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SAA Conference Session

Start: Apr 03, 2013 12:00 AM
End: Apr 07, 2013 12:00 AM

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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There will be a session at the Society for American Antiquity's annual conference entitled Invention as a Process: Pyrotechnologies in Pre-Literate Societies at which a number of influential archaeomentallurgists, including several IAMS members, will be presenting.

We encourage anyone attending the SAAs this year to drop by and listen to the papers in this session which will broadly approach the topics of inventions and innovations in metallurgy, ceramics, glasses and glazes. Moving away from the ideas of where and when, this symposium aims to explore the identification and conceptualisation of the process of invention in the archaeological record. Bringing together research projects from several disciplines, world regions, and covering several different materials, the session hopes to narrow in on the common approaches to the study of invention in pyrotechnologies of pre-literate societies.

The conference's preliminary program places this session on the evening of Thursday April 4th. It will be chaired by Dr. Miljana Radivojević from UCL's Institute of Archaeology, and Dr. Benjamin Roberts of Durham University.

For more details, please refer to the conference website.

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