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SPA Annual Meeting, April 13-15, 2018. Comfort Suites. 10 Lakeside Avenue, Dubois, PA, 15801

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The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, Inc. was organized in 1929 to:

  •  Promote the study of the prehistoric and historic archaeological resources of Pennsylvania and neighboring states.
  •  Encourage scientific research and discourage exploration which is unscientific or irresponsible in intent or practice.
  •  Promote the conservation of archaeological sites, artifacts, and information.
  •  Encourage the establishment and maintenance of sources of archaeological information such as museums, societies, and educational programs.
  •  Promote the dissemination of archaeological knowledge by means of publications and forums.
  •  Foster the exchange of information between the professional and the avocational archaeologists.

SPA 2017 Members' Field Trip:
Museums of New York State

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This year we will be visiting a number of museums and learning about the archaeology conducted in New York. Join us as we visit the State Museum in Albany, the Iroquois Indian Museum at Howes Cave, the Ganondagan State Historic Site and Museum, and the Rochester Museum and Science Center. The trip starts on the evening of Thursday, June 8 in Binghamton, New York and continues through Sunday, June 11. As a bonus, attendees will also be stopping at a winery and distillery in order to sample New York ingestibles.

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Pictures from the 2015 Mound Tour

Pictures from the 2016 Presidential Homes Tour

Are you concerned about protecting Pennsylvania's cultural resources from energy development?
More about the non-profit Gas and Preservation Partnership (GAPP) can be found at  

Anthropology Collection at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

October 9, 2014
To Whom It May Concern:

The Anthropology collection at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History will be closed to research completely for approximately two years, beginning summer 2015. While this is a long time, it is for a very good reason. We have been awarded an NEH grant that will be used to install compactor storage in the Archaeological collection area. This is a huge step in ensuring the preservation and duration of the collection. If anyone would like access prior to June 2015, please contact me. I will do my best to arrange that for you.  

Amy L. Covell, Curatorial Assistant/ Section of Anthropology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History,, 412.665.2606


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