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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2013

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

April is Archeology Month in N.H.

The New Hampshire Archeological Society, in partnership with the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, has announced a comprehensive calendar of events for April’s New Hampshire Archeology Month 2013.

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 and to explain proper archaeological practices.

Some of the planned events and presentations include:

  • “12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State”; April 2, 7 p.m. at Jennie Blake School Auditorium, Hill. Presenter: Robert Goodby, Franklin Pierce University.
  • “Native American Archaeology in New Hampshire: Retrospect and Prospect”; April 4, 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord. Presenter: Richard Boisvert, N.H. Division of Historical Resources. $15 for NHHS members, $20 for non-members.
  • “Pre-contact Occupation of the White Mountain National Forest”; April 6, 7 p.m. at Fort No. 4, Charlestown. Presenter: Dan O’Toole, White Mountain National Forest.
  • “The Crown Point Road”; April 13, 7 p.m. at Fort No. 4, Charlestown. Presenter: John-Eric Nelson, historian.
  • “Drawing Historic Ceramic Sherds: A Hands-on Workshop”; April 17, 10 a.m. at Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth. Presenter: Kent Miller, Strawbery Banke Museum.
  • Keynote Lecture: “Life in the Piscataqua in the 17th Century: the View from the Chadbourne Site”; April 17, 6 p.m. at the N.H. State Library, Concord. Presenter: Tad Baker, Salem State University.
  • “Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop”; April 19, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, Laconia. Presenters: Tanya Krajcik, N.H. Division of Historical Resources and Sheila Charles, N.H. Department of Transportation. Registration required: www.nh.gov/nhdhr.
  • “Digging into Native History in New Hampshire”; April 19, 1 p.m. at the John D. Perkins School, Marlow. Presenter: Robert Goodby, Franklin Pierce University.
  • New Hampshire Archeological Society Spring Meeting; April 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester. Registration required: http://www.nhas.org.
  • “12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State”; April 20, 1 p.m. at the Joseph Patch Library, Warren. Presenter: Robert Goodby, Franklin Pierce University.
  • “The Portsmouth, N.H. African-American Burial Ground”; April 20 (time TBA) at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. Presenter: Dr. Kathleen Wheeler, Independent Archaeological Consulting.
  • “Finding the First Granite Staters”; April 25, 7 p.m. at the Deerfield Town Hall. Presenter: Richard Boisvert, N.H. Division of Historical Resources.

New Hampshire Archeology Month 2013 is sponsored by the New Hampshire Archeological Society, the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, Strawbery Banke Museum, Independent Archaeological Consulting, Monadnock Archaeological Consulting, Southern New Hampshire University and Hunter Research.

For additional details and updates, visit the calendar of events on the New Hampshire Archeological Society’s website, www.nhas.org.

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