2023 Southwest Symposium
Attributes to Networks: Multi-scalar Perspectives on Understanding the Past in the Southwest US and Northwest Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico, from January 5-7, 2023
Hosts: Maxine McBrinn and Judith Habicht-Mauche
The papers and posters in this symposium highlight alternate approaches to interpreting the archaeological record of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico at multiple scales, addressing the full range of analysis from big data initiatives to the use of attributes to recognize the actions of past individuals. The range of topics is equally broad, from networks and roads to sandals and the health of individuals. Featured topics include the many facets of collaboration; the advent of agriculture in the region; material networks and the people and ideas that travel them; and the agency and effect of individual action, in the past and today. We hope that whatever your personal research interests, this conference will offer new ideas, rich discussion, and a chance to network on a personal scale.
The 2023 Southwest Symposium Archaeological Conference will be held in person at the historic La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, NM. Conference presentations will highlight alternate approaches to interpreting the archaeological record of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico at multiple scales. We will follow the traditional format of the Southwest Symposium, with four non-concurrent sessions held over two days:
Session 1: On Common Ground: Collaborative and Integrative Approaches to Archaeology and Ethnography in the American Southwest (Organizers: Mark R. Agostini and Robert W. Preucel)
Session 2: Multi-scalar Perspectives on the Early Agricultural Period (Organizers: Michelle Carpenter and Robert Hard)
Session 3: Emergent Material Networks in the US Southwest and Mexican Northwest and Beyond (Organizers: Andrea Torvinen, Robert Bischoff, and Christopher Schwartz)
Session 4: First Person Archaeology: Interpreting and Understanding the Past on a Human Scale (Organizers: Ann L.W. Stodder and Mollie Toll)
In addition, we will have a poster session with cash bar on Friday evening with around 20 individual poster presentations.