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WORKSHOPS & MEETINGS
CONFERENCES

 

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

Opportunity to Discuss Project Archaeology Revisions Scheduled for SHA Conference
The Public Education and Information Committee of the Society for Historical Archaeology will be holding a roundtable working session on Project Archaeology Revisions and Updates at the St. Louis SHA conference. The session is scheduled for Friday, January 9. The purpose of the session is to promote collaboration between SHA members and other conference attendees with expertise in educational outreach and curriculum issues with the Project Archaeology revision process. Project Archaeology is a highly successful program aimed at grades 3 through 8, developed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in 1990. Project Archaeology is revising its curriculum to make it more national in scope, involve more historical archaeology, and be more responsive to national education standards. National Project Archaeology Director Jeanne Moe and conference attendees will review the current status of Project Archaeology revisions, and address content and review issues. This workshop affords an opportunity to expand the input of archaeologists in Project Archaeology revisions, to coordinate future content and review issues, and to identify additional state-level coordinators. Anyone with an interest is cordially invited to attend. If you would like more information, contact Kim McBride at kamcbr00@uky.edu, or 859-257-5173.

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.

 

CONFERENCES

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.

Opportunity to Discuss Project Archaeology Revisions Scheduled for SHA Conference
The Public Education and Information Committee of the Society for Historical Archaeology will be holding a roundtable working session on Project Archaeology Revisions and Updates at the St. Louis SHA conference. The session is scheduled for Friday, January 9. The purpose of the session is to promote collaboration between SHA members and other conference attendees with expertise in educational outreach and curriculum issues with the Project Archaeology revision process. Project Archaeology is a highly successful program aimed at grades 3 through 8, developed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in 1990. Project Archaeology is revising its curriculum to make it more national in scope, involve more historical archaeology, and be more responsive to national education standards. National Project Archaeology Director Jeanne Moe and conference attendees will review the current status of Project Archaeology revisions, and address content and review issues. This workshop affords an opportunity to expand the input of archaeologists in Project Archaeology revisions, to coordinate future content and review issues, and to identify additional state-level coordinators. Anyone with an interest is cordially invited to attend. If you would like more information, contact Kim McBride at kamcbr00@uky.edu, or 859-257-5173.

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.

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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