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2014 Poster

 

Sponsors of Archeology Month in New Hampshire include:

New Hampshire Archeological Society

NH Department of Transportation

NH Division of Historical Resources

Independent Archaeological Consulting LLC

Mt Kearsarge Museum

Monadnock Archaeological Consulting LLC

Hunter Research Inc

Strawbery Banke Museum
Landmark Archaeology, Inc.


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Scheduled events:

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2010 poster
2010 Poster

Monday, March 31, 4:00 – 5:30 pm. 
Tracking Ancient Human Migrations in the High Himalayas

Mark Aldenderfer, Professor and Dean, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, University of California, Merced.  Held at Dartmouth College; call contact for room location.  Contact: Therese Perin-Deville, 603-646-3256.  email:  therese.perin-deville@dartmouth.edu

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.  Joint New Hampshire Archeological Society Spring Meeting with the Massachusetts Archaeological Society.  Hosted by the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology.  Held at the Kemper Auditorium on the campus of Phillips Academy, Main Street (Route 28), Andover, Mass.

See Meetings page for more details

2012 poster
2012 Poster

Tuesday, April 8, 7:00 pm
Treasure From the Isles of Shoals:  How New Archaeology is Changing Old History
Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Held at the Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua Street, Milford. Contact: Susan Amann, 249-0645.

Wednesday, April 9, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
A Behind the Scenes Tour of the Archaeology of Strawbery Banke
Meet at the Tyco Visitors Center, Strawbery Banke, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth NH  03801.
Suggested donation of $5.  Contact:  Alexandra Martin, (603) 422-7521. email: amartin@strawberybanke.org.
Alexandra Martin, the Strawbery Banke Archaeologist, will lead a behind the scenes tour of the museum grounds and the archaeology lab during our off-season.  The afternoon will begin with a walking tour of the grounds and an exploration of what we’ learned from past excavations and end with a visit to our busy archaeological lab, where participants will be able to handle artifacts from various archaeological sites in Portsmouth.

Thursday, April 10, 6:00 - 8:00 pm  
Paleo-Indians in Northern New Hampshire
 
Richard Boisvert, NH State Archaeologist.  At  Rhodes Hall, Room S203, Keene State University.  Contact:  W. James Stemp, Ph.D., 229 Main St., Keene, NH. 603-358-2092.  email: jstemp@keene.edu

Thursday, April 10, 7:00 pm
12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State: A Lecture on the Paleo-Indian Site at the Keene Middle School
Robert Goodby, Assoc. Professor of Anthropology, Franklin Pierce University.  Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.  Held at Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main Street, Jaffery.  Contact:  532-6527.

2008 poster
2008 Poster

 

Thursday, April 10, 7:00 pm
Treasure from the Isles of Shoals:  How New Archaeology is Changing Old History
Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.  Held at Rochester Historical Society, 58 Hanson Street, Rochester.  Contact:  (603) 330-3099.

Friday, April 11, 3:00 pm
Greeks Bearing Gifts? The Rhetoric of Reciprocity in Late Bronze Age Mediterranean Exchange
Dartmouth College, 106 Reed Hall

Friday, April 11, 4:00 pm
THE MANTON FOUNDATION ANNUAL OROZCO LECTURE
"Orozco and the Aztecs in The Epic of American Civilization"
Barbara E. Mundy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Art History, Fordham University at Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art Auditorium

Tuesday, April 15, 7:00 pm
Anomalous Country: Contrasting Prehistories in the Australian Outback
Ben Davies, Ph.D. Student, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.  Held at Rounds Hall, Room 223, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH  03264.  Contact:  David Starbuck, Dept. of Social Sciences, (518) 791-0640,  email: dstarbuck@plymouth.edu.

