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Sponsors of Archeology Month
in New Hampshire include:

New Hampshire Archeological Society

NH Department of Transportation

NH Division of Historical Resources
NH Fish and Game Department

Independent Archaeological Consulting LLC

Mt Kearsarge Museum

Monadnock Archaeological Consulting LLC

Hunter Research Inc

Strawbery Banke Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scheduled events: Download Calendar of Events

New Hampshire Archeological Society Spring 2016 Meeting.

Saturday, April 30th. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
New Hampshire Archeological Society and Vermont Archaeological Society Joint Spring Meeting. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Admission charge. Info about the meeting room, program, and other details will be posted as the date approaches.

See Meetings page for more details

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Monday, April 4th. 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
Celebrate Archaeology Month at Strawbery Banke Museum! The Strawbery Banke Archaeology Department invites you to a release party for the newest volume of The New Hampshire Archeologist. Volume 55 is dedicated to the findings of the archaeological excavations at the Chase House at Strawbery Banke Museum. Join us for a presentation of our recent and ongoing archaeological research, see our recent finds, and get a sneak preview of the plans for this summer. Refreshments will be provided and The New Hampshire Archeologist will be available for purchase.  Suggested donation $5 ($3 members).  TYCO Visitors Center, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth. For more info: Alix Martin, (603) 422 7521, or email amartin@strawberybanke.org.

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Thursday, April 7th. 5:00 pm.
Archaeology and Alaska Native Claims. Terry Fifield, Retired, USDA Forest Service. Plymouth State University Lecture Series. Rounds Hall, Room 223, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, 03264. For more info: David Starbuck, Department of Social Sciences, (518) 791-0640, or email dstarbuck@plymouth.edu

Sunday, April 10th. 2:00 pm.
Treasure from the Isles of Shoals: How New Archaeology is Changing Old History. J. Dennis Robinson. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Tuck Museum, Hampton Historical Society, Hampton, NH. J. Denis Robinson, a longtime Smutty Nose Steward, explores the truth behind the romantic legends of Gosport Harbor in this colorful show-and-tell presentation. Click here to download program flyer or (603) 929-0781 or email info@hamptonhistoricalsociety.org

Tuesday, April 12th. 7:00 pm.
12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State. Robert Goodby, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Franklin Pierce University. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Elkins Public Library, Canterbury, NH. For more info: (603) 783-4386.

Thursday, April 14th.
Rome and Pompeii: Discovering and Preserving the Past. R. Scott Smith. Wolfeboro Public Library, Wolfeboro, NH. Rome and Pompeii were part of the “Grand Tour” for upper class elite from the 17th through the 19th centuries and remain today the primary sites through which we reach back into the Roman empire’s past. R. Scott Smith explores the archaeological remain of Rome, “the Eternal City”, and Pompeii, the town that was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD, and discusses the problems of preserving these ancient ruins. For more info: (603) 569-2428.

Thursday, April 14th. 5:00 pm.
Shaker Archaeology in Enfield and Canterbury. Dr. David Starbuck, Plymouth State University. Plymouth State University Lecture Series. Rounds Hall, Room 223, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, 03264. For more info: David Starbuck, Department of Social Sciences, (518) 791-0640, email dstarbuck@plymouth.edu.

Saturday, April 16th. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Deerfield Town Hall Privy Dig. Richard Boisvert, NH State Archaeologist. Deerfield Town Hall, 6 Church St, Deerfield NH, 03037. Free. The event will include excavation and display of finds at the Deerfield Town Hall. The dig will focus on the sealed deposits below of a pair of two seat privies arranged one above the other. The privies date to the late 19th and 20th centuries. This coincides with the Deerfield Earth Day celebrations and is part of the town’s 250th anniversary of its incorporation. For more info: (603) 271-6433, or email richard.a.boisvert@dcr.nh.gov.

Thursday, April 21th. 5:00 pm.
Archaeology on the Pond of Gold:  Archaic and Woodland Occupations in Holderness NHDr. Richard Boisvert, New Hampshire State Archaeologist. Plymouth State University Lecture Series. Rounds Hall, Room 223, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, 03264. For more info: David Starbuck, Department of Social Sciences, (518) 791-0640, or email dstarbuck@plymouth.edu

Friday, April 22nd. 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Open Archaeology Day at the University of New Hampshire. Huddleston Hall Room G16, 73 Main Street, Durham NH. The Department of Anthropology at UNH will host its third annual Open Archaeology Day. All are welcome to come and explore of the field of archaeology through a series of hands-on activities, including stone tool knapping (or flaking), mock excavation, ancient foodway sampling, and atlatl (spear) throwing. For more info: Marieka Brouwer-Burg, email marieka.brouwer-burg@unh.edu

