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 contact Laura Galke, Chief Curator, State Archaeology Division or by phone at (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 Laura Galke, Chief Curator, State Archaeology Division or by phone at (804) 482-6441.
Archeological Society of Virginia.
Visit this statewide organization of avocational and professional archaeologists. 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.
Virginia Museum of Natural History, Archaeology Lab
In addition to an estimated ten million geological and biological specimens, VMNH curates over a million archaeological specimens (artifacts and samples). Its facilities include a wet lab for processing samples, wet screening, and washing; a Flote-Tech flotation tank with covered outside space for processing flotation samples; archaeology lab with reference collections for zooarchaeology; distance learning studio with video broadcast capabilities; and a research library.
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.
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.
- The Archaeological Conservancy: TAC is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to acquiring and preserving archaeological sites discovered on private land.
- Society for American Archaeology
- Society for Historical Archaeology
- American Cultural Resources Association: ACRA is a non-profit trade association that supports the business needs of the diverse cultural resource management industry.
- Register of Professional Archaeologists: RPA advances professionalism in archaeology, setting a code of conduct and standards of research performance for archaeology professionals world-wide.