SAA 86th Annual Meeting Online

All times for the online meeting listed in Eastern Standard Time.
When
4/15/2021 - 4/17/2021
Where
Online

Program

   

Friday, 02 April 2021

 
Come and get the scoop on how to navigate the Annual Meeting Online-what not to miss and how not to miss it. Meet the SAA's Staff Archaeologist, Executive Director, and the Annual Meeting Ombuds through Zoom and ask questions through text chat. We would like to welcome you to our first virtual meeting with this brief but info-packed session. See you there! We're offering two time slots so that you can choose the one that works best for your schedule. Our maximum capacity for each slot is 95 attendees, and it is first come, first serve. The first session will be recorded so that the video can be available for others.
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM

Monday, 05 April 2021

 
Come and get the scoop on how to navigate the Annual Meeting Online-what not to miss and how not to miss it. Meet the SAA's Staff Archaeologist, Executive Director, and the Annual Meeting Ombuds through Zoom and ask questions through text chat. We would like to welcome you to our first virtual meeting with this brief but info-packed session. See you there! We're offering two time slots so that you can choose the one that works best for your schedule. Our maximum capacity for each slot is 95 attendees, and it is first come, first serve.
Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3:00 PM

Monday, 12 April 2021

 
Instructors: Ben Marwick and Liying Wang Sponsored by: Project TIER This workshop is designed for educators who are interested in integrating principles of transparency and reproducibility into teaching archaeology. We will introduce participants to protocols for conducting and documenting empirical research that ensures the reproducibility of all computational results, and then present a range of pedagogical strategies and curricular resources for teaching these methods to students in a variety of educational settings. The objective is to help instructors develop plans for teaching reproducible research practices that will be feasible and effective in their particular contexts, so that they are fully prepared to implement the methods presented at the workshops when they return to their home institutions. Participants will also be introduced to opportunities to collaborate with the SAA Open Science in Archaeology Interest Group in the development and dissemination of curricular resources for practicing and teaching transparent research methods. The ultimate goal is to foster the development of a community of educators committed to the idea that transparency and reproducibility should be integrated into all levels of research training for students in archaeology. Fee will be donated to the Native American Scholarship Endowment, which makes undergraduate and graduate scholarships possible.
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3:00 PM

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

 
Instructors: Laura Heath-Stout, Meagan Thies-Sauder, and Gabriela Oré Sponsor: Meeting Safety Committee This workshop was created by the SAA Meeting Safety Committee in collaboration with Futures Without Violence (https://futureswithoutviolence.org/) to identify, address, and prevent sexual misconduct and bullying in archaeological practice. The group facilitators will use the first part of the workshop to inform on the role power dynamics plays in sexual misconduct and bullying and ways to address and prevent it in the workplace. In the second part, the group facilitators will lead the group through a series of prompted questions to explore power dynamics, responsibility, and accountability in their respective work environments, where the skills acquired in the first section can be implemented. Fee will be donated to Futures Without Violence.
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3:00 PM

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

 
Instructors: Karen Brunso and Lauren Sieg Sponsors: Committee on Native American Relations and Committee on Repatriation The chairs of Committee on Native American Relations (CNAR) and Committee on Repatriation (Repat) invite SAA members to a workshop on the revisions to the SAA Statement Concerning the Treatment of Human Remains. The current statement was approved in 1986 and needed updating to reflect the changes in archaeological practices since that time, especially after the passage of NAGPRA and efforts to decolonize the discipline. The SAA's Board tasked CNAR and Repat with drafting a new statement. The workshop will begin with a brief overview of the process that our two committees followed to draft the statement. A key feature of that process is member participation in the revisions, and this workshop is a final opportunity for comment before the SAA Board considers the new statement. The majority of the workshop will be an open forum for civil discussion in which SAA members can ask questions, share their thoughts, and provide constructive feedback on the draft statement. Board members will attend the workshop to listen to members' comments and participate in the conversation.
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
11:00 AM

Each year at the beginning of the Annual Meeting, the SAA sponsors a Student Welcome Reception. It is a chance for students to meet the SAA Board and one another before the meeting. With the SAA 86th Annual Meeting Online, we'll continue this event as a Student Welcome to the SAA. This one-hour Zoom session will help introduce students to the Board and different Interest Groups that the SAA offers. Using small-group break-out rooms, this will allow students to virtually network before the Annual Meeting.
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM

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