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Advances for Non-destructive Investigations of the Marksville Prehistoric Indian Site (16AV1), Louisiana

May 21 - May 25, 2018


Marksville, LA

| $475

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New instrument demonstrated for workshop participants.

New instrument demonstrated for workshop participants.

Register Now with the Friends of NCPTT (3rd Party Registration)This archeological workshop will be held at the Marksville State Historic Site in Avoyelies Parish, Louisiana.  The lectures will be at a meeting room in the Paragon Casino Resort.  Field exercises will take place at the Marksville State Historic Site.

Lodging will be at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana.  Please refer to “Archeological Prospection in the 21st Century – NAPM21G” when making your hotel reservations by calling 800-642-7777 for the workshop rate of $91 per night.

The site is the type site for the Marksville Culture, a local variant of the Hopewell Tradition.  The site contains numerous earthworks built by the indigenous prehistoric people of the southeastern North America.  Co-sponsors for the workshop include the National Park Service’s Midwest Archeological Center and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, as well as the Marksville State Historic Site and the Office of Cultural Development, Division of Archaeology of the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office.

Instructors demonstrate the use of a ground penetrating radar (GPR) to workshop participants.

Instructors demonstrate the use of a ground penetrating radar (GPR) to workshop participants.

This will be the twenty-eighth year of the workshop dedicated to the use of geophysical, aerial photography, and other remote sensing methods as they apply to the identification, evaluation, conservation, and protection of archeological resources across this Nation.  The workshop will present lectures on the theory of operation, methodology, processing, and interpretation with on-hands use of the equipment in the field.  There is a registration charge of $475.00.

Register Now with the Friends of NCPTT (3rd Party Registration)Application forms are available on the Midwest Archeological Center’s web page at <https://www.nps.gov/mwac/>. Payment will be made by credit card through the Friends of NCPTT via EventBrite.  For further information, please contact Steven L. DeVore, Archeologist, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center, Federal Building, Room 474, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-3873: tel: (402) 437-5392, ext. 141; fax: (402) 437-5098; email: <steve_de_vore@nps.gov>.

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Organizer

Steven L. DeVore
Phone:
(402) 437-5392
Email:
Website:
https://www.nps.gov/mwac/

Venue

Paragon Casino Resort
711 Paragon Place, Marksville, LA 71351 United States
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Phone:
(318) 253-1946
Website:
https://www.paragoncasinoresort.com
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119