Kyle Palazzolo: 2020 Student Presentation and Discussion Series No. 2
“Assessing and Contextualizing Flower-Pot Mortars”
Kyle Palazzolo, CSU Chico M.A. Candidate
Kyle presents ongoing research that 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).
On this evening we also celebrated Kyle’s 2020 Outstanding Student Paper Award.
Recorded October 15, 2020
Kasey Cole: 2020 Student Presentation and Discussion Series No. 1
Kasey E. Cole, PhD Student, University of Utah
“Conflict and Resource Competition in Northern California: Evidence from Paleoclimate and Zooarchaeological analyses”
Kasey and her panelists discuss her dissertation research which asks how competition for the same finite resources on the landscape influenced prehistoric settlement and territorial decisions in northeastern California. To address this question, Kasey will discuss agent-based modeling approaches in combination with modeling trans-Holocene variation in human population density, temperature, precipitation, and seasonality to understand how these factors affected regional variation in artiodactyl abundance and distribution. Following her presentation, Kasey will be joined in a roundtable discussion with panelists:
• Shannon Tushingham, Assistant Professor, Washington State University;
• Adrian Whitaker, Principal Investigator, Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc.; and,
• Brian Codding, Associate Professor, University of Utah.
This evening we also announce and celebrate the 2020 Charles E. Rozaire Award for Student Research in California Archaeology, this year given to Jessica Morales, at UC Davis.
Recorded on October 8, 2020.
In honor of Native American Heritage Month 2020, the Society for California Archaeology hosted a very special event on Thanksgiving Eve: a watch party of the film, “Gather”, followed by a forum discussion with a panel of guest experts. This important documentary focuses on the resilience of indigenous foodways throughout history and provides “an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.” <br><br>For more information about the film, please visit https://gather.film/about/.
<b>Shannon Tushingham, PhD, RPA</b>
President, Society for California Archaeology
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Director, Museum of Anthropology<br>
Washington State University, Pullman
<b>Casey Baulne, MA</b>
Sinixt, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation<br>
Ph.D. Student | Research Assistant | RADS Scholar,
Department of Anthropology, Washington State University
t'rowt'raahl Salinan / rumsien & ramaytush Ohlone,
Board member, Salinan T'rowt'raahl -a Salinan advocacy group<br>
Society for CA Archaeology – NAPC Chair<br>California Indian Conference – Facilitator/Advisor<br>
California Indian History Curriculum Coalition – Advisor<br>
Assoc. of Ramaytush Ohlone -Principal Cultural Consultant
Washington State University
<b>Samuel Gensaw III</b>
Gather, the Film, Cast Member. Sammy is an enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe and a co-founder of the Ancestral Guard, committed to the foodways of the North Coast California indigenous as well as supporting indigenous environmental movements worldwide. Follow Sammy on Instagram.
Quapaw, Shawnee, Muscogee Creek, Seminole, Jewish<br>Foodways Director,
The Cultural Conservancy<br>
http://www.nativeland.org/ The Mission of the Cultural Conservancy is to “protect and restore indigenous cultures, empowering them in the direct application of traditional knowledge and practices on their ancestral lands.” This includes a great deal of work on revitalization of foodways: http://www.nativeland.org/native-foodways
<b>Sara Moncada </b>
Chief Program Officer,
The Cultural Conservancy
<b>Tsim D. Schneider</b>
Federated Indians Graton Rancheria,
Department of Anthropology,
University of California, Santa Cruz