Today’s featured symposium is “Exploring the Intersections of Human Ecology and Culture History in the Great Basin.” Evolution and ecology-minded Great Basin archeologists are often frustrated when their research ultimately falls back on historical explanation. Culture historians increasingly incorporate paleoecological information in their analyses, albeit often in the absence of models that might elucidate causal links between environmental and behavioral variability. This symposium presents the latest in research from these competing but also clearly interrelated (and arguably complementary) perspectives with an eye towards exploring how they might better inform one another to provide comprehensive explanation for the diversity of human behavior across the Great Basin.
Today, we recognize two corporate sponsors: Chronicle Heritage at the Bonneville Level and Rondeau Archaeological at the Mojave Level.
Chronicle Heritage is a global cultural and heritage resource management consultancy committed to the possibilities in a prosperous balance between the needs of the future and the uses of the past. Throughout their history, they have worked for clients in both the public and private sectors, guiding one successful project after another through the complex regulations that govern the management of prehistoric, historic, architectural, and paleontological resources. To learn more, please visit chronicleheritage.com