The Vermont Archaeological Society (USA) invites anyone interested in
archaeology and history to our 30th Anniversary Annual Spring Meeting and
the 5th Annual Archaeology Awareness Auction at the Kirk Alumni Center,
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont on Saturday, April 18, 1998 from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Vermont Archaeological Society will be celebrating its 30th
Anniversary at its Annual Spring Meeting (8:30 AM to 2:30 PM) with six
speakers presenting topics as diverse as shipwreck archaeology,
prehistoric mounds, cemetery analysis and the architecture of Roman
Emperors' Palaces. The Spring Meeting will allow the public the
opportunity to get up-to-date information on new developments in Vermont
archaeology, results of recent fieldwork and historical research,
resources available for teaching archaeology in the classroom, and learn
how they can become more involved in Vermont archaeology. Registration for
the Spring Meeting will be $15 for VAS members, $20 for non-members.
Registration includes morning coffee, tea, soda, juice and a catered
lunch. Registration without food is also available at $5 for VAS members,
and $10 for non-members. Please pre-register to ensure a space.
Following our program of speakers, the VAS will host the fifth Annual
Archaeology Awareness Auction from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. We will kick
off the auction with a celebration of the VAS's 30th anniversary. Cake,
coffee, and tea will be served. The Auction and celebration are free and
open to the public.
The fifth Annual Archaeology Awareness Auction is a fundraiser for
"Journey Into thePast," this year's Vermont Archaeology Week, which will
take place on September 20-26, 1998.
Many exciting items of interest to everyone will be featured at the
auction, such as: a handmade Barn Raising Log Cabin quilt, travel tickets,
an antique cast-iron Victorian-era parlor stove, gift certificates,
jewelry, museum memberships, art, crafts, antiques and rare books. Please
come and pick up some great bargains while supporting public awareness of
The meeting and auction will be held at the Kirk Alumni Center, which is
located 3/4 of a mile southwest of Middlebury Village on the south side of
Route 30 near the Middlebury College Golf Course. To preregister or for
more information, please contact VAS President Scott A. McLaughlin at
[log in to unmask] or 183 Plains Road, Jericho, VT 05465 or (802)
8:30-9:30 Registration and Coffee
9:30-10:00 Business and Opening Remarks
10:00-10:30 Eric Emery, Nautical Archaeology Program, Texas A&M
University: Lake Champlain's Mosquito Fleet: Thomas
MacDonough's War of 1812 Row Galley Squadron
10:45-11:15 Chris K. Slesar, Consulting Archaeology Program, University
of Vermont: Project Update on the Old Burial Ground
in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
11:15-12:00 Michael R. Werner, Werner Archaeological Consulting,
Albany, New York: The Architecture of Power: Roman
Emperors' Palaces in Rome and the Baltic
12:00-1:00 Catered Lunch
1:00-1:30 Douglas S. Frink, Archaeology Consulting Team, Inc.,
Essex Junction, Vermont: Aboriginal Mounds In
1:30-2:00 Kathy Wheeler, Independent Archaeological Consulting,
Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Findings from the State Office
Building in Newport, Vermont
2:00-2:30 Consulting Archaeology Program, University of Vermont,
Burlington, Vermont: Stone Tools video
2:30-2:45 VAS 30th Birthday Celebration with Cake, Tea, & Coffee
2:45-4:30 Archaeology Awareness Auction
Registration will be $15 for VAS members, $20 for non-members.
Registration includes morning coffee, tea, soda, juice and catered lunch.
Registration without food is $5 for VAS members, and $10 for non-members.
The Auction is free and open to the public. Kirk Alumni Center is 3/4 of a
mile southwest of Middlebury Village on the south side of Route 30 near
the Middlebury College Golf Course. Please contact VAS President Scott A.
McLaughlin to preregister at (802) 899-4036 or [log in to unmask]
or183 Plains Road, Jericho, Vermont 05465.
Kathleen E. Callum/Robert A. Sloma
594 Indian Trail
Leicester, VT 05733
TEL: (802) 247-8127
FAX: (802) 247-0107
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