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October 29, 2022

The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024

In association with:
Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation
Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology
Pennsylvania Archaeological Council

The theme of this year’s program centers around archaeology as a tool for discovering a pathway to the past. Archaeologists have identified physical pathways such as Indigenous foot paths, portages, and trade routes but there are also the pathways archaeology can offer in enriching, and sometimes correcting narratives of the past. Pennsylvania’s landscape of rolling mountains, plateaus and ridges, and major river valleys were physical factors that influenced settlement of the Commonwealth. 

Foot paths created by Indigenous peoples thousands of years ago, led to trade and exchange routes that eventually developed into roadways. River valleys served as transportation corridors for commerce and trade from Precontact through the historic period defining the locations of communities.  Some pathways are not as evident, as in the underground railroad network that transported formerly enslaved peoples to communities here and elsewhere. Discovering the stories of the past can be a difficult emotional journey to uncovering heritage, as is often true for the disenfranchised, but their contributions to our Commonwealth’s development are important and the archaeological record is a pathway for sharing their stories.

Registrations Fees

$25.00  -  Early Registration (by October 24) 

$15.00  -  Pennsylvania Archaeological Council (PAC) Members

$15.00  -  Society For Pennsylvania Archaeology (SPA) Members

$15.00  -  Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Members 

$35.00  -  Registration at Door - NO DISCOUNTS


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Bagged Lunch Option:

Bagged Lunches are available for $8.50 and must be pre-ordered and paid in advance by Monday, October 24th.
Lunches are prepared by Yellow Bird Café, Harrisburg, PA and include sandwich and chips. You can add a cookie for $1.50.

  • Option #1: Chicken Caesar Wrap  (chicken, lettuce, tomato, caesar dressing, whole wheat wrap & chips)
  • Option #2: Vegetable Wrap  (tomato, cucumber, roasted red peppers, banana peppers, guacamole, spinach, provolone, whole wheat wrap & chips).
  • Option #3: Turkey and Arugula Sandwich  (oven roasted turkey, provolone, garlic, aioli, arugula, tomato, ciabatta roll & chips) 
  • Option #4: Chicken Salad Sandwich  (diced chicken in mayo mixture with grapes, apples, dried cranberries, leaf lettuce, ciabatta roll & chips)
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