Garrison Arensberg, Dr. Vivian, New York, NY - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Conrad Arensberg for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, Maryland - Historical Archives Program
Rabinovich, Dr. Rivka, Hebrew U., Jerusalem, Israel - To aid conference on 'Fish and Fishing: Archaeological, Anthropological, Taphonomical and Ecological Perspectives,' 2011, Hebrew U., in collaboration with Dr. Irit Zohar
Preliminary abstract: The Fish Remains Working Group (FRWG) was created to bring together, every two years, researchers from different disciplines, countries and continents and to allow them to communicate and present their latest scientific work on fish remains. In the last 20 years the study of fish remains from archaeological sites have been developing as a discipline in its own, displaying its significance for anthropological and environmental studies. These demonstrated that fish remains provide an excellent source of information about ancient human diet, technological skills, past hydrological connections, past distribution patterns and community structure of fish in the aquatic habitat. As a result, today, researchers that study fish remains represent a wide range of disciplines including: archaeology, zoology, ichthyology, geology, paleontology, chemistry, cultural anthropology, history, nutrition, and fishery biology. These researchers, scattered around the world, are interested in establishment of a forum of debate for discussions and standardization of techniques used for the study of fish remains. The antiquity of fish exploitation, dietary contribution of fish and fishing to human evolution,role of gender in fishing activity, fish processing methods, lacustrine taphonomy, and recently developed methods, are just some of the topics that will be presented and discussed at the meeting. A special session on neotropical zooarchaeology is planned in the honor of Prof. Oscar Polaco that unexpectedly passed away in 2009.
Hittman, Dr. Michael, Brooklyn, NY - To aid preparation of personal research materials for archival deposit with Special Collections, Univesity of Nevada Libraries, Reno, NV - Historical Archives Program
Knight, Dr. Vernon James, U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Dr. C. Earle Smith for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, Maryland
Adair, Dr. Mary, U. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS - To aid preparation of the research materials of Dr. Robert Squier for archival deposit with the Biodiversity Institute at the U. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS - Historical Archives Program
Sutton, Dr. Constance, New York U., New York, NY - To aid preparation of organizational materials of the International Women's Anthropology Conference and the New York Women's Anthropology Conference for archival deposit with New York University
Maranda, Dr. Pierre, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada - To aid preparation of the unpublished research materials of Dr. Elli Kongas Maranda for archival deposit with the Musee de la Civilisation, Quebec, Canada