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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2009

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136

Sheila Charles, NH Archaeological Society

Dawn Lassman, NH Archaeological Society

Celebrate New Hampshire Archeology Month throughout October

The New Hampshire Archeological Society, in partnership with the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources and New Hampshire Department of Transportation, is sponsoring the 2009 New Hampshire Archeology Month in October.

Archeologists, museums, historical societies, other organizations and enthusiasts will hold exciting events to share the results of their latest discoveries, theories and favorite stories of archeological sleuthing.

In celebration, here are just some of the events, open laboratories and lectures that are planned for October:

  • New Hampshire Archeological Society Meeting, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH, Saturday, October 24, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Open Archeology Lab at John Milner Associates, Inc. Littleton, MA, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (all Thursdays), 2–4 p.m.
  • Archeological Findings at Ossipee Graveyard by Dr. Kathleen Wheeler, Ossipee Public Library, Ossipee, NH, October 6, 7 p.m.
  • Plymouth State University Lecture Series at Rounds Hall, Room 212. All presentations begin at 7 p.m. and take place on Tuesdays.
    • "Continuing Developments in New Hampshire Paleoindian Research" by Dr. Richard Boisvert, October 6.
    • "Archeology in Scotland" by Dr. David Starbuck, October 13.
    • "Archeological Survey of aForgotten Graveyard" by Dr. Victoria Bunker, October 20.
    • "Bringing Home the Last of Her Breed: The Clipper Ship Snow Squall" by Dr. David Switzer, October 27.
  • View Ongoing Archeological Excavations at Strawbery Banke Museum’s New Hampshire Fall Festival (Named Editor's Pick for Best New Festival), Portsmouth, NH, October 10, 10 a.m. –5 p.m.
  • Archeology Fair, Boston Museum of Science, October 16, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. and October 17, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • “Digging into Native History in New Hampshire” (NH Humanities Council Lecture Series), presented by Dr. Robert Goodby.
    • October 16, 7 p.m. at the Old Meeting House in Francestown, NH.
    • October 18, 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Antrim, NH.
    • October 27, 7 p.m. at the Community House in Marlborough, NH.
  • “Beneath the Streets of Portsmouth: The Portsmouth African Burial Ground” presented by Independent Archaeological Consulting, LLC (IAC), at the Seacoast African American Cultural Center, Portsmouth, NH, October 22, 7 p.m.
  • Project Archeology Information Booth, NH Council for the Social Studies 2009 Annual Conference, Manchester, NH, October 29, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Presentation on 19th c. Maine fishing village by Edna Feighner, NH Division of Historical Resources, as part of the Open House at NH State Conservation and Rescue Archeology Program (SCRAP), Concord, NH, October 29, 5–8 p.m.

For a complete schedule of events, directions, dates and time, see the calendar of events on the New Hampshire Archeological Society's website,




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