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The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, Inc.

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 The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, Inc. has a number of ways you can offer support.

The General Fund to support all activities of the Society including, Archaeology Month in Pennsylvania, Society publications of our journal The Pennsylvania Archaeologist and the SPA Newsletter.   

The Elmer Erb Permanent Fund is used to ensure the continued financial stability of the Society and support the benefits of the Life members, C-14 dating and special projects.  

The Cowin Fund in Memory of Paul and Verna Cowin, provides a supplement to amateur archaeologists to defray costs of site work or volunteer expenses.  



The Kinsey Award, named for Dr. W. Fred Kinsey to provide a scholarship for students provides student membership to The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology for one year, a $100.00 award, and the banquet fee for the annual meeting. 


The Hatch Award, named for Dr. James Hatch to provide funding for deserving student to attend the Annual SPA/PAC Meeting.     

Contributions in honor of or in memory of:  Be sure to add a comment to Name the person.  


The purpose and objectives of the Society shall be to promote the study of the prehistoric and historic archaeological resources of Pennsylvania and of neighboring states; to encourage scientific research and to discourage exploration which is unscientific or irresponsible in intent or practice; to promote the conservation of archaeological sites, artifacts, and information; to oppose the manufacture and sale of fraudulent antiquities; to encourage the establishment and maintenance of sources of archaeological information, such as museums, societies, and educational programs; to promote the dissemination of archaeological knowledge by means of publications and forums; and to foster the exchange of information between professional and nonprofessional archaeologists

The Society for Pennsylvania is a 501 (c) 3 educational non-profit agency.  All donations are tax deductible to the full extent.  No goods or services are received for this transaction.



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