73rd Annual Meeting in Athens, GA (2016)

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Welcome to wild, wonderful, weird Athens! We are excited to have the 73rd annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference meeting in Athens, Georgia known as “The Classic City of the South”. This year the conference will be held at the Classic Center located in the heart of downtown Athens from October 26th-29th. Athens is known for its hip music scene, fantastic bars, distinctive vibe, and good (inexpensive) food. Check out http://www.visitathensga.com/ for more information on Athens.
As a supplement to the official conference webpage, you can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/seac1conference


Meeting Organizers

Victor Thompson, Chair
250A Baldwin Hall, Jackson St.
Athens, GA 30602-1619
seac2016@gmail.com



Hotel Information

We are excited to offer 4 different hotels with reduced room rates ranging from $114-$142. Book fast as each hotel only has a certain number of rooms available at a reduced rate. Each hotel is within walking distance to the Classic Center. Click HERE for hotel options.



Registration and Submission

Member: $100
Non-Member: $130
Student: $60
Student Non-Member: $65
Tribal Member: Free
Non-Archaeologist Guest: $25

COMING SOON Please visit the Conference Registration page to sign up to present and/or register to attend the meeting in Athens. Presentation guidelines can also be found there. Deadline for abstract submittal is September 1, 2016. Advance registration will close October 1, 2016. Click HERE for registration. COMING SOON



Special Events Schedule

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 -- Welcome to Athens

SEAC 2016 Athens will welcome early arrivals to Athens and the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference. Here’s a chance to reunite with friends and colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere.

The 2016 Southeastern Archaeological Conference will host its first ever pXRF (portable X-ray fluorescence) workshop in conjunction with UGA’s CAIS (Center for Applied Isotope Studies) http://cais.uga.edu! The workshop will be a day-long experience where attendees will learn and discuss the basics of pXRF analysis of archaeological materials. The workshop will be directed toward current novice and intermediate level pXRF practitioners that would like to learn more about the method and discuss the applicability of pXRF to Southeastern Archaeology. Masters and PhD students are encouraged to attend as well as members of institutions that have recently acquired a pXRF.

Topics will include fundamental principles of energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence, general and instrument specific methodologies for analyzing materials, and material specific interactions with instrumentation. The workshop will be led by members of CAIS. Speakers will include: Travis Jones, a graduate research assistant at CAIS; Dr. Alice Hunt, an archaeological materials scientist and the manager of the center’s XRF laboratory; and Dr. Jeff Speakman, an archaeological scientist, XRF expert, and the director of CAIS. Attendees also will be given the chance to meet many of the center’s staff and tour the center’s facilities which are home to a wide variety of instruments dedicated to isotopic and elemental analysis for archaeological, environmental, and industrial purposes.

The workshop will be held the first day of the conference (Wednesday, October 26). The $25.00 cost of attendance will include a catered lunch and coffee from Athens’ own Jittery Joe’s Coffee Shop. Transportation will be provided from downtown Athens to the Center for Applied Isotope Studies where the workshop will be held (approx. a 3-5 min. drive).

The center is not able to provide or loan pXRFs to attendees. Though bringing a pXRF from your parent institution is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged.
Space is limited to 15 participants! Sign up will be provided on the registration page. More details to come!

Thursday, 27 October 2016 -- Receptions at The Foundry

Join us on Thursday evening for the Student and General Membership Reception. We will host a student reception from 5:00 to 6:00 pm and a general membership reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at The Foundry. This location is a short walk from the major Athens hotels and offers lots of spaces to talk, eat, drink and listen to Athens music. http://thefoundryathens.com/

Attention all home brewers: SEAC 2016 Athens will resurrect the once-popular Great Spirits of SEAC. Bring your homemade beer, mead, and spirits to be tasted and enjoyed by all. The event will be held at The Foundry during the General Membership Reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Friday, 28 October 2016 -- SEAC Dance

SEAC 2016 Athens invites you to the SEAC Dance in the Classic Center’s Atrium Hall. Come dance or just listen to the music from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am.

Saturday, 29 October 2016 -- After Conference Wind Down

For those who will be staying over on Saturday, here is a great opportunity to kick back and relax at Little Kings Shuffle Club, the favorite bar of local anthropologists and archaeologists. The “Shuffle Club” is located downtown next to some great restaurants. From 4:00 to 6:00 pm. https://www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub/timeline