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BHAP presents at the SAAs April 3-7, 2013, Honolulu, Hawaii

April 3, 2013

BHAP team members present at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 3-7, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Presentations by BHAP Advisory Board, BHAP Team, Graduate students and affiliated scholars listed in alphabetical order and bold text below.

Noboru Adachi, Ken-ichi Shinoda, Kazuo Umetsu, Osamu Kondo, and Yuio Dodo: Ethnic Derivation of the Hokkaido Ainu Inferred from Mitochondrial DNA data.

Kenneth Ames Discussant for Session: The Coast is Clear: Papers in Honor of Kenneth M. Ames. April Friday, April 5, 2013.

Robert Bettinger Discussant for Session: California Aboriginal Sociopolitical Groups, Boundaries, and their Formation.

Loukas Barton, Robert Bettinger, Christopher Morgan, and Mingjie Yi: Winter Mobility and the Microblade Adaptation in Asia and Alaska.

Robert Bettinger, Christopher Morgan, Loukas Barton, and Mingjie Yi: Hunter-Gatherer Mobility and the Development of Millet Agriculture in North-Central China.

Christopher Morgan, Loukas Barton, Robert Bettinger, Mingjie Yi, and Dongju Zhang: Behavioral Evidence for the Arrival (or Inception) of Modern Human Behaviours in Northwestern China during the Late Pleistocene.

Ben Fitzhugh: Promises and Perils of Social Networks for Relatively Insular Populations: Lessons from and Models for the Settlement History of the Kuril Archipelago.

Breanyn MacInnes and Ben Fitzhugh: Controlling for Landform Age When Determining the Settlement History of the Kuril Islands.

Lindsey Friedman, Hirofumi Kato, Andrzej Weber, and Tamsin O'Connell: Dietary Complexity Amongst Hunter-Gatherers in Japan: new insights from carbon and nitrogen analysis.

Hitoshi Fukase, Masatomi Kudaka, Toshiyuki Tsurumoto, Masaki Fujita, and Hajime Ishida: Geographic variation in skeletal limb size and proportions among Northeast/East Asian populations.

Junko Habu: Jomon food Diversity and Long-term Sustainability: Lessons from Prehistoric Japan.

Oliver Craig, Carl Heron, Junko Habu, Mio Katayama Owens, and Yasutami Nishid: Specialization in the Use of Hunter-Gatherer Pottery frim Japan? Evidence from Lipid Residues.

Yu Hirasawa: Difference and Uniqueness of Hokkaido Prehistory: Ethno-Historical Development and Relationship among Ainu and Past Prehistoric Cultures.

Peter Hommel, Peter Day, Peter Jordan, and Viktor Mikhailovich Vetrov: Vessels of the Vitim: A Study of Ust'-Karenga and Ust'-Yumurchen Ceramics

Roger Doonan and Peter Hommel: Between Ideas and Objects: The Doings of Invention in Pottery and Metallurgy.

Ren Iwanami: Chashikotsu B Site: Pursuit of the Origin of Bear Ceremony

Peter Jordan and Kevin Gibbs Session Chairs: Circumpolar Ceramics: Pottery Technology and the "Foraging Spectrum." Organised by Peter Jordan and Kevin Gibbs as part of the Ceramics before farming: prehistoric pottery dispersals in Northeast Asia project funded by the UK Leverhulme Trust.

Hirofumi Kato Discussant for Session: Who are the Ancestors? Redefining the Cultural Sequence of Hokkaido Island, Japan.

Hirofumi Kato: Mobile or Settled: Cultural Functional Diversities of Prehistoric Pottery in Hokkaido Island.

Angela Lieverse Organized and Chaired (along with Hitoshi Fukase of Hokkaido University and Minoru Yoneda of the University of Tokyo) the Session: Bioarchaeology of Northeast Asia.

Angela Lieverse, Vladimir Bazaliiskii, Olga Goriunova, and Andrzej Weber: Lower Limb Activity in the Cis-Baikal: Entheseal Changes Among Middle Holocene Siberian Foragers.

Sean Lynch: Portable XRF Characterization of Archaeological Obsidian from the Middle Jomon and Okhotsk Periods n Rebun Island, Hokkaido, Japan. April 6, 2013.

