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March 1, 2015


Submission deadline for W. Fred Kinsey Scholarship


Students currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree are eligible to apply for the W. Fred Kinsey Meeting Scholarship. Eligibility is dependent on a complete, single-author paper with PowerPoint slides (if appropriate) to be presented at the annual meeting of The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. Student presentations must be accepted by the program chair for the SPA annual meeting to qualify. Papers should focus on topics relevant to Pennsylvania archaeology.  Award of the Scholarship requires submission of the complete paper by a single author, in an electronic format (Word or WordPerfect) to the Program Chair by the regular submission deadline date for papers as set by the Program Chair. The Program Chair Person this year is Noël Strattan at Selection of the winning paper is decided by committee review and will be based on quality of original research, presentation and appeal to the avocational and professional archaeology community. The committee consists of at least three members of the Society, one from staff of the PHMC and one member from the education committee of the Society.


Presentation of the award will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology on April 10-12 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The selected paper will be published on-line through the PHMC website and submitted for review to the editor of the journal Pennsylvania Archaeologist for possible publication. The editor of the journal will make the final decision on publication. Donations are encouraged to support the W. Fred Kinsey Scholarship fund. In addition to the monetary award and publication assistance, one year of membership in the Society is included in the award. Questions regarding this scholarship may be directed to Janet Johnson, Curator of Archaeology at the State Museum of Pennsylvania (




April 10-12, 2015


The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology 86 th Annual Meeting

Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center

Bethlehem, PA


September-October 2015


Excavations at Fort Hunter

Fort Hunter, Harrisburg, PA


The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s Section of Archaeology will be continuing excavations at Fort Hunter during September and October of 2015.

Archaeologists will be looking for evidence of the French and Indian War era Fort, in addition to documenting the prehistoric occupation at the site dating back at least 8,000 years.  

Staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer brief descriptions of the archaeological process.



November 15, 2015


Annual Workshops in Archaeology

The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA

The theme of the 2015 workshops is farming.

More information will be available in Summer 2015.