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!
We are currently in need of volunteers for the Stemle Collection to sort, label and reorganize artifacts. Bob DeMent will be at the Clark County Historical Museum every Tuesday and Thursday, 1pm-4pm for this purpose. He can be reached at bob.dement@gmail. Thank you!
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.
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.
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
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!
Our new journals are finally here! Currents of Change vol. 9 features the life and findings of E.Y. Guernsey who conducted extensive work in the Falls and Clark County region. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your copy.
FOAS makes contribution to the newly opened Clark County Museum in honor of the memory of former member Jeff Stoner. The money is to be used to provide educational programming for archaeology. Bett Etenohan, FOAS, shown here giving check to Jeannie Burke, Clark County Museum.
The Saturday May 13 meeting of FOAS will feature Mike Linderman who is the Site Director at Angel Mounds. He is in possession of the personal photos/slides of Glenn and Ida Black that details their life during the early excavations at Angel Mound and some of the trips they took with Eli Lilly and wife, and will present a slide presentation to us on this subject. The meeting runs from 2-4 pm and will be held in the auditorium of the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center in Clarksville, Indiana.
Our newsletter for October is up! The Gaslight festival was a huge success again this year, with quite a few remarkable finds from the Conrad Seaton House. We are also still working on excavation materials from Division Street School and the Clark County Museum. Anyone
who would like to help can contact Bett to set up a time.
Next meeting is this Saturday, October 8th. Anne Bader will be going over projectile point types and identification.
Download here: October Bits and Pieces