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Student Presentation: “Assessing and Contextualizing Flower-Pot Mortars”, Kyle Palazzolo, CSU Chico M.A. Candidate

October 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The virtual student research presentation series continues on Thursday, October 15th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm with CSU Chico M.A. Candidate, Kyle Palazzolo’s, presentation “Assessing and Contextualizing Flower-Pot Mortars”.  Please join us at https://zoom.us/j/92267999691

Kyle’s presentation will review ongoing research which attempts to assess and contextualize flower-pot mortars in the Central Coast region of Alta California by reconstructing their social life history. Costly-signaling theory is employed to determine whether flower-pot mortars can be considered prestige goods and gender theory will be used to address major theoretical issues such as the association of ground stone technology with women, the need for critical examination of gendered task differentiation, and the significance of food economies in the negotiation of power.

Following the presentation, Kyle will be joined in a roundtable discussion with panelists:

  • Tammy Buonasera, research associate, University of California at Davis, Senior Archaeologist, Far Western Anthropological Research Group;
  • Sandra Hollimon, professor, Santa Rosa Junior College; and,
  • Joan Schneider, archaeologist Department of Parks and Recreation, Colorado Desert District (retired).

This evening we also celebrate Kyle’s 2020 Outstanding Student Paper Award.


October 15, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm