Chapter Meeting Abstracts

Show and Tell
This meeting will be a ‘Show and Tell’ gathering where all are welcomed and encouraged to bring any items related to the field of archaeology, particularly as they might relate to our local area, but certainly not restricted to that.  We encourage individuals to bring in artifacts, both prehistoric and historic, to display and talk informally about their own collections and to see other’s collections and interests.  The displays could include metal detector items as well.  

 Holocaust History
In July of 2018, Dr. Joe Harmon was one of 20 U.S. teachers invited to take part in a Holocaust history tour through Poland. The program was conducted by Yad Vashem of Israel. During the six-day journey, Dr. Harmon spent time in Warsaw, Lodz, and Krakow. He was able to visit the former sites of the Jewish ghettos in each city. He visited the site of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and toured the Nazi extermination camps, mass graves of Jewish victims, and other Holocaust related sites. The tour concluded with a tour of Auschwitz concentration and extermination camps. 

Homo erectus to Us   
This program focuses on Early Man starting with how climate change has affected man from the beginning. It includes some discussion on evolution which Darwin had some concerns about and centers on the development of Homo erectus to Neanderthal to modern man. John will also bring examples of tools made as early as 1.7 million years ago to modern tools (Ice Age period).

Clarion University’s Archaeological Explorations of Western Pa 
Starting in 1997, the anthropology program at Clarion University of Pennsylvania began a summer program of archaeological field schools.  These field excavations, primarily in partnership with the Heritage program of the
Allegheny National Forest (ANF), has multiple purposes.  They train students in archaeological field and laboratory techniques, help the ANF to assess their cultural resources, serve as outreach to residents interested in the past of their communities, partner college students as mentors to participating high school students, and help to recover the past.  Recently, the mission of the archaeological program has expanded to include the creation of digital archives of the archaeological records at Clarion.  This talk will highlight some of the important discoveries of the Clarion University anthropology program.

 Over the Hump : Portages and Pathways into Western PA
This program will review both geographical and artifact  evidence relating to extensive prehistoric inter-regional travel and trade between the Susquehanna and Allegheny River basins by utilizing the east to west flowing tributaries of central western Pennsylvania.

 

 


 

 2019 Chapter Meetings and
Regional Events Schedule

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 Chapter Meeting 
January 18, 7:00 pm
Show and Tell
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Chapter Meeting
Friday, February 15. 7:00 pm
Dr. Joe Harmon
Holocaust History
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Saturday, March  9
Military Collectables Show
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
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Chapter Meeting
Friday, March 15, 7:00 pm
Dr. Susan Prezzanno
Clarion University’s Archaeological Explorations of Western PA
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SPA Annual Meeting - April  5 - 7
Park Inn in Uniontown
Hosted by - Mon-Yough Chapter 3 _________________________________
Chapter Meeting  
Friday, April  29, 7:00 pm
John Sites
Homo erectus to Us
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Chapter Meeting  
Friday, May 17,  7:00 pm
Ken Burkett
Over the Hump
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No Meeting June and July
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 Saturday, Aug. 3, 
 French Creek Artifact Show
 St. Phillip Catholic Church Hall
401 S. Linesville, PA
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  Saturday, August 31
Antique Rifles and Indian
Artifact Show

Jefferson County Fairgrounds

 




 


 

Meeting Schedule