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The 38th Annual Midwest Conference on Mesoamerican Archaeology and Ethnohistory will be held this year at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on March 6 and 7. This conference brings together archaeologists, ethnographers, art historians, and other scholars interested in the history and culture of the Mesoamerican region, highlighting current and ongoing research. The Midwest Conference emphasizes a more informal atmosphere by encouraging presenters to abandon prepared talks in favor of unscripted presentations, and allowing time for questions and answers. The goal is to create a more collaborative atmosphere where presenters can discuss ongoing research and receive feedback from their colleagues.

The meetings will begin on the afternoon of Friday, March 6 with a keynote presentation titled "Southeastern Archaeological Elements and Traditions in Ancient Mexico" by Dr. Patricio Davila Cabrera from UNAM in Mexico City, to be followed by a reception at the MTSU Foundation House. Conference papers will be presented on Saturday, March 7 in the MTSU Student Union Ballroom, and will be followed by a reception at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

For further information please contact: 

Dr. Andrew R. Wyatt
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Middle Tennessee State University
Andrew.Wyatt@mtsu.edu 

If you have any questions or problems please contact:

Connie Huddleston
Events Coordinator
Middle Tennessee State University
615-828-0024

This Conference is Sponsored by:

  • The College of Liberal Arts
  • The College of Graduate Studies
  • Vice President and Provost Dr. Brad Bartel
  • Distinguished Lecture Series
  • The Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  • The Middle Tennessee Anthropology Society
  • Vanderbilt University Department of Anthropology