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BLURRING THE BORDERS BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH: THEORIZING POSTMORTEM AGENCY IN BIOARCHAEOLOGY
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Reviewed By: Biological Anthropology Section
Saturday, November 17, 2012: 12:15 PM-3:30 PM

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Organizers:  Debra L Martin (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) and John J Crandall (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Chairs:  John J Crandall (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) and Debra L Martin (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Discussants:  Bettina Arnold (University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee)
12:15 PM
Sepik People, Sepik Places: The Dead Among the Living
Nancy Sullivan (Papua New Guinea) and Ann L Stodder (The Field Museum)
12:30 PM
Biological Death, the Sensory Experience of Defleshing the Corpse, and Creating the Ancestor
Jenna Leigh Anne James (University of Alabama) and Keith Jacobi (University of Alabama)
12:45 PM
Ancestor Veneration At Tlajinga 33, Classic Period Teotihuacan
Rebecca Storey (University of Houston) and Randolph J Widmer (University of Houston)
1:30 PM
Troubled Bodies: Performative Violence and Agency In Mexico
Ventura R Perez (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
1:45 PM
Break
2:00 PM
When the Bones Speak Truth to Power: Feminicide In Guatemala
Heather A Walsh-Haney (Florida Gulf Coast University) and Victoria D Sanford (Lehman)
2:30 PM
Leave Taking: Materialities of Moving Over Land
Shannon A Novak (Syracuse University)
2:45 PM
Violent Death and the Narration of the Wild West: A Bioarchaeological Deconstruction
John J Crandall (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Ryan P Harrod (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) and Debra L Martin (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
Informed Bioarchaeology for the Living: A Central American Case Study
Miranda Suri (Queens College, CUNY) and Pamela L Geller (University of Miami)
3:30 PM
Recovering the ‘Body Politic’: An Ethics of Meaning In Bioarchaeology
Molly Kathleen Zuckerman (Mississippi State University-Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures and Mississippi State University), Amber Campbell (Kansas State University), Sarah Mathena (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), Brittany L Dunn (Mississippi State University) and George J Armelagos (Emory University)
3:45 PM
Discussant
Bettina Arnold (University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee)