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2015 Archeology Month in New Hampshire

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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:

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2013 Poster

Saturday, April 25, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Admission charge.
New Hampshire Archeological Society Spring Meeting.
Science Building, Room 101, Keene State College, Keene, NH 03431.
More info: Mark Greenly, (603) 436-6906, or www.nhas.org as the date gets closer.

See Meetings page for more details

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2014 Poster

Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 pm. 
"End of the Semester, 12,000 Years Ago" by Dr. Richard Boisvert, New Hampshire State Archaeologist.  Plymouth State University Lecture Series.  Rounds Hall, Room 223, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH 03264. More info: David Starbuck, Department of Social Sciences, (518) 791-0640, e-mail: dstarbuck@plymouth.edu

Thursday, April 9, 7:00 pm.
12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State”  by Robert Goodby, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Franklin Pierce University.  Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.  Location: Mary E. Bartlett Library, 22 Dalton Rd., Brentwood.  More info: Alma Vahey   679-8635

Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 pm,
"The Rise and Fall of Minoan Civilization on Crete” by David Breeckner, Post Graduate in Classics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.  Plymouth State University Lecture Series.  Rounds Hall, Room 223, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH 03264. 
More info:  David Starbuck, Department of Social Sciences, (518) 791-0640, e-mail: dstarbuck@plymouth.edu

2012 poster
2012 Poster

Wednesday, April 15, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Slavery in the age of Reason: Archaeology at a New England Farm” A radio interview with Dr. Alexandra Chan, Principal Investigator, Monadnock Archaeological Consulting LLC.  “What’s the 411” with Sharon Kay on WFSK FM 88.1.  More Info: www.wfskfm.org

Wednesday, April 15, 6:00 pm. 
“Ask the Archeologist”  Dr. Richard Boisvert, New Hampshire State Archaeologist., and Linda Feurderer, President of the New Hampshire Archeological Society.  A panel discussion as part of the New Hampshire Science Cafe series.  Killarney’s Irish Pub.  9 Northeastern Boulevard, Nashua NH  03062.   More info:  Richard Boisvert.  (603) 271-6433 or Richard.Boisvert@dcr.nh.gov

Thursday April 16, 11 am
“The Archaeology of Portsmouth Privies” by Ellen Marlatt, M.A.,RPA, Independent Archaeological Consulting, LLC.   Learn how a recent development in Portsmouth has given us an opportunity to identify and excavate as many as nine 18th century privies (or outhouses).  Because abandoned privies were often places where household trash was easily deposited, archaeologists often find a "treasure trove" of ceramics, glassware and other objects that can be analyzed and documented to tell us more about the past. Maple Suites Independent Living, 30 Holiday Drive, Dover, NH 03820.  More info: Monique Foote 729-3107.

Tuesday, April 21, 7:00. 
Treasure from the Isles of Shoals: How New Archaeology is Changing Old History” by J. Dennis Robinson, a longtime Smuttynose Island Steward.  Explore the truth behind the romantic legends of Gosport Harbor in this colorful show-and-tell presentation. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.  Dover Public Library, 73 Locust Street, Dover, NH, 03820.  More info: Cathleen Beaudoin, (603) 516-6050

2010 poster
2010 Poster

Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 pm
"Perspectives on Rock Art in Southern Southeast Alaska" by Terry Fifield, Retired, U.S. Forest Service.
Plymouth State University Lecture Series.  Rounds Hall, Room 223, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, 03264.  More info:  David Starbuck, Department of Social Sciences, (518) 791-0640, e-mail: dstarbuck@plymouth.edu

Friday, April 24, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
“Knap-In for flint knappers”  Learn about flint knapping, one of the techniques that Native Americans used to make stone tools, and that people now do a a hobby.  313 Huddleston Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham NH 03824.  More info:  Dr. Meghan Howey, UNH Dept of Anthropology.  (603) 862-1864 or meghan.howey@unh.edu

Saturday, April 25, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Admission charge.
New Hampshire Archeological Society Spring Meeting.
Science Building, Room 101, Keene State College, Keene, NH 03431.
More info: Mark Greenly, (603) 436-6906, or www.nhas.org as the date gets closer.

Saturday, April 25.  Time to be announced.
“April is for Archaeology” by Nathan Whiting.  
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road (Route 11), Charlestown, NH, 03603. More info: Wendalyn Baker, Director. (603) 826-5700, e-mail: info@fortat4.com.  www.fortat4.com

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2006 Poster

Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 pm.
"Archaeology in Scotland" by Dr. David Starbuck.  Plymouth State University Lecture Series.  Rounds Hall, Room 223, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH 03264.  More info:  David Starbuck, Department of Social Sciences, (518) 791-0640, e-mail: dstarbuck@plymouth.edu

Sunday May 3rd.  Noon - 3:00 pm.  
Annual Meeting, Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, 18 Highlawn Road, Warner, NH, 03278.
Potluck lunch, recognition of volunteers, introduction of new exhibits.  Presentation at 1:30 pm:  “Racing Home to Peace:  Finding a Resting Place for Kennewick Man and Jim Thorpe” by Kate & Peter McGovern.
More info:  (603) 456-2600 or www.indianmuseum.org.

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2008 Poster

Permanent Exhibit:
“Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, A permanent exhibit at the Millyard Museum”
Manchester Historic Association Millyard, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester NH
Admission charge. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
More info:  (603) 622-7531, or 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.

Ongoing Exhibit throughout April:
Quenching our Thirst: Archaeology at the Wyman Tavern”
Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street,  Keene NH.
No charge.  Open Tues & Thurs 9am - 4pm.  Wed 9am to 9pm.  1st & 3rd Sat of April 9am - noon.
Quenching our Thirst is the outcome of two seasons of archaeological field schools at the historic Wyman Tavern in Keene, led by Martha Pinello in 2013 and 2014.  The exhibition focuses on the experiences of a middle school and a high school student who participated in the 2014 excavations. Archaeologists work with the Wyman Tavern collection on most Wednesday those interested are welcome to visit.  Please call ahead to be sure the archaeologists are on site.
More info: www.hsccnh.org or call (603) 352-1895.

 

Events in May 2105:

Thursday, May 7th 5:30 p.m.
“Sustaining Cultural Heritage at UNH,” presented by Meghan Howey, PhD.,  Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire
Talk will be held at the Tyco Visitor’s Center, Strawbery Banke Museum, 17 Hancock Street, Portsmouth NH.  
Dr. Howey will discuss the impact on cultural heritage sites at the University as they expand and rehabilitate the built environment on campus.  Dr. Howey will detail how she and her students are using archaeology to contribute to both awareness of and the preservation of cultural resources at UNH.  She will discuss excavations at different sites on campus, including an 1800s train station and a WWI barrack site, as well as the broader challenges involved in developing a heritage management plan for campus.
Light refreshments will be provided with a $5 suggested donation.  
For details, contact Elizabeth Farish, Curator, at efarish@StrawberyBanke.org