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39th Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology (SOE)
March 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - March 19, 2016 @ 5:45 pm
On March 16-19 (Wed-Sat), 2016, the annual Society of Ethnobiology (SOE) Conference will bring together people from an extraordinarily rich variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographic locations, all seeking to understand the myriad interactions of human cultures with plants and animals, past and present, worldwide. It attracts academics, students, museum staff, government and non-governmental agency personnel, interested laypeople, and Native/indigenous community members. Fields represented by SOE members include animal husbandry, agriculture, archaeology, botany, chemistry, cuisine, ecology, education, ethnology, evolution, forestry, linguistics, mycology, nutrition, pharmacology, taxonomy, and many more. The conference begins with an evening reception and registration followed by two days of invited and contributed papers, poster presentations, and many opportunities for discussion during and between sessions. In addition to the formal papers, demonstrations of traditional cultural arts with an ethnobiological flavor have included basketmaking, acorn cooking, agave roasting, fiberwork, wood carving, making musical instruments, spinning wild silk, and more. The conference culminates with a Friday evening banquet featuring local indigenous foods, a keynote speaker, and native music and dance traditions of the region. On Saturday there are optional field trips to sites of cultural and biological interest. The conference will be held at various places on the University of Arizona campus. SOE Professional Members $100, SOE Student Members $50.
* This is not an Old Pueblo Archaeology Center event. For more information visit www.ethnobiology.org or contact Paul Minnis at 405-323-1815 or firstname.lastname@example.org,.