.org/yucatanmaya/

For SAA Program and Abstracts, please see:

http://www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeeting/tabid/138/Default.aspx

Onsite SAA registration information:

https://ecommerce.saa.org/saa/source/meetings/meetingshome.cfm?section=event

 

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