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NELD (NORTHEAST LITHIC DATABASE) WORKGROUP MEETING
The goal of NELD is to build a lithic identification and sourcing database
for northeastern North America. We meet periodically to work out
formatting, funding, and policy issues for the database. Our Website,
hosted by Uconn's ArchNet, holds information on our goals, membership, and
Our next working meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 1998, 8:00
am to noon. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 33rd Annual
Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America
Annual Meeting (March 19-21, 1998) in Portland, Maine, USA.
For your information, the Northeast Section of the GSA's will feature at
least two symposia of interest to geoarchaeologists on Friday March 20:
Using geological techniques to model past environments.
T10 Archaeological Stone Artifacts:
Contributions to sources, petrology, and distribution.
NELD representatives will make some introductory remarks about the project
during the T10 session, and then on Saturday we will meet as a group to
address specific issues (such as access security, nomenclature, graphics &
mapping, and web & database design) as well as general policy and long
term goals such as funding.
We invite new participants and input into our project. Please visit our
Website for more information.
If you think you might be coming to Maine, please let us know so we can
arrange for sufficient work space and handouts!