Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society

Monthly Meeting February 11, 2023 from 2-4 pm

This month we will welcome Lori Stahlgren (Kentucky Archaeological Survey) and Teresa Lee (Riverside Site Supervisor) who will present on their work with the Slave Dwelling Project. The pair will discuss how artifacts found in places where enslaved people live provide clues that help us understand how people held in bondage fostered resilience, created a sense of community and identity, and resisted the dehumanization of enslavement. You can attend in person at the Clark County Museum in Jeffersonville, Indiana or via Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83680146677?pwd=Y0dIYUpRWk9qR1l4eUtRbGF6c0dBZz09

Riverside’s Archaeology Day!

Jay Stottman has asked us back to the Farnsley-Moreman Landing this year for their annual Riverside Archaeology Day. The event will be Sunday, October 23 at 1pm. Volunteers are always needed and welcome at this public education event. We will have a small booth and will assist Dr. Stottman with the ongoing public excavation near the historic house. And if you have never toured the house and ground, this would be a great opportunity to learn the history of this part of Jefferson County. The Landing is located at 7410 Moorman Road in Louisville.

Current Volunteer Opportunity with FOAS!

Volunteers are needed to work on the Hale Brothers collection.  Help is needed to identify, clean (some are glued to display cases), measure, and enter the artifacts into our database.  This is a large collection and will take a lot of work hours to complete.  The collection belongs to the Clark County History Museum.  FOAS is working to prepare the collection to be put on display at the museum. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Bob DeMent at bobtdement@gmail.com. The Hale collection offers us an opportunity to learn about not only projectile points, but also ground stone tools and banner stones.

Calling New Members!

FOAS is looking to add new members to it’s ranks. We are open to all, professionals, amateurs and history enthusiasts alike to join us. By joining FOAS, you’ll be invited to attended lectures from professional and lay people in the field, opportunities to study and train in archaeological survey and excavations, free copies of our journals and more. Membership is a yearly donation of $15, with discounted rates for students. Meetins are once monthly at the Clark County Museum in Jeffersonville Indiana.

Please contact Anne Bader for any questions or interest. Hope to see you there!

Dr. Michael Strezewski Presentation

Come to the next FOAS meeting, Saturday November 9 2-4 to hear Dr. Michael Strezewski of University of Southern Indiana discuss the Mann Site. Located in Posey County, this Middle Woodland Site has mounds and earthworks. See how it is related to regional Native American cultures.

The meeting will be held at the Jeffersonville Indiana library on Court Avenue. The presentation is free and open to the public.

A New Look!

We’ve just updated our website look!earlier this year, we ran into some issue with our web host which took our site down and some data was lost during that time. We’ve recovered as much as we could and used this to revamp the entire site for a more streamlined look. We’ll be re-adding the galleries and possibly other features in the future.

In the meantime, it is September which means Archaeology Month is upon us! Please check out Kyopa.org for events happening in town. We’ll also be at Gaslight Festival this week as well, with a booth outside the Corn Island Archaeology office.

FOAS ARPA Presentation

Recently during one of our September meetings, Keith Keeney from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers talked about ARPA – The Archaeological Resources Protection Act spoke to our group. He showed the group how to interpret the law. For those who missed it, his Power Point presentation can be now be downloaded here.

Download Link: FOAS ARPA Presentation

Clark County Museum Fundraiser

The Clark County Museum needs our help with this fundraiser. Thanks! Barb

The Clark County Museum, Inc. is participating again this year In the Give For Good Louisville campaign. This is on SEPTEMBER 13th from midnight to midnight. If you’d like to donate to the museum, simply google Give For Good Louisville and search for Clark County Museum. (Or click this link.) When you are on the page, you will see our message and a donate button. You can make a secure online donation on Give For Good Louisville.

If you would like to help us raise more funds to help our mission, please consider forwarding our site information to people in your contact list who might be willing to donate. Even $10.00 would be gratefully received!

Thank you so much!