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Sponsors of Archeology Month
in New Hampshire include:

New Hampshire Archeological Society

NH Department of Transportation

NH Division of Historical Resources


Independent Archaeological Consulting LLC

Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum

Monadnock Archaeological Consulting LLC

Landmark Archaeology Inc

Strawbery Banke Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scheduled events:

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Saturday, March 31st. 10:00am to 4:00pm.

New Hampshire Archeological Society Spring Meeting

Heritage Commons in the Samuel Read Hall building, Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH.


Tuesday, April 3rd. 5pm.

The Last House in the Hollow: 2017 Archeological Survey at Livermore Falls, Holderness, NH”

David Trubey, Archeologist, New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources.

Plymouth State University, Rounds Hall room 223. Free and open to the public. More info: David Starbuck, 603-535-3076, dstarbuck@plymouth.edu.


Tuesday April 10th. 5pm.

The Archeology of the French and Indian War”

Dr. David Starbuck, Plymouth State University.

Plymouth State University, Rounds Hall room 223. Free and open to the public. More info: David Starbuck, 603-535-3076, dstarbuck@plymouth.edu


Thursday, April 12th. 1:00pm.

A House on the Bay: Life on 17th-Century New Hampshire's Coastal Frontier”

Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Road, Rye, NH 03870.

One of the Great Bay's most prominent families during the latter part of the 17th century was the Wiggin family. Recently, a team of archaeologists discovered the home of Thomas Wiggin, Jr. Neill DePaoli demonstrates how Great Bay residents on the periphery of Anglo-American settlement were far less isolated and bereft of the comforts of the more "civilized" world than traditionally portrayed.  Hosted by Rye Recreation. More info: Lee Arthur, (603) 964-6281.


Tuesday, April 17th.  5:00pm.

Flintknapping Demonstration 

Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, Rounds Hall room 223

Retired Archeologist Terry Fifield and NHAS 1st Vice-President George Leduc will demonstrate flintknapping techniques. Attendees are invited to try their hand at it. Free and open to the public. More info: George Leduc at geotaco50@comcast.net 


 Tuesday, April 17th. 6:00pm.

 “Science in the Indigenous World - Researching for Our Past.

New Hampshire Technical Institute, 140 MacRury Hall, in Concord, NH.

Paul Pouliot, Council Chief and Speaker for the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook – Abenaki People, will present a talk on archaeology from the Native American perspective.

 

Friday April 20th. 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

University of New Hampshire Open Archaeology & Anthropology Day 2018

Huddleston Hall Room G16 (on the University of New Hampshire Durham campus) Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on archaeology and anthropology! In its fourth iteration, Open Archaeology and Anthropology Day is a great way to learn about other cultures in both the past and present. Activities will include stone tool knapping (or flaking), simple pottery construction, ancient foodway sampling, atlatl throwing (spear thrower), and a mock excavation. In addition, there will be a presentation by UNH students working on a cultural heritage project in conjunction with Abenaki community members, as well as a photography exhibit by local photographer Becky Fields, showcasing her work among refugees resettled in New Hampshire. More info: Marieka Brouwer-burg at marieka.brouwer-burg@unh.edu

Tuesday, April 24th. 5:00pm.

Recent Lidar Data from the Ancient Maya Site of Tintal, Guatemala, and Where Do Archeologists Go from Here?”

Dr. Jason Paling, Plymouth State University, and Dr. Justin Lowry, SUNY Plattsburgh.

Plymouth State University. Rounds Hall room 223. More info David Starbuck, 603-535-3076, dstarbuck@plymouth.edu


Friday, April 27th. 9:00am - 3:00pm.

White Mountain National Forest Abandoned Village Archaeological Tour and Cemetery Maintenance

Learn about White Mountain history and visit archaeological features of a “lost” 19th Century farming village. White Mountain National Forest archaeologists will lead a tour along abandoned town roads, visiting the sites of farms, homes, village school, and mill. We will stop at the village cemetery to do some light maintenance, including cleaning headstones of lichen and moss, removing brush, and repairing and/or resetting fallen or broken grave stones.

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Friday, April 27th. 9:00am - 3:00pm.

White Mountain National Forest Abandoned Village Archaeological Tour and Cemetery Maintenance

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There will be light/moderate hiking and physical work. Special instructions: Meet at WMNF HQ, 71 White Mountain Dr., Campton NH 03223. Sturdy footwear such as hiking or work boots will be helpful. A day pack with your rain gear, lunch, water, and other items such as a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, gardening/work gloves, a pad to kneel on, camera, etc. is also recommended. We will meet at the WMNF Headquarters in Campton and carpool to the abandoned village.

Free. But please RSVP Sarah Jordan (603-536-6240. Or scjordan @fs.fed.us


Saturday, April 28th. noon - 4pm.

