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Join the John Jay College of Criminal Justice on December 6, 2012 for a discussion on advancements in forensic anthropology. This symposium will focus on innovative techniques being used in new ways to yield new insights into ancient civilizations, specifically looking at the role of forensic anthropology in the search for Queen Hatshepsut’s lost mummy. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Phyllis Della-Latta, Director of Clinical Microbiology Service at the Division of Infectious Diseases at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Professor of Clinical Pathology in Medicine at Columbia University, and will feature the work of Dr. Angelique Corthals, Assistant Professor in the Department of Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Come discover a new rendering of the past. Diseases, landscapes, and climate change in Ancient Egypt – illuminated by science.
The details of the event are:
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street (Lecture Hall L.63)
New York, NY 10019
We look forward to seeing you at this important event. For additional information or questions, please contact Mayra Nieves at 212-237-1424 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GRANT AND AWARD GUIDELINES NOW AVAILABLE
Individual members of ESAF are eligible to apply for grant funding through the Ronald Thomas Award. The Ronald A. Thomas Publication Award is a monetary grant for the preparation of substantive archaeological information from CRM (cultural resources management) or "contract" archaeology reports for submission to Archaeology of Eastern North America for publication. This award honors the late Ronald A. Thomas, former Delaware State Archaeologist, by providing financial support to CRM or contract archaeology organizations to publish and make significant archaeological information available to the wider public, when publication will not threaten the archaeological site(s). For more information, please CLICK HERE.
State societies are eligible to apply for grant funding through the Brennan Award. The Louis A. Brennan Publications Award is a monetary grant for publishing special reports, monographs, or journals which foster the goals of archaeology in accordance with the mandate and bylaws of ESAF. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
2012 STUDENT PAPER AWARD WINNER
The Eastern States Archaeological Federation is pleased to announce that the 2012 Student Paper Award has been given to Stephen Damm, a Master's Degree candidate at Western Michigan University for his paper entitled "Family Values: Household and Family Consumption Patterns in the 19th Century."
Stephen will receive a monetary award and an invitation to submit his paper for inclusion in the journal "Archaeology of Eastern North America."
OBITUARY FOR ELIZABETH DUMONT,
Submitted by Edward L. Bell, Massachusetts Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer & Senior Archaeologist
Archaeology of Eastern North America now available on JSTOR!
The Eastern States Archaeological Federation is pleased to announce that Archaeology of Eastern North America is now available on JSTOR through participating libraries, institutions, and businesses. If you have access to JSTOR, and if your library subscribes to the appropriate JSTOR collection, you can now download scanned (PDF) images of individual articles from all issues of Archaeology of Eastern North America from Volume 1 through Volume 37 (2007).
In this day and age when students run first to their computers and the internet, Archaeology of Eastern North America will now be available to those who do their research without touching a piece of paper. Hyperbole aside, availability through JSTOR should increase tremendously the visibility and use of AENA back issues by students and researchers worldwide.
The ESAF Board approved the agreement with JSTOR in the fall of 2010. JSTOR has produced the scanned images from one set of clean copies of Archaeology of Eastern North America. They are of high quality and reproduce figures and graphics in gray scale with good resolution. (These are not the same as the lower resolution images on the AENA CD of volumes through the year 2000 that has been available through ESAF for the last decade.) The paper set of volumes are stored in a secure, climate controlled storage facility by JSTOR.
The ESAF agreement with JSTOR includes a “three year moving wall” for publication, meaning that issues that are three years old will be scanned and added to the JSTOR subscription. Thus, in 2012 the 2008 issue of Archaeology of Eastern North America (Volume 36) will be added. So, if you want to read the current issues of AENA, maintain your paper subscription.
A percentage of the income derived by JSTOR from institutional subscribers to their service will be paid to ESAF as a royalty. The income will be proportionate to the use of the journal (number of downloads), and will in effect augment our “back issue” sales, being a partial replacement for paper back issue sales.
For those who do not have access to libraries with JSTOR subscriptions, JSTOR could in the future make article PDF downloads available to individuals as a separate service, charging a per-download fee directly to the individual. Making AENA available to individuals requires a separate agreement between ESAF and JSTOR . The ESAF Board will be considering this option as our next step.
For those who don’t know: JSTOR is not-for-profit service dedicated to the use of “digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways.” (From the JSTOR mission statement). JSTOR currently maintains on line access to approximately 1400 journals and 6,800,000 articles. Approximately 75 million articles were downloaded worldwide last year. Visit their web site http://www.jstor.org/
Student Paper Award for ESAF Annual Meeting
In an effort to encourage more student involvement in the Eastern States Archeological Federation, a new student paper award will be initiated beginning with the 2011 annual meeting. Please see the annual meeting page for more information, and encourage your students to attend and present their research at the next meeting! Student paper award guidelines are available online. Please CLICK HERE.