Hugh McKenzie and A. Popov: Cranial Modification at the Boisman II Hunter-gatherer cemetery, Russian Far East.

Nour Moussa, Karen Mooder, Fiona Bamforth: A Comparison between Two Late Neolithic-Early Bronze Age Cemeteries (Ust'-Ida and Kurma XI) through the Analysis of mtDNA.

Domongo Carlos Salazar-Garcia, Olaf Nehlich, Stanley H. Ambrose, Michael P. Richards, and Amanda G. Henry: New Insights into Dental Calculus as Palaeodietary Markers: Collagen Carbonate and Calculus Stable Isotope Values from a Mudéjar Medieval Cemetery in Eastern Iberia.

Geraldine E. Fahy, Michael P. Richards, Jean-Jacques Hubin, and Christophe Boesch: Weaning in Chimpanzees: Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Analysis to Determine the Duration of Breast Milk Consumption and the Introduction of Solid Foods in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).

Takao Sato: Features of Archaeological Assets and the Issue of Promoting CRM in the Shiretoko Peninsula.

Takao Sato Discussant for Session: Who are the Ancestors? Redefining the Cultural Sequence of Hokkaido Island, Japan

Mark Becker and Ian Scharlotta: Hunter-Gatherer Spatio-Temporal Patterning in San Diego County.

Ian Scharlotta: Tailor Made: A(n evolutionary) Theory of Mobility to Suit Hunter-Gatherer and Scientific Archaeology.

Ian Scharlotta Organized Session: Explanations of Behaviour using Archaeometric Techniques: Starting Assumptions and Theretical Aspects of Hunter-Gatherer Research.

Rick Schulting, Julie Hamilton, Vladimir Bazaliiskii, Olga Goriunova, and Andrzej Weber: Untangling trophic levels? dD and d15N studies at Lake Baikal, Southern Siberia.

Ben Shepard: Contrasting Approaches to Burials and Demography in the Study of Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherers in Cis-Baikal, Russia.

Yasushi Shimoda: Reconstruction of life activity and subsistence in people of the prehistoric Okhotsk culture, northern Japan.

Daniel H. Temple: Stress chronology and periodicity among Jomon people from Hokkaido.

Andrea L. Waters-Rist, V.I. Bazaliiskii, A.W. Weber, O.I. Goriunova, and M.A. Katzenberg: Evaluating the Biological Discontinuity Hypothesis for Mid-Holocene Populations from Cis-Baikal, Siberia, using Dental Non-Metric Traits

Andrzej W. Weber: Understanding Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Diets in Cis-Baikal, Siberia, Using the IsoSource Mixing Model.

Evan Hardy, Grace Hua Zhang, Cindy Xin Zhao, Deborah Merrett, and Dongya Yang: Temporal and Spatial Trends in Stature in Neolithic through Early Imperial Dynasties of China.

Xin Zhao, Antonia T. Rodrigues, Dawei Cai, Jing Yuan, and Donya Yang: Ancient DNA Analysis of Domesticated Horses from Ancient China.

Antonia T. Rodrigues, Iain McKechnie, and Donya Yang: Ancient DNA Analysis of Archaeological Rockfish (Sebastes spp.) on the Northwest Coast of North America: Species Preferences and Implications for Marine-Protected Area Management.

Camilla Speller, Lorenz Hauser, Dana Lepofsky, and Donya Yang: Using DNA from Ancient Herring Bones to inform Modern Fisheries Management and Conservation.

David Yesner: Understanding Hunter-Gatherer Behaviour in Beringia: Applications of Zooarchaeological Research.

Minoru Yoneda, Yuichi Naito, Takashi Gakuhari, Chiaki Katagiri, and Naomi Doi: Island Adaptation on the Ryukyu Islands from Pleistocene to Early Holocene.

Yasushi Shimoda, Hajimi Ishida, Minoru Yoneda, Yuichi Naito, and Tomohito Nagaoka: Reconstruction of Life Activity and Subsistence in People of the Prehistoric Okhotsk Culture, Northern Japan.

Larry Lopez, Kazutaka Omori, Masato Sakai, Guiseppe Orifeci, and Minoru Yoneda: Impact of Past Climate Variability on Human Activities in Nasca, Peru.

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