Workshops in Archaeology

Call for Papers

Immigration, ethnicity and multi-culturalism are significant issues in contemporary American society. As archaeologists, we need to consider ethnic differences in the archaeological record to improve our understanding of the past.  Pennsylvania’s archaeological record is as diverse as its population and reflects upon our founding under William Penn as a welcoming place for freedom from religious persecution. Is there a time in Euro-American history when ethnic differences are more easily identified and has the mass production of goods in the late 19th century made it more difficult?

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.  We are seeking presentations which identify ethnicity in the archaeological record as found in farmsteads, industrial sites, religious sites or communities where an ethnic group is identified by their material culture.  Each presentation is approximately 40 minutes and an honorarium of $150.00 is offered to help defer travel expenses.  Please contact either Kurt Carr at (717) 783-9926 or Janet Johnson 705-0869 by July 25th if you are interested in participating in this timely program.