17th Biennial Southwest Symposium

January 30– February 1, 2020—

Join us for the 17th biennial Southwest Symposium in Tempe, Arizona! The Southwest Symposium organization was founded in 1988 to promote new ideas and new directions in the archaeology of the U.S. Southwest and Mexican Northwest. The conference will be held on the Arizona State University Campus in the Ventana Ballroom within the Memorial Union. The theme for the 2020 Conference is “Thinking Big: New Approaches to Synthesis and Partnership in the Southwest/Northwest.”

Participants are encouraged to “think big” in terms of the spatial extent of research but also the range of topics and stakeholders that archaeology in the region can serve. What can we learn by breaking down boundaries between traditional research areas and thinking of the Southwest/Northwest as a whole? What are the new avenues for making archaeology relevant and responsive to different stakeholders in the twenty-first century? How can archaeology in the Southwest/Northwest be better integrated into debates in archaeology beyond this region or perhaps even in the social and physical sciences broadly?

We look forward to seeing you at the symposium, and we cannot wait to share our excellent titles in archaeology with you!

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