2019 Annual Meeting Announcement and Call for Papers

Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

2019 Annual Meeting: Call for Papers and Update

Submitted by Angela Younie, Adie Whitaker, Kaely Colligan, Brendon Greenaway

It’s that time of year again! We are excited to announce the Call for Papers for the 2019 SCA annual conference. The 53rd Annual Meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Hilton, Sacramento, California from Thursday, March 7th through Sunday, March 10th. Below, we’ve put together a brief update on conference planning to date as well as the formal call for papers.
Our theme for 2019 is “Women in Archaeology,” to highlight the role of women, past and present, in the development of our field, from a range of aspects including methods, theory, fieldwork, contributions to major research questions, and management and protection of archaeological resources. As well as honoring the role of female researchers, our theme discusses developments in engendered archaeological and anthropological study, and aspects of intersectionality such as age, class, ethnicity, and power that have shaped the societal roles of women in the past. In keeping with the theme, we would love to have a diversity of sessions on all aspects of archaeological and anthropological work, preservation, and public outreach, as well as novel and innovative research studies and findings.
We are open to innovative symposium topics or formats. If you have any ideas about getting away from the standard 15-minute talk format, we’d love to talk to you about them and figure out how we can make them happen.
Please feel free to discuss your ideas with us or a board member at the Northern and Southern Data Sharing meetings. We are also available through email – Program Chair Angela Younie at 2019_program_chair@nullscahome.org; and Local Arrangements Chair Brendon Greenaway at brendon.greenaway@nullparks.ca.gov.

Call for Papers

The SCA seeks Submissions of symposia, forums, workshops, and contributed papers or posters for the 2019 Annual Meeting. Guidelines for submissions can be found in the Meetings section of the SCA Website at https://scahome.org/sca-annual-meeting/sca-annual-meeting-submission-guidelines/. The submission system will open in early October, 2018; the deadline for submissions is Friday, November 9, 2018.
Organizers of symposia should note that a 15-minute time slot will be allotted for each paper, with a minimum of four and maximum of sixteen presenters in each symposium. Forums and workshops allow for more flexible formats, but should fit comfortably within blocks of time commensurate with symposia. Professionals and students are limited to contributing two (2) submission as primary presenter/author; the number of submissions as secondary author (not presenting) is not restricted but cannot be considered in scheduling.

As a reminder, professionals and students contributing to the program must be SCA members in good standing. Membership for 2019 will be verified in January prior to inclusion of any participant in the program. If you have questions about or anticipate special needs for, a symposium, forum, or workshop you intend to propose, please contact Program Chair Angela Younie via email at 2019_program_chair@nullscahome.org.

2019 Venue and Events

The 2019 Venue is the DoubleTree Hilton, Sacramento near CalExpo and the American River Parkway. Sacramento falls at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River and is one of the most historic cities in California. Outside the venue walls, the city holds an impressive array of landmarks such as the California State Capitol, Sutter’s Fort, Old Sacramento, and the Tower Bridge


The meetings will kick-off with a HUGE selection of workshops on Thursday, March 7 including Material Culture in Historical Archaeology, Rock Art Conservation, Obsidian Hydration, Clovis Identification, Underwater Cultural Heritage Resources, Legislative Awareness, and a full day of Osteology. We expect workshops to sell out quickly, so reserve your spot when registration opens in October.

Saturday night will feature the Awards Banquet, with keynote speaker Dr. Amy Gusick, Associate Curator of Anthropology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Dr. Gusick’s cutting-edge research uses both terrestrial and underwater archaeology to study maritime adaptations, early human coastal migration and settlement, and the effects of environmental stress on Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene human groups along the Pacific Rim. Her talk will integrate this year’s conference theme and her own work, drawing from examples of research conducted by women towards advancing our understanding of maritime adaptations.

Students and others are encouraged to participate as conference volunteers for a variety of positions (e.g., registration, room monitoring, and AV assistance). Look for more information from us soon about volunteer sign ups, silent auction donations, and sponsorships.

Visit 2019 Meeting Registration Page