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April 7-9, 2017
Patterning the Past: Current Contributions to Pennsylvania Archaeology

Hosted by, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg

1150 Camp Hill Bypass

Camp Hill, PA 17011

Room Rate is $93 single, $103 double plus tax (free parking) guaranteed until March 7, 2017.
Guests should call the hotel directly for reservations at 717-763-7117 and identify as SPA.
48 hour cancellation notice required or there will be a “no-show” fee equal to one night’s room charge

Friday Afternoon PAC symposium:
Public outreach- Preserving the Past with New Technology
Bernard Means, organizer


SPA Preliminary Program (check frequently for times and updates)


Banquet speaker
Dr. Robert D. Wall, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Towson University
Paleo to Susquehannock in the Upper Potomac Valley: The Barton Site


Program Chair:

James T. Herbstritt
The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024
717-214-8648    Fax: 717-214-2990

The program is now filled.

Book/Exhibit Room:

Kurt Carr
The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024



Primitive Games – Hotel Grounds
Saturday Afternoon

Registration and Banquet:

Mail in Form with check
Registration & Banquet
Person Attending
Affiliation for name tag
Students are encouraged to apply for the W. Fred Kinsey Scholarship and/or the Hatch Award- for additional information see the Awards tab on this web page. We will also be sponsoring a Student Poster Session this year. Anyone wishing to participate should send abstracts of 150 words or less for papers and posters to the Program Chair by March 4, 2017. Papers are reviewed and accepted by the Program Chair on a first come, first served basis. Students please send a scan or copy of your student identification when you submit your abstracts.


Cordier Auctions of Harrisburg will be conducting the auction. We are requesting that each chapter consider providing an auction item(s) to help support the Erb Permanent Fund. Items for the auction should be brought to the book room for display. Please include hang tag with contents and $$ value on gift baskets.

Cordier Auctions & Appraisals, 1500 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 731-8662, ext 105                 Fax: (717) 731-9830     

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SPA Board of Directors Meeting: Friday afternoon at 6:00 P.M. in Keystone D/E

Primitive Games at the hotel Saturday at 4:00 P.M.



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