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VAS Annual Meeting

March 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Annual Meeting of the Vermont Archaeological Society will be hosted at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier on 109 State Street, next to the State House.

Preliminary Program

9:30 – 10:00 Paleoindians and the Inland Sea, Jess Robinson, State Archaeologist
10:00 – 10:30 Fraud in Archaeology, Bob Van Arsdell
10:30 – 11:00 Recent and Future Underwater Archaeology of Lake Champlain, Chris Sabick, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
11:30 – 12:00 Archaeology and Public Interpretation at Vermont’s Western State Historic Sites, Elsa Gilbertson, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch
Please note, lunch will not be provided, but attendees may bring a bagged lunch and eat in the room or enjoy lunch out in Montpelier.
1:15 – 1:45 Visualizing the “Somewheres”: Using GIS to Create Landscapes Encompassing Clusters of Upland Sites in Hinesburg, Vermont, Niels Rinehart
1:45 – 2:15 Highlights from Recent UVM CAP Projects, John Crock, University of Vermont
2:15 – 2:30 Salvage Archaeology at the Perrigo Site, Shelburne, Vermont, Scott Dillon, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
2:30 – 2:45 New Guidelines for Conducting Archaeology in Vermont, Jess Robinson and Scott Dillon
2:45 – 3:15 VAS Business meeting, all participants welcome to attend

  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Nominations to the Board
  • Officer elections
3:15 – 4:00 Attendees are welcome to explore the museum

The meeting is free and VAS membership fees are waived for 2017. However, we encourage all attendees to voluntarily donate the admission cost to the museum: $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.


March 11, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm




Vermont History Museum
109 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05609 United States
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(802) 828-2291