I agree with Lloyd and the others. I really think we should go ahead
and use the folks who are available this year. The year I organized it,
one of the folks wasn't able to make it but we managed to make do. I
don't see why we can't be a bit flexible, especially considering the
] On Behalf
Of Lloyd Miller
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: [SACC-L] Five Fields for New Orleans -- Update!
I say "go with it," Mary Kay. They will both be interesting, and "a
bird in the hand..." etc.
On Mar 23, 2010, at 2:01 PM, Gilliland, Mary wrote:
> Dear Fellow SACC-ers:
> As you know I have struggled a bit filling the panel this year. In the
process I have had some wonderful advice, support and assistance from
you all, and have also connected with some great folks out there,
several of whom have asked to be invited next year or the year after.
> Here is my question to you, and particularly to the Becky
Stein-Frankle, and to Autumn Cahoon, who are both much more in tune with
the logistics and costs of arranging this panel...
> At this point I have not succeeded in finding anyone from Applied
Anthropology who (so far) can attend and present this year.
> BUT, I have had two positive responses (really enthusiastic positive)
from Physical Anthropologists. Both of these individuals are from New
Orleans (Tulane), and don't usually attend the AAA's, but given the fact
that we will pay Registration Fees, and that they don't have to actually
travel or stay somewhere, it is possible budgetarily, and of great
> One of these individuals originally taught at a Community College,
which would be very interesting for us.
> I would like to say "yes" to both of them, as there is not a strong
Physical Anthro presence at the AAA's, and yet I think the work
throughout that subdiscipline is fascinating. Second, one of these
individuals is a paleoanthropologist, interested in both non-Homo
sapiens hominids, and in Homo sapiens evolution during the Pleistocene.
This is Trent Holliday. He has already proposed a rather catchy title
for his paper.
> The second is Katharine Jack, who is a primatologist and works with
> I know this is supposed to be a general update, but I think we would
get interesting and different looks at Physical Anthropology by
including these two.
> This would mean we are doing a 4-field instead of 5-field update this
year, with some emphasis on Physical, but I would like to go ahead and
go with it, unless there is wild objection out there.
> Mary Kay Gilliland
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