The Great Basin Anthropological Association, Inc.
A Non-Profit Corporation
Planning for the 34th Great Basin Anthropological Conference (GBAC) is well under way! We are looking forward to seeing everyone again in Boise, Idaho. Stay tuned here for important dates, deadlines, and other information.
Announcement: GBAC Field Trip Information (posted 1/30/2014)
This year GBAC will provide two field trips. Both trips depart from the Riverside hotel on Saturday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m. Transportation will be provided via a commercial van/bus. Please provide your own lunch, water, and any other necessitieis. The hotel will have a bag lunch option available for purchase. Rest rooms will be available on both trips. Spaces are limited, so register early to save your spot!
Length: 5 hours
Max # of people: 20
This trip combines historic and prehistoric sites situated in the scenic rock canyon of the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area SW of Boise. The historic dam is operational and houses a self- guided museum of the original 1907 dam which is easily accessible from the parking lot. Numerous petroglyphs are etched on riverine boulders a short distance downstream and will be accessed by a short boat ride provided by Idaho Power Company who operates the dam.
Length: 5 hours
Max # of people: 40
This trip is a guided walking tour of Idaho City, the scene of Idaho’s 1862 gold rush. Numerous territorial buildings (pre 1890) still exist that are maintained by the City of Idaho City, Boise County, Idaho City Historical Foundation, and private organizations. Forest Service archeologist Susie Osgood will lead the tour. Highlights include access to the Boise Basin Museum, Odd Fellows Lodge, Masonic Temple, and Pon Yam Store.
Boise State University Event: Celebration Park Field Trip
Spend an afternoon along
the scenic Snake River at Celebration Park and participate in a set
of NSF funded seed grinding experiments. This session will compare
the efficiency of ten different ground stone tool designs--five
ground stone morphologies, and two types of stone—for reducing wild
grass seeds to finer particles. The
session is part of a larger project evaluating relationships between
hunter-gatherer tool design, mobility, and resource use.
Participants will be asked to process seeds for two,
non-consecutive, 30-minute segments.
Lunch, transportation, and a tour of nearby petroglyphs will
be provided. Twenty participants are needed.
Celebration Park is located some 35 miles south of Boise and is Idaho's only archaeological park. The park is well known for its extensive and diverse rock art field. The experimental session will be held in the park's new Crossroads Museum facility. Transportation will depart from the Riverside hotel at 9:00 am, Saturday, October 18th and will return at 3:30 pm.
Tammy Buonasera for more information (530) 816-1207.
Please contact Tammy Buonasera for more information (530) 816-1207.
Announcement: First Call For Symposia and Early Registration Opens (posted 1/30/2014)
On Friday, January 31, 2014, Early Registration officially opens.
Announcement: Call for Volunteers (posted 1/30/2014)
Volunteers are an integral part of any successful conference. We value the time and effort of conference volunteers and have put together a special program for those who contribute to the 2014 GBAC. Reduced conference rates are applied for the following:
Four hours of volunteered time, $25.00 off of registration
Eight hours of volunteered time, $50.00 off of registration
Two days of volunteered time, SUPER volunteer status achieved, your registration is fully complimentary.
For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact Marc Münch.
Announcement: Vendors Must Apply for Temporary Seller's Permits (posted Dec. 12, 2013)
If you are interested in being a vendor at the 2014 GBAC, please make sure you apply for the Idaho State Tax Commission Temporary Seller's Permit (click here). This appears to be an easy process; however, it is imperative that you apply for the permit before you sell anything at the conference venue.
Announcement: Call For Founders Award Nominations
We are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Founders Lifetime Achievement Awards, which recognize the exceptional contributions of members that have participated for more than 20 years in the development of Great Basin Anthropology. Contributions can be through research and publications and through distinguished service that improves education, communication, and interaction between individuals, groups, and various state, federal, and local agencies.
Nominees must have a publication record of major contributions and/or a record of distinguished service. The service and research contributions of a nominee may be in the fields of archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and/or linguistics: or in ancillary disciplines of the earth, biological, or social sciences, so long as these have contributed the anthropological study of the peoples and cultures of the Great Basin.
Nominations must be received by August 1, 2014. All General Members (including GBAC Board Members) may make nominations.
The nomination package must include:
A nomination letter
A CV for the nominee
Three to four letters of support for the nominee
Submit your nominations for up to two GBAC Founders Lifetime Achievement Awards in writing by mail or email to the GBAA President, Pat Barker, at email@example.com. Want more information abou the Founders Award? Click here.
Upcoming GBAC Dates and Deadlines
February 1, 2014: Call for Symposia
April 1, 2014: First Call for Papers
May 1, 2014: Second Call for Papers
June 1, 2014: Third Call for Papers
July 1, 2014: Last Call for Papers
August 1, 2014: All Abstracts Due & Founders Award Nominations Due
October 15-19, 2014: Conference Time!
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