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SPA Annual Meeting, April 6-8, 2018. Comfort Suites. 10 Lakeside Avenue, Dubois, PA, 15801

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The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, Inc. was organized in 1929 to:

  •  Promote the study of the prehistoric and historic archaeological resources of Pennsylvania and neighboring states.
  •  Encourage scientific research and discourage exploration which is unscientific or irresponsible in intent or practice.
  •  Promote the conservation of archaeological sites, artifacts, and information.
  •  Encourage the establishment and maintenance of sources of archaeological information such as museums, societies, and educational programs.
  •  Promote the dissemination of archaeological knowledge by means of publications and forums.
  •  Foster the exchange of information between the professional and the avocational archaeologists.

Pennsylvania Farm Show

The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will be assisting the PHMC at the archaeology exhibit during the 102nd  Pennsylvania Farm Show again this year from January 6 13.  This is a fantastic opportunity to reach thousands of people from all across Pennsylvania and invite new members for both the SPA and individual Chapters.
To complete this WE NEED YOUR HELP.   Please consider sending a group of (1 4) volunteers from your chapter to help for 1 day or more during the week. The exhibit is open from 9 am 9 pm.  It was suggested at the recent SPA Board meeting that individual chapters might support their volunteers for a stipend for travel, parking and lodging if needed. Please contact Kurt Carr at kcarr@pa.gov to coordinate your time availability or Ken Burkett for the SPA table within the exhibit at kenburkett@comcast.net.
If money is an issue, you might consider applying for the Cowin Award to defray travel and/or room costs.
We also need materials from your chapter to distribute
to people from your area who are interested in attending your meetings or learning more.   Please bring a packet of your brochures, rack cards or other marketing materials with you or get them to Ken ASAP.
This is a great opportunity to help the Society and see the Pennsylvania Farm Show.  The donuts and free ice cream alone are worth the trip.  If you can help, please consider volunteering now.

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Pictures from the 2015 Mound Tour
 

Pictures from the 2016 Presidential Homes Tour
 

Are you concerned about protecting Pennsylvania's cultural resources from energy development?
More about the non-profit Gas and Preservation Partnership (GAPP) can be found at
http://gasandpreservation.org/working-groups/  

Anthropology Collection at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

October 9, 2014
To Whom It May Concern:

The Anthropology collection at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History will be closed to research completely for approximately two years, beginning summer 2015. While this is a long time, it is for a very good reason. We have been awarded an NEH grant that will be used to install compactor storage in the Archaeological collection area. This is a huge step in ensuring the preservation and duration of the collection. If anyone would like access prior to June 2015, please contact me. I will do my best to arrange that for you.  

Amy L. Covell, Curatorial Assistant/ Section of Anthropology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, covella@carnegiemnh.org, 412.665.2606

 
 

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