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    • 25 Jun 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • 27 Jun 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • Valley Forge, Pennslyvania


    Advanced Metal Detecting for the Archaeologist (AMDA) will present its 15th class offering in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, on June 25-27, 2021. The Valley Forge National Historical Park (National Park Service) will be the local partner for this class.

    AMDA is certified under the Register of Professional Archaeologists continuing professional education program. The goal of the class is to provide professional archaeologists with an understanding of current best practices in metal detecting and to provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a variety of devices from a variety of manufacturers.

    The course is offered as 24-credits. There are 8 hours of classroom work and the field portion is 16 hours.

    Fees will be $375.00 for 24 credits. At this class, both the classroom instruction and the fieldwork will be at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

    The field sessions will contribute to ongoing research for the National Park Service. Valley Forge is beginning a three-stage project at the purported (map projected) location of the winter quarters of the artillery under General Knox. These winter quarters were cabins like the other winter camps at Valley Forge. The project area will cover 12-16 acres of meadow.

    PLEASE NOTE: The class dates are subject to change dependent on Covid-19 issues. AMDA will structure the class to limit the classroom and follow NPS and our internally developed Covid-19 policies.

    All participants will adhere to class Covid-19 guidelines.

    Class size is limited to 30.

    Registration closes 25 May 2021.

    Training location: Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

    For more information visit the AMDA website at: http://amda.modernheritage.net/ 

    Joe Balicki at josephbalicki1@gmail.com

    or Joel Bohy at jrb712@comcast.net 


    • 22 Jul 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-04:00)
    • Nirtual

    Preservation and the CRM industry should be finding ways to address inherent bias against historically underrepresented communities, especially as it relates to identifying and evaluating properties in the built environment and historical archaeological resources.

    Frequently used research and outreach methods that CRM practitioners employ often do not effectively consider or reach underrepresented communities. Why is this? What are we missing? How can we do better? This webinar will provide strategies to answer these questions and more.

    Speakers will discuss provide case studies in which outreach is reframed to successfully consider the history and culture of historically underrepresented communities. Discussion will come from a panel representing a variety of lenses – academic field schools, not-for-profit preservation organizations, and CRM practitioners.

    This webinar will be the first in a series hosted by ACRA that explores effectively addressing historically underrepresented communities in historic preservation during regulatory processes and how to identify these communities and to engage in a meaningful manner.

    Learning Objectives:

    Understand strategies for the identification of historically underrepresented communities within a project area during the scoping process.

    Understand the barriers for reaching historically underrepresented communities to engage within the regulatory process.

    Understand how to creatively work within the existing regulatory environment to engage underrepresented communities to initiate public involvement in regulatory processes.

    Register Now!

    • 12 Aug 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-04:00)
    • Virtual
    All CRM practitioners practice technical editing in the course of our daily jobs, and our deliverables count on clean, quick, accurate editing. Yet, we don’t have a consistent system or understanding of what technical editing is in general and how to best leverage it in a CRM setting. This webinar will go into topics discussed in the technical writing webinar, but more in-depth.

    The presentation will focus on training CRM employees, whether they are project directors, field technicians, or even administrative staff, to quickly target the most common errors in CRM technical reports, leverage the power of Word to be more consistent, introduce fewer errors in the process, and work more collaboratively with authors. Attendees will learn about:

    The principles and application of technical editing in CRM
    Introduction to plain language and its principle components
    How to create and apply a house style (important for consistency!)
    Understanding the difference between scholarly editing and technical editing
    How to use Word like a tool instead of a typewriter for more efficient and consistent technical editing

    Register Now!

    • 5 Oct 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 7 Dec 2021
    • (PST)

    Historic Preservation. Archaeological Consulting. Cultural Resource Management. Museums. Heritage Tourism.

    Take your heritage-related education and work experience a step further into business management. Learn how to achieve more successful heritage outcomes while being financially sustainable. Understand the basics of business management and how they apply to the heritage industry in for- and non-profit businesses, organizations, and cultural institutions. Heritage professionals with business skills are in demand. Whether an employee or an entrepreneur, establish yourself as a business-savvy professional that can simultaneously achieve better outcomes for both heritage resources and heritage organizations.

    • 14 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-04:00)
    • Virtual
    In a world of viral tweets and social media influencers, the past is getting swept under the rug. The work of cultural resource management (CRM) firms is often regulated to gray literature, a checked box before breaking ground. Nevertheless, our efforts reveal powerful human stories with the power to inspire, to educate, to bring change. This webinar provides a virtual “bootcamp” that offers baseline training in the principles of storytelling, photography, videography, public speaking, and social media. Not only will participants leave with a better understanding of the benefits of meaningful public outreach in CRM, but the skillset to try it out on their own.

