Well, I won’t make it to the SAA (Society for American Archaeology) meetings in San Juan, Puerto Rico this year (damn!). However, locally the 3rd Annual Stanley J. Olsen Eagle Lake Zooarchaeology Conference will be held again at the CSU Chico Field Station on the shores of lovely Eagle Lake in northeastern California. For more information, please see the conference website. I would encourage any student zooarchaeologists out there to come out and present papers or posters.
Of course, zooarchaeological research and presentations are the main focus, but a cadre of us spends the wee hours of each morning fishing for the mighty Eagle Lake trout. Below you see a stringer, not of Eagle Lake trout, but Tui chub – not good eating, but all are now comparative collections at various institutions in California and Utah (for those of you unfamiliar with zooarchaeology culture, we have this eccentric habit of throwing any dead thing into a bucket to get the bones). Left to right: myself, Jay Bogiatto (CSU Chico Biology Department and Field Station Director), and Frank Bayham (Faculty, CSU Chico Anthropology Department).