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NHAS – VAS Joint Spring Meeting

April 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


The VAS is partnering with the New Hampshire Archaeological Society to hold a joint Spring Meeting at Dartmouth College (Filene Auditorium, Moore Psychology Building) in Hanover, New Hampshire, on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Registration will be $10 at the door and $5 for anyone with a valid student ID. On-campus parking lots are open and free for our use on that Saturday. Please note that parking spaces off campus (i.e. on the streets) are not free.

Preliminary Program

9:00 am Registration (morning refreshments will be available)

9:50 am Opening Remarks: NHAS President, VAS President, Dartmouth Anthropology Department Faculty

10:00 -10:30 am Castles, Pirates, and Yankee Traders: African Intersections in the Atlantic World. Professor Christopher R. DeCorse, Syracuse University.

10:30 – 11:00 am The Death Of Twitchell And Flynt : Story Behind A Blood-Debt Killing In 1750s Walpole, NH. Gail Golec, Monadnock Archaeological Consulting, LLC.

11:00 – 11:15 am Break

11:15 – 11:45 am Excavations Begin at Enfield Shaker Village. Dr. David Starbuck, Plymouth State University.

11:45 am – 1:15 pm Lunch on your own. The campus dining hall, Class of 1953 Commons, is open to meeting attendees. Please see their website for more details. Attendees are also welcome to dine at one of the many restaurants downtown.

1:15 – 1:45 pm Overland Trade in the Central Maya Lowlands: the View from Trinidad de Nosotros, Guatemala. Matthew D. Moriarty, Castleton University.

1:45 – 2:15 pm Report from the Front: An Outpost in the “Older than Clovis” Debate. Bruce Rusch, NH Archeological Society.

2:15 – 2:30 pm Break

2:30 – 3:00 pm Archeology at Dartmouth. Several faculty members in the Dartmouth Archaeology Working Group will introduce themselves, their work, and some of their students engaged in archaeology.

3:00 – 3:45 pm A reception for meeting attendees with representatives from the Dartmouth Archaeology Working Group and possibly other Dartmouth people.

3:45 – 4:30 pm Guided tour of the Orozco Murals in the Baker-Berry Library. Information on these murals
can be found on line (click here). Space is limited. If you are interested please
RSVP to Mark Greenly via email: ten.t1539652561sacmo1539652561c@kra1539652561m.yln1539652561eerg1539652561.

Download the NHAS VAS 2016 Spring meeting program


April 30, 2016
9:00 am - 4:30 pm