*Alabama Archaeological Society Winter Meeting: *
AAS Winter Meeting 2018-2019
Friday Jan. 25
7:00pm Reception, Guntersville Museum
Saturday Jan. 26
7:30-8:00 Registration, Guntersville Museum
8:00-8:15 Welcome and Introduction
8:15-9:00 Ryan Parish – That’s a fine looking projectile point, but where did you get the rock from?
9:15-10:00 Shane Miller – An Update on the Hester Site
10:15-11:00 Ben Hoksbergen – Copena Social Structure and Settlement
11:15-12:00 Jan Simek – Mud Glyph Cave
12:00-1:00 Lunch, Board Meeting and Business Meeting
1:30-4:30 Harry Holstein et al. – Archaeological Tour of Cathedral Caverns
$4 for members,
$5 for non-members,
$12 for member families of 3 or more, and
$15 for non-member families of 3 or more.
If people want to go on the tour, it will be an additional $10 per person which we could collect up front to save us time at Cathedral Caverns.
Additional money will be collected at registration for anyone who wants lunch (amount TBD).
The Guntersville Museum will also be collecting donations.
CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR VISIT THE LOCAL CHAPTERS PAGE FOR REGIONAL MEETING TIMES/PLACES.
Upcoming Events around the State:
- Analysis of Prehistoric Ceramics from a Fourteenth century Native American House, Carter Robinson Site (44LE10), Lee County, Virginia. Presentation by Emily Warner, University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum, January 23, 2018, 6pm. Please note that this talk is geared towards adults.
Ice Age Archaeology! Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11am-2pm
Join the USA Archaeology Museum staff for our January family day event, “Ice Age Archaeology!” Stop by anytime between 11am and 2pm on Saturday, January 19th for fun craft activities. Kids can make their own wooly mammoth, throwing spear, or rock art! The Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibit galleries will also be open for self-guided tours, so it would also be a great time to visit the Museum if you are unable to stop by during the week! Admission to the event and Museum, as always, is FREE. We hope to see you there!
Cemetery Preservation Workshop, Pond Spring: The General Joe Wheeler Home, Sponsored by the Alabama Historical Commission, Februrary 2, 2019.
An Ancient Canoe Canal in Gulf Shores, Alabama, Dr. Greg Waselkov, USA’s Marx Library Auditorium (Main Campus), Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6:00pm
Local lore and circumstantial evidence have long identified a large ditch-like feature spanning the Fort Morgan Peninsula west of Gulf Shores as an ancient canal. An on-going volunteer effort organized by citizens of Gulf Shores, Alabama, has now confirmed that folk identification. Archival, geoarchaeological, and radiocarbon evidence indicates a Middle Woodland date (about 1,400 years old) for the canal, which extends for half a mile between Oyster Bay and Little Lagoon, connecting Mobile Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. This may be the westernmost ancient canoe canal yet identified in the Southeast. The City of Gulf Shores plans to highlight a preserved section of canal in a heritage trail.
French and Indian War Encampment, Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson, Wetumpka, AL, April 27-28, 2019.
Alabama State Bicentennial Celebration - Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, October 11, 2019.
- Haunted History, Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, October 19 & 26, 2019.
Regional and National Archaeology Meetings:
Society for American Archaeology, Annual Meeting, April 10-14, 2019, Albuquerque, NM
Society for Historical Archaeology, Annual Meeting, January 8-11, 2020, Boston, MA.
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