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Society for Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2016 Conference

A Call to Action: The Past and Future of Historical Archaeology

January 6 - January 9, 2016

Washington, DC

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The Society for Historical and Underwater Archaeology will hold its annual conference January 6-9, 2016 in Washington D.C. The Omni Shoreham Hotel will serve as the host venue. The 2016 conference will highlight two important anniversaries that are happening in 2016: the creation of the National Park Service (NPS) 100 years ago and passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) 50 years ago. In order to honor these anniversaries, the 2016 conference is being held in our nation’s capital. The theme of the conference focuses on the preservation and interpretation of archaeological resources important to the larger historical narrative of all people. It is a broad vision that encourages participants to consider the impact of the NPS and NHPA on the history of Historical Archaeology, reflect on all aspects of our collective archaeological heritage, explore how it has been examined, interpreted,and preserved, and to exemplify a call to action by envisioning the best practices that we hope to pursue in the future. Conference attendees will be able to participate in various workshops, sessions, meetings, and field trips. A public archaeology day will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum. For more information about, check out the links below.


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Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 CALVERT STREET NW, Washington, DC 20008 United States
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(202) 234-0700
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