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Teachers' Workshops to be Held at Ohio Park
Teachers are invited to join National Park archaeologists in Ohio for a week of hands-on learning about the science of archaeology, techniques and methods that archaeologists employ, and 12,000 years of Ohio prehistory. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Chillicothe, OH, will host two one-week sessions designed to provide in-depth knowledge of archaeology for teachers. The workshops are scheduled for June 10-14 and June 24-28. For more information, contact Jennifer Pederson at 740-774-1126 or jennifer_pederson@nps.gov.

Crow Canyon Schedules Course for Educators
The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, Colorado, is offering a week-long course for educators to develop knowledge of Southwest prehistory and the science of archaeology by working in the field, classroom, and lab with professional archaeologists and archaeological educators. This course takes place June 23-29. Tuition for Archaeology of the American Southwest: A Course for Educators is $900 and includes instruction, meals, and shared accommodations in rustic hogan-style cabins.

Critical thinking skills, science processes, history, and multicultural studies are important program components. Guidelines for designing curriculum units that excite students about research and help students develop an appreciation of and respect for other cultures will be given. Course objectives are aligned with National Education Standards for the teaching of Social Studies, Geography, History, and Science. Graduate credit from Colorado State University is available for an additional fee. To request a detailed itinerary of this program or to register, call 800-422-8975, extension 146, or visit www.crowcanyon.org.

Teachers Offered Archaeology Institute in California
A weeklong Summer Institute for teachers will be held at California State University, San Bernardino, July 8-12. The Institute will include Project Archaeology training, a visit to a working archaeological excavation at a gold mining town, and participating in a simulated archaeological excavation. All participants will receive a stipend. For more information, call 909-880-5599 or check the web site at soe.csusb.edu/IAHSSP.

Arkansas Park to Host Teachers Workshop
Toltec Mounds Archeological Park, outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, will sponsor a Teacher Orientation Workshop July 10. The workshop will assist teachers in planning a field trip to the park, and teachers will have the opportunity to meet park interpreters, learn about the park's educational programming, and receive a guided tour. For more information, contact the park at 501-961-9442 or email toltecmounds@arkansas.com.

Training Workshop Scheduled for Arizona Teachers
This summer, a unique opportunity is available to 30 Arizona middle school and high school teachers, regional science coordinators, and curriculum design specialists. From August 6 to 9, educators will have the chance to work on the final phase of materials review and participate in a training session that will certify them for use of the People, Place, and Time curriculum. Course fees for continuing education credit, lodging, and a small stipend are available for those traveling from out of the area.

People, Place, and Time is an interdisciplinary curriculum based on archaeological inquiry and cultural history for students in grades 6-12. The kit is composed of two units of study, Cultural Landscape and CRM Archaeology. The kit contains the teachers' guide containing lessons and activities that are correlated to the Arizona Department of Education standards, a cultural landscape map, a video on the archaeological process, books, and reference materials.

People, Place, and Time will be produced and distributed free of charge to every school district in the state of Arizona by January 2003. The next training session will not take place until the summer of 2003. For more information or to register, please contact Carol J. Ellick, Director of Public Programs, Statistical Research, Inc., 520-721-4309.

Project Archaeology Workshops
Summer 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. A sampling of upcoming teacher workshops includes:

Wyoming- Newcastle/Sundance, July; Casper, August.
Colorado-Dolores/Anasazi Heritage Center, June; South Park, August.
California-CSU Santa Barbara, July.
Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, August.
Ohio-Fort Ancient, November.
Mississippi-Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Biloxi, November.

For more details or to find out about workshops in your area, contact Suzanne Boles, Project Archaeology Coordinator, at 970-882-4811 or suzanne_boles@co.blm.gov.

University of Victoria to Offer Heritage Resources Courses
The University of Victoria (British Columbia), Division of Continuing Studies, will offer a course in Cultural Tourism, November 18-23; and distance courses in Principles and Practices in Heritage Conservation, beginning September 17; and Public Programming, beginning January 13, 2003. For more information, check the web site at www.uvcs.uvic.ca/crmp/.


Education Roundtable to be Held at Greek Conference
A roundtable on Archaeology in Education is being organized for the 8th European Archaeology Association meeting, September 24-29, in Thessaloniki, Greece. Archaeology educators are invited to present papers on activities promoting archaeology in schools, or on preparing curricula or programs for schools. For information or to submit a paper, contact Caroline Pathy-Barker at pathyb@gol.com.

AASLH Explores Ethnic Diversity as Meeting Theme
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) will be hosting their annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, September 25 28. The theme for the 2002 annual meeting is The Many Faces of History. The program committee is seeking proposals that provide models for actively researching these new Faces of History and that explore such questions as 1) how historians are seeking out and gaining the trust of these new Faces in the local community; 2) how these new Faces are affecting the collecting habits of the historical organization; 3) how agencies are interpreting this history in the museum or by other non traditional means; and 4) how these new Faces affect fundraising and development. For more information check the web site at www.aaslh.org/annualme.htm.

Midwest Archaeological Conference to Meet in Ohio
The Midwest Archaeological Conference will hold their 2002 annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, October 4-6. The conference will be jointly sponsored by the Ohio State University Department of Anthropology and the Ohio Historical Society. For additional information, contact William S. Dancey at dancey.1@osu.edu.

SEMC Schedules Meeting for Richmond
The Southeastern Museums Conference will hold their annual meeting October 16-19 in Richmond, Virginia. The theme of the 2002 conference is Charting the Future. For more information, check the web site at www.semcdirect.net/2002AnnualMeeting.htm.

SEAC to be Held in Biloxi, Mississippi
The 59th annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference will be held November 6-9 at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Deadline for proposals for papers, symposia, and posters is August 1. A special treat for this year's conference will be a Saturday afternoon tour of the Mississippi Sound and Biloxi Bay on two-masted, gaff-rigged oyster schooners. For more information, check the web site at www.uark.edu/campus-resources/seac/seac2002.html

Cambridge Heritage Seminar to be Held in November
A one-day discussion-seminar on heritage studies, Making the Means Transparent: Exploring Research Methodologies in Heritage Studies, will be held November 16 at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, England. This seminar will aim to clarify what is recognized as data and which methods may be used in analysis. Data ranges from legal texts to landscapes to people's motivations. Methods include techniques such as interviews, questionnaires, participant observation, text analysis and people watching. This seminar is part of an on-going project of defining heritage studies as a specific cultural phenomenon and as a subject for research. The organizers seek to consolidate heritage studies as a distinct area of investigation by reviewing a particular aspect of current research. For more information, contact Yumiko Nakanishi at yn218@cam.ac.uk.

World Archaeological Congress Plans 2003 D.C. Meeting
The World Archaeological Congress, the only worldwide representative organization of practicing archaeologists, holds a congress every four years in order to promote the exchange of archaeological research and data, and to provide a forum for dialogue and debate. The Fifth World Archaeological Congress will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Catholic University of America in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution on June 21-26, 2003. For more information, contact Joan Gero at wac5@american.edu.