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Indiana Archaeology Council Invites Public to Spring Workshop
The Indiana Archaeology Council will hold their Spring Workshop on March 13 at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis. Several sessions of this year’s Spring Workshop will be open to the public. Contact Gail Brown, Natural History Programs Coordinator, at gbrown@dnr.state.in.us or 317-232-1637 to receive more information.



Archaeology Workshop to be Held in Maryland
The 13th annual Workshop in Archeology, sponsored by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) and The Archaeological Society of Maryland (ASM), will be held on March 20 in Crownsville, Maryland. The exciting all-day program includes lectures on recent archaeological research in Maryland, as well as hands-on activities for adults and children. Event program and additional information is available online at www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net.

Iowa Offers Summer Classes in Archaeology for Teachers
The Office of the State Archaeologist-University of Iowa, in concert with Southern Prairie Area Educational Association, plans to offer two, one-week courses for K-12 teachers in June and July. Archaeology for the Classroom Teacher, June 7-11, will include background on archaeological methods, an introduction to Iowa’s archaeological past, and suggestions for integrating archaeology into K-12 curricula. Archaeology for the Classroom Teacher 2: A Field Experience, July 5-9, extends this learning into the field with a hands-on test excavation at an archaeological site in southeast Iowa. Participants in the second class must have completed the first class in June or in a previous year. Teachers will receive two recertification or graduate credits for each course. Instructors for both classes are Bill Anderson, retired middle school teacher from Pekin, Iowa, and Lynn M. Alex, Director of Education and Outreach, OSA-UI. Interested persons may contact: Lynn M. Alex, OSA-UI, 700 Clinton Street Building, Iowa City, IA 52242; 319-384-0561; lynn-alex@uiowa.edu.

Colorado Workshop to be Held in August
A Project Archaeology Teachers Institute will be held August 8-14 at Kelly Place, Cortez, Colorado, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management. Highlights of the program include two days of the BLM workshop on Project Archaeology, a one-day hands-on archaeology dig, and two days of guided tours of Mesa Verde, Anasazi Heritage Center, and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, plus a variety of evening cultural programs and archaeological workshops. The $750 fee includes all meals, lodging, and ground transportation. For more information or to register for the program, contact Dr. Peter Feinman, Institute of History, Archaeology, and Education, at 914-933-0440 or email feinmanp@ihare.org.

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 suzanne_parker@co.blm.gov. Or check out the new web site at www.blm.gov/heritage/project_archaeology.htm.

Indiana Schedules Project Archaeology Educator Workshops
Project Archaeology is an educational program designed to teach young Americans to value and protect our nation’s rich cultural heritage. Through use of the educator’s resource guide, Intrigue of the Past, teachers can bring archaeology to the classroom. The following programs are to be held in Indiana this summer:

Indiana State Museum
June 29-July 1: West Lafayette, IN, (in cooperation with Purdue University)
July 27-29: Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, Madison, IN
For more information, visit our web site www.indianamuseum.org or contact Alicia Stewart, Project Archaeology Coordinator, at astewart@dnr.state.in.us or (317) 233-9348.

Martin University
July 12-14: Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, IN
For more information, contact Harry Murphy at hmurphy@martin.edu.

Falls of the Ohio State Park
July 1-2: Falls of the Ohio State Park, Clarksville, IN
For more information, visit our web site www.fallsoftheohio.org or contact Bett Etenohan at betenohan@dnr.state.in.us or (812) 280-9970.

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  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.

CRM Career Exposition Set for SAA Meeting
The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) and the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) will co-host a cultural resource career exposition on Saturday, April 3. The expo will be held in conjunction with SAA’s 69th Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada, from March 31-April 4. For more details and a registration form visit www.acra-crm.org/ and look under Hot Topics.

SAA and ACRA invite cultural resource management companies and government agencies to be part of this exciting event. You may have two representatives on-site ready to talk informally and individually with attendees. Your representatives will be able to talk specifically about your organization while discussing other topics of general interest. Attendees will want to know, for example, about career path options in cultural resource management and your recommendations concerning courses and skills valuable to future employment.

Each participating group will be charged a minimal fee of $50. There will be no charge for attendees. Additionally, this expo will not be limited to registrants of the SAA Annual Meeting but will be open and free to all who are interested. This is the third year for the CRM Career Expo, and we fully expect it to be an early sell out. So plan now to have your company/agency involved. For further information, please contact Sarah Herr at sherr@desert.com re CRM Expo, or at work at 520-881-2244.

Society For Georgia Archaeology to Hold Meeting in April
Georgia’s 2004 state preservation collaborative will take place in Savannah, April 15-18. The Society for Georgia Archaeology will hold its Spring Meeting during this time. Activities from April 16-18 include a variety of receptions and luncheons through the Georgia Trust. Learn about preservation events, Savannah archaeology, and award-winning projects and individuals in Georgia, April 17, at the Georgia Trust meeting. April 17 will be an exciting afternoon of discovery through self-guided Rambles at historic sites in the Savannah area. Rambles include an archaeological trip to the colonial site of New Ebenezer, Georgia, which will enable participants to view an archaeology museum exhibit, take guided and self-guided tours of the site, view historic 18th-century structures, speak with archaeologists, and maybe even visit an on-going archaeological excavation. Other educational opportunities include a guided tour of the archaeology and history of the state-owned Ossabaw Island on April 18.

The meeting this spring will be in tandem with the meeting of the Georgia Trust. In addition, other preservation-related entities will conduct their organizational meetings and training sessions during this same time period in order to create a broad networking and information sharing opportunity for people representing related fields and organizations. Other conference partners of the Georgia Trust holding meetings and training sessions at this time include: Georgia State Historic Preservation Division; Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions; Georgia Downtown Association; Georgia Department of Community Affairs; Southeast Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology; Historic Savannah Foundation; Coastal Georgia Heritage Society; and the Savannah College of Art and Design. For more information and to register visit www.georgia-archaeology.org/sga or contact SGA President Betsy Shirk at b.shirk@comcast.net.

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.

Social Sciences Conference to be Held in Hawaii
The 3rd annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences will be held from June 16-19, 2004, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference will provide many opportunities for academicians and professionals from the social sciences to interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines. Cross-disciplinary submissions with other fields are welcome. For more information about submissions, see www.hicsocial.org/cfp_ss.htm. For information on the conference, email social@hicsocial.org or check the web site at www.hicsocial.org.

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