About WeBiG

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Western Bioarchaeology Group (WeBiG)


The Western Bioarchaeology Group (WeBiG) was founded in 2012 with the mission of organizing an annual meeting in Western North America. The aim of an annual meeting is to facilitate collegial engagement and networking, and promote discussion of issues in bioarchaeological theory and method.

WeBiG aims to be inclusive and encourages student participation, with informal and low cost meetings. There is no membership requirement or membership fee. Participants pay a registration fee that covers the cost of each conference. Annual conferences include a plenary talk and reception on opening night, and one full day session of themed speakers and posters.  The annual conference is run entirely by volunteers from the sponsoring institution, and the current rotating Chair and steering committee that will host the meeting.

The officers for the WeBiG committee are as follows:

Sabrina Agarwal, University of California, Berkeley (Chair)

Debra Martin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Treasurer)

Kelly Knudson, Arizona State University (Secretary)

Additional committee members drawn from current/future host campuses include:

Brenda Baker, Arizona State University

Christina Torres-Rouff,  University of California, Merced

WeBiG has a steering committee drawn from the current host campus. Hosts for the 2013 annual meeting are the University of California, Berkeley, chaired by Sabrina Agarwal and Christina Torres-Rouff , with local committee members Sandra Hollimon and Alexis Boutin.


Future hosts of WeBiG are University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2014 and Arizona State University in 2015.

WeBiG Annual Meeting: “Context” 2013.

University of California, Berkeley.

FOR INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS CONTACT: webigconference[at]gmail.com




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