Paths Across the Pacific X

2018 Program of Events :: July 18 – July 22, 2018

Wednesday July 18, 2018
7pm:  Paths X Welcome Reception – ANB Hall

  • Come mix with the Speakers, Organizers, Volunteers and other Participants to kick off our Paths X Conference.  Complementary Finger Food and Beverages for Full Conference participants.

Thursday July 19, 2018
9am:  Welcome & Intro to Paths X - Speaker TBD
9:15am:  Session Intro: Connecting Oceans and Ocean Connections - Richard Callaghan
9:30am:  Searching for Evidence of Late Pleistocene human occupation along the Western Margin of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet - Duncan McLaren / Gitla (Elroy White)
10:30am:  TBD
11:30am:  On-site Lunch Available
1pm:  Two Oceans: The Chronology and Pathways of the Malayo-Polynesian Expansion - Richard Callaghan
2:00pm:  History of Seafaring in the Northwest Passage and Implications of Arctic Oceanic Travel - Mike Moloney
3:30pm – 5pm: Open Time / Travel to Movie Theatre
5:00pm: Movie Showing on Big Screen – ‘The Ra Expedition’ with host Don Ryan
7:00pm: Post Movie Soiree at nearby Restaurant

Friday July 20, 2018
9am: Session Intro: shared Oceans, Shared Humanity: Crossing Ancient Oceans – Stephen C. Jett
9:15am: “Political Correctness” and Pre-Columbian American Influences on the Old World – Stephen C. Jett
10:15am: Linguistic Landscape of the Pacific Rim – what linguistics can and cannot tell us about prehistoric ocean migrations, and how to integrate linguistic data with other areas of investigation – Katharine Klar
11:15am:  The Travels of Maize – Carl Johannessen
12:15pm: On-site Lunch Available
1:30pm: Shared Oceans, Shared Humanity Session Intro: Ancient Intertidal Fishing and Maricultural Structures  – Anne Pollnow
1:40pm: Kanat’a Xoo (Weir Across from Blueberry Island):  A Unique and Unexplained Ancient Fishing Site in Sheet’ká Kwáan Territory of Southeast Alaska – Anne Pollnow
2:30pm: Mapping Island Moka: Assessing the Spatial Patterns of Customary Fishing Weirs in the Fiji Island Group – Damian Sailors
3:30pm: Elroy White – Stone Salmon Traps
5pm – 7pm:  Open Time
7:00pm: Book Reading at Old Harbor Books – Stephen C. Jett, Curtis Ebbesmeyer

Saturday July 21, 2018
9:00am: Session intro: Connected Oceans, Shared Oceans
9:15am: Experimental Voyaging – Transoceanic Crossings – Don Ryan
10:30am – 12:30am: Ocean Currents, Floating Objects, Gyres, and Garbage Patches, Plastic washing up in Alaska – Curtis Ebbesmeyer
1:00pm: Lunch hosted by ANS – venue TBD (TBC)
3:00pm – 5:00pm:  Canoeing in Sitka Harbor (TBC)
3:00 – 6:00pm:  Other Options:  Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka National Historical Park and self-guided Totem Pole Hike, Guided Hike (TBD), Russian Church, shopping in Sitka
6:00pm-9:00PM: Dinner Reception and ‘Dynamics of Disasters’ Keynote Presentation by Susan Kieffer at Harrigan Centennial Hall

Sunday July 22, 2018
7:00am – Noon:  Beachcombing Trip and Boat Cruise.  Note the early start is required due to tides.

  • Enjoy this early morning boat cruise to see wildlife and to beach comb for interesting finds.   A packed lunch is included in the cost of the tour.

1:00pm – 3:00pm:  Beachcombing Fair at Harrigan Centennial Hall with world leading beachcomber Curtis Ebbesmeyer.

*Note this Program Agenda is subject to change without notice.  Updates will be posted to the Paths X website.