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Hohokam Culture Presentation Planned
Arts and Culture of the Ancient Hohokam Indians, a free presentation by archaeologist Allen Dart, will be presented September 21 in Prescott, Arizona, and October 9 in Kingman, Arizona. This program tells about the Hohokam archaeological culture that flourished in the valleys of the Salt, Verde, Gila, and Santa Cruz rivers from the 6th-15th centuries, and shows how archaeologists use artifacts, architecture, and other material culture items to identify Hohokam archaeological sites and to interpret how these Native Americans tamed the Sonoran Desert for eight centuries before their culture mysteriously disappeared. The program features slides of Hohokam artifacts, rock art, and other cultural features, a display of authentic prehistoric artifacts, and recommended readings. For information about the presentation, contact Allen Dart at 520-798-1201 or adart@oldpueblo.orgin Tucson.

First Americans Program to be Held at Greenwich Museum
The Archaeological Associates of Greenwich will present a program October 16 on The First Americans: In Pursuit of Archaeology’s Greatest Mystery, featuring Professor James Adovasio. Taking the name of his most recent book, Adovasio will tell the story of how his team at Meadowcroft Shelter, 35 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, unearthed what turned out to be the earliest dated archaeological site in North America. The program will be held at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Conn. For information, contact AAG Director, Nancy Stone Bernard, at 203-661-4654, or email: aagnancyb@aol.com.

ARCHAEOLOGY WEEKS/MONTHS

Indiana Archaeology Month Set for September
The second annual Indiana Archaeology Month will be held in September, and many exciting events will be held at locations across the state. Commemorative posters, featuring earthworks in Indiana, and educational materials of various kinds are now available. In addition, commemorative T-shirts are available for a reasonable price. For information on how to participate, receive materials and the calendar of events, etc., contact Amy Johnson, Archaeology Month Coordinator, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, at 317-232-1646 or check the updated web page at www.in.gov/dnr/historic/archeomonth/home.htm.

In September, Indiana University will return to the Hovey Lake archaeological site, near Mt. Vernon in Posey County, Indiana, to continue a multi-year program of research and public education, thanks to the support of a Transportation Enhancement grant and matching-fund contributions. The research will involve Ground Penetrating Radar surveys and test excavation samples from the village and plaza sectors of this large Mississippian village.

The Indiana Archaeology Month celebration in this region will include 1) special on-site classes for 4th grade students studying Indiana history (contact munsonc@indiana.edu); 2) an Excavation Open House for the general public, tentatively scheduled for September 20-21; 3) a website (www.indiana.edu/~archaeo); and 4) exhibits, and other activities.

Illinois Features Prairie Theme for Archaeology Month

The Illinois Archaeological Survey is pleased to announce Prairie Encounters : Frontier Archaeology in Illinois as the theme of the September 2003 Archaeological Awareness Month. People interested in learning more about the theme, calendar of events, educational opportunities and the organization are invited to take a look at the Awareness Month website, www.IllinoisArchaeology.org. Anyone interested in sponsoring an event may sign up or request an archaeologist to speak from our speaker's bureau online, just click on calendar and then further click on calendar events.

Pennsylvania to Celebrate Archaeology Month in October
October is Pennsylvania Archaeology Month. For a complete listing of events and an activity for teachers, visit the Pennsylvania Archaeology Month Website at www.PennArchaeologyMonth.org. To order an archaeology month poster and newsletter, contact Dr. Beverly Chiarulli at bevc@iup.edu.

Iowa Archaeology Month Planned for Fall
"Contact" is the theme for this year's Iowa Archaeology Month (IAM) to be held September 20 through October 19. The overall objective of IAM is to foster awareness and appreciation for Iowa's prehistoric and historic heritage and the role of archaeology in its understanding. Presentations across the state will focus on the period just prior to the Corps of Discovery's trek across the newly purchased District of Louisiana, the diverse Native peoples who saw them coming, and what we know of this tumultuous time from the perspectives of archaeology, history, and oral tradition. IAM receives major financial sponsorship from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Iowa Archeological Society, the State Historical Society of Iowa, The University of Iowa-Office of the State Archaeologist, and the Midwest Archaeological Center-National Park Service. The Iowa Archaeology Month 2002 poster placed third in the SAA's annual archaeology week poster contest. For more information contact Lynn Alex (lynn-alex@uiowa.edu) or check out the web site at www.uiowa.edu/~osa.

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