PSU Celebrates Archaeology Month

October 4th, 2006 by Adam

Ever wondered what’s beneath your backyard? Plymouth State University wants to help you find out as it helps New Hampshire celebrate ‘Archaeology Month’ with a series of on-campus weekly lectures. The “Paths of the Past” lecture series features a host of archaeology experts speaking about a variety of topics, including discussions about a Native American site dig in Colebrook, archaeological finds in New Hampshire lakes and ponds and archaeology in the White Mountain National Forest.

PSU Archaeology Professor Dr. David Starbuck invites the public to the lectures, saying, “I don’t think this is ivory tower stuff at all. Many people, at heart, love to discover things from the past and learn more about the places where they live. Plymouth State University has a rich history of involvement in New Hampshire archaeology; we need to provide leadership opportunities about this very relevant topic.”

The “Paths of the Past” lecture series are Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in Room 223 of Rounds Hall during October. The lectures are free and open to the public.

• October 4 — “Archaeology in England and Scotland” by Dr. David Starbuck and Elizabeth Hall, PSU, and Roland Smith, Lyme, N.H.

• October 11 — “Archaeology Under New Hampshire Waters” by Dr. David C.
Switzer, PSU

• October 18 — “Heritage Resource Partnerships on the White Mountain National Forest” by Karl Roenke, White Mountain National Forest

• October 25 — “One Day 10,000 Years Ago” by Dr. Richard A. Boisvert, New Hampshire State Archaeologist, NH Division of Historical Resources

The “Paths to the Past” lecture series is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Archaeological Society, New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources and Plymouth State University.