What Is That?

That’s right, it’s time for the 2nd Annual Artifact ID Day, hosted by the Firelands Archaeology Research Center (FARC).

Firelands Archaeology presents its second annual artifact ID day this Saturday, October 3rd, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring your items to the Research Center in the AHS Sandstone Village (763 Milan Ave.) in Amherst.

Archaeologists will identify your farm, field, and backyard finds. Prehistoric and historic artifacts are welcome.

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6th Annual Ohio Archaeology Dinner

Firelands Archaeological Research Center (FARC) Announces the 6th Annual Ohio Archaeology Dinner on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Amherst Sandstone Village Grange Hall located at 763 Milan Avenue, Amherst, Ohio 44001.

6th Annual Ohio Archaeology Dinner 2015 PDF

Special Guest Speaker: Brian G. Redmond, Ph.D. Curator and John Otis Hower Chair of Archaeology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Presentation Topic: “Exploring Northern Ohio’s Oldest Village” About the time Stonehenge was new and work began on the pyramids of Egypt, local Native Americans were creating one of the first village settlements in northern Ohio. Hear about the exciting discovery of these settlements in Lorain County and lean about the remnants of clay house-floors and other remains that date to 4,000 years ago! This find tells us that local hunters and gatherers were much more settled than previously believed. Life was so good that the people stayed for several seasons and occupied this site for decades.

Presentation Details:
Thursday, October 22, 2015
FARC Lab Open House 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Appetizers 6:00 PM – Dinner 6:30 PM 
$18 Per Person (Includes Lecture, Dinner & Beverage) in advance.

Event location:
Amherst Sandstone Village Grange Hall
763 Milan Ave.
Amherst, OH 44001

Payment payable to:
Firelands Archaeological Research Center (FARC)

Mail payment to:
Firelands Archaeological Research Center 
P.O. Box 1013
Amherst, Ohio 44001

*All proceeds directly support the Firelands Archaeological Research Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The FARC lab, also located at the Amherst Sandstone Village, will be open from 5:30 – 6:30 PM before the event. Visitors can see many diverse artifacts that reveal the history of the people that have lived in our area for centuries. Tickets for this event are $18.00 per person and include the lecture, dinner and beverages. Seating is limited so please make reservations early!

Email james@jamesobarnes.com for reservation availability (All tickets must be pre-paid in advance—No doors sales available)

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Archaeology In Action

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AIA flyer 2015

Get Involved in Ohio Archaeology!

Sign-up for Archaeology in Action

Join Museum archaeologists in the excavation of a 4000-year old Native American settlement in Sheffield Village, Ohio. Participants may enroll in one to four, week-long sessions. No experience necessary!

Weekly sessions; Monday through Friday; June 15 through July 10, 2015, 8:30 am to 4 pm each day, rain or shine.

Additional information about Archaeology In Action and other programs can be found here: https://www.cmnh.org/discover/archaeology

Invitation to Play in the Dirt

labOkay, it may not be exactly playing in the dirt, but it is still an invitation. The regular lab season for Firelands Archaeological Research Center will soon be coming to a close as we get ready for the summer dig season. But don’t worry, there’s still time to join in and get some hands-on experience in the lab. For more information about how you can volunteer at the lab or even for field work during this summer’s dig season, contact firelandsarchaeology@gmail.com

To find out more about Firelands Archaeological Research Center, click here.

 

Redmond&Gen printed case2.inddWe would also like to take this time to congratulate Brian G. Redmond (and his co-editor Robert A. Genheimer) for their work on editing the recently released, Building the Past – Prehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in the Ohio Valley-Great Lakes.

5th Annual Ohio Archaeology Dinner

Firelands Archaeological Research Center (FARC) Announces the 5th Annual Ohio Archaeology Dinner on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Amherst Sandstone Village Grange Hall located at 763 Milan Avenue, Amherst, Ohio 44001.

Carrie Sowden Nautical Archaeologist

Carrie Sowden
Nautical Archaeologist

Special Guest Speaker: Ms. Carrie Sowden, Nautical Archaeologist. Carrie is the Archaeological Director of the Peachman Lake Erie Shipwreck Research Center of the Great Lakes Historical Society and a MAST (Maritime Archaeology Survey Team) coordinator.

Presentation: “The Anthony Wayne: Fact and Fiction” The Anthony Wayne was a side-wheel steamer that sank in 1850 in Lake Erie near Vermilion, Ohio, killing 38 people. Instantly destroyed by boiler explosions, the vessel was enroute from Toledo, OH to Buffalo, NY. Were there thousands of dollars of gold coins on board? Why did the new boilers explode? Join us as we explore what is known, what is believed, and what facts have emerged from the archaeology field work.

The Anthony Wayne

The Anthony Wayne

Dinner: A unique dinner will be provided that includes many native foods, prepared in a modern, gourmet style.

The FARC lab, also located at the Amherst Sandstone Village, will be open from 5:30 – 6:30 PM before the event. Visitors can see many diverse artifacts that reveal the history of the people that have lived in our area for centuries. Tickets for this event are $18.00 per person and include the lecture, dinner and beverages. Seating is limited so please make reservations early!

Please contact Mr. James O. Barnes at 440-452-9552 for reservations or CLICK HERE to print out a Ticket order form (All tickets must be pre-paid in advance—No doors sales available).

Firelands Archaeological Research Center (FARC)
5th Annual Ohio Archaeology Dinner
Thursday, October 9, 2014 beginning at 5:30 PM
Amherst Sandstone Village, Grange Hall
763 Milan Avenue, Amherst, Ohio 44001
 
Mailing Address:
Firelands Archaeological Research Center
P.O. Box 1013
Amherst,Ohio44001
www.firelandsarchaeology.org
Mr. James O. Barnes 440-452-9552