Conference Schedule

XXVII International Association for Caribbean Archaeology

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands July 23-29, 2017

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National Park Service diver conducting an underwater survey of Buck Island Reef National Monument.

 

Sunday, July 23
Guests arrive to airport and check in to Divi Carina Bay Resort.
Make sure to include flight arrival information in your conference registration to ensure airport pickup.
Evening Activity: Welcome Reception and Pig Roast poolside at Divi Carina Bay Resort.

Monday, July 24
Morning: Conference presentations begin.
Lunch at Divi.
Afternoon: Conference presentations continue.
Evening Activity: Reception at Government House Ballroom, Christiansted

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Government House, Christiansted

Tuesday, July 25
Morning: Conference presentations begin.
Lunch at Divi.
Afternoon: Conference presentations continue.
Evening Activity: Reception at Fort Christiansvaern with National Park Service, Christiansted

Wednesday, July 26
Morning: Conference presentations begin.
Lunch at Divi.
Afternoon: 1 to 6 pm: Field trip to visit four sites at Salt River Bay, including:

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Gudmand Hatt’s 1924 excavations of the Salt River ball court.

-Estate Concordia, an 18th-19th century plantation and 20th century home of Hubert Harrison, an important leader in the Harlem Renaissance in the US.
-The Morningstar Water Tower
-The National Park Service’s Visitor Contact Station at Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve.
-A cluster of sites at Columbus Landing, including the site of St. Croix’s only documented ball court; Fort Salé, a 17th century earthen fortification; and the Columbus Landing site, the site of Columbus’s earliest visit to now-US territory and the site of the first recorded conflict between Europeans and indigenous peoples of the New World.
Evening Activity: FREE NIGHT.

Thursday, July 27
Morning: Conference presentations begin.
Lunch at Divi.
Afternoon: Conference presentations continue.
Evening Activity: IACA Business Meeting at Divi Carina Bay Resort.

Friday, July 28
Morning: Conference presentations begin.
Lunch at Divi.
Afternoon: Conference presentations continue.
Evening Activity: Closing Reception poolside at Divi Carina Bay Resort.

Saturday, July 29
Departures and guided tours.
For those leaving, please contact XXXXXX to arrange airport travel.
TOURS: TBA

UVI professor Olasee David and Dr. David Goldstein (NPS) discussing local ecology and history at Judith's Fancy.
UVI professor Olasee David and Dr. David Goldstein (NPS) discussing local ecology and history at Judith’s Fancy.