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.

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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!

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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.

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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!