The Chapter recently updated and published our glossy tri-fold informational brochure. If you need copies of these or some of the SPA membership brochures, or state archaeological information leaflets for distribution at an event or program. Please contact Cheryl Burkett.
A Note from the President
Our biggest upcoming project is hosting the annual meeting of the Society For Pennsylvania Archaeology the first weekend in April. This meeting is a fantastic opportunity to see what is going on throughout the state and talk first hand with other archaeologists. Our dinner Michael Gramley will be presenting the newest discoveries relating to Paleoindian use of mammoths in the northeast. Please make your plans now to help make this weekend successful. If you have never attended a state meeting before – you won’t be sorry.
The June bus trip to Cahokia and other major mid-western sites is one you won’t want to miss. This opportunity to visit world heritage sites with the professionals who work there
Last year our chapter picnic at the Scripture Rocks Park was a nice success and I’m hopeful that everyone wants to do the same again this year.
As for projects, there are several pending including testing to help validate findings of a GPR survey and exploring for additional panels at the Parkers Landing Petroglyphs. If you are interested in helping do a more complete survey of the area surrounding the Chickoree pictograph site, please let me know. We will be returning there early in the spring before the spring foliage greens.
I also have several day hikes planned in the early spring (on Sundays) to visit a few sites in this area that everyone will be interested in. More details at the February and March meetings.
The Annual Antique Rifle and Indian Artifact Show is scheduled for Saturday, September 1st and will be slightly different this year with the addition of the Brookville Chamber’s Barbacue Bash being held at the same time. This along with our increased marketing with the atlatl throw at the Elk Fest in Elk County should dramatically increase our attendance to the event.
We have one of the largest active SPA chapters in the state and are always open to thoughts and ideas for programs, events, activities or anything that can help make our group better and more fun.
Ken Burkett, Chapter President
The North Fork Chapter has decided to host the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Meeting on April 13,14 and 15, 2018 at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Dubois, PA.