The 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2015)


Session 28. Kampsville: Celebrating Six Decades of Anthropological Research. Invited Poster Symposium. Chair: Katie J. Zejdlik

March 27, 2015 , Gateway Ballroom 3 Add to calendar

For over six decades students and scholars have come to Kampsville, Illinois in association with programs through the Center for American Archeology (CAA).   Many of these individuals were already committed to careers in biological anthropology or have gone on to such careers largely as a result of their experiences in Kampsville . Located just one and a half hours drive from St. Louis, MO, Kampsville’s rich archaeological history has produced collections that have allowed insight into health, diet, ancestry, and mortuary customs of indigenous peoples as well as the methods and theory necessary for accumulation of knowledge about these various topics. Some of the most cited literature in biological archaeology is a result of the collections, training, and experience arising out of the Kampsville community of practice. Every year researchers whose roots can be traced back to tiny Kampsville, Illinois present their work at professional conferences all over the world and their contributions to the American Association of Physical Anthropology meetings have been substantial. On-going collaboration and mentorship among accomplished Kampsville alumnae/i and emerging professionals illustrates the legacy of cooperation fostered by the Kampsville Experience.  This symposium highlights current research being conducted by the multiple generations of scholars who have been or are part of the Kampsville community. The breadth of research both theoretically and geographically demonstrates how this network continues to train and encourage new ideas and reassess old ones in an effort to promote the overall vitality of physical anthropology. 

Introduction: Jane Buikstra
Discussion: Lyle Konigsberg
1 Add to calendar From there to here: Biological distance in prehistoric West-Central Illinois. Susan R. Frankenberg, Lyle W. Konigsberg.
2 Add to calendar An odontometric analysis of interregional biological variation in the prehistoric Midwest. Andrew R. Thompson.
3 Add to calendar An examination of bio-distance between Late Woodland and Mississippian individuals from the northern Mississippian hinterlands using odontometric analysis. Katie J. Zejdlik.
4 Add to calendar Relatedness and Social Organization at the Ray Site (11BR104): A Biological Distance Analysis of a Middle Woodland Ridge Top Cemetery in the Illinois Valley. Elissa A. Bullion, Jason L. King.
5 Add to calendar Studying Mississippian Societies in the Lower Illinois Valley: What We Have Learned & What We Need to Know. Lynne Goldstein.
6 Add to calendar The Bioarchaeology of Midwestern Archaic Rockshelters 30 Years Later - Revisiting Modoc Rockshelter, Randolph County, Illinois . Eve A. Hargrave.
7 Add to calendar From the Illinois to the Nile Valley: The Bioarchaeology of Nubia Expedition. Brenda J. Baker.
8 Add to calendar Famine and Frailty: Crisis Mortality and Stature in Medieval London. Sharon N. DeWitte, Samantha Yaussy.
9 Add to calendar Dissection and Social Inequality: the Bioarchaeology of Structural Violence. Kenneth C. Nystrom.
10 Add to calendar A preliminary analysis of dental metrics from elite Mycenaean tombs at Sykia and Kalamaki, Greece. Kathryn E. D. Kulhavy.
11 Add to calendar Evidence of Fluvial Transport of Human Skeletal Remains at Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize. Christine L. Halling, Stephen P. Nawrocki, Sherry Gibbs.
12 Add to calendar Digitizing Standards with OsteoSurvey: A case study in open access data collection at Deir el-Medina, Egypt. Anne E. Austin.
13 Add to calendar Femur Subtrochanteric Shape and Ancestry Assessment in Modern Japanese and Thai Individuals. Sean D. Tallman.
14 Add to calendar Ancient DNA sequencing of a Middle Woodland variant: a discussion of the Ray Site and recent findings. Elizabeth A. Nelson, Jane Buikstra, John V. Planz.
15 Add to calendar Validation of a Non-destructive DNA Extraction Method Applied to Forensic Samples. Dawnie W. Steadman, Frankie L. Pack, Bridget FB. Algee-Hewitt, Brannon I. Hulsey, Graciela S. Cabana.