    Learning Objectives

    Understand the five principles of storytelling;
    Understand the mechanics of capturing quality photography;
    Understand the mechanics of capturing quality video;
    Learn how to give an informative and engaging presentation for a technical audience;
    Learn how to give a public talk for a general audience;

    Learn how to share content on social media.

    Register Now!

    • 6 Nov 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (UTC-04:00)
    • Online

    77th Annual Meeting in Durham, NC (2021)

    Update as of 10/20/2020


    You are invited to the 2020 Business Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference on Friday, November 6, 2020, 3 p.m. eastern time. The meeting will be held via Zoom with space for 300 attendees provided courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania.

    The goal is for the meeting to be no more than 75 minutes, so it will be shorter than usual. The focus will be on awards and resolutions, and brief reports from the officers. Full reports, full award citations and memorial and ceremonial resolutions, and reports from committees/task forces/networks are available here.

    Because of the complexities of managing a large Zoom meeting, the hosts will be controlling the microphones of attendees. Our main goals are to provide information to SEAC members and to honor our award recipients. Please log in a few minutes early so we can start on time. We look forward, with hope, to seeing everyone in real life in Durham in 2021.

    • 17 Nov 2021
    • (UTC-05:00)
    • 21 Nov 2021
    • (UTC-05:00)
    • Baltimore, MD

    The 120th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, is currently scheduled for November 17-21, 2021. In response to the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, AAA is reviewing the Call for Papers process. The Call for Papers is currently planned to launch by mid-March. Stay tuned for updates here on this webpage and via email!

    The 2020 theme planned for St. Louis, MO, “Truth and Responsibility,” will be carried over to 2021 in Baltimore. 

    Find Out More

    • 9 Dec 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-05:00)
    • Virtual
    Federal agencies are strongly encouraged to submit Section 106 documentation for these purposes using e106, as it expedites a critical step in Section 106 review and encourages complete and accurate submissions. Join us as experts from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation discuss documentation and the e106 system.

    This webinar was designed and developed by the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, which is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

    Register Now!

Past events

27 May 2021 Crow Canyon Archaeology Lecture Series - Revisiting Chaco Road Morphology and Meaning with Sean Field
25 May 2021 LiDAR Recordation Techniques for Cultural Resources: Selecting an Application for Your Project
22 May 2021 AIA Lecture Series: Munyaradzi Elton Sagiya, Curator Of Archaeology, National Museums And Monuments Of Zimbabwe, PhD Candidate, University Of Zimbabwe​ Indigenous Knowledge, Skills And Practices In Conserving Great Zimbabwe
20 May 2021 Crow Canyon Archaeology Lecture Series - The Hisatsinom Chapter presents How Connected Was the Chaco World? A Social Network Perspective
16 May 2021 AIA Lecture Series: The Monsoon Sea: Glimpses Of An Ancient Indian Ocean World
13 May 2021 Crow Canyon Archaeology Lecture Series - Fancy in Utah: Precious and Exotic Artifacts from the Bluff and Edge of the Cedars Great House Sites
10 May 2021 Indiana University of Pennslyvanian
26 Apr 2021 Archaeology through Art: Early Modern Japanese Ship Construction
25 Apr 2021 Sifting Sand in Sudan: New Light on Life and Death in Ancient Nubia
25 Apr 2021 Godly or Gaudy? Reconstructing Color on a Relief from Persepolis
24 Apr 2021 Reconstructing and Firing a Greek Kiln: a Project in Experimental Archaeology
22 Apr 2021 Sacrificed? Subsidiary Burials From Royal Funerary Monuments At Abydos, Egypt
21 Apr 2021 CIfA2021 online: Annual Conference
15 Apr 2021 86th Annual SAA Meeting
18 Mar 2021 Tele-Networking: In-Person Events are Canceled, Now What?
18 Mar 2021 Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) Morning Tea Chat
4 Mar 2021 Society for California Archaeology 2021 Annual Meeting
23 Feb 2021 Archaeology at a Distance: Engaging Learners in Remote Classrooms
19 Feb 2021 Council of Virginia Archaeologists Winter 2021 Meeting
17 Feb 2021 Time Sifters Presents: Napoleon in Egypt
12 Feb 2021 Utah Professional Archaeological Council 2021 Winter Meeting
4 Feb 2021 Perishable Material Culture: An Introduction to Analysis and Documentation
12 Jan 2021 Professional Rock Art Recording: Simplified and Accurate
15 Dec 2020 Improving Your Archaeological Skills: How to Write Better Technical Reports
18 Sep 2020 RPA Photo Contest
17 Sep 2020 High Quality Artifact Photography

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