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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2012

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

Sheila Charles, NH Archeological Society
shearch@myfairpoint.net
(603) 883-6574

April is Archeology Month in N.H.

The New Hampshire Archeological Society, in partnership with the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources and New Hampshire Department of Transportation, has announced several events for April’s New Hampshire Archeology Month 2012.

The month is designed to raise awareness and interest in archaeology statewide. Archaeologists, museums, historical societies and other organizations will hold educational and professional development events to share the results of their latest discoveries explain proper archaeological practices.

Some of the planned events and lectures include:

  • New Hampshire Archeological Society Spring Meeting; March 31, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., John O'Leary Adult Community Center, Merrimack. Presentations include: “A Cautionary Tale of Converging Settlement Patterns and Roadside Sites,” “Urban Archaeology in Downtown Portsmouth,”  “All Kinds of Country Pursuits: Archaeology at the Barrett House, New Ipswich, N.H.,” “The Early Woodland Period Along the New Hampshire Seacoast,” and "The History of the Weeks Act and the White Mountain National Forest: A Century-long Conservation Legacy"
  • “Recent Prehistoric Archaeological Investigations in Seabrook, N.H.”; April 12, 6:30 p.m., Brown Library, Seabrook
  • “World War II – America Strikes Back: The Pacific Theatre, 1942 - 1943”; April 14, noon, Fort No. 4, Charlestown
  • Conference for New England Archaeology Annual Meeting – “Emerging Trends in Paleo Indian Interpretation”; April 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth. Presentations include: “Paleoenvironmental Variability During the Younger Dryas Climate Oscillation in Northeastern North America,” “Gender and Task Differentiation at the Tenant Swamp Site (27CH187), Keene, New Hampshire,” “Jefferson VI - A Newly Defined Component of the Israel River Complex,” “Waters Around You Have Grown: New Insights into Early Occupation of the Formative Narragansett Bay Drainage” and “Looking at Late Pleistocene Occupations in the New England-Maritimes”
  • Project Archaeology Workshop – “Investigating Shelter”; April 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. Gaudens National Historical Site, Cornish
  • Glass Identification Workshop; April 26, 10 a.m., Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth
  • “The Lost Campus – The Archaeology of UNH (Community Archaeology Day)”; April 28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • Portsmouth Black History Trail Symposium; April 28, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Discover Portsmouth Center, Portsmouth
  • Portsmouth Historical Society’s Annual Meeting; April 28, 5 p.m., Discover Portsmouth Center, Portsmouth
  • Wakefield Mill Sites Tour; April 28, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wakefield

In addition to New Hampshire Archeological Society, the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, New Hampshire Archeology Month 2012 is also sponsored by Strawbery Banke Museum, Independent Archaeological Consulting and Monadnock Archaeological Consulting.

For additional details, see the calendar of events on the New Hampshire Archeological Society's website, www.nhas.org.

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