Thursday, April 18, 2013

Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology 84th Annual Meeting

We're taking a break this week from our county by county posts to remind everyone that the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology's 84th annual meeting is taking place this weekend, April 19-21, at the Holiday Inn, in beautiful Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Promising enjoyable and informative presentations spread out over three sessions, this year's meeting is being sponsored by the Mon-Yough Chapter (#3) of the Society.

A student poster session is being sponsored and will run concurrently in the bookroom, which will also offer obscure and hard- to-find books and journals on regional archaeology for purchase.  

Saturday night’s banquet features a lecture by Dr. David Orr, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology at Temple University. Dr. Orr’s presentation is entitled, City Point Virginia: Before the Civil War, during the War and Today

In addition, numerous awards will be presented for a variety of achievements in the field of Pennsylvania archaeology including; lifetime achievement, outstanding avocational archaeologist, most sites recorded in the past year and more. Finally, the evening’s formal events will conclude with the celebrated and spirited auction, with proceeds benefiting the Society.

The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology was formed in 1929 by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission to promote the study of prehistoric and historic archaeological resources of Pennsylvania and neighboring states; to encourage scientific research. Avocational and professional archaeologists come together to learn about current research and preservation of archaeological sites and artifacts. Stop by the Society's website for more information.

Please join us for an educational and entertaining weekend in Uniontown. We hope to see you at the meeting!

For more information, visit or the Hall of Anthropology and Archaeology at The State Museum of Pennsylvania .

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