Presentations

Papers Presented at Professional Conferences:

*Aamodt, Caitlin, Cormier, L., and S. Jones. 2010. Human understanding of place names on Nayau, Lau Group, Fiji. Paper presented at the Southern Anthropological Society Meetings in Savannah, GA, Feb.18-20, 2010.

*Andrews, Courtney, *McCown, Anna, *Messersmith, Mallory, and Sharyn Jones. 2011. “Ethnoarchaeology of Garbage in Fiji’s Lau Group.” Paper presented at the 2011 Southern Anthropological Society Meetings, Richmond, Virginia, March 23-26.

Anthropological Association meetings, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 17-21, 2010.

Cormier, L.. Jones, S., *Aamodt, C., *Andrews, C., *Carlisle, C., *Whiteaker, L., and *A. Wilson. 2011.“Obesity as Body Art: Change and Body Image on Nayau Island.” Paper presented at the 2011 Southern Anthropological Society Meetings, Richmond, Virginia, March 23-26.

*Cormier, L., Jones, S., *Aamodt, C., *Andrews, C., *Carlisle, C., *Corcão, H., *McCown, A.,*Messersmith, M., *Whiteaker, L., and *Ashley Wilson. 2011. Obesity, body image, and health in Nayau, Lau Group, Fiji. Paper presented at the Alabama Academy of Science meetings, Jacksonville State University, AL March 2-4, 2011.

Cormier, L. and S. Jones 2010. Investigating the effect of media on health and Body image among ethnic Fijians. Paper presented at an Invited session of the 109th American

Jade Delisle* and S. Jones. “What Invertebrates Reveal about Climate Change, Resource Scarcity, and Conflict in Fiji.” Paper presented at the 45th Annual Chacmool Conference, Calgary, Canada, November 8-11, 2012.

Jones, S. and L. Cormier. 2010. Navigating gender in an undergraduate ethnoarchaeological fieldschool in the Lau Island Group, Fiji. Paper presented at the 109th American Anthropological Association meetings, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 17-21, 2010. Session: Teaching Anthropology Public Theory and Practice.

Jones, S. and L. Cormier. 2010. Science Education through an Interdisciplinary Field school on Nayau, Fiji. Paper presented at the Alabama Academy of Science meetings, April 1, 2010 at Alabama A & M University.

Jones, S. and L. Cormier. 2010. Gender Inequity and Cultural Diversity: A Field School in Fiji’s Lau Island Group. Paper presented at the Southern Anthropological Society Meetings in Savannah, GA, Feb.18-20, 2010.

Jones, S. and L. Cormier. 2009. Cultural Diversity as Gender Inequity in an Interdisciplinary Field School in Remote Oceania. Invited Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of Research on Women in Education Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, October 8-10, 2009.

Jones, S., J. Cramb*, and A. Weisskopf, “Mid-sequence colonization and occupation at Nukubalavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji.” Invited paper to be presented at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 15-19, 2015.

Jones, S. and Rhonda Quinn. 2010. Kana Vanua or Eating the Land. Paper presented at the 11th International Council for Archaeolozoology Conference in Paris, France, 23-28 August, 2010.

Jones, S. “Eating Ethnicity: An Exploration of Fijian Foodways in the Archaeological Past.” Paper presented at the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Congress, Siem Reap, Cambodia, January 12-18, 2014.

Jones, S. “Social Identity in Fiji: relating foodways and long-term ceramic patterns.” Paper presented at the 12th International Council of Archaeozoology Conference, San Rafael, Argentina, September 22-27, 2014.

Jones, Sharyn. 2009. 3000 Years of Fishing in the Lau Group, Fiji. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Council of Archaeozoology’s Fish Remains Working Group, Poznan, Poland, September 3-7, 2009.

Jones, S. and M. Messersmith*. “Feasting and ritual in Fiji.” Paper presented at the 48th Annual Southern Anthropological Society Meeting, March 7-10, 2013, Johnson City, TN.

