The Midwest Bioarcheology & Forensic Anthropology Association was founded in 1994 by Dr. Leslie Eisenberg (Wisconsin) and Dr. Stephen Nawrocki (Indiana), with special help from Dr. Anne Grauer (Chicago). Our goal was to support communication between physical anthropologists and interested students on both formal and informal levels.Our organization consists of over 300 members who have a common interest in bioarchaeology, paleopathology, and forensic anthropology. Membership to our organization is free and is open to all interested parties. We meet annually in late Fall. The proceedings of our meetings are published online, and usually include abstracts and submitted papers by participating researchers.
The topical focus of our organization and our annual meeting is the excavation, curation, and analysis of human skeletal remains. Our goal is to provide a forum through which professionals and students can share information concerning results of analyses, new methods and techniques of data collection, curation issues, current legal issues, forensic applications, and teaching strategies. Unlike many professional meetings where most of the presentations and resulting discussions are dominated by faculty members and professionals, the annual BARFAA meetings strive to encourage student participation at all levels.
ANNUAL MEETING: OCTOBER 26-27, 2012
HOSTED BY SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Call for papers:
abstract (<200 words) deadline October 12
Word document, indicate podium or poster, mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: for all attendees $35* by October 12, $45 late fee
(covers Friday reception and Saturday lunch)
Friday Reception: Center for Archaeological Investigation Curation Facility and Zooarchaeology Laboratory (200 W. Industrial Park Dr., Carbondale)
Saturday Scientific Session: 240A Neckers Hall, SIUC Campus (1245 Lincoln Dr., Carbondale)
Friday reception 5-9 p.m.
Saturday all day podium/poster presentations
*check made out to Gretchen Dabbs
mailto: Gretchen Dabbs, Dept of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Mail Code 4502, 1000 Faner Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901
for further information: email@example.com
Archives of the Midwest
Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Association, can be found