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ISU to host 15th Arctic Conference Nov. 1-3

Posted October 25, 2007

The 15th Arctic Conference will be held Nov. 1-3 at Idaho State University in Pocatello.

The annual conference is an informal symposium of archaeologists, anthropologists, ecologists and geologists who gather once a year to share data and new findings and to plan collaborative research activities, according to conference organizer Herbert Maschner, Ph.D., ISU associate professor of anthropology.

Guest speakers at the conference are Robert McGhee and Patricia Sutherland of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The conference is especially suited to student participants who are encouraged to present findings from thesis and dissertation research.

There will be an opening reception for the conference on the evening of Nov. 1. The conference presentations will be in the Salmon River Suite from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 2 and 3. Registration for the entire meeting is $40 at the door for faculty, $10 per day for students.

The opening and closing keynote presentations, both on Friday, Nov. 2, are free and open to the public. These are:

• 9 a.m. – Dr. Patricia Sutherland, Canadian Museum of Civilization, will present “A New Perspective on Norse/Native Contact in Arctic Canada.”

• 4:30 p.m. – Dr. Robert McGhee, Canadian Museum of Civilization, will present “Archaeology, Inuit History, and the Consequences of a Scholarly Myth.”

For more information, to register, or for information on the conference contact Maschner at maschner@isu.edu.