|Posted by UPAC on January 19, 2016 at 4:15 PM||comments (10)|
Save the date!
The Utah Professional Archaeological Council annual meeting will be held on March 4th & 5th at the Rio Grande in Salt Lake City. We are currently accepting paper and poster abstracts until February 5th, please email Jody Patterson ([email protected]) with submissions. The schedule and agenda are in the works so check back often for more information. Look forward to seeing everyone there!
|Posted by UPAC on April 15, 2015 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
Please take a moment to cast your ballot for UPAC VP Government Affairs, Secretary, Media Coordinator, and Journal Editor at the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PK25QHR (copy and paste link)
If you have any issues with the ballot or any questions please don't hesitate to contact myself or another member of the current executive committee. The winners will be announced April 27th.
Laurel H. Glidden
Utah Cultural Data Representative
BLM Utah - Color Country District
|Posted by UPAC on March 10, 2015 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
The meeting schedule for the upcoming March 2015 meeting has been posted! Visit here for more details.
|Posted by UPAC on January 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by UPAC on January 21, 2015 at 10:50 AM||comments (4)|
As you may be aware, for the past year many state and federal agencies have been engaged in revising the archaeological site recording system in Utah. After consultation with the archaeological community, a final draft version has been completed and is posted on the Utah Professional Archaeological Council (UPAC) website (posted below).
A separate (but connected) project developing an electronic site form generator and wireless application is also underway.
The agencies are now soliciting comments on the final draft through March 15th. Be aware that the manual has not yet been formatted, so that headings, font, indentation, etc., will not be completed until the final version.
Should you have questions about the project please contact David Yoder ([email protected] or 801-537-9014
David T. Yoder
Utah Governor's Public Lands Policy Coordination Office
Final draft for the new site forms available for review.
- Manual: http://www.upaconline.org/files/UACS/Utah_Archaeology_Site_Form_Manual_draft_20150115.pdf
- Part A: http://www.upaconline.org/files/UACS/Part_A_draft_20150115.pdf
- Part B: http://www.upaconline.org/files/UACS/Part_B_draft_20150115.pdf
- Part C: http://www.upaconline.org/files/UACS/Part_C_draft_20150115.pdf
- Part D: http://www.upaconline.org/files/UACS/Part_D_draft_20150115.pdf
|Posted by UPAC on December 18, 2014 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
Greetings, Friends, Colleagues, and Stakeholders of Utah's Archaeological and Paleontological Resources,
I am very pleased to announce a new partnership between BLM-Utah and Tread Lightly! to develop a public outreach campaign that aims to eliminate the looting and vandalism of archaeological and paleontological resources in Utah. As I'm sure you're aware, there have been numerous media stories regarding the looting and vandalism of these resources in Utah that have made international headlines, and BLM-Utah has decided to develop a proactive and positive message about these illegal behaviors. This effort will eventually be incorporated into Tread Lightly!'s existing “Respected Access is Open Access” public outreach campaign, which reaches an estimated 10 million people each year. I am now inviting you and your respective organizations to join this exciting partnership. I truly believe the public outreach campaign's messages will be more powerful if we all speak with one voice regarding the responsible enjoyment of archaeological and paleontological resources.
To kick things off, I am asking you and your respective organizations to please take 10 minutes to complete an online survey that will assist us identifying which particular behaviors and issues you believe the public outreach campaign should focus on. The survey can be accessed at the below link through January 31, 2015. I also encourage you to pass this information and link along to your friends and colleagues who may also be interested in participating in the survey.
Once the survey results are compiled, BLM-Utah and Tread Lightly! will be reaching out to those stakeholders who have expressed an interest in participating in the development and implementation of the outreach campaign for a partnership kick-off meeting sometime in early 2015. If you need any additional information or have any questions about this public outreach campaign, I encourage you to contact the partnership's primary points of contact listed below:
Branch Chief for Outdoor and Heritage Resources
BLM Utah State Office
Tread Lightly!, Inc.
(801) 627-0077 ext 13
I appreciate any and all support you and your organizations may be willing to provide to help us protect and celebrate America's cultural and natural heritage.
