The Sixth Biennial Meeting of the Society for Amazonian & Andean Studies
October 5-6, 2019
The Society for Amazonian and Andean Studies (SAAS) Meeting is a biennial national conference dedicated to showcasing and promoting research in the Amazonian and Andean regions of South America.
First held at Florida Atlantic University in 2008, the SAAS meeting has since taken place at University of Florida (2010), University of Central Florida (2013), Louisiana State University (2015), and Millsaps College (2017).
This year's meeting is hosted by the University of Alabama Department of Anthropology with support from the College of Arts & Sciences, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (LACLS) and the Alabama Museum of Natural History and will feature a keynote, public lecture by noted Andean archaeologist and food scholar Dr. Christine Hastorf of the University of California, Berkeley. We encourage participation from scholars working in a wide range of disciplines who are interested in archaeological, historical, cultural, and/or contemporary themes in the Amazonian and Andean regions.
Located in the picturesque college town of Tuscaloosa, the University of Alabama campus is within an hour's drive of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. For more information on transportation, please visit the FAQ page as well as other portions of this website. To contact us with specific inquiries, please email SAASinTuscaloosa@gmail.com or write to the following address:
Dr. Katherine Chiou
Department of Anthropology
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
And special thanks to our sponsors for their generous support: