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Program & Abstracts (61 pages):
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Deadline for hotel reservation
Wednesday 21 October 2009

Deadline for abstract submittal
Wednesday 04 November 2009

Keynote speaker. Dr. Douglas Anderson (Brown University) will discuss: "Current problems in Arctic Archaeology."

Icebreaker on Thursday evening (5 - 8 pm) at INSTAAR in building RL-1 rm 269.

Registration costs. $50 for professionals and $25 for students, includes a bound copy of the conference abstracts.

Parking. Public slots are available on Thurs evening and Saturday, but not Friday. We urge folks to walk or take public transportation on Friday. If that isn't possible, ask Conference Manager Wendy Roth (Freeman) for a temporary permit. You need to contact her by the deadline. Her email is below.


Conference Organizers

Conference Manager

  • To fix any issues with registration and abstract submission.
  • To arrange space for a small group meeting before or after the conference.
  • All other inquiries.



The Arctic Conference is an informal annual gathering of scientists whose research is oriented toward human dimensions at high latitudes. Join other archeologists, anthropologists, ecologists, and geologists to share new findings and plan collaborative research activities.

This year’s conference will be held on Friday November 13th and Saturday November 14th at INSTAAR, University of Colorado at Boulder. It will feature a keynote address, poster session, invited speakers, and facility tours, including INSTAAR’s AMS 14C radiocarbon preparation laboratory. The conference is well suited to student participants, who are encouraged to present their research findings.

Presented papers are 20 minutes in length and no papers are scheduled concurrently (i.e., participants have the option of attending all papers). Posters should be no larger than 1.5m x 1.5m. Abstracts should be 4000 characters or less (including spaces, which totals about 500 words). You can also add references and one to two figures, if desired.


Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research

Frederic Dussault and Navarana Sorensen excavating Independence I house at Cape Grinnell, northwest Greenland coast, 2008. The structure is an early Paleoeskimo midpassage dwelling, which was first documented by arctic explorer Elisha Kent Kane (1820-1857). Photographer: C.R. Darwent (University of California at Davis).

Conference Organizers
Craig Lee
John Hoffecker

Conference Manager
(for most inquiries)

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