Friday, July 15, 2016

The 100th anniversary of the "Susquehanna River Expedition” to be presented

The 100th anniversary of the "Susquehanna River Expedition”, will be presented by Deb Twigg, cofounder of the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center, (SRAC) located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY on Tuesday, August 2nd,  2016 - 6:30 – 7:30pm.

100 years ago, in the summer of 1916, Warren K. Moorehead formed a controversial expedition of the Susquehanna River and the Native American sites found there. SRAC's executive director, Deb Twigg will tell this story of the expedition that started at the mouth of the Susquehanna in Cooperstown, NY to the Chesapeake Bay and met with local historical societies and antiquarians to learn more about the Native Indian cultures, and it would be the Murray Farm in Athens PA that in the end would be the most significant site of the whole trip.

Twigg added, "Personally, I remember years ago - going in to the Spaulding Library and into the locked glass case to get my hands on this book for the first time.....This is a VERY important event for our Valley - and OUR VALLEY is the highlight of this book...ALSO - one of the people that traveled with this group was a young man by the name of Ellsworth Cowles...who would later become one of our co-founders at SRAC."

With letters from the actual people who were involved in the expedition including Moorehead himself, as well as official reports, and many pictures, Twigg will share a very informative and entertaining report.

The doors will open at 6pm, with the program running from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Admission is $6 Adults, $4 for SRAC members and students. The public is advised that the SRAC gift shop and exhibit hall will also be open during this time as well and to please consider arriving early to browse these areas before the program.

For more information, call 570-565-7960 or email info@sracenter.org.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tonight - Tuesday July 5th!

Council Rocks Archaeoastronomy Site, 
by David Gutkowski
Tuesday, July 5th  
At SRAC, 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
from  6:30 - 7:30pm

Dave Gutkowski has been giving lectures and presentations at various archaeology meetings and state conventions and has traveled as far as New Hampshire to present the site to audiences and professionals.  He has recently been invited to speak in Europe at an international gathering of archaeoastronomy professionals.

Dave will discuss and share a video presentation about a recently found stonehenge-like site with rock shelter called Council Rocks in Northeastern Pennsylvania.   Mr. Gutkowski is an avocational archaeologist who has been researching the site since its discovery in 2007.  Council Rocks appears to be an archaeoastronomy site, ceremonial in nature and used to track the sun's passage while marking the four seasons. Dave dates the site to 1825 BCE with a significant modification at 125 BCE. The video he produced compresses nine years of his research into a twenty minute film. While its precise location is still confidential, he expects this site to be a substantial find for our area in years to come.  In addition to the film, Dave will discuss more recent developments at the site and current research of an associated rockshelter.

Doors will open at 6pm and admission is $5, SRAC members $4 - Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

History's Mysteries at SRAC: Council Rocks Archaeoastronomy Site, by David Gutkowski Tuesday, July 5th

Council Rocks Archaeoastronomy Site, 
by David Gutkowski
Tuesday, July 5th 
At SRAC, 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
from  6:30 - 7:30pm

Dave Gutkowski has been giving lectures and presentations at various archaeology meetings and state conventions and has traveled as far as New Hampshire to present the site to audiences and professionals.  He has recently been invited to speak in Europe at an international gathering of archaeoastronomy professionals.

Dave will discuss and share a video presentation about a recently found stonehenge-like site with rock shelter called Council Rocks in Northeastern Pennsylvania.   Mr. Gutkowski is an avocational archaeologist who has been researching the site since its discovery in 2007.  Council Rocks appears to be an archaeoastronomy site, ceremonial in nature and used to track the sun's passage while marking the four seasons. Dave dates the site to 1825 BCE with a significant modification at 125 BCE. The video he produced compresses nine years of his research into a twenty minute film. While its precise location is still confidential, he expects this site to be a substantial find for our area in years to come.  In addition to the film, Dave will discuss more recent developments at the site and current research of an associated rockshelter.

Doors will open at 6pm and admission is $5, SRAC members $4 - Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Dr. DeeAnne Wymer, PHD joins SRAC's Board

SRAC is proud to announce the addition of Dr. DeeAnne Wymer, author, professional anthropologist and professor at Bloomsburg University to our board of directors.

Dr. Wymer is a nationally renowned anthropologist and a highly regarded specialist in Hopewell "Mound Builder" research. If you have attended any of our annual events, Dee has been a presenter and attendee quite regularly and has been a great support for our organization for many years. As a result, I am very honored to announce her acceptance to our invitation to be an official SRAC board member, and we look forward to the leadership and scientific expertise that she brings to our organization.

Dee has also arranged for Bloomsburg to team up with SRAC this year to begin an archaeological internship which will begin at SRAC June 1st and run throughout the summer.  The internship will be a part of a local archaeological excavation at which we will offer a public field school weekend in the fall where members and their families can join us as well.

If you are not currently a member or your membership has not been renewed, please visit our website and renew online here:
https://sracenter.wordpress.com/memberships/

OR: You can also download and mail in a form with payment here: https://issuu.com/sracenter.org/docs/membershipform/1

OR: You can also stop in 1 - 5pm Tuesdays through Fridays or Saturdays 11 - 4pm.

Thanks everybody I will be doing a news release as well but I wanted you all to be the first to know!


Monday, May 16, 2016

SRAC has a Facebook page!

If you are on Facebook and would like to see our page click here! (don't forget to like and share!)

https://www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-River-Archaeological-Center-381601065226555/

Dendroglyphs in Central New York: Iroquois Tree Paintings and the Painted Post, Presented at SRAC June 7th

Dr. David Moyer
On Tuesday, June 7th from 6:30 - 7:30 Dr. David Moyer will present “Dendroglyphs in Central New York: Iroquois Tree Paintings and the Painted Post" at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY. Dendroglyphs are various symbols painted and or carved into tree trunks by primitive peoples.

One such painted post that will be discussed is Corning's 'Painted Post" as this location was a central crossing of the principle Indian trails as well as a resting place and rendezvous for Indians traveling north, south, east and west. Indian houses were located near the river, fields were cultivated and a huge post was set in an open space and said to be representing an enemy. Festivities and dances were held around this post and huge fires were built.

David Moyer is the Owner and Principal Archaeologist at Birchwood Archaeological Services, a historical and archaeological consulting company in Gilbertsville, NY. Over the past 25 years he has conducted archaeological research in five countries and over a dozen states. Currently, he serves as President of the Chenango Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association and Director of the Roland Hill Memorial Museum of Archaeology in Otsego, NY. Door will open at 6pm and admission is $5, SRAC members $4.

Download a flier to share here! https://www.scribd.com/doc/312773737/Dendroglyphs-in-Central-New-York-Iroquois-Tree-Paintings-and-the-Painted-Post

The Susquehanna River Expedition of 1916

In 1916, an expedition funded by George Heye (Heye Museum founder) and led by Warren K. Moorehead to discover and gain artifacts from cemeteries of the Susquehannocks (Andastes.) It was later called the Susquehanna River Expedition in a book published by Moorehead twenty years later and is seen as the darkest of times for our local archaeology efforts.
 - Read more about this expedition here.

 - Also: Read news article from this excavation about the Giant Skeletons with Horns here.
~and read the truth about this story here!