44th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory

Schaver Music Recital Hall, Old Main, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI




February 20-21, 2016

Wayne State University is pleased to host the 44th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory. Now in its fifth decade, this annual regional gathering brings together a congenial group of Andean and Amazonian colleagues and students from various universities and colleges around the Midwest. It offers an opportunity for students to gain experience in presenting their research in a professional venue and for professionals to share recent findings from the field. Papers typically cover a wide array of topics ranging from archaeological investigation of early prehispanic times to ethnohistorical analyses of the colonial encounter in the Andes and Amazonia.

The Conference is free and open to the public. The sponsors for the event include the Dean’s Office of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Departments of Anthropology, Art History, CLMMC, History, and Music; the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Museum of Anthropology.

If you are interested in attending, please take a moment to register online under the "Registration" tab. The due date for submitting abstracts is January 25, 2016. Registration will remain open through February 15.


Keynote Speaker for Event:  Dr. Joan Gero, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at American University, Washington, D.C.

          The Keynote Talk, entitled "Writing Yutopian/Counting Contexts," will be presented from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Schaver Music Hall.


Note: There will be an informal gathering at Traffic Jam & Snugs, 511 W. Canfield, for conference participants on Friday, February 19 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.


Please contact Tamara Bray with any questions. 


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