Midwest Mesoamericanist Meeting

March 20, 2010

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 19, 2010

3:00 Tour of Latin American archaeology collection at Milwaukee Public Museum, led by Dawn Scher Thomae, Anthropology Collections Manager & Associate Curator. Pre-registration required. See MPM Tour page for details.

7:00-9:00   Welcome reception (hors d'oeuvres & cash bar), Edith S. Hefter Conference Center.

The Hefter Center is located at 3271 N. Lake Drive, a few blocks east of the main UWM campus. There should be ample street parking in the neighborhood around the center both on Friday night and on Saturday.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

All presentations will be at the UWM Hefter Center (see address above).

8:00 Coffee & pastries

8:30-8:55 Walter Clifford IV (Northeastern Illinois University)
The Distribution of Paleoethnobotanical Remains from a Late Classic Maya Site in Northwestern Belize

8:55-9:20 Carolyn Freiwald (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Identity, Isotopes, and Population Movement in the Belize River Valley: Migration and Its Meaning among the Late Classic Maya

9:20-9:45 James Meierhoff (University of Illinois at Chicago), Mark Golitko (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Jim Morris (Northwestern University)
Sourcing Obsidian from the Ancient Maya Farming Village of Chan, Belize, Using Portable-XRF

9:45-10:10 Matt O'Mansky (Youngstown State University)
Highland-Lowland Interaction in the Maya World: Preliminary Results from the Sebol Archaeological Project, Guatemala

10:10-10:30 BREAK

10:30-10:55 Dean E. Arnold (Wheaton College), Bruce F. Bohor, Hector Neff, Gary Feinman, Patrick Ryan Williams, and Laure Dussubieux
Maya Blue: Where Did Its Palygorskite Constituent Originate?

10:55-11:20 Scott Hutson, Kyle Mullen, and Joseph Stair (University of Kentucky)
From Ucí to Kancab: Archaeological Survey of an Intersite Causeway in Yucatan, Mexico

11:20-11:45 Christina Zweig (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
The Formative Ceramic Figurine Collection from the Site of Cahal Pech, Cayo, Belize

11:45-1:45 LUNCH

1:45-2:10 Douglas E. Bradley (University of Notre Dame)
Chocolate and a Book: First Identification of Olmec Cacao Vessels

2:10-2:35 Christopher Stawski and Helen Perlstein Pollard (Michigan State University)
Flu, Drug Wars, and the Real Surprise: Site Survey of the Eastern Pátzcuaro Basin

2:35-3:00 Barbara J. Williams (University of Wisconsin-Rock County)
Recent Findings from the Codex Vergara on Acolhua Arithmetic and Social Organization

3:00-3:25 Frederic Hicks (University of Louisville)
Labor Squads, Noble Houses, and Other Things Called "Barrios" in Aztec Mexico

3:25-3:45 BREAK

3:45-4:10 Alice B. Kehoe (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Cholula, Cahokia, and Osage

4:10-4:35 Laura Matthew (Marquette University) and Jeb Card (Independent Scholar)
A Tale of Two Ciudad Viejas: History and Archaeology in Conquest-Era Central America

4:35-5:00 Matthew Krystal (North Central College) Developing Film: A Documentary Video in Process

7:00 Closing reception at Laura Villamil & Jason Sherman's house. Directions will be provided at the conference.