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Virginia Archaeology NETWORK

What is VA ArchNET?
DHR's webpage to encourage networking among archaeologists and non-archaeologists interested in the topic within Virginia. If your organization would like to highlight a link to your site on this page, contact Dee DeRoche or by phone, (804) 482-6441.

Virginia Archaeology Month.  Every October, Virginia celebrates Virginia archaeology at libraries, museums, historical societies, clubs, and at active archaeological sites. For more information, contact Dee DeRoche; (804) 482-6441.

Archeological Society of Virginia. ASV is a statewide organization of avocational and professional archeologists. Join one of the society's 16 chapters and attend lectures, go on field trips and participate in training programs and hands-on archaeology opportunities. Visit the ASV website to join, or to find publications lists, conference announcements, and summer field school schedules.

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. 

First People: The Early Indians of Virginia. This webpage provides information 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.

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.

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
AnthroNotes Digital Repository: The entire collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Department of Anthropology publication AnthroNotes (1979-2012) and 262 individual AnthroNotes articles can be downloaded in three formats (PDF, mobi, ePub) from the Smithsonian Libraries digital database. The database is searchable by author, title, year and subject. Searches may be conducted in over 40 topics, including geographic regions, contemporary issues, and education. AnthroNotes includes research-based articles by leading scholars in the field as well as classroom-tested activities.  

Updated 5.11.17