The Curriculum Committee of the Society for American
Archaeology invites proposals to present for a poster session we are sponsoring
at the SAA meeting in San Francisco (April 15-19, 2015) entitled Teaching
Archaeology in the Twenty-First Century: Activities for the College Classroom.
We are looking for presenters who would like to share activities they have used
in the college classroom -- not just college professors, but anyone (graduate
students, guest lecturers, etc.) who has taught college-level students using
activities. The intent of the session is more about having a place to share
materials, imperfect as they may be, with others who would find them useful than
it is to provide perfect, publishable (and therefore static) activities. In
other words, we would like you to join us in sharing activities that you have
both found useful and those that you hope will be useful, but are not completely
happy with yet. We hope that, as part of the poster you would suggest
modifications for different types of college courses (e.g., large lecture v.
small discussion or introductory level v. advanced) or that you have considered
but not yet implemented. We do ask that you bring handouts and any ancillary
materials that you may use with your students. And, we also request that you
connect your activity directly to the Principles for Curricular Reform (see
October 9, 2014
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
concerned about protecting Pennsylvania's cultural resources from energy
More about the non-profit Gas and Preservation Partnership (GAPP) can be found at http://gasandpreservation.org/working-groups/
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.