2021 ANNUAL MEETING

Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport

Save The Date

March 3- 6, 2022

Visalia, California

March 30- April 2, 2023

Oakland, California

2022 ANNUAL MEETING | MARCH 3 - 6, 2022

Archaeological Gatherings: Foodways and Community Resilience

The meeting will kick off on Friday morning March 4 with the President’s Plenary where speakers will address the question, what sustains us as human beings and as an archaeological community?  In this session, we consider foodways as a concept, and how it brings together varied cultural, social, and economic threads of food production, distribution, and consumption. Speakers share their thoughts on how we can cultivate an understanding of community and foodways, past and present.

The SCA Annual Meetings provide a platform for the sharing of data from active research in California and the regions that pertain to it, as well as the opportunity to discuss challenges to the practice of the discipline. 
 
The SCA is the largest state archaeology society in the USA, with a membership hovering around 1100 individuals, and annual meetings that regularly attract upwards of 800. Membership is diverse and includes students, Native American tribal members, and professional archaeologists working in CRM, academia, agencies, Tribal offices, and Museums. The sharing of data allows attendees to gain a view of the status of archaeology throughout the region. Workshops and forums focus on timely issues and provide practical as well as research-oriented skills training. SCA meetings are both intellectually stimulating and fun, and they offer ample opportunities for professional networking and socializing with a community of individuals who are interested in and have dedicated their careers to historic preservation and California archaeology.  
 

The meeting will kick off on Friday morning, March 4, with the President’s Plenary “Archaeological Gatherings: Foodways and Community Resilience”, where speakers will address the question, what sustains us as human beings and as an archaeological community?  In this session, we consider foodways as a concept, and how it brings together varied cultural, social, and economic threads of food production, distribution, and consumption. Speakers share their thoughts on how we can cultivate an understanding of community and foodways, past and present.

2022 Early Bird. Save 10% off the registration fee when you sign up by December 16, 2021. Members only!

Register by logging on to your member’s page at scahome.org

The registration Deadline is February 16, 2022.

Register by logging on to your member’s page at scahome.org 

Membership CategoryRegistration FeeMembership CategoryRegistration Fee
Regular$90.00Regular$100.00
Senior$54.00Senior$60.00
Student1$27.00Student1$30.00
Non-MemberN/ANon-Member$130.00
Volunteer2N/AVolunteerWaived

HOTEL REGISTRATION
The 2022 conference location is the Visalia Convention Center, with our negotiated room block at the Visalia
Marriott at the Convention Center. Government rates may be available at individual
hotels, please contact the hotel directly.

Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center
300 S Court Street, Visalia, CA 93291
$174 Single, Double or Quad
Book direct with the Marriott and be sure to use correct check in and out dates.
https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1634590323311&key=GRP&app=resvlin
Phone: 559-636-1111
The last day to book at the negotiated rate is Monday, February 7, 2022

Airport Transportation
The Convention Center is located ~48 mile from the Fresno Airport, estimated travel time ~ 44 minutes.
Estimated Uber rates start at ~$54.00 – $65.00 one way. Shuttle is available for $10.00 each way,
https://ridevline.com/.
The Visalia Airport is a private airport.

Carpooling
SCA has set up a carpooling app at http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/4wubxq. If you have extra seats in your car
or are looking for a ride, please sign up today.

OSTE1: Introduction to Comparative Osteology: Melanie Beasley

March 3, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cost: $40.00

Encountering human or non-human bone in the field is something many of us experience. This hands-on workshop is designed to help archaeologists and monitors get acquainted with basic osteological identification methods. The workshop will use comparative materials to focus on identifying human versus non-human bone. This course is a basic introduction to the skeleton and features that can be useful for differentiating human from other mammal bone. Pre-registration is required.

OSTE2: Advanced Human  Osteology: Melanie Beasley

March 3, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cost: $40.00

Often we encounter human bone in the field and it is the only opportunity to capture information to contribute to the analysis and interpretation of human remains. This hands-on workshop is designed to help archaeologists and monitors recognize the key features to distinguish sex, age, population affinity, and distinguishing life history features. This workshop is not intended as a substitute for consulting with a biological anthropologist for the analysis of remains, but rather to equip archaeologists to recover and recognize information that is important for skeletal analysis that is sometimes lost after remains are removed from the field context. Emphasis will be placed on what information can be gained from highly fragmented human remains. Pre-registration is required.

