Past Seminars

Addressing Orphaned Collections: A Practical Approach

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Addressing Orphaned Collections: A Practical Approach

When: February 02, 2017 2:00-4:00 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Certification: RPA-certified


Pricing

Individual Registration: $99 for SAA members; $139 for non-members

Group Registration: $139 for SAA members; $179 for non-members


Danielle Benden served as the Senior Curator in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2007-2016. In 2017, she launched Driftless Pathways, LLC, a museum consulting business.  As owner of Driftless Pathways, she develops collections assessments, provides guidance on collections planning and rehabilitation projects, and offers professional development training for small museums and historical societies.  She has taught Archaeological Curation and Field Methods courses at the university level for over ten years. In addition, Ms. Benden has instructed a variety of professional development trainings including SAA online seminars for archaeologists, and tailored curatorial programs for small museum staff. She has more than 15 years of archaeological fieldwork experience, ten of which have been directing field projects.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Archaeology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Master of Science in Museum and Field Studies with an archaeology emphasis from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

She is the current Chair of SAA’s Committee on Museums, Collections, and Curation and serves on the Archaeological Collections Consortium. This work puts her at the forefront of the most current issues involving archaeological curation.

Orphaned collections affect every sector of archaeology. This seminar will provide guidance for working through the process of remedying orphaned collections by offering a framework by which to understand what they are and how they became orphaned, so as to prevent similar circumstances in the future. A resource guide is offered to participants, outlining specific criteria and procedures for determining appropriate methods to resolve issues associated with orphaned collections. This seminar will be beneficial for students nearing graduation, CRM employees, academics, and government personnel.
  1. Provide attendees with a framework by which to understand, discuss, and remedy problems associated with orphaned archaeological collections.
  2. Teach participants about their roles, responsibilities, and rights as they relate to orphaned collections.
  3. Offer solutions and resources to those who would like to resolve issues and concerns associated with orphaned collections.

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: NAGPRA Fundamentals

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Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: NAGPRA Fundamentals

When: January 25, 2017 2:00-4:00 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Certification: RPA-certified


Pricing

Individual Registration: $99 for SAA members; $139 for non-members

Group Registration: $139 for SAA members; $179 for non-members


Jan Bernstein, M.S., is the Managing Director of Bernstein & Associates, LLC, which she founded in 2003. Since the passage of NAGPRA, Jan has worked together with Indian tribes throughout the lower 48, Alaska Native villages, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and federal agencies on all aspects of NAGPRA implementation.
All archaeologists need a basic understanding of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the federal legislation that was passed in 1990. This two-hour online seminar will provide participants with a brief overview of the legislative history of NAGPRA and its historical context; a comprehensive guide to who must comply with the law, who has standing, and what items are covered; and an overview of the compliance processes.
  1. Understand that NAGPRA did not create new rights, but instead codified for Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and lineal descendants the same rights everyone else in the US was already afforded;
  2. Comfortably refer to the law and regulations whenever questions arise; and
  3. Have a basic understanding of who must comply, what is covered, and what “standing” means and who has it.

Introduction to Publishing in Advances in Archaeological Practice

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Introduction to Publishing in Advances in Archaeological Practice

When: January 19, 2017 3:00-4:00 PM

Duration: 1 hour

Certification: RPA-certified


Pricing

Individual Registration: Free to SAA members; not available to non-members

Group Registration: 


Sarah Herr, Ph.D, RPA, together with Christina Rieth, Sjoerd van der Linde and Sara Perry, comprise the new editorial team for the journal, Advances in Archaeological Practice.  Since Herr was appointed by SAA in May 2015, she has been working with the other editors to develop and implement their vision for the journal.
In this hour long seminar, participants will be introduced to SAA’s newest journal, Advances in Archaeological Practice by one of its editors, Sarah Herr. After participants are familiarized with the journal, Herr will dive into how to publish an article in the journal by discussing article preparation and the mechanics of submitting an article. The seminar will also address legal and ethical publishing and what makes publishing in a digital journal different from publishing in traditional SAA publications. This seminar will be beneficial to individuals new to publishing or new to publishing in Advances.
  1. Identify whether Advances in Archaeological Practice is the journal that best fits their publishing needs;
  2. Prepare and upload a manuscript to the journal software; and
  3. Advance their knowledge of modern publishing ethics.