October 2017 Newsletter

Dear HVC Members,

October is here, and our meeting schedule continues to march on. There has been a slight change of plans for the October meeting, which will be detailed below. It should be a very interesting meeting, and I hope can all make it, despite a last-minute change of date.

October 2017 Meeting – Oct. 18, 2017 – 6:00pm

2017 marks the Bicentennial of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. As such, a special exhibition, entitled Excavating Archaeology @ U-M: 1817-2017, will be opening on October 18 (ending May 27, 2018). Rather than holding our meeting on third Thursday of the month as we normally do, chapter leadership has decided to instead encourage members to attend the opening lecture for this exhibition.

The talk will be taking place in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union, 530 S. State St, Ann Arbor. This is just a few doors down from our normal meeting place. The speaker will be Dr. Susan Alcock, discussing the future of archaeological museums. The talk is scheduled for 6pm-7:15pm with a reception to follow in the Kelsey Museum.

I understand this is a rather last-minute change of date and time for the meeting, so I hope you are all able to make it. The Bicentennial talk is a very relevant topic for our chapter, so we felt it would be a good opportunity to encourage our members to attend. Attached is a flier for the exhibition including the details mentioned above regarding the talk. More information on the exhibition can be found here.

November 2017 Meeting – Nov. 16, 2017 – 7:30pm

For our November meeting, Dr. Emily Epstein, Principal Investigator at Commonwealth Heritage Group, will be presenting Nobi-ni Tse’tse’ede (House on the Cold One), an Original Occupation: Northern Great Basin Archaic Hunter-Gatherer Household Archaeology, Harney County, Oregon, an abbreviated version of her dissertation research.

This meeting will be a return to our normal schedule, and as such, we will be going out for dinner at the Cottage Inn restaurant at 6pm before the talk.

Other Upcoming Dates

Michigan Archaeology Day – Oct. 28, 2017 – 10am-4pm

Michigan History Museum, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI

MAS encourages its members to attend this exciting annual archaeology event.



I hope your Autumn is off to a good start, despite the lack of seasonal weather we’ve largely experienced. As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments (matugaines@gmail.com) and I will do my best to answer them!



Marshall Gaines,

HVC President



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