WORKSHOPS & MEETINGS
WORKSHOPS & MEETINGS
Project Archaeology Workshops
Project Archaeology workshops will be scheduled in several states throughout the U.S. Attendees participating in the Teacher Workshops will learn activities that are included in the course material Intrigue of the Past: A Teacher’s Activity Guide for Grades 4-7. Fun experiences include fundamental concepts in archaeology, archaeology processes and issues, local archaeology for your area, and a field trip.
For more details on Project Archaeology or to find out about workshops in your area, contact Suzanne Boles Parker, Project Archaeology Coordinator, at 970-882-4811 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or check out the new web site at www.blm.gov/heritage/project_archaeology.htm.
AASLH Meeting Set for Rhode Island
The American Association for State and Local History will hold their annual meeting September 17-20 in Providence, Rhode Island. The theme of the 2003 meeting will be Responses to Change. The 21st century has brought with it a myriad of changes—economic, political, cultural, and social. Historical organizations are faced not only with the challenge of responding to those changes, but also with recording and preserving evidence of their impact on local and state communities. Panels, workshops, and roundtables will address various aspects of the topic. For more information, check the AASLH web site at www.aaslh.org.
Plains Conference to be Held in Arkansas Ozarks
The Plains Anthropological Conference will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 22-25. The conference will be hosted by the University of Arkansas Anthropology Department and cosponsored by the Arkansas Archeological Survey. Besides the many papers that can be anticipated, there will also be a banquet with keynote speaker Prof. Elliot West of the UA Department of History, who will speak on Great Plains history. A Thursday evening reception will be held at the Survey office. Optional field trips will include an all-day trip to the Spiro Site, the Narrows rock art site near Mountainburg, and the Cavanah Mounds in south Fort Smith. A half-day trip will include a visit to Pea Ridge National Historic Military Park. For information on registration, check the web site at www.uark.edu/depts/anthinfo/Plains/index.htm.
NAI to Hold Meeting in Nevada
The next conference of the National Association for Interpretation will be held in Sparks, Nevada, November 11-15. The theme for the 2003 meeting will be Sparks Your Imagination, and the conference organizers hope participants will come and be deeply moved by the Great Basin, the Sierra Nevada Range of Light, and Lake Tahoe (the Lake of the Sky). Come and participate, and fan your own sparks into the flames of passion. For more information, check the web site at www.interpnet.com/niw2003/index.htm.
SEAC Set for North Carolina Meeting
The Southeastern Archaeological Conference will hold their 60th annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 12-15. In addition to numerous papers and symposia, there will be a reception at the Levine Museum of the New South and a barbecue supper on the last day at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia. For further information, check the web site at www.southeasternarchaeology.org/2003seac.html.
SHA Conference Theme Features Lewis & Clark Legacy
The Society for Historical Archaeology’s 2004 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology will be held at St. Louis, Missouri, January 7-11, 2004. In commemoration of the departure of the celebrated Corps of Discovery from St. Louis on March 14, 1804, the general conference theme will be Lewis and Clark: Legacy and Consequences. A distinguished keynote speaker will kick off the conference on Wednesday night and a thematic plenary session will follow on Thursday morning. The conference is being hosted by the Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service, in cooperation with several local agencies, institutions, and companies. Several half-day tours are planned for Wednesday afternoon, and a day trip is planned through the French Colonial District of southern Illinois and Missouri, featuring stops at Fort des Chartres State Historic Site and historic Ste. Genevieve. In addition, evening receptions at the Missouri Historical Society and the Museum of Westward Expansion beneath the famous Gateway Arch are planned. For further information, check the web site at www.sha.org/mt2004.htm.
SAA to Meet in Montreal in 2004
The Society for American Archaeology will hold its 69th annual meeting at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, March 31-April 4, 2004. New for 2004 will be the first annual Ethics Bowl and the Amerind Seminar program, which will recognize an outstanding symposium. For further information, check the web site at www.saa.org/meetings/index.html.
Museums Conference Set for New Orleans
The American Association of Museums will hold its next meeting May 6-10, 2004, in New Orleans, LA. The theme for the meeting will be Celebrating Innovation, Creating the Future. For more information, check the web site at www.aam-us.org/am04/proposal.cfm.