Wednesday, April 16, 7:00-8:30 pm
2013 SCRAP Field School at Fox State Forest
Donna Thompson and George Leduc will be giving a talk at the Fox State Headquarters in Hillsboro.
Information about the upcoming 2014 SCRAP Field School will be available.
Contact: George Leduc, 603-228-8797 , email geotaco50@comcast.net

Thursday, April 17, 3:00-5:00 pm
Flintknapping demonstration by George Leduc
University of New Hampshire, Huddleson Hall Room G16, Durham, NH. All are welcome. There will also be clay if anyone would like to try their hand at building a pot. Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.

Thursday, April 17, 7:00 pm
All under the Ell: Traces of first settlement to New Hampshire Pottery
Archaeology at the Wyman Tavern, Historical Society of Cheshire County Keene, NH
Martha E. Pinello, MAC, LLC, Hancock Town Library Main St. Hancock, NH Contact: Hancock Town Library at hancocklibrary@comcast.net

Saturday, April 19, 6:30 pm
Historical Archaeology in New Hampshire
Kris Damon at The Fort at No. 4. Talk will be in the bookshop, 267 Springfield Road (Route 11), Charlestown NH.  Contact: Wendalyn Baker, Director. The Fort at No. 4, (603) 826-5700, www.fortat4.com, email: info@fortat4.com

Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 pm
White Mountain
National Forest:  Archaeology and the Albany South Project
Jonathan Ruhan, Archaeologist, Heritage Program, White Mountain National Forest.  Held at Rounds Hall, Room 223, Plymouth State University.  Contact:  David Starbuck, Dept. of Social Sciences, (518) 791-0640,  email: dstarbuck@plymouth.edu.

Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 pm
Treasure from the Isles of Shoals: How New Archaeology is Changing Old History

Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.  Held at Pontine Theatre, West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth NH.  Contact: (603) 436-6660.

Saturday, April 26, 3:00 pm 
Shaker Archaeology: Always New, Always Exciting
David Starbuck at Canterbury Shaker Village. This program is free and open to the public and will be held in the Dwelling House. Contact:  David Starbuck, Plymouth State University, Dept. of Social Sciences, (518) 791-0640, email: dstarbuck@plymouth.edu.

Saturday, April 26, 6:30 pm
History of the Crown Point Road
John-Eric Nelson at The Fort at No. 4. Talk will be in the bookshop, 267 Springfield Road (Route 11), Charlestown NH.  Contact: Wendalyn Baker, Director. The Fort at No.  4, (603) 826-5700, www.fortat4.com, email: info@fortat4.com

Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 pm
Examining the Origins of Mayan Ideology: A case study from K’o, Guatemala
Jason Paling, Ph. D., Student, SUNY Albany. Held at Rounds Hall, Room 223,  Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH  03264.  Contact:  David Starbuck, Dept. of Social Sciences, (518) 791-0640,  email: dstarbuck@plymouth.edu.

Wednesday, April 30 & Thursday, May 1.  9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
NH Division of Historical Resources Dig Days
Held at 19 Pillsbury St in Concord NH. Contact:  Edna Feighner, 271-2813.  email: edna.feighner@dcr.nh.gov.
The NH Division of Historical Resources will carry out a demonstration dig outside its own front door at 19 Pillsbury St in Concord NH.  Prior to serving as offices for NH state agencies, this building was part of the Margaret Pillsbury Hospital complex.  The public is invited to observe at close quarters how archaeological research is conducted.  

Thursday May 1, 2014
Opening Day for 2014 at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner NH
For more information including hours, prices, and other details please visit the museum’s website www.indianmuseum.org or call 603-456-2600.

2006 poster
2006 Poster

 

A Permanent Exhibit at the Millyard Museum 

Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls,
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  (admission charge).
200 Bedford Street, Manchester NH. 
Contact:  603-622-7531, history@manchesterhistoric.org.

See the stone tools of the Paleo-Indians who fished at Amoskeag Falls thousands of years ago, learn how raw cotton was made into cloth during the Industrial Revolution, and stroll under the lighted arches of Elm Street during its heyday.  Learn how the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company developed its famous “mile of mills” and how it shaped Manchester into the largest planned city in New England.  Discover what life was like for the people who came here from many different countries to start new lives.