A. Archaeological Practices

1. Global Perspectives on Rock Art

Sam Challis and Catherine Namono (Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)

2. Why Archaeology Needs Ethnoarchaeology

John W. Arthur (University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL, USA)

3. Contemporary Archaeologies

Dante Angelo (Universidad de Tarapacá, Arica, Chile)

4. High-Spirited Gatherings or Lightning Sessions

Kathryn Weedman Arthur (University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL, USA)

B. Archaeological Praxis

5. Evaluating Archaeological Knowledge

George Nicholas (Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada)

6. Discrimination and Injustices

Koji Mizoguchi (Kyushu University, Japan)

C. Heritage

7. Community Approaches to Archaeology and Heritage Management

Peter R. Schmidt (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA)

8. Transdisciplinary and Unbounded: Contemporary Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies

Uzma Z. Rizvi (Pratt Institute, New York, USA)

9. Trade in Art, Culture, and History: Heritage Tourism in the Twenty-First Century

Chapurukha M. Kusimba (American University and Field Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, USA)

D. Indigenous

10. Indigenous Views on Ancestors, Ancestral Sites, their Excavation and Disturbance

Aulii Mitchell (Cultural Surveys, Hawai’i) and Tiatoshi Jamir (Nagaland University, India)

11. Archaeology as indigenous Advocacy

Juliana Salles Machado (Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil) in collaboration with: Michael Heckenberger (University of Florida, USA)

12. Fission or Fusion? Indigenous Engagement

Paora Tapsell (University of Melbourne, Australia & New Zealand Maori Centre of Research Excellence, University of Otago, New Zealand), in collaboration with: Marcia Langton & Lyndon Ormond-Parker (University of Melbourne, Australia), and Merata Kawharu & Hirini Tane (University of Otago, New Zealand)

E. Interactions and transformations

13. Historical Archaeology: Global Alterities and Affinities

Natalie Swanepoel (University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa)

14. Maritime Histories: The Seas in Human History

Alice B. Kehoe (Milwaukee, WI, USA) in collaboration with: Bettina Schulz Paulsson (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

F. Identities and Ontologies

15. Archaeologies of Identity

Jan Turek (Center for Theoretical Studies, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

16. Landscapes, Forests, Groves, Rocks, Rivers, and Trees: Ontological Groundings and Seeking Alternative Theories

E. Ichumbaki (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) and Kellie Pollard (Flinders University, Australia)

G. Archaeologies and Sciences

17. The aDNA Revolution: Its Issues, Potentials, and Implications

Chuan-Chao Wang (Xiamen University, Xiamen, China)

18. A New Bioarchaeology: Telling the Difficult Stories

Charlotte King (University of Otago, New Zealand) in collaboration with: John Krigbaum (University of Florida, USA)

H. Environments

19. Climates of Change and Environmental Pasts

Richard ‘Bert’ Roberts (University of Wollongong, Australia)

20. Water and Ancient Complex Societies

Innocent Pikirayi (University of Pretoria, South Africa) in collaboration with: Federica Sulas (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Z. World Archaeologies: the past, the present and the future

21. World Archaeologies: the past, the present and the future

WAC-9 Prague 2022 Local Organizing Committee