Archaeology Family Day at Strawbery Banke Museum

During the museum's annual Baby Animals Exhibit, the Archaeology Department will host a family friendly activity table.  Children and adults will have the opportunity to view artifacts recently uncovered from excavations at houses around the museum grounds.  What did kids play with here in the 1800s and 1900s?  What did people eat?  What did they wear?  Activities will also include coloring pages and artifact mending.  Self-guided tour pamphlets will be available. [continued on next page]
This event is included with admission to the Baby Animals event.  Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children 5-17; and free to children under 5 and active duty military and their families. STRAWBERY BANKE MEMBERS HALF PRICE.

More info: http://www.strawberybanke.org/events/barnyard-baby-animals.cfm


Tuesday to Saturday every week, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, A permanent exhibit at the Millyard Museum

Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester NH. Admission charge.

See stone tools of the PaleoIndians who fished at Amoskeag Falls thousands of years ago, learn how raw cotton was made into cloth during the Industrial Revolution, and stroll under the lighted arches of Elm Street during its heyday. Learn how the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company developed its famous “mile of mills” and how it shaped Manchester into the largest planned city in New England. Discover what life was like for the people who came here from many different countries to start new lives. The city’s stories are told through displays of original artifacts, documents and photographs, murals, and multi-media presentations. More info: (603) 622-7531, or history@manchesterhistoric.org


Monday, May 1st.

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH, 03278. Opening day for 2017.

For more information including hours, prices, and other details, please visit the museum’s website www.indianmuseum.org or call (603) 456-2600.



Another Archeological Event in April


Saturday, April 14th. 10:00 am. to 4:00 pm.

University of southern Maine’s 12th Annual Knap-in Event

University of Southern Maine, Gorham Campus (3rd floor Bailey Hall), Gorham Maine

The USM’s Geography-Anthropology Student Association will host a Knap-in. Activities include flintknapping (making stone tools), atlatl throwing, geocaching, nature tours, orienteering, sand box archaeology, cave art drawing, presentations, and more. Free and open to the public. More info: email to usm.gasa@gmail.com




Sponsors of New Hampshire Archeology Month 2018

New Hampshire Archeological Society New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources

New Hampshire Department of Transportation Monadnock Archaeological Consulting, LLC

Landmark Archaeology, Inc. Strawbery Banke Museum

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum




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Saturday, April 1st
Open Archaeology and Anthropology Day at the University of New Hampshire
***Rescheduled to Saturday, April 8th (see below)***

Tuesday, April 4th 5:00 pm.
What's in Those Artifacts? Compositional Analysis of Ancient Nicaraguan Ceramics”
Presented by Hannah Dutton. Plymouth State University Lecture Series. Rounds Hall, Room 223, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, 03264. For more info: David Starbuck, Department of Social Sciences, 535-3076 or email dstarbuck@plymouth.

Wednesday, April 5th 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
An Introduction to Archaeological Practices in New Hampshire”
Loudon Community Building (also known as Charlie's Barn), the big white building behind the Town Clerk's Office at 29 South Village Road in Loudon NH. A Powerpoint presentation will show how professional and avocational archaeologists uncover clues about the people who lived in what is now New Hampshire us, going back over 12,000 years. There will also be a flintknapping demonstration (making arrowheads out of stone). All are welcome and there is no admission charge. More info: Michele York, 603-783-4129 or email michele.york1966@gmail.com

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Saturday, April 8th, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. (** NEW DATE **)
Open Archaeology and Anthropology Day at the University of New Hampshire
Huddleston Hall Room G16, 73 Main Street, Durham NH.
The Dept. of Anthropology at UNH will host its fourth annual Open Archaeology Day. All are welcome to come and explore the field of archaeology through a series of hands-on activities, including stone tool knapping (or flaking), mock excavation, ancient foodway sampling, and atlatl (spear) throwing. More info: Dr. Marieka Brouwer-Burg, email marieka.brouwer-berg@unh.edu , or Samantha Berman, email seb2005@wildcat.unh.edu

Sunday, April 9, 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Pre-Contact Ceramics Workshop
New Hampshire State Archaeology Lab, 99 Airport Road, Concord, NH (Enter by the wooden handicap access ramp). The workshop will be led by archaeologist Karen Mack of TRC Inc. She is an expert in ceramics from the Northeast , having graduated from UNH and the University of Maine with degrees in Anthropology and having extensive field experience in New England. The workshop is free and open to all, however registration is necessary as space is limited. Please register with Richard Boisvert, State Archaeologist: email richard.a.boisvert@dcr.nh.gov or by call 603-271-6433.

Sunday, April 9, 2:00 to 3:00 pm.
Carter Center Archaeology Lab Open House at Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth NH. Hear updates from Strawbery Banke archaeologist Alix Martin on recent excavations, including the investigation of an early 20th century mikveh (Jewish ritual bath). Check out recently uncovered artifacts and enjoy snacks before the movie. More info: www.strawberybanke.org/collections/archaeology.cfm.