FORAGING THEORY AND PRACTICE
Instructor: Robert L. Bettinger, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UC Davis

This workshop will introduce the theoretical foundation of foraging theory, beginning with the concept of rational choice and definition of costs and benefits. Explores application of the foraging models most amenable to application to the archaeological and ethnographic record. Participants may sign up for morning and afternoon, morning only, or afternoon only. You must bring laptop to obtain full benefit. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel highly useful. Preregistration is Required.

FORA1: Foraging Theory and Practice Morning Session
March 3, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cost: $35.00

  • Rational choice theory
  • Foraging costs and benefits
  • Diet breadth
  • Front vs. back loaded resources

FORA2: Foraging Theory and Practice Afternoon Session
March 3, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cost: $35.00

  • Linear programming.
  • Marginal value theorem
  • Field processing
  • Technological investment (including newest, unpublished models)

ACOR1: Northern Sierra Mewuk Acorn Processing: Allison Stevenot and Kimberly Stevenot

March 3, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cost: $45.00

The workshop will guide participants through the traditional Northern Sierra Mewuk method of processing black oak acorns into acorn mush, with some modern adaptations. This will include a discussion on when and how the acorns are harvested, how they are stored and dried, and then will move onto a hands-on workshop where participants will crack and hull the acorns, clean them, pound them into flour, and sift. The hands-on portion will then follow with a discussion about how leaching is done both traditionally and contemporarily, and finally either a video of stone boiling or a live demonstration given the resources available at the meeting space. Participants will also be given a chance to taste the final product Nupa, acorn mush. Participants are asked to bring a small sharp pocket knife and to be prepared to get messy and possibly work outside. Pre-registration is required.

WORKSHOP: OBSI1: OBSIDIAN HYDRATION DATING WORKSHOP
INSTRUCTOR: ALEXANDER (SANDY) ROGERS, MA, MS, RPA

March 3, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $40.00

The goal of this workshop is to provide insight into the theory and methods of obsidian hydration dating (OHD). It should help enable the archaeologist to perform OHD analyses, and enable the manager to ask the right questions. The workshop will cover the basic principles of obsidian hydration and the models employed in dating; how to develop an appropriate effective hydration temperature (EHT); various methods of computing a hydration rate; guidelines for data analysis; and numerous cautions. An Excel spreadsheet with numerical models for conducting an OHD analysis will be provided. Mathematics will be kept to a minimum, but cannot be avoided entirely. Electronic copies of key references will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

WORKSHOP: CMS1: MUKURTU CMS FOR DIGITAL HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS 
INSTRUCTOR: MOLLY CARNEY

March 3, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cost: $40.00

Mukurtu (MOOK-oo-too) Content Management System: Providing Culturally Appropriate Digital Access to Cultural and Archaeological Collections

This workshop will focus on the use of Mukurtu Content Management System (CMS) in archaeological and cultural heritage preservation spaces. Mukurtu is a free and open-source platform designed with Indigenous communities to manage and share cultural heritage in a digital form. This online content management system is intended to allow communities to preserve, share, manage, license and curate digital heritage items and stories using their own cultural protocols, languages and social values. In this workshop, participants will receive an overview of Mukurtu’s core features, participate in digital curation planning activities, receive hands-on training in creating digital heritage items, and resources for creating and implementing their own tailored website using Mukurtu CMS. Throughout the half-day workshop we will also review examples of how Mukurtu has been adapted by communities globally to emphasize culturally appropriate preservation strategies, cultural protocols, and the use of the Traditional Knowledge Labels in determining access to cultural heritage. This workshop can be offered both in-person and virtually. Participants are encouraged to bring digital cultural heritage (images, stories, oral recordings, or other types of media) to use during the workshop as well as a laptop.

This workshop has been adapted from the materials provided by the Mukurtu creators and support team at the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University.

Outcomes:

  • Mukurtu as a platform designed by and for Indigenous communities for sharing and preserving digital cultural heritage
  • Understanding of 3 c’s: communities, cultural protocols, and categories, and how these components help with attribution, access, and discovery
  • Planning decisions behind curating digital heritage items
  • Demo site overview and how to create a Digital Heritage Item
  • Resources for creating a website using Mukurtu

Tentative Agenda

1:00-2:00

  • Overview of Mukurtu CMS
  • Introduction to 3 c’s: Communities, Cultural Protocols, and Categories
  • Digital Heritage Items overview

2:00-2:45

  • Activity: Mukurtu Bags: Planning Communities, Cultural Protocols, and Categories

3:00-3:30

  • Demo: Creating a Digital Heritage Item; working with media

3:30-4:15

  • Activity: Creating Digital Heritage Items

4:15-5:00

  • Brief overview of additional features
  • How to get Mukurtu CMS; additional resources

