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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.

Workshops in Archaeology

The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s, Workshops in Archaeology program is scheduled for October 28, 2017 in Harrisburg. Our theme this year is Ethnicity in the Archaeological Record Here is the program.


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Pictures from the 2015 Mound Tour

Pictures from the 2016 Presidential Homes Tour

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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,, 412.665.2606


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