2016 ESRAC Conference - Final Schedule

Here is the final schedule for the 2016 Conference. ESRAC Schedule_Final

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Eastern States Rock Art Research Conference 2016 Agenda

Friday, May 27th: Field Trip Breakfast on your own. 8:00am            Departure—we will meet at the Inn lobby for opening remarks and a brief review of the day’s agenda before departing via Tennessee State Parks charter bus. Seating is limited, to reserve your seat email Sierra Bow at swentwo1@vols.utk.edu. Reservations will be accepted until the bus is filled. 10:30am          Arrive at Dunbar Cave State Park where Dr. Jan Simek will guide us through the cave and discuss the art. After the tour we will have lunch at the park. You may either bring your own lunch or purchase a picnic lunch for $11. Options for provided lunch are listed below. 1:30pm            Depart from Dunbar Cave State Park 2:30pm            Arrive at Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area where Dr. Kevin Smith will guide us through the site. 4:00pm            Depart from Sellars Farm and travel back to Fall Creek Falls State Park 6:00pm            Dinner will be on your own 7:00pm            Keynote address will be given by Dr. Kevin Smith at the Fall Creek Falls Inn.   Friday Picnic Lunch - $11.00 per person

Picnic Lunch Options: There are three different options for your lunch, each are $11 per person.
  • Option 1: Croissant, Sandwich, or Wrap (choice of one). Ham, turkey, chicken, tuna salad or roast beef and cheese. Comes with a dill pickle spear, bag of chips, cookie or brownie, and your choice of soda or bottled water.
  • Option 2: Chicken Tenders (2 pieces). Comes with potato wedges, baked beans, cookie or brownie, and your choice of soda or bottled water
  • Option 3: Old Fashioned Hamburger. Comes with potato wedges, baked beans, cookie or brownie, and your choice of soda or bottled water
If you choose a picnic lunch, please email your lunch option to Sierra at swentwo1@vols.utk.edu by Monday, May 23rd   Saturday, May 28th 7:30-8:15am                Registration 8:15-8:30am                Opening Remarks 8:30-9:30am                Papers 9:45-10:00am              Morning Break 10:00-11:15am            Papers 11:30am-12:30pm       Lunch on your own 12:30-1:30pm              Papers 1:45-2:00pm                Afternoon Break 2:00-3:00pm                General Membership Business Meeting 5:30pm                        ESRARA Banquet and Auction Sunday, May 29th Explore on your own and depart.

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ESRAC 2016 Conference Updates

The 2016 Conference Agenda is now available! There have been a few changes to the schedule and the field-trip has been included. This year we will be visiting Dunbar Cave State Park and the Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area. We will travel as a group via Tennessee State Parks charter bus. There is no cost for registering for the rock-art tour, except the optional picnic lunch for $11. If you do not choose the picnic lunch you are responsible for bringing your own lunch, we will not be stopping at any fast-food chains. Seating is limited on the bus. Email Sierra M. Bow at swentwo1@vols.utk.edu to secure your seat. We will be accepting abstracts until the conference is filled. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send your 300-word or less abstract to Sierra M. Bow at swentwo1@vols.utk.edu. All electronic submissions should be in Microsoft Word format. The block of rooms at the Fall Creek Falls Inn will be held until Monday, April 25th at 5:00PM (not Tuesday, April 26th). Reservations can be made by phone by calling 1-800-250-8610 and identifying yourself as a member of the ESRARA group or online at http://tnstateparks.com/parks/inn/inn-at-fall-creek-falls. If reserving online enter “6353” under the “Special Rates”/“Group” tab to reserve your room as part of the ESRARA group.

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ESRAC 2016 - Call for Papers

Eastern States Rock Art Research Conference

Call for Papers

May 26th-29th, 2016

The 2016 Eastern States Rock Art Research Conference will be held at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Spencer, Tennessee. Those interested in presenting a paper should send a 300 word or less abstract to:

Sierra M. Bow, M.A.

Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee

250 South Stadium Hall

Knoxville, TN 37966

Email—swentwo1@vols.utk.edu

The deadline for abstract submission is April 22nd, 2016. All electronic submissions should be in Microsoft Word format. Participants will be allocated 15 minutes for their presentation. A digital projector and laptop will be available for use as well as a dry erase board. Please let Sierra know if you have any additional equipment needs. The field-trip will be on Friday May 27th and the paper conference will be all day on Saturday May 29th with a banquet dinner and keynote speaker to follow.

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ESRAC 2016 Conference

The 2016 ESRARA meeting is scheduled to be held at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Spencer, Tennessee on May 26th-29th. Fall Creek Falls State Park is Tennessee’s largest state park, encompassing more than 26,000 acres across the eastern top of the Cumberland Plateau. The natural landscape is filled with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams and stands of virgin hardwood timber. Fall Creek Falls State Park is also home to one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States, Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet. Facilities in the park include an inn, cabins, campsites, golf course, swimming pool, nature center, an adventure zipline, and full service restaurant. fallcreekfalls Fall Creek Falls State Park 2009 Village Camp Road Spencer, Tennessee 38585 Map & Directions A block of rooms has been reserved for May 26th-29th for the Inn at Fall Creek Falls State Park. Room rates for the Inn are $85/night for a queen room and $95/night for a king room. Check-in time is 4:30PM. Check-out is 11AM. The block will be held until 5:00PM on Monday, April 25th, 2016. Each individual guest is responsible for making their own reservation before Monday, April 25th, 2016. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-250-8610 and identifying yourself as a member of the ESRARA Group or online at http://tnstateparks.com/parks/inn/inn-at-fall-creek-falls. Find the “Inn” tab on the left hand side, then “Reserve Now”. Once directed to this page under the “Special Rates” tab, highlight “Group” and enter “6353” to reserve your room as part of the ESRARA conference. The first night stay for each room you reserve will be charged to your credit card to confirm your reservation(s). Schedule of Events: Thursday May 26th- Arrival Friday May 27th- Rock art field-trip, details will come soon Saturday May 28th- Conference; Business Meeting; ESRARA Banquet and Auction; Keynote speaker Sunday May 29th- Departure

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