Welcome to BiasWatchArchaeo. The goal of this site is to track the speaker composition of conferences in archaeology, particularly with respect to gender representation. This site is inspired by BiasWatchNeuro and the editorial in Nature about this initiative, titled "Women need to be seen and heard at conferences". The data and code for reproducing the results posted here are openly available on our google drive. Contact us at

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Southeastern Archaeological Conference 2016

Southeastern Archaeological Conference at Athens, Georgia

Organiser: Victor Thompson

Speaker gender ratio: 157 women : 187 men (84%)

Method of estimation: We inferred the gender ratios from all first-named speakers (that we could confidently infer gender from) that registered to present a poster or paper. Data were supplied by the organisers.