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Virginia Archaeology NETWORK

What is VA ArchNET?
DHR created this webpage to enhance networking among archaeologists and non-archaeologists interested in the topic within Virginia. If your organization would like to contribute to this page or have this page linked to your site, contact Dee DeRoche; (804) 482-6441.

Virginia Archaeology Month.  Every October, Virginia celebrates Virginia archaeology at libraries, museums, historical societies, clubs, and at active archaeological sites. The theme for 2010 was Written in Stone, Exploring the Commonwealth's Historic Cemeteries. DHR also produced last year's poster (copies of which are available for free from DHR). The backside of the poster includes useful information about cemetery preservation and cemetery laws in Virginia. Return to this page for forthcoming information about 2011 Archaeology Month activities.

Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Through the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, the City of Alexandria, Virginia's archaeologists, volunteers and students work with citizens and developers to study and manage archaeological resources important to the community's past, and to share this knowledge with both a local and world-wide audience. Visit the museum's enhanced website by clicking on the picture to the right.

First People: The Early Indians of Virginia. Visit this webpage to find out about the ancient history of the native people of Virginia. Although these web pages span the entire spectrum of native cultural history, they barely scratch the surface of what archaeologists and other scholars are learning about native Virginians.

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The Atlas of Virginia Archaeology offers links and information about sites, museums, exhibits and other venues that focus on archaeology
Atlas of Virginia Archaeology. This 2011 updated atlas has links to destinations in Virginia which are open to the public and feature exhibits or information related to archaeology. (See text-only version.)

Council of Virginia Archaeologists.  Made up primarily of professional archaeologists, the council fosters public awareness, knowledge, and support for the preservation of Virginia archaeology.  The COVA website includes information on the organization, as well as links to many of its members' sites.

Chesapeake Archaeology. Visit this web link to learn about the project A Comparative Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture, supported in part with funding from the Department of Historic Resources, and developed by a consortium of researchers from a number of regional institutions. The purpose of the website is to report project goals, data, and results for a broad public and professional audience.

Archeological Society of Virginia. Visit this statewide organization of avocational and professional archeologists. Join one of the society's 15 chapters and attend lectures, go on field trips, and participate in training programs and hands-on archaeology opportunities. Find out how to join by visiting the ASV website where you will also find publications lists, conference announcements, and summer field school schedules.

National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region. The NPS Regional Archeology Program serves the archaeological needs of national parks in portions of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and all of the District of Columbia. Exhibits highlighting archaeological research in the National Capital Region are produced several times a year. The link leads to information about current and past exhibits.

National Organizations: Magazines Updated 7.5.11