Past Conference Agenda Archive

Past spring & fall conference programs with abstracts of the various presentations, bio's of some of the speakers and field trip information, in downloadable PDF's.

Fall 2016
October 28-30, 2016
Billerica, Massachusetts
Keynote by Dr. Gary Urton: "Landscapes and ‘Skyscapes’ in Native South American Cosmologies".

Spring 2016
April 29–May 1, 2016
South Portland, Maine
Keynote by Dr. Curtiss Hoffman: "Native American Stone Constructions of the Eastern Seaboard".

Fall 2015
October 23-25, 2015
Rutland, Vermont
Keynote by Herman Bender: "North American Bear Myths and Rituals: Moon, Women & Stars"

Spring 2015
April 24–26, 2015
Kingston, New York
Keynote by Michael Gramly: "The Bowser Road Site: A Clovis-Age Disarticulated Mastodon and Associated Ivory, Stone and Bone Tools"

Fall 2014
October 31–November 2, 2014
Nashua, New Hampshire
Keynote by Dr. Michael Waters: "In Search of the First Americans: The Archaeological and Genetic Evidence for the Ice Age Peopling of the Americas".

Spring 2014
April 11-13, 2014
Warwick, RI
Keynote by Dr. Johannes Loubser: "Ethnography and archaeology of southern Appalachian petroglyphs and piled stone features".

Fall 2013
October 25 to 27, 2013
Springfield, Massachusetts
Keynote by Lucianne Lavin: "Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology & Oral Traditions tell us about their Philosophy & Spirituality"

Spring 2013
April 26 to 29, 2013
Danbury, Connecticut
Keynote by several speakers: "Traditional Native Amerian Story Tellint".

Fall 2012
Taunton, Massachusetts
Kenote by Stephen Jett: “What’s New Since '92? Six Evidentiary Revolutions in
the Pre- Columbian Transoceanic Contact Controversy"
Spring 2012
April 20 -22, 2012
Concord, New Hampshire
Keynote by John Major Jenkins: " An Interpretation of the Mayan 2012 Cosmogenesis"

Fall 2011
South Burlington, VT,
Keynote by Dr. Harry Holstein: " The Myth of the Stone Mound Builders, Preliminary Documentation and Research on Native American Stone Structure Sites in Alabama and the Eastern United States."

Spring 2011
April 20-May 1, 2011
South Portland, ME,
Keynote by Dr. Dennis Stanford: “Recent Developments and New Perspectives in
American Archaeology.”

Fall 2010
November 12 - 14, 2010
Storrs, Connecticut
Keynote by Dr. Nickolas Bellantoni: “Pre-Contact Archaeology & Ethnohistory of the New World ”

Spring 2010
April 16 - 18, 2010
Kingston, New York
Keynote by John Anthony West: “Rebel Egyptology”

Fall 2009
Nov 13-15, 2009
Boxborough, Massachusetts
Keynote by Ted Timreck and John Goff: “The Legacy of Mavor and Dix”

Spring 2009
April 24-26, 2009
Keene, New Hampshire
Keynote by Robert M. Schoch: “Global Patterns of Transoceanic Dispersal in
Ancient Times: New Evidence on the Driving Factors, and a
Warning for the Present”

Fall 2008
November 7-9, 2008
Newport, Rhode Island
Keynote by Jean-Daniel Stanley: “Coastal and Marine Geoarchaeology: Exploration and Recent Discoveries of Ancient Buried and Submerged Sites”