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OUT OF THE EARTH: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF RAW MATERIALS
A VERMONT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, INC. WINTER WORKSHOP
Saturday, February 28, 1998
8:30 am -5:30 pm
Green Mountain National Forest Headquarters, Conference Room
231 N. Main Street (W. Side of Route 7), Rutland, Vermont, USA
Explore the archeology of raw materials wrested out of the Northeast's
quarries and mines. Noted industrial archeologists, geoarcheologists,
and an architectural historian bring you a suite of the northeast's
diverse resources. How did past cultures use the earth's bounty? How do
archeologists research minerals, rocks, and quarries?
Scott McLaughlin, President, Vermont Archaeological Society, Inc.
"Out of the Earth: An Introduction to the Archeology of Raw Materials"
Barbara Calogero, Research Associate, University of Connecticut, Storrs
"On the Trail of the Knappers: Seeing Through Rocks"
Mary Ann Levine, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Ithaca College, New
"Native American Copper in the Northeast"
Kathleen Callum, Geoarcheologist, GEOARCH, Inc., Brandon, Vermont
"Serpents from the Ocean Depths: Soapstone, Talc, Asbestos, and Antique
Gordon Pollard, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, SUNY College of
"From Ore to Iron: An Historical-Archeological Perspective"
Elsa Gilbertson, National Register Specialist, Vermont Division for
Historic Preservation, Montpelier
"The Building Blocks of Vermont's Architecture"
Susanne Rappaport, Director, Slate Valley Museum, Granville, New York
Guided Tour of the Slate Valley Museum
Please Preregister! Participation limited to 32 (scholarships
available). Contact: Sheila Charles: (802) 747-4533 or
[log in to unmask] Checks for $40 ($35 for members) made out to:
Vermont Archaeological Society, Inc., c/o S. Charles, 9 Elmwood Drive,
Rutland, Vermont 05701. Winter Workshops are an annual program of the
V.A.S. Inc. Education Committee.
Check out the VAS Web Site for further schedule, scholarship, and other
information (being posted shortly):
Kathleen E. Callum/ Robert A. Sloma
RR 2 Box 2429-1
Brandon VT 05733
TEL: (802) 247-8127
FAX: (802) 247-0107
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