2017 Call for Papers


Central New Mexico has been explored, exploited, and settled by a progression of humans beginning, as new evidence is demonstrating, more than 12,000 years ago.  This year’s conference will kick off Friday evening with a broad view of the coming of people from the earliest of time to present. There will be three talks—the first will explore recent thinking regarding the possibilities for the early peopling of the Americas; the second will develop current ideas concerning transition from hunter-gather to agriculture; and the third will summarize recent findings on the dissolution of the Salinas pueblos and out migration of the remnant populations.

For the program on Saturday, we are inviting a series of papers dealing with various aspects from the entire period. Papers and posters related to the theme “Peopling of Central New Mexico” are especially desirable, while papers and posters on other archaeological or anthropological topics will be welcome and included as time/space permit.

Paper Specifics:

Papers will be presented in two sessions on Saturday May 7—each paper to be allotted approximately 20 minutes each.  Abstracts, limited to 100 words, are due by April 1, 2017.  Submissions will include Abstract, author(s)’s name, address, telephone number, email address, affiliation, and a short biography (100 words or less). to:  Program Co-Chairmen Bill Simms rwsimms@att.net and John Hayden misterjohnhayden@live.com  505-281-0643 (Leave message, if not answered)

Abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee.  All authors will be notified of their place on the program by e-mail by April 10, 2017.  Submit digital media (flash drives, memory cards, etc.)  to the program chair no later than April 20.  Note: Microsoft PowerPoint is the required format.

Poster Specifics

Posters will be displayed on Friday May 5 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday May 6 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The author may stand by to explain his or her poster at any time during poster sessions on Friday or Saturday, but this is not a requirement. 

The poster must be sized to fit within the frame of a 6’ x 4’ corkboard or be mounted on a stand for tabletop display.

If interested in displaying your poster, submit an abstract (limited to 100 words) by April 1 with your name (as you would like it to appear in the program), address, telephone number, e-mail address, affiliation, and a short biography (100 words or less) to Anne Ravenstone <aravenstone@earthlink.net> with “Poster Submission” in the subject line. Or email any questions to Anne at the same address.  Abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee and authors will be notified of acceptance by April 10, 2017.

Vendor/Information Table Specifics:

Vendors and organizations will be assigned a location/space or table for sales or display during the period from Friday May 5 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday May 6 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  [Availability of space and display resources are limited; therefore, requests will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.]

If interested in applying for a vendor/information table: Please provide the following information:

Name of applicant: _______________________________________________

Name of Society, Organization, or Business: _____________________________________

Contact information: Street _________________________, City/Town________________,

State_____________, Zip Code___________________

E-mail: _____________________________; Telephone No.  (     )  _____--____________

Type of Activity

_____SALES:  Merchandise _______________________________


Arts/Crafts _____________________________________

Others: _______________________________________

_____INFORMATION DISSEMINTION (describe) _________________________________________

_____ Presentation surface/furniture Requested:

Indicate Number and size of tables:  6 foot or 8 foot; Note indicate if vendor/representative will or will not provide own table skirt. Rental skirts will be available.

Submit your request by April 1 to Nancy Woodworth <nancywoodworthnm@gmail.com> with “Vendor or Information Table Request” in the subject line.

Requests will be reviewed and successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 10, 2017. Any questions, please contact Nancy Woodworth, Vendor/Information Chair at <nancywoodworthnm@gmail.com> or phone 505.228.4280.

Further details about the conference will be posted from time to time on the websites of the Torrance County Archaeological Society <tcasnm.org> and Archaeological Society of New Mexico <newmexico-archaeology.org>.