|Posted by UPAC on December 18, 2014 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by UPAC on October 29, 2014 at 12:40 PM||comments (0)|
Some OPEN ACCESS articles possibly of interest to
Utah’s archaeologists – 2014
- Fremont Ceramic Designs and Their Implications (Thesis). Katie Kristina Richards, Brigham Young University. http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5202&context=etd
- An Analysis of the Archaeological Work of the Provo River Delta, Utah (Thesis). Adrien Carole Mooney, Brigham Young University. http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4973&context=etd
- The Agricultural Economics of Fremont Irrigation: A Case Study From South-Central Utah (Thesis). Chimalis R. Kuehn, Utah State University. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4317&context=etd
- The Baker Cave Bison Remains: Bison Diminution and Late Holocene Subsistence on the Snake River Plain, Southern Idaho (Thesis). Ryan P. Breslawski, Utah State University. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3301&context=etd
- Human adaptations on Cedar Mesa, Southeastern Utah: revised edition. Author: Matson, R. G.; Lipe, William D; Haase, William R. IV. http://elk.library.ubc.ca/handle/2429/47011
- Rock Art Tallies: Mathematics on Stone in Western North America. Journal of Humanistic Mathematics: Vol. 3: Iss. 2, pages 76-87. http://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1103&context=jhm
- Chronologies of Pain and Power: Violence, Inequality, and Social Control Among Ancestral Pueblo Populations (AD 850-1300) (Dissertation). Ryan Patrick Harrod, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2835&context=thesesdissertations
- Examining Household Identity Through Lithic Technology at the Harris Site (Thesis). Justin Albert Demaio, University of Nevada, Las Vegas http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2983&context=thesesdissertations
- Discernment of mortality risk associated with childbirth in archaeologically derived forager skeletons. International Journal of Paleopathology. Volume 7, December 2014, Pages 15–24. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187998171400064
- A probable case of acromegaly from the Windmiller culture of prehistoric Central California. International Journal of Paleopathology. Volume 4, March 2014, Pages 37-46. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18799817/4/supp/C (scroll to article title for free PDF download).
- Violence among foragers: The bioarchaeological record from central California. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Volume 33, March 2014, Pages 66-83. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02784165/33/supp/C (scroll to article title for free PDF download).
- Lithic raw material diversification as an adaptive strategy—Technology, mobility, and site structure in Late Mesolithic northernmost Europe. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Volume 33, March 2014, Pages 84–98. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02784165/33/supp/C (scroll to article title for free PDF download).
- Why foragers choose acorns before salmon: Storage, mobility, and risk in aboriginal California. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Volume 32, Issue 4, December 2013, Pages 527–537. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278416513000512
- On the importance of blind testing in archaeological science: the example from lithic functional studies. Journal of Archaeological Science. Volume 48, August 2014, Pages 5–14. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440313003737
- On introducing an image-based 3D reconstruction method in archaeological excavation practice. Journal of Archaeological Science. Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 251–262. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440313003099
- Steroidal biomarker analysis of a 14,000 years old putative human coprolite from Paisley Cave, Oregon. Journal of Archaeological Science. Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 813–817. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03054403/41/supp/C (scroll to article title for free PDF download).
- Hunter–gatherer use of wild plants and domesticates: archaeological implications for mixed economies before agricultural intensification. Journal of Archaeological Science. Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 263–271. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03054403/41/supp/C (scroll to article title for free PDF download).
- Identifying design and reduction effects on lithic projectile point shapes. Journal of Archaeological Science. Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 297–307. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03054403/41/supp/C (scroll to article title for free PDF download).
- Tracing the mobility of individuals using stable isotope signatures in biological tissues: “locals” and “non-locals” in an ancient case of violent death from Central California. Journal of Archaeological Science. Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 474–481. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03054403/41/supp/C (scroll to article title for free PDF download).
- Modeling site location patterns amongst late-prehistoric villages in the Wind River Range, Wyoming. Journal of Archaeological Science. Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 523–532. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03054403/41/supp/C (scroll to article title for free PDF download).
- Condition assessment and preservation of open-air rock art panels during environmental change. Journal of Cultural Heritage. Volume 15, Issue 1, January–February 2014, Pages 49–56. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1296207413000666
|Posted by UPAC on May 7, 2014 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
The Castle Valley Archaeological Society Invites You to the
2014 USAS/UPAC Convention in Price, UT
June 5th – 8th
CVAS hopes you will join us inPrice for the 2014 USAS/UPAC Convention. We are very excited to have you visit us. Plan for a great time of presentations,workshops and tours! This packet is tohelp guide you through all the events. There are many different venues so make sureyou are in the right place at the right time. All the tours have descriptionspertaining to location and physical demands to help plan the best trip for you.
We recommend that members make their motel or camping reservationsas soon as possible!! There areother events taking place this weekend as well as heavy industrial use and youmay not find a room if you wait. Please avoid disappointment by making yourreservation now! For your convenience, amap and list of hotels/campground sites will be provided.
You will receive additionalinformation at registration, including literature about this travel region. If you have any questions, there are contactslisted below. We hope to see you inJune!
NOTE: If anyone would liketo donate items for the auction, please bring them along. We thank those folks in advance for theirgenerous contributions.
Download the Registration Packet (PDF) for more information.
|Posted by UPAC on May 7, 2014 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
The ballot for the 2014 UPAC Executive Committee Elections has been finalized in Survey Monkey and is ready for voting at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LT2S8DL
Voting is limited to members in good standing (ie. thosewho paid their 2014 dues). So, if you haven’t already, please take a moment tore-new your membership prior to voting.
If there are any questions or concerns, please contact me directly.
Mark Karpinski, M.A.,
Vice President of Membership and Ethics