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Eastern States Archeological Federation Annual Meetings


Eastern States Archeological Federation


88th Annual Meeting, November 5-7

Keynote Speaker

Turning Chronologies into Chronicles: Refined Radiocarbon Dating in Northeastern Archaeology

Dr. Jennifer Birch, University of Georgia

Dr. Jennifer Birch, University of Georgia

The ability to produce refined date estimates for archaeological phenomena, both events and episodes, is revolutionizing chronology-building in multiple world regions. The result of this chronological replotting is not just better dates for familiar referents but the critical recontextualization of cultural sequences and the conceptual frameworks we use to explain them. Research being conducted in the Northeast has arguably been at the forefront of this trend in North America.

This presentation discusses the Dating Iroquoia Project and the impacts of our results on understanding the onset of the historical enmity between Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee communities and nations and the entry of European goods and peoples into the continental interior. As this work should be understood as a call to action, the presentation will also discuss the application of high-precision radiocarbon dating and Bayesian modelling to other important research problems in eastern North American archaeology.


Virtual Meeting

Individual papers will be placed in general sessions unless submitted as part of a thematic session. Proposals for organized thematic sessions are welcome. Student presenters may compete for the Student Paper Prize. Presenters must be 2021 members of ESAF.

Registration deadline is October 29, 2021. General Presentation Guidelines: Presenters must be current individual members of ESAF.

Abstracts, registration fees for ALL presenters are due by September 10, 2021.

Presentation recordings in .mov or .mp4 format due to program chair by October 29, 2021.

Call for Papers

Members are invited to submit abstracts (<150 words) for papers on topics related to the archaeology of Eastern North America to be presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Eastern States Archaeological Federation.

Contact Information

Submit Thematic Session Proposals and Questions about Abstracts to

Zachary Singer,
Program Chair
ZacLSinger@gmail.com

For General Inquiries, Please Contact

Jonathan Lothrop,
ESAF President Jonathan.Lothrop@nysed.gov


General Presentation Guidelines

  • Presenter(s) must be individual members of ESAF for 2021.
  • Registration fees and membership dues for ALL presenters are due by September 10, 2021. Membership dues and conference registration may be paid via PayPal. An individual can be the primary author on only one paper or poster, but may be a co-author on other papers or posters. Workshop participants may also present papers.
  • In addition to the title and abstract (150 words or fewer), provide name, affiliation, address, phone, and email address for each presenter. Please include audio-visual requirements. Thematic session chairs should identify participants.
  • The first name listed as a paper's author is considered to be the presenter.

Past Meetings

2019 Langhorne, PA  

2018 Watertown, NY 

2017 New London, CT 

2016 Langhorne, PA 

2015 Midland, Ontario, Canada 

2014 Solomons, MD 

2013 South Portland, ME 

2012 Perrysburg, OH 

2011 Mount Laurel, NJ 

2010 Williamsburg, VA 

2009 Johnstown, PA 

2008 Lockport, NY 

2007 Burlington, VT

2006 Fitchburg, MA

2005 Williamsburg, VA

2004 Midland, Ontario

2003 Mount Laurel, NJ

2002 Mount Laurel, NJ

2001 Watertown, NY

2000 Solomons Island, MD

1999 Kings Island, OH

1998 Wilkes-Barre, PA

1997 Mount Laurel, NJ

1996 Huntington, WV

1995 Wilmington, DE

1994 Albany, NY

1993 Bangor, ME

1992 Pittsburgh, PA

1991 Williamsburg, VA

1990 Columbus, OH

1989 East Windsor, CT

1988 Toronto, Ontario

1987 Charleston, SC

1986 Wilmington, DE

1985 Buffalo, NY

1984 Annapolis, MD

1983 Salem, MA

1982 Norfolk, VA

1981 Harrisburg, PA

1980 Albany, NY

1979 Ann Arbor, MI

1978 Bellmawr, NJ

1977 Hartford, CT

1976 Richmond, VA

1975 Columbus, OH

1974 Bangor, ME

1973 Dover, DE

1972 Harrisburg, PA

1971 Gainesville, FL

1970 Natural Bridge, VA

1969 Morgantown, WV

1968 Ann Arbor, MI

1967 Washington, DC

1966 New York, NY

1965 Princeton, NJ

1964 Attleboro, MA

1963 Philadelphia, PA

1962 Athens, GA

1961 Williamsburg, VA

1960 Toronto, Ontario

1959 Albany, NY

1958 Wilmington, DE

1957 Baltimore, MD

1956 Trenton, NJ

1955 New Haven, CT

1954 Pittsburgh, PA

1953 Rochester, NY

1952 Washington, DC

1951 Chapel Hill, NC

1950 New York, NY

1949 Richmond, VA

1948 Trenton, NJ

1947 Wilmington, DE

1946 Rochester, NY

1945 Attleboro, MA

1944 [meeting not held]

1943 [meeting not held]

1942 [meeting not held]

1941 Philadelphia, PA 

(list compiled by Charles A. Bello and Carolyn Dillian)