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***Updated March 25th***
Friday, April 22nd. 8:30 to 4:00 pm.
Remember me as you pass by. Sarah Jordan, USDA Forest Service. Historic cemetery maintenance and restoration hosted by White Mountain National Forest Heritage Program. White Mountain National Forest Headquarters, 71 White Mountain Drive, Campton, NH 03223. No fee. PLEASE RSVP....“Remember Me as You Pass By…” is the first line of a verse found on early gravestones.  Spend a day helping preserve the legacy of abandoned 19th century farming neighborhoods within the White Mountain National Forest.  Work with Forest Service archaeologists to clean headstones of lichen and moss and remove brush from overgrown cemeteries.  Learn about local history and visit archaeological features of the “lost” neighborhoods as we walk along abandoned town roads to the cemeteries.  There will be a moderate amount of hiking and physical work.  Sturdy footwear such as hiking or work boots will be helpful.  A day pack is also recommended for your rain gear, lunch, water, and other items such as a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, gardening/work gloves, a pad to kneel on, camera, etc. TO RSVP:: Sarah Jordan, (603) 536-6240, or email scjordan@fs.fed.us

Saturday, April 23rd. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Archeology at Bear Brook State Park. Edna Feighner, Historical Archaeologist, NH DHR. PLEASE RSVP. Come help look for the remains of the Hoit Schoolhouse which was located within the present park boundaries near the junction of Podunk Road and Bear Hill Road. We will meet at 10 am at the park entrance gatehouse located on Deerfield Road about one mile east of Route 28, and then drive to the location. Bring lunch, water, bug spray, and dress for ticks. Cancelled in the event of rain. No fee for the event or for admission to the park. To RSVP or for more info: 271-2813 or edna.feighner@dcr.nh.gov.

Saturday, April 23rd. 4:00 pm.
April is for Archaeology: Lt John Small of the 42nd Foot (Royal Highland Regiment). Barry Griffiths, Esq. The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road, Charlestown, NH 03603. A presentation on the life of John Small, veteran of the battles of Carillon in New York in 1758 and Bunker Hill in Massachusetts in 1775, and considered one of the “heroes” of the Crown Point Road. Donation suggested. For more info: (603) 826-5700 or info@fortat4com.

Tuesday, April 26th. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Archeology Day at the SEE Science Center. 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH. $8.00 per person ages 3 +, children under 2 are free. Come and enjoy hands-on, child-focused activities about archeology in a family-friendly environment. For more info: Marika Labash at marika@see-sciencecenter.org

Tuesday, April 26th. 7:00 pm.
Recent Archaeological Discoveries at the Jackson House. Kathleen Wheeler, Ph. D., Independent Archaeological Consulting, LLC. Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, NH.  Dr. Wheeler will present the findings from the 2015 archaeological investigations at the Jackson House, the oldest standing wood-frame house in New Hampshire.  The illustrated talk will highlight the very rich deposits of artifacts found in all areas tested (more than 12,000 artifacts were collected), including an early-18th-century drainage feature that was later filled with broken ceramics: Westerwald, English brown stoneware, English white salt-glazed stoneware, buff-colored coarse earthenware, Chinese porcelain and delft.  Free and open to the public. For more info: Linda Marshall, Historic New England, (603) 436-3205, or email lmarshall@historicnewengland.org.

Thursday, April 28th. 5:00 pm.
What is coming north of here: Life and Trade within a Prehistoric Nicaraguan Agrarian Village. Jason Paling and Hannah Dutton, Plymouth State University. Plymouth State University Lecture Series. Rounds Hall, Room 223, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, 03264. For more info: David Starbuck, Department of Social Sciences, (518) 791-0640, or email dstarbuck@plymouth.edu.

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Saturday, April 30th. 6:00 pm.
April is for Archaeology: The birth of the American Ranger. The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road, Charlestown, NH 03603. Donation suggested. For more info: 603-826-5700, or email info@fortat4com.

Saturday, April 30th. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
New Hampshire Archeological Society and Vermont Archaeological Society Joint Spring Meeting. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Admission charge. Info about the meeting room, program, and other details will be posted on the NHAS website www.nhas.org as the date approaches.

Sunday, May 1st.
Opening day for 2015 at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH, 03278. For more information including hours, prices, and other details, please visit the museum’s website www.indianmuseum.org or call (603) 456-2600.

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**Updated March 25th**
Monday, May 2nd & Tuesday, May 3rd. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
NH Division of Historical Resources Dig Days.19 Pillsbury Street, Concord NH. The NH Division of Historical Resources will carry out a demonstration dig in its parking lot at 19 Pillsbury Street, Concord NH. Prior to serving as offices for NH State agencies, the current building was part of the Margaret Pillsbury Hospital complex. This year’s dig will be in the parking lot at a spot adjacent to the location of early 20th century Foster Ward, a building on the hospital grounds used to treat patients with communicable diseases. The public will be able to closely observe the excavations and see the finds. Free admission. For more info: Edna Feighner, (603) 271-2813, or email edna.feighner@dcr.nh.gov.

Permanent Exhibit:

Tuesday to Saturday every week, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, A permanent exhibit at the Millyard Museum.
Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester NH. Admission charge.

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. The city’s stories are told through creative and colorful displays of original artifacts, documents and photographs, as well as murals and multi-media presentations. For more info: (603) 622-7531, or email history@manchesterhistoric.org.

   

Archive of Events from past New Hampshire Archeology Month:

Archeology Month 2015
Archeology Month 2014
Archeology Month 2013
Archeology Month 2012