Sunday, April 9, 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
Screening of The Shvitz in the Carter Center Rowland Gallery
This 1993 documentary takes us inside of the last traditional Russian bath houses in the US. The film features the East Village's Tenth Street Russian & Turkish Baths and a Russian bath house in Passaic, NJ, which according to old-timers, was converted from a mikveh. The community and customs of Russian bath houses are preserved in this documentary by director Jonathan Berman. Free and open to the public. More info: www.strawberybanke.org/collections/archaeology.cfm.

Tuesday, April 11, 5:00 pm.
Underwater Investigation of Lagoons in Chiapas, Mexico, Associated with the Maya”
Presented by Dr. S.R. Paling. Plymouth State University, Rounds Hall Room 223, Plymouth, New Hampshire. More info: David Starbuck at 535-3076 or email dstarbuck@plymouth.edu. Free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, April 18, 5:00 pm.
Peopling of the Americas: A View from On Your Knees Cave in southeastern Alaska: 10,000 Years of Continuity on the Northwest Coast.”
Presented by Terry Fifield, Retired, USDA Forest Service. Plymouth state University, Rounds Hall Room 223, Plymouth New Hampshire. More info: David Starbuck at 535-3076 or email dstarbuck@plymouth.edu. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 20, 6:30 pm.
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Coping with Climate Change 12,000 years ago: An Archaeologist Perspective.”
Presented by Richard Boisvert, State Archaeologist. Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester NH. More info: (603) 622-7531, or email: history@manchesterhistoric.org. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 25, 5:00 pm.
Elusive Mills in the Lamprey River”
Presented by Dr. Victoria Bunker, President of Victoria Bunker Inc. Plymouth State University, Rounds Hall Room 223, Plymouth New Hampshire. More info David Starbuck at 535-3076 or dstarbuck@plymouth.edu. Free, open to the public.

Saturday, April 29, 10:00am to 3:00pm.
New Hampshire Archeological Society Spring Meeting.
American-Canadian Genealogical Society, 4 Elm Street, Manchester NH.
Watch the NHAS website (www.nhas.org) for more details. Open to the public; admission charge.

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Other events in New Hampshire:

Monday, May 1.
Opening day for 2017. Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH, 03278.
For more information including hours, prices, and other details, please visit the museum’s website www.indianmuseum.org or call (603) 456-2600.

Wednesdays during April
Archaeological Research at Wyman's Tavern built in1762. (11:00am to 3:00pm)

The Ball Mansion, 246 Main St., Keene NH. The Historical Society of Cheshire County invites anyone interested in archaeology to stop by to talk with the archaeology team researching the Wyman Tavern. Since 2013 Martha Pinello has led a team of professional archaeologists and community volunteers researching, excavating and analyzing the Wyman Tavern. Hands-on and suitable for adults and children. More info: HSCC at 603-352-1895, or email dired@hsccnh.org

Tuesday to Saturday every week
Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, A permanent exhibit at the Millyard Museum.
(10:00 am to 4:00 pm.)
Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester NH. Admission charge.

See stone tools of the PaleoIndians who fished at Amoskeag Falls thousands of years ago, learn how raw cotton was made into cloth during the Industrial Revolution, and stroll under the lighted arches of Elm Street during its heyday. Learn how the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company developed its famous “mile of mills” and how it shaped Manchester into the largest planned city in New England. Discover what life was like for the people who came here from many different countries to start new lives. The city’s stories are told through displays of original artifacts, documents and photographs, murals, and multi-media presentations. More info: (603) 622-7531, or history@manchesterhistoric.org

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Other Archeological Events Happening Around New England in April

Saturday, April 15th, 10:00 am. to 4:00 pm.
USM's 11th Annual Knap-in Event

University of Southern Maine, Gorham Campus (3rd floor Bailey Hall), Gorham Maine

The USM’s Geography-Anthropology Student Association will host a Knap-in. Activities include flintknapping (making stone tools), atlatl throwing, geocaching, nature tours, orienteering, sand box archaeology, cave art drawing, presentations, and more! Professional flint knappers will be on site teaching the craft of stone toolmaking, while professors and students from geography, anthropology, archaeology and environmental science will be presenting an array of research subjects. Additionally, student research and archaeological materials will be on display. Free and open to the public. More info: email Janice.m.pratt@maine.edu

Saturday, April 22.
Council on New England Archaeology Annual Meeting

Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland ME.

Presentations addressing Archaic period materials and interpretations as a way of paying homage to two giants in our field that we lost recently-- Brian Robinson and Dena Dincauze. We have invited a panel of speakers for an afternoon session on the state of archaeology in the Northeast Poster session. More info: email cnea.membership@gmail.com

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Archive of Events from past New Hampshire Archeology Month:

Archeology Month 2016
Archeology Month 2015
Archeology Month 2014
Archeology Month 2013
Archeology Month 2012