ETHICS BOWL

The SCA Executive Board has decided to hold the first annual Ethics Bowl competition at the upcoming annual meeting in Visalia. Organized similarly to the SAA Ethics Bowl, which has been held at their annual meetings for several years now, teams of 3-5 graduate and/or undergraduate students from various universities and colleges will compete against each other in a series of rounds. The winning team moves on to the next round until there is a final winning team. The winning team takes home a travelling trophy to display in the department for the next year and their team/school name is engraved onto the trophy. Additional prizes will be awarded to winning team members. Full description HERE

In response to recent events at another organization’s annual meeting, the SCA Executive Board requested that the SCA Standards and Ethics Advisory Committee develop anti-harassment policy and procedures for SCA sponsored events. Policy and procedures have been developed, reviewed, and approved by the Executive Board. These documents are now posted online for review by SCA membership. A proposal to amend the Bylaws is included in the 2021 Election materials. Click the ballot box below to cast your vote.

The policy and procedures documents include:

  • SCA Meeting Safety Policy and Code of Conduct
  • SCA Code of Ethical Guidelines Bylaws Amendment
  • SCA Ban on Meeting Attendance and Expulsion Bylaws Amendment

Please take the time to review these very important documents and attend the Business Meeting to vote on their implementation. The SCA is committed to having a harassment-free environment at all SCA sponsored events.

COMPLETE BY-LAWS

SCA Bylaws Amendment 1(Membership section additions, banning, and expulsion)

SCA Bylaws Amendment 2 (Code of Ethics addition, anti-Harassment Bylaws)

SCA Meeting Safety Policy and Code of Conduct

SCA Disclosure Form- Appendix A (Onsite Reporting)

SCA Reporting Form Appendix B (Advance Reporting)

View the proposed amendments on the SCA website at https://scahome.org/about-us/professional-qualifications-standards-2/sca-anti-harassment-policy-proposal/

Archaeological Gatherings: Foodways and Community Resilience

The meeting will kick off on Friday morning March 4 with the President’s Plenary “Archaeological Gatherings: Foodways and Community Resilience”, where speakers will address the question, what sustains us as human beings and as an archaeological community?  In this session, we consider foodways as a concept, and how it brings together varied cultural, social, and economic threads of food production, distribution, and consumption. Speakers share their thoughts on how we can cultivate an understanding of community and foodways, past and present.
 
The SCA Annual Meetings provide a platform for the sharing of data from active research in California and the regions that pertain to it, as well as the opportunity to discuss challenges to the practice of the discipline. 
 
The SCA is the largest state archaeology society in the USA, with a membership hovering around 1100 individuals, and annual meetings that regularly attract upwards of 800. Membership is diverse and includes students, Native American tribal members, and professional archaeologists working in CRM, academia, agencies, Tribal offices, and Museums. The sharing of data allows attendees to gain a view of the status of archaeology throughout the region. Workshops and forums focus on timely issues and provide practical as well as research-oriented skills training. SCA meetings are both intellectually stimulating and fun, and they offer ample opportunities for professional networking and socializing with a community of individuals who are interested in and have dedicated their careers to historic preservation and California archaeology. 
 

Important Dates

EXTENDED! PAPER SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2021

EXTENDED! EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ANNUAL MEETING  REGISTRATION: DECEMBER 31, 2021

MARRIOTT HOTEL DISCOUNT REGISTRATION: FEBRUARY 7, 2022

CONFERENCE PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 16, 2022

2021 ANNUAL MEETING

Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport

Save The Date

March 3- 6, 2022

Visalia, California

March 30- April 2, 2023

Oakland, California

Preliminary Program (January)

Final Program (February)

Meeting App (February)

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2021 ANNUAL MEETING--DETAILS COMING SOON

The SCA Annual Meetings provide a platform for the sharing of data from active research in California and the regions that pertain to it, as well as the opportunity to discuss challenges to the practice of the discipline. 

The SCA is the largest state archaeology society in the USA, with a membership hovering around 1100 individuals, and annual meetings that regularly attract upwards of 800. Membership is diverse and includes students, Native American tribal members, and professional archaeologists working in CRM, academia, agencies, Tribal offices, and Museums. The sharing of data allows attendees to gain a view of the status of archaeology throughout the region. Workshops and forums focus on timely issues and provide practical as well as research oriented skills training. SCA meetings are both intellectually stimulating and fun, and they offer ample opportunities for professional networking and socializing with a community of individuals who are interested in and have dedicated their careers to historic preservation and California archaeology.  

The call for papers will go out in early October. Prepare to submit!

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Ethics Bowl

IMPORTANT DATES

September 10, 2020

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