The Midwest Bioarchaeology & Forensic Anthropology Association was founded in 1994 by Dr. Leslie Eisenberg (Wisconsin) and Dr. Stephen Nawrocki (Indiana), with special help from Dr. Anne Grauer (Chicago). Our goal was to support communication between physical anthropologists and interested students on both formal and informal levels. Our organization consists of over 300 members who have a common interest in bioarchaeology, paleopathology, and forensic anthropology. Membership to our organization is free and is open to all interested parties. We meet annually in late Fall. The proceedings of our meetings are published online, and usually include abstracts and submitted papers by participating researchers.
The topical focus of our organization and our annual meeting is the excavation, curation, and analysis of human skeletal remains. Our goal is to provide a forum through which professionals and students can share information concerning results of analyses, new methods and techniques of data collection, curation issues, current legal issues, forensic applications, and teaching strategies. Unlike many professional meetings where most of the presentations and resulting discussions are dominated by faculty members and professionals, the annual BARFAA meetings strive to encourage student participation at all levels.
The 24th annual BARFAA conference will be held on November 3 and 4, 2017, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is located just 3 miles north of downtown Milwaukee and is easily accessible by car, train, plane, and boat. General Mitchell International Airport is located 8 miles from downtown and has cabs, ride share services, several auto rental agencies, and an Amtrak train stop. The downtown Milwaukee Intermodal Station serves as the hub for the Amtrak Hiawatha line and the Greyhound Bus Service. The Lake Express Ferry provides a two-hour ride from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Michigan
Information on local parking is coming soon! Meanwhile, please visit UWM’s Visitor Parking page for information. Note that all parking on UWM’s campus is paid parking.
Information on local accommodation is coming soon! Meanwhile, please visit UWM’s Visit Milwaukee page for information. Note: we will not have a designated conference hotel and will not be reserving a block of rooms at any location.
This year, BARFAA is offering t-shirts for purchase with your registration. The shirts are a black unisex cotton blend with an image on the front side. Shirts are $12 each. Please preorder a shirt if you would like one; small quantities may be available on site but we cannot guarantee availability. You must attend the conference to pick up your t-shirt. Shirts are available in the following sizes: XS, Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL (+$1.50), and 3XL (+$2.00). Shirts can be purchased at the Registration link below and your size preference should be indicated on the Registration Form.
Download the 2017 Registration Form , fill it in, and email it according to the instructions provided within. We encourage all attendees to preregister for the conference. Preregistration is $45 for regular attendees and $35 for students. Registration will be available on site at $50 for regular attendees and $40 for students. To complete your registration purchase, please click here.
NOTE: you will not be considered fully registered until we have received both your Registration Form and your online payment. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Download the Abstract Submission Form, fill it in, and email it according to the instructions provided within.
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