8th Bird Working Group Meeting. Texas, January 11-14, 2016
Bird Working Group Meeting, International Council for ArchaeozoologyThe University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, formerly University of Texas-Pan American, will host the 8th Bird Working Group (BWG) Meeting of the International Council for Archaeozoology in Edinburg, Texas, USA from January 11-14, 2016. This will be the first time a BWG Meeting has been held in the USA. The Bird Working Group (BWG) is an interdisciplinary consortium of researchers (archaeozoologists, archaeologists, zoologists, ornithologists) interested in the study of bird remains recovered from archaeological sites from around the world. The BWG was created by an initiative of Arturo Morales-Muniz in 1991.The primary focus of this ICAZ Working Group is to examine the relationships between people and birds in prehistoric, historic, and, at times, contemporary contexts. Group interests include, but are not limited to, identification of bird bones, the taphonomy of avian remains, methods of analysis and interpretation, the use of birds, and representations of birds in art.