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CRITA 2015 is scheduled for January 23-24, 2015 at the Ed Jones Auditorium. The Announcement and Call for Papers is Now Available. Posted 27 Oct 2015.

Meeting Programs -- 1989-1993 -- no abstracts were required during these years.

Abstracts -- 1994-2013

Annual Meeting on Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology

Since 1989, the Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council and Tennessee Division of Archaeology have sponsored an annual conference to promote the distribution of information about archaeological research in the state over the past year.

The meeting is currently held annually in late January.

Plans to establish the meeting were initiated in 1988 with the idea of promoting "communications among the archaeologists working in the state" (Jefferson Chapman, Chair of Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council, Letter to Colleagues, November 7, 1988). The first meeting was held on January 14, 1989 in Garland Hall at Vanderbilt University.

Since that first meeting, the program has seen considerable growth. As evidenced below, the program has grown from about a dozen presentations to a consistent two dozen over the past many years. While the first meetings were very informal, since 1994, the organizers have printed abstracts for the programs. In response to changing patterns of scholarship, we also incorporated requests for display of posters beginning in 2010. To formalize the documentation of that expansion of the CRITA program, in 2013 we instituted a requirement that titles and abstracts for posters be submitted and approved in the same fashion as oral presentations.

The program is also intended to provide a showcase for the interested public to discover what has been "happening" in Tennessee Archaeology over the past year.

  • January 14, 1989 - Vanderbilt University, Nashville. No schedule.
  • January 20, 1990 - Vanderbilt University, Nashville. No Schedule.
  • February 9, 1991 - Julian R. Fleming Center, Murfreesboro. (17 papers)
  • January 25, 1992 - Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville. (13 papers)
  • January 23, 1993 - Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville. (13 papers)
  • January 28-29, 1994 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville. (19 papers)
  • January 27-28, 1995 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville. (27 papers)
  • January 26-27, 1996 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville. (22 papers)
  • January 24-25, 1997 -- Cedars of Lebanon Park, Lebanon. (25 papers)
  • January 23-24, 1998 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville. (25 papers)
  • January 22-23, 1999 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville. (23 papers)
  • January 21-22, 2000 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville. (24 papers)
  • January 19-20, 2001 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville. (23 papers)
  • February 22-23, 2002 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville. (23 papers)
  • January 31-February 1, 2003 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville. (23 papers).
  • January 30-31, 2004 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville (24 papers).
  • January 21-22, 2005 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville (20 papers).
  • February 3-4, 2006 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville (24 papers)
  • January 26-27, 2007 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville (24 papers)
  • January 25-26, 2008 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville (23 papers)
  • January 30-31, 2009 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville (22 papers)
  • January 22-23, 2010 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville (23 papers, 3 posters)
  • January 28-29, 2011 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville (23 papers, 5 posters)
  • January 27-28, 2012 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nsahville (23 papers, 7 posters)
  • January 25-26, 2013 -- Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville (23 papers, 3 posters)

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