Welcome!

We hope that you will join us for the 10th Annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica Friday October 18 to Sunday October 20, 2019 at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA. The call for papers is now open!

The South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica (SCCM) is a regional conference that provides a venue to bring together scholars in the fields of archaeology, ethnography, art history, and others, as well as the general public, to share information and interpretations on current research focused on the cultures of the Mesoamerican region. The conference is free and open to the public. The conference aims to be intellectually broad, embracing multiple disciplines. Presentations are welcomed from anthropologists of all stripes, ethnohistorians, and scholars in other fields such as geography, history, language, and art, who study the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica, past and present. The SCCM is especially welcoming to graduate students. The conference has offered a limited number of student travel awards each year to presenters and we hope to be able to continue this tradition.

The conference will be hosted by the LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology, the Louisiana State Division of Archaeology (LA DOA), and the Louisiana Archaeological Society (LAS). The venue will be the Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex at LSU. Conference organizers are Heather McKillop (LSU), Valerie Feathers (LAS), and Rachel Watson (LA DOA). The call for abstracts for oral presentations and for posters is now open! Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2019.

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