5-0420 THE FAMILIARITY OF MINERALS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND IGNORANCE IN LOCAL AND GLOBAL NETWORKS
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Reviewed By: American Ethnological Society
Saturday, November 23, 2013: 10:15 AM-12:00 PM

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This session would be of particular interest to:
Practicing and Applied Anthropologists, Teachers of Anthropology in Community Colleges, Students
Organizers:  Andrew F Walsh (University of Western Ontario) and Annabel Vallard (Université Libre de Bruxelles - Belgium)
Chairs:  Annabel Vallard (Université Libre de Bruxelles - Belgium)
Discussants:  Elizabeth E Ferry (Brandeis University) and Joshua A Bell (Smithsonian)
10:30 AM
Emeralds of the Blessed Virgin: Devotion, Luck and Debt in Colombia's Informal Mining Economy
Brian Brazeal (California State University, Chico and California State University, Chico)
10:45 AM
Hard- and Software: A Comparative Approach to Human – Gem/Textile Familiarization in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos)
Annabel Vallard (Université Libre de Bruxelles - Belgium), Bérénice Bellina-Pryce (CNRS - UMR 7528 "Mondes iranien et indien") and Olivier Evrard (IRD - UMR 208 PALOC (Patrimoines Locaux))
11:15 AM
Discussant
Elizabeth E Ferry (Brandeis University)
11:30 AM
Discussant
Joshua A Bell (Smithsonian)
11:45 AM
Discussion