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Sponsors of Archaeology Month in New Hampshire included:

New Hampshire Archeological Society
NH Department of Transportation
NH Division of Historical Resources
Independent Archaeological Consulting, LLC
Strawbery Banke Museum
Monadnock Archaeological Consulting, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scheduled events:

The 2012 NHAS Spring Meeting was held at the John O'Leary Adult Community Center in Merrimack, NH

See Meetings page for more details.

Wednesday, April 4th
Archeology Lecture Series at Plymouth State University
“New Data/New Questions from the Jefferson VI Paleoindian Site, Jefferson, NH”
by Dr. Richard Boisvert

All lectures will be held at 7:00 pm in Room 322 Rounds Hall, Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH 03264
Contact: David Starbuck, Dept of Social Sciences, Plymouth State University. (518) 791-0640 dstarbuck@plymouth.edu

Saturday, April 7th
Workshop in Historic Ceramics and Glass

A hands-on workshop in identifying ceramic and glass artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries using materials from New Hampshire and Maine excavations.  Instructors: Ellen Marlatt and Robin Sherman of IAC.
9-12 am
Free.
Location: Independent Archaeological Consulting (IAC)
801 Islington Street, Suite 31, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Ellen Marlatt or Stephanie Douglas   603-430-2970

Wednesday, April 11th
Archeology Lecture Series at Plymouth State University
“Egypt & the Nile: Land of the Pharaohs”by Sheila Charles

All lectures will be held at 7:00 pm in Room 322 Rounds Hall, Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH 03264
Contact: David Starbuck, Dept of Social Sciences, Plymouth State University. (518) 791-0640 dstarbuck@plymouth.edu

Thursday, April 12th
“Recent Prehistoric Archaeological Investigations in Seabrook, NH” by Brian Valimont, MA, New England Archaeology Co.

6:30pm
A discussion of three single component sites: the Middle Archaic period Bolian #5 site, the Early Woodland period Beckman Woods site and the Middle Woodland period Bolian #2 site.
Contact: Brown Library
25 Liberty Lane
Seabrook NH 03874
There is no charge to attend. http://www.sealib.org/brownlibrary.html

Saturday, April 14th
WWII Lecture Series at The Fort at No. 4
"WWII: America Strikes Bank. A talk on the Early War in the Pacific."

12:00 PM (noon)
Contact: Wendalyn Baker, Director
267 Springfield Road (RT11)
Charlestown, NH 03603
(603) 826-5700
info@fortat4.com
www.fortat4.org

Saturday, April 14th
Conference for New England Archaeology Annual Meeting
Conference Topic: Emerging Trends in Paleo Indian Interpretation

Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH
The Conference on New England Archaeology was formed in 1979 to strengthen communication and facilitate a continuous interchange of information among archaeologists who work in New England. CNEA publishes information highlighting relevant current research and sponsors an annual conference on a current topic in New England archaeology.
Contact: http://www.cnea-web.org

Wednesday, April 18th
Archeology Lecture Series at Plymouth State University
“The Archeology of Forts and Battlefields” by Dr. David Starbuck

All lectures will be held at 7:00 pm in Room 322 Rounds Hall, Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH 03264
Contact: David Starbuck, Dept of Social Sciences, Plymouth State University. (518) 791-0640 dstarbuck@plymouth.edu

Friday, April 20th
2012 Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop

St. Gaudens National Historic Site
Cornish, NH
Introducing the new national curriculum guide: Investigating Shelter
Click here for registration information

Wednesday, April 25th
Archeology Lecture Series at Plymouth State University
“Remarkable Mills: An Archeological Tour of Mill Sites in Wakefield, NH” by Dr. Victoria Bunker

All lectures will be held at 7:00 pm in Room 322 Rounds Hall, Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH 03264
Contact: David Starbuck, Dept of Social Sciences, Plymouth State University. (518) 791-0640 dstarbuck@plymouth.edu

Thursday, April 26th
“It’s the end of the world as we know it?” 2012 and what the Maya really said by W. James Stemp, Ph.D.

7-9pm.
Rhodes Hall, Room S203, Keene State College Keene, NH
There is a considerable amount of misunderstanding and misinformation concerning the end of the Maya calendar. This talk addresses this controversial topic by discussing ancient Maya culture, their concept of time, their writing system, and the specific archaeological evidence upon which interpretations have been made.

Contact: W. James Stemp, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, NH
603-358-2092
jstemp@keene.edu

Thursday, April 26th
Portsmouth Historical Society's Annual Meeting

5:00pm
Contact: The Portsmouth Historical Society at Discover Portsmouth
10 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03802
603.436.8433
http://www.portsmouthhistory.org/

Thursday, April 26th
Glass Identification Workshop

10am
Strawbery Banke Museum Archaeology Laboratory
Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH
Archaeologist Marty Dudek will lead a cultural material workshop focused on historic glass identification. No charge, reservation required!
Contact: Sheila Charles, Archaeologist,
Strawbery Banke Museum
scharles@strawberybanke.org

Saturday, April 28th
Wakefield Mill Sites Tour

9:30am-3:30pm
Based on the water powered mill sites survey accomplished by Victoria Bunker, Inc., during the summer of 2011, six or more sites will be visited with information presented by local authorities. Lunch will be served at the Drew Grist Mill by members of the Union Village Community Association. Wakefield sites tour participants must wear sturdy foot gear and be capable of walking over rough terrain. Most of the sites are not handicap accessible, but we will try to accommodate everyone as much as possible. Children are welcome.
Contact: Pam Judge or Dennis Howe
Wakefield Heritage Commission
603 224-7563/ 603 998-0860. To register email: wakefieldheritage@yahoo.com
Event fee: $10.00 Fee includes cost of gas for bus and lunch.
Pre-registration required by Friday, April 20.

Saturday, April 28th
Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail Symposium “Traces of the Trade in New Hampshire”

9am-2pm for Symposium fee for lunch. 1pm for talk, no fee.
An exploration of New England connections to the Atlantic slave trade. At 1:00 pm Dr. Kathleen Wheeler,
Independent Archaeological Consulting LLC, will speak on her team’s discoveries at the African Burying
Ground on Chestnut Street. A walking tour of the burial ground will follow.
Contact: The Portsmouth Historical Society at Discover Portsmouth
10 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03802
603.436.8433
http://www.portsmouthhistory.org/
Or contact the Portsmouth Black History Trail at pbhtrail@aol.com

Saturday April 28th
The Lost Campus: The Archaeology of UNH Community Archaeology Day

9am–4 pm UNH campus. Meet at 9 am in G16 Huddleston Hall, 73 Main Street Durham, NH. 
Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited on Saturday April 28th (weather permitting) for a community archaeology day doing hands-on archaeological survey/testing on sites identified during a course on the UNH campus. The aim of the class is to start the process of documenting and assessing UNH’s cultural heritage resources.
Contact: Dr. Meghan Howey
Assistant Professor, Anthropology/Archaeology
University of New Hampshire
313 Huddleston Hall
603.862.2518
meghan.howey@unh.edu