SAS Bulletin

Volume 20   Number 1/2   January /June 1997


David B. Landon, Associate Editor

International Council for Archaeozoology - Meeting Announcement and Call for Papers
    The International Council for Archaeozoology and the University of Victoria Department of Anthropology would like to invite you to attend the 8th International Congress at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on August 23-29, 1998.
    The Organizing Committee of the Eighth International Congress of the International Council for Archaeozoology invites proposals for sessions and workshops, and abstracts for papers and posters to be delivered as part of the conference programme. Sessions already proposed are shown below. Authors should indicate which session is desired, if possible, but the final decision on categorization is reserved to the Organising Committee as part of its acceptance decision.

Proposed Sessions
1. Dogs: Origins, regional variation and breed development in dogs. Chair: Susan Crockford; 2. High Resolution Faunas at the Pleistocene/Holocene Boundary. Chair: Jon Driver; 3. Reassessing Evidence for Mousterian Hunting Patterns. Chair: Ariane Burke; 4. Introductions and Extinctions on Oceanic Islands: Evidence, Issues and Theory. Chair: Atholl Anderson;
5. Archaeozoology of Oceanic Marine Taxa: The State of the Art; 6. Oceanic Midden Analysis: Problems, Methods and Results; 7. Patterns of Faunal Exploitation in Pacific Prehistory: From Observation to Explanation.
    Queries and session proposals may be directed to: Rebecca Wigen or Quentin Mackie

    The abstract should be 300500 words long in English, the conference language. Use 12 point Times Roman plain throughout. Use standard 21x29.7 cm paper with 4 cm top and bottom margins and 3 cm side margins, or use 8.5x11 inch paper with 1.5 inch top and bottom margins and 1.25 inch side margins. Center the title in bold capital letters as the first item, followed by a vertical space and then the names(s) of the author(s). Type the affiliation address (typed as it should appear on a mailing envelope) immediately below each authorķs name. After skipping two lines, the body of the abstract should be typed with single spacing and no indentation for paragraphs. After the body of the abstract leave four (4) lines. Add information about conference theme most suited to your presentation and whether you are willing to chair a session.

Method of Submission
    Abstracts will be accepted in a variety of formats, although electronic mail is preferred.
1. Electronic Mail: File format must be MS Word 7.0 for IBMPC or MAC, or WP 5.1. Please send to as an unencoded or BinHex attachment, or as ASCII text in the message body.
2. Regular mail: on 3.5 inch disk DOS or MAC, plus a hard copy sent to ICAZ98, Conference Management, Division of Continuing Studies, University of Victoria, University Centre 2nd. Floor, Room A277, Box 3030, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 3N6. 3. Fax: Abstracts can be faxed to 1-250-721-8774.

Schedule and Deadlines
    Submission of Sessions and Workshop Proposals: September 15, 1997; Submission of Abstracts: January 30, 1998; Long Papers deadline: August 23, 1998 (submitted at Conference)

    The Organizing Committee will correspond with the contact author only.

General Information
    Details and 1998 housing rates will be included in the Preliminary Program. You will receive a copy in April 1998. Information about excursions and workshops will be included.

    University of Victoria Housing  1997 Rates: Single: $38.00 CDN (includes breakfast and tax); Twin: $50.00 CDN (includes breakfast and tax). Single and Twin rates for rooms include breakfast, linen, soap and towel. Map available at:

Conference Fees
    Full Fee: $275.00 plus taxes; Student Fee: $175.00 plus taxes.

Victoria Information
    For site information contact: Tourism Victoria 812 Wharf Street Victoria, B.C. Canada, V8W 1T3 Fax: 250-382-6539 Toll free (North America): (800) 663-3883 Victoria Telephone: 250-953-2033 Web site:

About the Associate Editor
    David Landon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University. He is a zooarchaeologist with particular interests in taphonomy, butchery, and seasonality. Recent publications include ģInterpreting Urban Food Supply and Distribution Systems from Faunal Assemblages: An Example from Colonial Massachusetts,ī International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 7: 51-64 (1997).

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