37th GBAC October 14-17, 2020 We are excited to invite you to the 37th Great Basin Anthropological Conference this October at the world-famous Flamingo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. For 70 years, Flamingo Las Vegas has set the trend for Las Vegas style. This is where The Strip began, and though much has changed since then, the Flamingo’s vibrancy and allure remain. If you want food by top celebrity chefs, Vegas has got it. If you like entertainers, top acts are playing. And don’t forget the art and history museums. Use the Caesars Experience Vegas guide to choose your favorite and make reservations. Come to the conference but do so much more. Traveling to (and around) Las Vegas is easy. Each day at McCarran International Airport, nearly 1,000 inbound and outbound flights provide nonstop service from more than 130 U.S. and international cities. The airport is centrally located and easy to access. With many transport options, including shuttles, taxis, ride shares, and public transportation, traveling to and from the conference will be a breeze.
The Great Basin Anthropology Association (GBAA) is proud to announce Student Poster Awards as part of the biennial Great Basin Anthropological Conference (GBAC). The first awards were made at the Las Vegas meetings in 2006. This award seeks to recognize the top three outstanding contributions of student research at a GBAC meeting. All student members of the GBAA are eligible and encouraged to participate. Posters will be reviewed by a committee of at least 3 GBAA committee members appointed by the GBAA Officers. Evaluation criteria will include the: originality and relevance of the research. quality of the arguments presented. quality of the visual presentation. The research presented must reflect the applicant’s work and not that of an advisor. There will be three awardees selected. The first-place prize winner will receive a $300.00 cash prize, second place winner will receive $200.00 and third place $100.00. In case of a tie, funds will be distributed equally to awardees. Posters authored by more than one student may be submitted; the award will be presented to the primary author. The winners of the contest will be announced at the Banquet.
Consider serving on the Great Basin Anthropological Association Board of Directors (GBAA). In 2020, GBAA will be seating four new Board members, including the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Member at Large positions. Please serve the GBAA by submitting a brief letter of interest indicating what position(s) you are interested in and why you want to serve. Elections will be held at the 2020 GBAC in Las Vegas, NV. Please submit your letter of interest to:F. Kirk Halford, GBAA President, at: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org mail to:F. Kirk HalfordDeputy Preservation Officer/State ArchaeologistBureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office1387 S Vinnell WayBoise, ID 83709 For details on the GBAA, please visit: https://greatbasinanthropologicalassociation.org/about-gbaa/
The Great Basin Anthropological Conference was organized by Jesse D. Jennings, James Bennyhoff, Robert Heizer and Alex Krieger in 1953 and the first meeting held at Gila Pueblo in Globe, Arizona in 1954. From its founding, the Conference has grown to the respectable 500-600 member Great Basin Anthropology Association that you see today, an organization filled with many exceptional individuals of local, national, and international renown. We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Founders Lifetime Achievement Awards, which recognize the exceptional contributions of members that have participated for more than 20 years in the development of Great Basin Anthropology. Contributions can be through research and publications and through distinguished service that improves education, communication, and interaction between individuals, groups, and various state, federal, and local agencies. Nominees must have a publication record of major contributions and/or a record of distinguished service. The service and research contributions of a nominee may be in the fields of archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and/or linguistics: or in ancillary disciplines of the earth, biological, or social sciences, so long as these have contributed the anthropological study of the peoples and cultures of the Great Basin. A Founders Awards Committee will review nominations for…
GBAC Opening Reception November 7, 2018 Location: Natural History Museum of Utah (Swaner Forum), 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Cost: $10 for admission (which includes museum access, a commemorative pint glass, 3 free drink tickets and free food catered by the Museum Café) How to get there: Ride the LeBus shuttle from the Sheraton Hotel (no charge). The bus will depart from the hotel to the museum and back about every 30 minutes. If you want to get there early, the first bus leaves around 4:30 PM. The last bus back to the hotel leaves at 9:30 PM. What you will see at the Museum: Go to NHMU Website Registration: Once you have registered for the conference, there is no special RSVP for this reception. Register Online: for the conference HERE. Onsite Registration will be available at the Opening Reception from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and at the Sheraton Hotel beginning at 7:30 AM on November 8th.