National Park Service’s 2017 Archaeological Prospection Workshop

The National Park Service’s 2017 workshop on archaeological prospection techniques entitled Current Archeological Prospection Advances for Non-destructive Investigations of the Pea Ridge Civil War Battlefield will be held May 15–19, 2017, at the Pea Ridge National Military Park in Benton County, Arkansas.  Lodging will be in Roger, Arkansas, at a motel to be determined.  The lectures will be at a meeting room in Rogers, Arkansas, at a place to be determined.  The field exercises will take place at the Pea Ridge National Military Park.  The park commemorates the March 7-8, 1862 Civil War battle between Federal and Confederate troops in northwestern Arkansas.  The resulting Federal victory keep the State of Missouri in the Union.   Co-sponsors for the workshop include the National Park Service’s Midwest Archeological Center, Pea Ridge National Military Park, and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, as well as the Arkansas Archaeological Survey  This will be the twenty-seventh year of the workshop dedicated to the use of geophysical, aerial photography, and other remote sensing methods as they apply to the identification, evaluation, conservation, and protection of archaeological resources across this Nation.  The workshop will present lectures on the theory of operation, methodology, processing, and interpretation with on-hands use of the equipment in the field.  There is a registration charge of $475.00.  Application forms are available on the Midwest Archeological Center’s web page at <http://www.nps.gov/mwac/>. Payment may be made by credit card through the Friends of NCPTT for non-government employees.  Federal employees may pay through a training form (SF-182) sent to the Midwest Archeological Center or by credit card through the Friends of NCPTT (NCPTT webpage announcement).  For further information, please contact Steven L. DeVore, Archeologist, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center, Federal Building, Room 474, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-3873: tel: (402) 437-5392, ext. 141; fax: (402) 437-5098; email: <steve_de_vore@nps.gov>.

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