2015 Scholar Symposium on 1/18/15

Annual Scholar Symposium
By
2014 Scholarship Recipients
Kasey Cole
Jesica Jayd Lewis
Heather MacInnies
Sunday, January 18, 2015
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
at
Yolo County Library, Arthur F. Turner Branch
1212 Merkley Avenue,
West Sacramento, CA 95691

In 2014 Sacramento Archeological Society awarded six scholarships to support archeological/anthropological education. Antonietta Catanzariti was unable to use the award in 2014. If conditions in Iraq improve, she hopes to use it in 2015. Julia Prince’s the stable isotope analysis of a sample population from the Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center Cemetery for her thesis has been delayed; hence she will be presenting later in 2015 after the analysis is complete.

Three of the recipients will be speaking on the experiences made possible by the scholarships.

• Kasey Cole is a graduate student at California State University, Chico majoring in Anthropology. She intends to work in the field of Zooarchaeology. To strengthen her research and communication skills she attended the Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology Field School organized by Jack Broughton, Ph.D. from the University of Utah. This field school was an intensive four-week course located at Eagle Lake in Northern California.

• Jesica Jayd Lewis is a graduate student at North Carolina State University (NVSU) majoring in Ancient History with a minor in Classical Archaeology. Her goal is to earn a Ph.D. and teach and research history and archaeology professionally. This year Jesica participated in the Palatine East Potter Project (PEPP; Rome, Italy) and the Najerilla Valley Research Project (NVRP; Camprovin, Spain). Both projects will contribute to her research for her Master’s thesis on cycles of economic complexity in marginal spaces of the Roman Empire.

• Heather Macinnes is a graduate student at California State University, Chico majoring in Anthropology. She plans to work as a professor of bioarchaeology and consult on forensic anthropology cases. She attended the Aditu Servicios Arquelogicos Mortuary Archaeology Field School in Uharte-Arakil, Navarre, Spain. This field school was involved with the excavation of a 12th century Romanesque church that was built on an earlier Roman Mansion. The main objective of the project was to lean about the medieval population of Navarre through the assessment of skeletal indicators of diet, pathology, and biological profile (age, sex, ancestry and stature).

2014 Annual Meeting

Sacramento Archeological Society, Inc.’s Annual Meeting

 Featuring “Perspectives on Betty Hope Plantation Excavation”

by Scholar, Bonny O’Neill, CSU Chico

 Saturday, December 6, 2014,  2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

at Carolyn and Gordon McGregor’s home: 1334 Mission Ave. Carmichael, CA 95608

 At our annual meeting Bonny O’Neill a California State University, Chico recipient of 2014 scholarship majoring in Anthropology will be speaking on the Betty Hope Plantation Field School in Antigua.  Last year at our October celebration of California Archaeology Month at Maidu Museum & Historic Site professor, Georgia Fox, CSU Chico spoke about the excavations at the Betty Hope Plantation that had progressed from the great house to the distillery and boiling house.  This last summer Dr. Fox led further excavation of the site.  The slave quarters were the target.

Bonny attended this field school and will present her experiences.  Since Bonny studied the archaeology of cross-cultural contacts and the trans-Atlantic slave trade in Ghana at the University of Ghana, Legon, she offers additional perspective.  Bonny’s goal is to become a professional archaeologist with focus on gender and feminism.  We are pleased to have her share her learning experience.

The agenda for the event is as follows:

2:00 – Spirits, appetizers, and annual business meeting

3:30 – “Perspectives on Betty Hope Plantation Excavation” by Bonnie O’Neill

4:30 – Dinner, socializing, and raffle

Dinner will be provided by Carolyn McGregor and board members. The menu includes appetizers, main course: ham, escalloped potatoes, variety salads, rolls and dessert: home-made pies and cake.  The cost of the dinner and contribution to our scholarship fund is $15 per person.  This fee includes one raffle ticket per person.   Additional raffle tickets may be purchased as follows: 1 for $1 or 6 for $5.

In addition students who attend apply the $15 charge to next year’s membership and no charge will be collected for the dinner.

For Carolyn to manage her catering PLEASE provide your RSVP by December 1 to Carolyn McGregor at 916-487-6218 or sabrina53@earthlink.net.

Don’t miss this annual meeting.  Bring a friend.

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