Thursday, October 18, 2012
Off to Boston
The blog will be on a brief hiatus this weekend, as I head out to the Northeast Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, at Boston University. One of the reasons this is such a fun conference is that it is not so huge as many academic conferences, so that it is possible to find and talk to the people you are interested in meeting. It's a great chance for a student to hear papers about the latest research, and to interact with professors outside of the classroom. The Northeast meetings are where I gave my first professional paper in 1992 at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh.