The Conference on New England Archaeology was formed in 1979 to strengthen communication and facilitate a continuous interchange of information among archaeologists who work in New England. CNEA publishes information highlighting relevant current research and sponsors an annual conference on a current topic in New England archaeology. Member benefits includes conference admission.
CNEA ANNUAL MEETING-- Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:30am registration, meeting time 9am to 5pm
2017 Conference Topics:
Our morning is being organized around talks addressing Archaic period materials and interpretations, as a way of paying homage to two giants in our field that we lost recently-- Brian Robinson and Dena Dincauze.
In the afternoon we intend to discuss the "elephant in the room." We have invited a panel of speakers including THPOs, regulatory folks, CRM professionals, and those working in academia. The panel will be addressing both the current and future states of archaeology in the Northeast. Some topics that have come up in steering committee discussions include the general downward trend in scopes of contract projects, changes in academic programming based on CRM needs, and of course the uncertainty surrounding some recent political shifts (i.e. the implications of the potential dissolution of the EPA).
Location Muskie School, Portland, Maine.
There is a free parking garage right next door to the building. Power Engineers will also be hosting an informal reception the evening before, details available at the event.