Jones, S., *Messersmith, M., *McCown, A., *Andrews, C., *Wilson, A., and C. *Carlisle. “Digesting the Past Through the Present: Results from an Ethnoarchaeological Fielschool in Fiji.” Paper presented at the 77th Annual Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Memphis, TN, April 18-22, 2012.

Jones, S. Alea Rouse*, and Loretta Cormier. “Overview of the NSF REU Fiji Program.” Poster presented at the Council on Undergraduate Research: Value, Impact, and Best Practices Conference for NSF REU PIs. Arlington Virginia, 23-24 September 2012.

Jones, S. and H. Walsh-Haney, “Land, Life, and Death in a Small Village in the Tropics.” Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, December 2-6, 2014.

Kremer, Ellie. “Women’s Microfinance in Nasinu Village, Vanua Levu, Fiji.” Celebration of Student Research and Creativity. Northern Kentucky University, April 12, 2016.

LeFebvre, M. and S. Jones, “The Zooarchaeological Production of Sustainability: A Critical Examination from Caribbean and Pacific Island Perspectives.” Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, December 2-6, 2014.

*McCown, Anna, Jones, S., and L. Cormier. 2010. Dumped: An Exploration of the Material Culture of a Contemporary Community in Nayau, Fiji. Paper presented at the Southern Anthropological Society Meetings in Savannah, GA, Feb.18-20, 2010.

*M. Messersmith and S. Jones. “Domestic and Ritual Cooking: Ethnoarchaeology of Fire Features in Fiji’s Lau Group.” Paper presented at the 77th Annual Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Memphis, TN, April 18-22, 2012.

*Messersmith, Mallory and S. Jones. 2011. “An Ethnoarchaeological Approach to Fire Features and Ritual on Nayau, Lau Group, Fiji.” Paper presented at the 2011 Southern Anthropological Society Meetings, Richmond, Virginia, March 23-26.

*Messersmith, Mallory and S. Jones. 2010. Analysis and interpretation of a suspected earth oven feature on Nayau, Fiji. Paper presented at the Southern Anthropological Society Meetings in Savannah, GA, Feb.18-20, 2010.

*Noojin-Sunderman, Megan, Jones, S., and Cormier, L. 2010. Under the Sea: Holocene Climate Changes and Effects in Fiji, ca. AD 1300. Paper presented at the Southern Anthropological Society Meetings in Savannah, GA, Feb.18-20, 2010.

Ragland, Katie and J. Wynne. “Marine Ecology and Perceptions of Change in Nasinu Village, Fiji.” Celebration of Student Research and Creativity. Northern Kentucky University. April 12, 2016.

Ragland, Katie and J. Wynne. “Marine Ecology and Perceptions of Change in Nasinu Village, Fiji.” Central States Anthropological Society Conference. Kansas City, MO, April 21-23, 2016.

Ryder, C. Y.* and S. Mullins.* “Ceramic Analysis of the Nukubalavu Archaeological Site in Vanua Levu, Fiji.” Paper presented at the Student Research Honors Conference, Birmingham, AL, April, 2014.

Takaoka, I.* and J. Banas.* Nukubalavu 1: A Preliminary Examination of Mid-Sequence Ceramics and Culture Change on Vanua Levu, Fiji. paper to be presented at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 15-19, 2015.

Takaoka, I.* and S. Jones. “An exploration of ancient Fijian ceramics.” Paper presented at the Celebration of Student Research and Creativity, Highland Heights, KY. April 14-18, 2014.

*Whiteaker, Lindsay. 2011. “Children’s Art in Fiji; Art as Ethnographic Method.” Paper presented at the 2011 Southern Anthropological Society Meetings, Richmond, Virginia, March 23-26.

*Wilson, Ashley. 2011. “Discovering Fijian Food: Explorations of Fijian Food Traditions and Preferences.” Paper presented at the 2011 Southern Anthropological Society Meetings, Richmond, Virginia, March 23-26.

Other Presentations:

Jones, Sharyn. 2009. Food and Gender in Fiji. Invited lecture as part of the Taste of Culture lecture series at Florida Gulf Coast University. November 13, 2009.

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